I hope you had a great weekend. When I was making Sunday’s video where I was showing how I made the Felt and Velvet poinsettias, I had hoped to include using Vellum to make the poinsettias but I ran out of time. I decided if I left it for my blog, I’d have far more time to explain. My all-time favourite colour combo is white, white and white! The best way to make images and sentiments stand out on an all-white card is by using different textures.I sorted out several scraps of Vellum and wiped both the front and back of each piece using my Embossing Buddy. The reason I do both sides on Vellum is that I don’t want stray emboss powder adhering to the back of the Vellum and be visible through the Vellum. It often happens that it isn’t until I start putting my cards together that I know how many of each image I want to use. For today’s card, I thought I’d use two poinsettias and some of the pom-pom branches. After wiping all the scraps, I stamped the images from the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set using Versamark and then dipped them in my box of Whisper White Emboss Powder.
Before I used my Heat Tool on the Vellum, I allowed it to heat up really well because Vellum can warp with the heat. The hotter the heat tool is when you start heat embossing the less time you will need to keep the heat on the Vellum and therefore there will be hardly any warping at all! By the time I had finished all the heat embossing, the first images I had heat embossed were cool enough for me to start the die-cutting. Once I had finished die-cutting, I decided two poinsettias together wouldn’t leave much room for a sentiment.
To add extra texture to the front of my card I decided to make the top layer Vellum and I embossed it using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the MERRY CHRISTMAS sentiment from the stamp set on a strip of Vellum. I made sure the strip was long enough to go from side to side with enough leftover to fold around the ends so I could adhere at the back. Although the sentiment is embossed in white, it stands out because it’s on plain vellum but overlaid on dry-embossed vellum. To finish off the front of my card, I adhered a Beaded Pearls Gem in the centre of the poinsettia. Inside the card I adhered a top layer of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) and to a middle layer of Whisper White CS. After I adhered the layers on the inside card base, I decorated the bottom right-hand corner by adhering an embossed pom-pom branch. When I adhered the top layer of embossed Vellum to the middle layer of Whisper White CS, I added a few dots of Tombow around the edge and about four more in the centre. I’m pleased to say the glue can’t be seen through the embossed Vellum!
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”