Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Technique Tuesday: Embossed Vellum

Today's technique is Embossing on Vellum.  Embossing is a great way to enhance the beauty of vellum.  It is a simple technique that can have a big impact.

Heat embossing on vellum is done exactly the same way that it is on paper.  You just want to make sure that you use the lowest heat setting (if your heat tool has that option) and keep it moving.  Vellum can burn much easier than paper.

Once you heat emboss the image on the front of the vellum, you can turn it over and color on it.  Coloring on the back ensures that the color does not smudge on people who touch your work and gives a softness to the color that is elegant.  For this example, one of the flowers was colored and the others were left alone.

The soft vintage look of the vellum seemed to pair perfectly with the Vintage Verses that you can get with your $50 order during Sale-a-bration.  The card was kept simple to highlight the gorgeous technique.

Update 3/13/2013: Just entered this in still addINKtive's Spot That Stamp Set challenge.  Too see other projects with the Secret Garden and Hearts A Flutter sets visit them here.

Papers: Crumb Cake (#120953), River Rock (#108640), White Vellum (#101856)
Inks: VersaMark (#102283), Cherry Cobbler (#126966)
Stamps: Secret Garden (#129144), Vintage Verses (SAB #129636)
Other Supplies: Secret Garden Framelits (#129372), White Embossing Powder (#109132), Heat Tool (#129053), Blender Pens (#102845)

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  1. What a beautiful card. Love the embossing and colouring on the vellum. Thanks for linking up your project at still addINKtive this week.

  2. Love the subtle look the vellum gives to the flowers. Beautiful card Crystal! Thank you so much for sharing both your Secret Garden projects with us at still addINKtive. :)

  3. This is such a soft, feminine looking card! I love the way you created the flowers with the vellum! Thanks for sharing you beautiful project at still addINKtive.

  4. I like the way you embossed your flowers on Vellum Cardstock. The flowers look great against the card base color. Thanks for posting with us this week at stillADDinktive!