O.k, let’s just pretend that it’s still Wednesday, and that I am not a day late posting this!! 🙂
I know, I know, but I had a VERY busy day and night and just could not find the time…sorry!
Did you ever try embossing vellum? I love the look of it! For the panel of my card I embossed the vellum with my cuttlebug using the Stylized flowers folder. But what I really wanted to show you is how I applied some color to it.
Once the paper was embossed and cut to the size I wanted for my card, I flipped it over and water colored the reverse side. It looks kinda bright on this side, but have a look at it again when it’s flipped back around. I love the soft effect of it!
I used water color crayons and applied it directly to the vellum around the edges of the debossed areas I wanted colored. Then I blended from the outer edges, inward with my blender pen. I think the blender pen works wonderfully, without getting the vellum really wet. So it did dry very quickly, which can be an issue with vellum. Sometimes the drying time takes a while. I did try the same thing with my aqua markers (Letraset) and had great results too. I even blended with the aqua brush pen without getting the vellum too wet.
Here’s the result with the water color crayons…
And now for the finished card…
I mounted the vellum panel on java Bazzil card stock after tying the ribbon around. I used the adhesive tape on the back of my ribbon to adhere it to the base, also holding the vellum without adhesive show through. The bottom border is a Martha Stewart punch that I just love!! I stamped the bird from Inkadinkado Birds Galore set, cut it out and used chalks to add a bit of color to it. I set it up on pop dots.
QUICK LINKS TO VELLUM CARDS AND INFO ON VELLUM IN GENERAL…
AMRSC– Many card examples- don’t miss the beautiful vellum dress card!
WINTERSMELODY– some great tips and sample cards!
GAILSTAMPS! – Vellum punched flowers
LMAC’S CATERED CROP– A gorgeous pleated vellum skirt card!
Have a fabulous day!!