Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Working With Vellum

Today is tutorial day over on The Kraft Journal and I'm sharing how I make vellum overlays.

I love the elegance of a vellum overlay and try to incorporate them as often as I can into my cardmaking. For this example, you will need a 4.25 x 5.5 ivory card base and a 4 x 5.25 piece of vellum.
The first thing I like to do when working with vellum is to lay out my stamps so I get a good feel for positioning and fit. It wouldn't be so much fun to get half way through a project and find there isn't space for the sentiment you had picked out! What better use of a vellum overlay than a wedding card? I thought this would be a nice example for our celebration challenge this week!
I then stamped the cake and the cake stand into the center of the piece of vellum where I know I left room for both sentiments.
Doing a final alignment of the text stamps here. Make sure they fit underneath the vellum and that there's even spacing around the cake.
Now I stamp the card base with both sentiments in black ink so they will show through the vellum nicely. I've adhered the vellum overlay with special vellum adhesive. Believe it or not, it really doesn't show through! I've adhered pearls to the cake for some extra pizazz.
The final step for this wedding card was to add a black satin ribbon threaded through the card fold. I punched two holes in the card and then tied it in a big bow. I hope this has encouraged you to give vellum a try! It doesn't take a lot of effort to make something that looks quite special!

Thanks for visiting!


10 comments:

  1. this is beautiful! I need to make a bridal shower card, may give this a try. nice photos showing the steps in tutorial. tfs

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great tutorial Jen, the addition of vellum really adds to the elegance factor...makes me wanna try this technique for sure!! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. A beautiful card, Jen! Thanks for the tutorial! Can you tell us the name of the vellum adhesive?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful Jennifer! I especially love the way you added the pearls to the cake. :-) Very stylish!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks for all of the wonderful comments! Laurie, the adhesive I used for the Vellum is Therm o Web Vellum adhesive runner. The trick is to make sure you have a clean line with it otherwise if it clumps, it won't be invisible. I'm amazed that you really can't see it (well, you can a bit if you know it is there and look really hard.) :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a beautiful and elegant card, Jen! Such a gorgeous use for vellum. This looks like it came straight from a professional printer. LOVE the pearls you added to the cake. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great card! Could you tell me what kind of ink you used to stamp the cake on the vellum? Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Vellum is so tricky but you totally rocked it!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks for the info, Jen! I see a shopping trip in my future. :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Stunning card - simply so elegant!

    ReplyDelete

 
Blog Design by Edub Graphic Art and Design