Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Watch Us Wednesday with Tracy: Using Vellum on Your Cards

It's my turn to bring a tutorial for The Kraft Journal this week and I decided to show you a quick and easy way to use vellum for your cards.

For this tutorial I have used some Translucent vellum and some Kraft Blank Note Cards from Kraft Outlet.  This is cardstock vellum (28 pound weight) so it's a bit thicker than what you usually find in the stores and it's really wonderful to work with.

I also used some stamps, Versamark, opaque white embossing powder, an embossing buddy, a heat gun, some Copic Markers, and a two-way glue pen.

First I stamped my flower image in Versamark and embossed it on a piece of the vellum cut slightly smaller than the note card.  I also stamped the sentiment.

Next I made a mask for the flower and added the leaves.

After everything was embossed with the heat gun, I turned the image over and used Copic markers to color the images.  You could also use chalks or even alcohol ink.  If you use the alcohol ink though, ink your vellum before you stamp and stamp on top of it.  If you try inking afterward you'll either cover your white embossing with the ink or you'll have to ink on the back of the image and it just doesn't show very well through the vellum.

Here's a view of the finished vellum piece by itself on top of the note card.

I mainly wanted to show you the technique so you could embellish this in so many different way--pearls, pretty ribbons, etc.  In keeping with our Something Old, Something New challenge, you could really make some cute thank you cards for all those wedding gifts or maybe just a few special ones if you throw a big shindig.  :-) 

Happy crafting and remember there is still time to enter our current challenge, just click on the Current Challenge link located in the top right sidebar of our blog to learn more or to link your project.

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