Have you ever looked at a craft supply and thought, “Why Did I Buy This?”
I started a series of Facebook Lives as a way to help crafters make sense of their products and to inspire new crafters to try something new! It’s hard to believe that we are already on Episode 10 of this Facebook Live Series.
Episode 10 featured one of my “go to” papers: Vellum cardstock. This paper is see through with an almost frosted, plastic feel to it. The amazing thing about it, is despite the feeling of being plastic, it still absorbs most types of inks well and makes for exciting effects on your projects!
Take a look at the projects I shared in today’s video.
The first project is something I call a “Diffuser” Card. By adding a layer of Vellum over a busy piece of Designer Series Paper, it softens the design and creates an interesting layer.
The second project showcases coloured vellum from the Perennial Essence collection. This particular paper comes in 12×12 sheets of Petal Pink, So Saffron and Old Olive. When run through the Tufted 3D Embossing folder, we get interesting, transparent layers for our card.
Vellum is a great paper to make treat boxes with as it gives a tiny peak into the treat. I personally love the look of embossed vellum like this treat box made with the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder. By using a Sponge Dauber to add ink to the texture, it makes the embossing really pop!
Stamping with Stazon is a good idea when working with Vellum. It helps the ink stay exactly where you mean it to be. Something that I think is a “wow factor” with vellum is you can colour the reverse side of it with your Stampin’ Blends and have the colour shine through for a stained glass look.
The final project showcases a different look for a shaker card. By using Vellum as the “window” of the shaker card, you get a more frosted look for your project. I love using bigger confetti elements for this style, like using your decorative punches to create the shapes, such as the butterflies seen here:
To see the video on how to make these projects, please visit Episode 10 of “Why Did I Buy This?”
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a few ways that you can use your Vellum. If you have never tried vellum, you’ll definitely want to add it to your stash! You can find links to all of the products used on these projects by clicking the links below.
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