Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Vellum Part 1

This week I have been experimenting with Vellum to achieve different looks on my cards and thought you might want to give this a try. Today I have Part 1.
I wanted to add color to my image. I used  Stampin' Write Markers  on the front side of the embossed image. It wasn't the look I wanted.  I colored on the back side of the Vellum with Stampin' Write Markers and found this was just what I was hoping to achieve. Coloring on the back of the embossed image gives a subtle look to the colored image.

I used Stampin' Dimensionals on this card and the one below.

I started with 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of White Vellum Card Stock.
This is a heavier weight and won't wrinkle when you heat emboss. Before Stamping the image on the Vellum, I used the Embossing Buddy, which prevents extra powder or glitter from sticking to your project. Just rub across the paper before application. I used Versa Mark clear ink and added White Emboss Powder. I used my Heat Tool to achieve the nice shinny look to the Poinsettia flower and leaves. I turned the card stock over and colored on the back. If a mistake is made, it is easy to wipe the card stock with a damp cloth.
 My next step was to choose which type of adhesive to use so the adhesive wouldn't show through on the front side. I like Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The Vellum stays down and it doesn't show through. I also tried Stampin' Dimensionals and liked the them just as well. It just depends if you want a raised look to your flower.
The finial step was to color Pearl Basic Jewels and Rhinestone Basic Jewels with a yellow Sharpie Marker and add them to the center of the flower add put the card together.

Stampin' Up! Products Used
Joyful Christmas stamp set
White Vellum, Whisper White, Real Red,
 and Wild Wasabi card stock. 
Real Red, Daffodil Delight, and Wild Wasabi  Stampin'Write Markers
Versa Mark Clear Ink
White Emboss Powder
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Embossing Buddy
Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals, and Multipurpose Liquid Glue

If you are interested in ordering any of the above Stampin' Up! products, email me and I will send you an invoice.

Next time: More ways to add color to Vellum to enhance your stamping creations!
Happy Stampin!
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  1. Beautiful card, Jane and thanks for explaining how you did it.

  2. I love your beautiful vellum flowers, Jane! Thanks for all the explanations and photos!!! hugs, Laura