Daily Archives: October 13, 2011

very vellum

Do you ever have a stamp just sitting there in your craft room that you know exactly what you want to do with it but for some reason or other, it keeps getting put off until tomorrow. Well, after months of tomorrows, I finally managed to ink up this sweet stamp.Immediately when I saw this stamp I knew it needed to go on vellum. I’m sure there’s a ton of other beautiful ways to use it. I’m thinking I just may try watercolor next but I really wanted to stamp it on vellum.

Vellum is really difficult to photograph and I don’t think theses images do it justice but I hope you’ll use your imagination and see the softness and translucency of this card.

To create this design, I first stamped the image on the front of the vellum card. The Jet Black Archival ink works really great on vellum too. Ink takes quite a while to dry on vellum so be sure to heat set it with a heat gun.

To get a beautiful soft look when coloring on vellum, I love coloring with markers on the reverse side. Above you can see how vibrant the color is and then how soft and subtle it is on the front in the photo below.

Another thing you can do with vellum is emboss it easily. Even dye inks take a while to dry and I’ve stamped the sentiment and then embossed it with clear embossing powder to make it really stand out.

On the inside of the card, I’ve adhered a white cardstock panel that will be easy to write a message on.












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