Tuesday 9 April 2013

Working With Vellum

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Stampendous CRP187 Nasturtium 
Dreamweaver stencil LJ827 Hibiscus Background
Recycled craft card
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Colorbox Queue Sand Dune
Brilliance Graphite Black
Ivory vellum
Mark Richards Copper Nailheads
Brown card
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We're working with vellum this week which can give you some lovely delicate results but can also present it's challenges too. I've featured one of the new season's Stampendous stamps "Nasturtium" which has a glorious summer feel to it. I've stamped twice on the vellum using Brilliance & we come to the first thing to consider when using vellum, choose your inkpad wisely as not all will dry on it & those that do will take a little longer perhaps. I have coloured on the reverse of the image as this gives a more subtle effect & have given a little dry embossing to highlight & sculpt. Cut out just the flowers & mount onto the main image. As this has been coloured you can just get away with a little DSAfoam tape to attach the flowers which brings us to the second challenge which vellum presents. It's impossible to find a tape,glue whatever, that will stick vellum without showing (even those that promise they will won't- they lie!!) so now you cheat by attaching with brads, hiding your chosen sticking method with ribbon or folding around your card. I have chosen this method & I've wrapped the whole piece around a piece of ivory card before mounting onto a brown layer. 
The torn corner was embossed with my Cuttlebug using a metal Dreamweaver embossing stencil which was then sponged to highlight the embossing. 
The card blank started off as a 6 x 6   square but I've folded the bottom to secure the torn corner. As you will notice I've used the stamp to stamp the bottom card border now just add raffia & Copper Nailheads to finish.

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