Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Watch us Wednesday with Jennifer Cuthbertson: Using Vellum to Create Cards

Today's tutorial from Jennifer will hopefully inspire you to create more with vellum!

I love the elegance of a vellum overlay and try to incorporate them as often as I can into my cardmaking. For this example, you will need a 4.25 x 5.5 buff ivory card base and a 4 x 5.25 piece of vellum.

The first thing I like to do when working with vellum is to lay out my stamps so I get a good feel for positioning and fit. It wouldn't be so much fun to get half way through a project and find there isn't space for the sentiment you had picked out! What better use of a vellum overlay than a wedding card? I thought this would be a nice example for our celebration challenge this week!

I then stamped the cake and the cake stand into the center of the piece of vellum where I know I left room for both sentiments.

Doing a final alignment of the text stamps here. Make sure they fit underneath the vellum and that there's even spacing around the cake.

Now I stamp the card base with both sentiments in black ink so they will show through the vellum nicely. I've adhered the vellum overlay with special vellum adhesive. Believe it or not, it really doesn't show through! I've adhered pearls to the cake for some extra pizazz.

The final step for this wedding card was to add a black satin ribbon threaded through the card fold. I punched two holes in the card and then tied it in a big bow.

I hope this has encouraged you to give vellum a try! It doesn't take a lot of effort to make something that looks quite special!


  1. such a simple but beautiful card, thanks for the tutorial! :)

  2. What a beautiful card! The vellum is such an elegant touch! I just shared this post at DIY Weddings at Craft Gossip. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Great tutorial jennifer, and an absolutely gorgeous wedding card, so elegant in these colours.


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