V is for Vellum

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series. Today I am going to share with you 2 projects I made using vellum.  Every time I work with vellum I wonder why I don’t use it more!  My first project is a square card for you that shines bright. It would look lovely sitting on an end table or mantle.  It is one of those projects for someone very special.

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I used vellum behind the ornament to let the light shine through from the battery operated votive candle sitting in this easel card.  The ornament is from the Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies and cut out from Copper Foil. I have lots of photos and measurements to share with you today. I started with 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 thick whisper white cardstock.  I scored it at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4. The copper foil Designer Series Paper is from Affectionately Yours and measures 4 1/8 x 4 1/8.  I adhered the DSP to the bottom of the card base (below the score line) and cut out the ornament shape. Then I centered the ornament die on a piece of 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 thick whisper white and cut it out again.

Next I adhered a piece of vellum behind the whisper white and adhered that to the DSP making sure to line up the openings.  The vellum is sandwiched between the whisper white and the DSP.  Then I cut out the detailed ornament from a piece of 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 copper foil using the Big Shot with the Precision Base Plate.

I used the fine-tip glue pen to adhere the copper ornament on top of the vellum. The greenery is from the Pretty Pines Thinlits and cut from Always Artichoke, Mint Macaron, and Whisper White cardstock. I attached these to the ornament with glue dots.  I added some pearls for berries.  The easel card rests on a strip of DSP measuring 4 1/8 x 1 3/4.  The sentiment from Christmas Greetings Thinlits was cut from copper foil and adhered to a piece of 3 1/2 x 1 1/4 whisper white using the fine-tip glue pen. The DSP panel was popped up with Foam Adhesive Strips to allow the card to rest against it when open.  I added a white organza bow with a glue dot.  Here’s some photos showing different views.

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I was thrilled when Stampin’ Up! came out with the copper foil in the Holiday catalog.  I like to decorate with copper accents and one of our Christmas trees has many copper ornaments.  I absolutely LOVE the Christmas season and set up trees in nearly every room throughout our home. Here is a peek at my copper accent tree.

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As much as I love the Christmas season I don’t start decorating the trees until after Thanksgiving. So let’s get to my card for Thanksgiving…

The ornament on the easel card used just a plain piece of vellum; however, there are many ways to color on vellum. You can use your ink and a brayer, color with markers (on the back on your stamped image), or sponge (also on the back) like I did on this card.

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I love how this card turned out!  I started with a piece of 5 1/4 x 4 piece of vellum.  I stamped images from the Vintage Leaves stamp set using Memento Black ink.  I sponged on the back with Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive ink.  I adhered it to the Very Vanilla card with a strip of Fast Fuse in the middle (hidden behind the sentiment and burlap ribbon). I also added a glue dot in each corner behind a leaf image. The sentiment from Paisleys & Posies is stamped on Very Vanilla with Back Memento ink and layered with a piece of Old Olive.  I attached the burlap ribbon with glue dots (to hold the shape I wanted) and a strip of Tear and Tape.  The sentiment is attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Stamp Sets: Vintage Leaves, Paisleys & Petals (sentiment)  Inks: Memento Black, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry  Papers: Very Vanilla, Vellum, Old Olive  Tools & Accessories:  Burlap Ribbon, Stampin’ Sponges or Sponge Daubers, Glue Dots, Tear& Tape

I am taking preorders for my Merry Medley kit from now through September 29th. The kit includes the Merry Medley stamp, Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers, and all the supplies…card bases, envelopes, ribbon, cardstock, Designer Series Paper, die cuts, and embossed pieces (precut and ready to stamp and assemble) to make 5 cards and a 3D project (a mini notebook)!  You can see the full post HERE.

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Merry Medley Card Kit   October 2016

The cost of the Merry Medley Stamp Kit is $40 (Merry Medley clear mount stamp and set of 2 Stampin’ Write Markers are included with the kit).  Note: If you prefer the wood mount Merry Medley stamp the cost is $45. Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) by September 29th  with “Merry Medley Kit” in the subject and I will send you a PayPal invoice.  Be sure to include your shipping address!

Here’s my Back to School Special for today…With an online purchase of $25 or more I will send you a vellum card kit with a Stampin’ Sponge so you can give this technique a try. Be sure to enter the Hostess Code 7CNZAUYM when you check out. (I’ve included a visual below.) Click HERE to go to my online store.

I’m excited as I have some special visitors coming for lunch and perhaps a little stamping or apple picking.  Such a variety of activities to choose from!

Hope you have a Very good day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

 

15 thoughts on “V is for Vellum

  1. I love using vellum… I created my Christmas card using vellum several years ago and received many compliments. I should use it more! I especially like heat embossing on it.

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  2. Would you sell just the instruction tutorial for the Merry Medley cards, etc? And if so how much would it be? The cards are beautiful but I already have the stamp and papers. Thank you Carolyn

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  3. Hi I am in the process of trying to make the ornament card when you say adhere the DSP to the bottom of the card base do you mean on the back side. I loved the card so much and started it before I read through. Now I think it might be to complicated for me. I am better with videos. Any help would be appreciated.
    Tess

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