Monday, September 13, 2010

Using Vellum

It's another card from my class last week! Seems that's about all I've been stamping lately but that's ok...all of my cards have included fabulous stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy and this card is no exception! The image on this card is from the August Gladiola set, which includes this beautiful flower image and five sentiments. And did you know that SNSS has a flower stamp set for each month of the year? Fun stuff! This was a technique called parchment paper and is created using a piece of vellum cardstock and white ink. To create this look, first stamp your image in white ink (I used PTI's white ink because it's the best!) on a piece of vellum. Once your ink is dry, turn the vellum over and use the small end of an embossing tool to retrace the stamped image. This is important...you'll need to do the tracing on top of an soft or mouse pad so that the image ends up being embossed. (Trace carefully as vellum tears easily) Once you've outlined the image, use Copic markers to color the image. Again, you're working on the back of the vellum, the side opposite from where you stamped. Once your image is colored, you can add other plain embossed elements or piercing to the vellum...whatever suits your design style! I went with an oval frame for these pretty flowers. I keep the card design fairly simple and only added a stamped image on the outside of the frame (a background stamp from SU!), some white polka dots, added with a white gel pen, and a sweet bright yellow butterfly. The sentiment is from the same SNSS stamp set as the gladiola stamp. Enjoy!

3 comments:

Kathi said...

It's gorgeous!

There must be something in the air. I've been playing with vellum too!

HappyCrafter said...

What a neat technique! I've never used my velum that way before, and love how your image and card came out, so will be playing with this soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Kim. That flower image is so pretty... great use of the vellum... love the soft look. :o)