CTMH Technique Blog Hop - In Love with Vellum
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This month we are featuring vellum! I love using vellum in my paper crafting because it can be used to add elegance and/or texture to a project. As you are seeing in this blog hop, the uses of vellum are many!
Here is my entry for this month:
At this point, you can either continue the blog hop by going straight over to Catherine Nowak's blog or you can first see how I made this card by reading below.
As with all cards I make, I first gather my supplies needed for my "recipe":
Card base: One sheet of White Daisy Cardstock cut to 4.25" x 11" and some scraps of White Daisy to stamp my animals on.
Card layers: Raspberry Cardstock cut to 4.25" x 5.5". (Note: I used my Cricut Explore Air Machine to cut out the hearts.) Vellum Paper and some scraps of Bashful Cardstock.
Stamps: Operation Smile: Punny Pals, In the Background, and Stronger Together Sentiments.
Die Cuts: Thin Cuts - Punny Pals
Inks: Ruby, Black Memento and VersaMark.
Adhesives: Tombow Permanent Adhesive and 3-D Foam Tape.
Extras: Small Round Waterbrush, Watercolor Pencils (but if you don't have watercolor pencils you can just as easily use Watercolor Paints), Ranger White Super Fine Embossing Powder, a 2" x 2" My Acrylix Block, Craft Heater and my EK Tools Powder Tool.
The next step is choosing a sentiment that is fairly small so it will fit within that vellum rectangle. I chose "You Are Loved" and used my Ruby ink to stamp it onto my cardstock.
Next I used my black Memento ink to stamp three animals onto some scrap white cardstock. I wanted to be sure to use ink that would not run when wet, so that is why I chose to use Memento.
Next I watercolored my little animals. I think this is one of the funnest parts!
Next step is to cut the animals out. I used the coordinating dies, but if you don't have the dies you could "fussy cut" them out.
Now comes the "putting them all together" stage. To me this is also a lot of fun because it pulls the idea in my head all together into an actual card. I cut little squares of foam to attach the Bashful Cardstock to the vellum in order to give it a bit more dimension.
Note that I put the adhesive behind the solid paper on the back of the vellum so that the adhesive wouldn't show through the vellum from the front. This also gives the illusion of the vellum "floating" on the front of the card which is a fun touch.
Now I just need to add the perfect sentiment to the inside of the card and it is ready to mail!
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Happy Paper Crafting!