Monday, May 18, 2015

May Technique Class - Working With Vellum Cardstock

Our May Technique was Working with Vellum, Technique and Tips!

Vellum is a great accent that can be added to cards, it just makes them that much more special!  We learnt that Vellum may seem hard to work with, but with a few tips, it can be easier than you think.  Vellum is a cardstock that you can see through, it isn't transparent like clear sheets but you can see your adhesive through the vellum.  Here are some of the tips that we covered.

  • Hide your adhesive!!  Behind a flower, use vellum under a piece of cardstock that will hide the edge of your card, or by placing an embellishment on top of the vellum as an accessory.
  • You can emboss Vellum, but be careful, it can scorch if you hold your heat gun too close to the vellum.  You want to keep your heat gun about 6 inches away from the Vellum and use a circular motion to melt your embossing powder.
  • Use dimensions to highlight Vellum accent pieces
  •  Using markers to color embossed Vellum pieces will create a stained glass effect.
  • You can use your punches on Vellum.

As you can see, Vellum is easy to work with and with just alittle bit of care, you can create some fabulous results!!  Let's look at the cards that we made at class!

Card 1 – Etch-A-Sketch
Stamp Sets:  From the Herd
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black
Paper:  Real Red 5 ½ x 8 ½ & 4 x 5 ¼, Vellum 4 x 5 ¼, Smokey Slate 4 x 5 ¼, Whisper White (Inside) 4 x 5 ¼, Whisper White Scraps
Accessories:  Black Embossing Powder, Dimensions-2, Starburst Framelits-Smallest, Project Life Rectangle Die-Smallest

Card 2 – Vellum Dancer
Stamp Sets:  Petite potpourri, Banner Greetings
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush
Paper:  Coastal Cabana 5 ½ x 8 ½, Strawberry Slush 4 x 5, Whisper White, Vellum
Accessories: Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Bermuda Bay Sequin Ribbon, Dimensions, DS Paper Scraps, Flower Medallion Punch, Tab Punch on Envelope Board

Fancy Project – Layer It!
Stamp Sets: Just Kidding, From the Garden
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Basic Grey
Paper:  Crisp Cantaloupe 4 ¼ x 5 ½ , Pistachio Pudding Layer 5 ¼ x 4, Crisp Cantaloupe 2 ¾ x 3 ¾, Whisper White 5 x 3 ½
Accessories:  Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Dimensions, Tangerine Tango Ribbon, DS Birthday Bash Paper 3 ½ x 4;

Score White White at 2 ½ 

I hope that you have enjoyed our cards, I invite us to join us by attending my classess (if you
live in the area), if you don't live in the area, the class is available as a kit.  Contact me for complete details!!  We have a great time and I know you would too!

Thanks for stopping by, 

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