I love using vellum. At it’s most basic, vellum diffuses any colour or pattern behind it. However one of my favourite techniques is to run it through my Cut & Emboss Machine inside an embossing folder. This not only adds texture, but also stresses the vellum so the design appears white. By running it backwards and then forwards through the machine you can even create a shadow effect. That’s how I created the layer behind the Hello, Irresistible 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (DSP) used on today’s card project.
HELLO, IRRESISTIBLE FLOWERS
I began with a vague idea of using a flowery pattern from the Hello, Irresistible DSP. The sheet I chose has large white flowers on a pink and yellow background, and on the back is a similar background but with no flowers. With this 6″ x 6″ sheet I knew I had plenty for the front and inside of my card, as well as to decorate the envelope.
So first, looking at the flowery side, I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece off the bottom of the sheet. Next, with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) on the flowery side, I fixed the strip to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed off the excess paper with Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
For my card base I chose Lost Lagoon Card. After cutting and scoring it on my Paper Trimmer I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Going back to the DSP sheet I cut a 3/4″ strip off the right hand side. Using liquid glue I attached the strip to the right-hand side of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card with the flowers showing. Then I glued the assembled layer inside the card base.
Finally from the remaining piece of DSP I cut around the flowers with Paper Snips and set this piece aside. The left-over scraps I would keep to use on another project later.
For my sentiment I chose “Congratulations” from the Wonderful Thoughts Stamp Set. Using VersaMark ink I stamped it in the bottom right corner on the front of the card base. Then I sprinkled the sticky ink with white powder from the Basics Embossing Powders pack. After tapping off the excess powder, I removed a few stray specks before melting the rest using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
All I needed now was to decorate the front of the card that’s when I decided to get out the Vellum Cardstock. I cut a 3″ x 5-1/2″ piece and placed it inside the Splatters 3D Embossing Folder. Then I ran it through my Mini Cut & Emboss Machine before reversing it back through again.
Next, using liquid glue I fixed the fussy-cut flowers to the front of the embossed vellum. After flipping the vellum over I added liquid glue to the back, but only where it would be hidden by the DSP attached to the other side. With that done I cut a 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Pretty Peacock Card and pressed the vellum layer on top.
To finish I wrapped some Linen Thread around the bottom of the layers and secured it on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive. The using Stampin’ Dimensionals I attached the assembled layers to my card front and my project was complete.
I love everything about this card, especially that embossed layer. Do you use vellum on your projects?
BUNDLE BONUS – The Wonderful Thoughts Stamp Set is available by itself, or with coordinating dies (not used today) as part of the Wonderful Thoughts Bundle. What’s really interesting is that 14 of the dies are designed to cut neatly around the 14 sentiments in the stamp set. Plus there’s five other decorative dies. If you want both items you’ll save 10% by ordering them using the single ‘bundle’ item number. I’ve included links to both options below so you can compare these if you wish.
DSP SALE – The Hello, Irresistible DSP used today is one of 13 packs included in the Designer Series Paper sale this month. From June 1 to 30 save 15% off selected paper packs (while stocks last). Just be aware that the Hello Irresistible DSP is part of the Online Exclusives range and further supplies of this paper is not guaranteed.