Vellum Technique #1: Since we are heading straight into January and our beautiful snowy winter season, I often make cards all month long using snowmen and snowflakes. I began with a Tim Holtz diecut as my focal image. I cut one from white cardstock and one from vellum. The vellum snowman was put through a Sizzix embossing folder to give it the dimensional polka dot pattern. To hold the two diecut pieces together, I stapled them in the lower right corner where I knew the snowflake would cover up the staple.
Vellum Technique #2: Next, I wanted to create ‘snow’ so I cut a piece of vellum 4-1/4×5-1/2 inches and crumpled it up to create wrinkles.
Gently un-crumple it.
Hand tear 3 strips and paint all along the torn edges and even over the wrinkles using Ranger Acryllic Paint Daber (Snow Cap) or any similar paint. Layer the painted strips and affix with tape runner or vellum tape.
Vellum Technique #3: For the tag, cut a shape from pattern paper. This paper was a little too bright to match the plaid pattern well, so covering it with vellum added the perfect amount of filter or film to mute it nicely. When stamping on vellum, it is good practice to give it a little heat to ‘set’ the ink. This is a faux tag meaning that the brad goes through the tag and is mounted on the card with foam tape. The reason I did it that way is so I didn’t have a brad showing on the inside cover of the card.
Vellum Technique #4: Add Distress ink to the reverse side of the vellum and heat set it. I ran a horizontal line of tape runner right behind where the sentiment was going. If the tape did show (which it really doesn’t!), the words would cover it up.
Have a very Happy New Year and I’ll see you in 2013 on Paper Craft Planet!