Using Vellum

Welcome to challenge #194 at cardz4galz where you are challenged to use vellum in your project. My card uses a 3D folder by Crafter’s Companion called Ornate Lace. Even though I used a heavy weight vellum some cracking still occurred but I was able to cut off the worst of it when making the panel a bit smaller. I was curious to see if I could add some shine and colour to this using a mica spray and I tried with Lindy’s Starburst in Wild Honeysuckle Coral. I wasn’t sure it would dry or even stick but it did and I liked the result. The vellum did curl a bit so once it was dry I placed it underneath some heavy books and left it for 48 hours. That worked well and I was able to attach it the gold panel without difficulty.

Initially I had to do a bit of thinking on how to finish this card, as I didn’t really have a plan in my head, mainly because I was basically seeing what would work. The dies I used are unbranded heart flowers and I cut them from some marbled paper and again from the gold CS offsetting the flowers slightly. Its kind of hard to see in the photo. Then using another scrap piece of vellum I heat embossed the sentiment in gold. This is from a GKD wreath builder set. The panels were mounted onto a pale peach shimmer card front. It is slightly larger than normal and I shall probably make an envelope for it.

Small spears are beginning to poke up in the garden. Lovely to see that we’ll have flowers soon. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

13 thoughts on “Using Vellum

  1. Love this card and your use of the vellum with the embossing folder and colors. The die cuts with the vellum sentiment gave such a complete look to your card.

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    1. Thanks. I am still struggling a bit with the sandwich for the machines. It either isn’t enough pressure or so much the CS or in this case Vellum gets cut through.


  2. Thank you. I’ve coloured the back of vellum in the past but had never tried shimmer sprays. They work well, but need time to really dry.


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