Square Card with Embossed Vellum

Good morning to you all,

I hope you are having a great weekend so far. I had a really busy week last week and barely had time to breathe let alone make cards or do much of anything else.  But today is a new day with sunny skies and warm temps and time for card making and blogging!

My card I am sharing today uses the technique of embossing vellum. I got this idea from Meghan from http://driventoink.com/2011/05/20/inspired/

It is so cool and I think you’ll love it.  This is an anniversary card I made, tone on tone with the embossed vellum flowers.

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supplies you’ll need: 

  • Card stock of your choice
  • Bone folder
  • Vellum card stock
  • VersaMark ink
  • Embossing buddy
  • White embossing powder
  • Embossing heat gun
  • Square lattice embossing folder
  • Secret Garden stamp set and matching framelets
  • Clear glue dots (two pop-up and 1 regular)
  • Glue pen
  • Glitter
  • Pearl accents

To make your card:

  1. Cut a piece of card stock 5″ x 10″ from 8.5 x 11 card stock.  Save the 5″ x 1″ piece for the lattice trim. 
  2. Stamp on Vellum three flowers (two are the same) with VersaMark. Be sure to use your embossing buddy before you stamp
  3. Pour white embossing powder over the flowers and heat emboss.  With Vellum it will take a little longer for the embossing to take effect because you need to hold your heat gun a little further away from the Vellum because if the Vellum gets too hot too fast, it will crinkle.
  4. Set aside the embossing powder but not too far as you will need it again.
  5. Next use the matching framelets from the Secret Garden framelets set and cut out your flowers.
  6. Using your glue pen put glue on various parts of the flowers and then sprinkle with glitter tapping off the excess.  Set aside to dry.
  7. Use the 5″ x 1″ piece of card stock that you saved, put it in the square lattice embossing folder being sure it is lined up straight, and run through the Cuttlebug (or Big Shot or whatever dry embossing machine you own).

Assembling the card: 

  1. If you haven’t folded your card in half yet do so now and crease the fold with your bone folder. 
  2. Attach the 5″ x 1″ embossed piece 1.5″ from the bottom of the card.
  3. Using the embossing buddy and VersaMark ink, stamp your sentiment in the lower right corner and heat emboss using the white embossing powder.
  4. By now your flowers should be dry and ready to put on your card. I attached the larger flower first in the upper left corner of the card on a Pop dot. the smaller flower to the right is on a regular glue dot (ultra thin, actually) and placed it with part of it under the larger flower. The third flower is partly under and partly over the large flower. I did this by cutting a small slit along one of the petals of the smaller flower.
  5. Place your pearls on the centers of the flowers. I used a larger one for the large flower and medium sized one for the smaller flowers.
  6. On the inside of this card I stamped a sentiment in VersaMark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  This is a super easy card to make and can be made in a multitude of colors.

Below is another smaller version (3.5″ x 3.5″ ) of the card above using the Lattice die but still with vellum flowers and the sentiment was actually done on vellum as well. This would make a great gift card for a wedding, shower, birthday present.

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It’s kind of a long blog today but I hope you give this technique a try as the results are stunning!  If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below and I will answer for you.

Have a great day and I hope you get the chance to make a card today.

Kathy

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