Friday, May 27, 2022

Quieten it with Vellum

My friend and I were having fun with our cardmaking recently, and she asked how to use vellum, as she had recently bought some... So the first technique we tried was to mute, or quieten, some vivid paper

I supplied some papers from a calendar - this one has the 'feel' of the Pacific Islands, and was really rather big, bold and bright.  I started by selecting the section of the page  I wanted to use, and some red card to use as a base.

I then trimmed the vellum to size, allowing enough for a fold to be able to attach it to the back of the tent fold card base

Although it was a standard vellum, if you are careful and keep the heat gun moving, you can heat emboss on it, so I used this old stamp from Stampendous and embossed it using Mermaid Tail EP by Brutus Monro

I then finished the inside with a piece of white card and a trimming from the patterned paper, but forgot to photograph it!

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The sentiment stamp is at least 10 years old
The calendar page behind the vellum


brenda said...

Vellum always gives such a pretty finish as you card proves Maxine.

B x

Cynthia said...

Lovely effect Maxine. I often forget to use vellum. Thanks for sharing!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Love the vivid colors of your paper but, using the Vellum was a great idea, especially stamping that beautiful sentiment on top, you heat embossed it perfectly.
Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER.
Stay healthy and safe.

Heather said...

Fabulous sentiment - and great use of vellum as a tamer! This came out gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, a great way to use Vellum.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Dawn T said...

Awesome way to mute that busy background. And a great sentiment.

Doni High said...

Vellum really lets your beautiful sentiment take center stage.
Thanks for joining us this week at Little Red Wagon.
Doni (DT)

aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely stunning arty card, xx

Darnell said...

That was a great lesson for her, Maxine, and for us! I love how your card turned out and the way you embossed the beautiful sediment on the vellum front! Hugs, Darnell

mamapez5 said...

Well that is a different idea Maxine. Some papers are rather'loud'. That is one of my favorite text quotes too. Kate x

Becca Sadler said...

Great ideas have gelled together to make a beautiful card! Lovely verse prayer that is extra special with the heat embossing. Terrific card mixing bold print, vellum, and Scripture sentiment! --Becca

Sheryl said...

Beautiful sentiment Maxine and a clever use of vellum.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT xx

Sheryl said...

I'm back weraing a diffent DT hat. This is so pretty.
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Carol W said...

Beautiful card Maxine. I haven't used this technique on a card yet. Will have to do so soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

dorsetdawndesigns said...

Pretty card, I love the heat embossing. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Cardz 4 Galz Dawn S DT x

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Maxine and a great way to use those pretty calendar pages as well as mute the bright or bold colors and designs. I love how this turned out! I really love the scripture you heat embossed on the vellum, so pretty in that color. Hugs, Brenda

Dawn Phillips said...

I love this verse. May the Lord bless you too. Thanks for joining in with my challenge at Cardz4galz. Love Dawn x

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

Spectacular card! Love the vibrant colours even though it’s muted with the vellum. So happy you played along with Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.
Diane - DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! It amazes me how much a piece of vellum can change a card. This looks fabulous!

Brenda said...

What a great upcycle! Those island prints can be a bit overwhelming, vellum is the perfect way to turn a piece of trash to treasure. Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week.

Neet said...

Such a good idea to use vellum in this way to muite an otherwise bright piecek of designer paper. Love the huge hibiscus flowers.
You used an old favourite, Swiss Dots, by the look of it to emboss the vellum, great choice. Good tip about embossing a sentiment on Vellum.
Blessings, Neet xx