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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Vellum Techniques #6



The lemonade card is my version of many others I've seen. The vase card is my own variation on this technique.

For either card, cut the base of the 3D element from white card stock. Add 1 1/8 in. to the width and cut the vellum. Score 1/2 in. on each side for tabs to adhere to the back of the card stock base.

Mask the top and sponge ink on the wrong side of the vellum. The lemonade is Daffodil Delight ink and the water in the vase is Bashful Blue ink.

Adhere the lemon slices or the bouquet stems to the card stock base and then adhere the vellum tabs to the back and mount the element to the card front.

You can find details for vellum flowers in my previous post.

Supplies
Lemonade Card
Stamps
-Tart and Tangy set 111514 IBC p. 136
-Petal Pizzazz set 113417 IBC p. 102
-Elements of Style set 118611 IBC p. 133
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Whisper White card stock
-Melon Mambo card stock
-Pacific Point card stock
-Vellum card stock
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Melon Mambo pad
-Tempting Turquoise pad
-Daffodil Delight pad
-sponge daubers 102892 IBC p. 195
-drinking straw

Vase Card
Stamps
-Just Believe set 116948 IBC p. 109
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Daffodil Delight card stock
-Baja Breeze card stock
-Marina Mist card stock
-Whisper White card stock
-Vellum card stock
-Marina Mist Paper 117155
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Daffodil Delight pad
-Certainly Celery pad
-Marina Mist pad
Accessories
-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
-Daisies die 114520 IBC p. 207
-Boho Blossoms punch 119858 IBC p. 201
-Scallop Edge punch 119882 IBC. p. 201
-sponge dauber 102892 IBC p. 195
-5/16 in. jumbo brads 112534 IBC p. 187
-Daffodil Delight 1/8 in. taffeta ribbon 119254 IBC p. 191

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Vellum Techniques #5


Vellum almost begs to be made into flowers and it couldn't be easier with the Big Shot die cutting system.

I cut 4 medium and 2 small flowers from the Daisies die with my Big Shot. The petals were curled with a bone folder by scraping the edge the length of the vellum. Curl the medium petals under and the small ones up.

The hole in the middle of the daisy is really big, so I layered and adhered them to a circle of white card stock and used a 5/8 in. brad to secure them.

I stamped the sentiment on vellum with a Chocolate Chip Craft pad because it makes a more opaque impression which covers the image beneath better than ink. It takes longer to dry, so be patient. There is adhesive under the first word covered by a card stock cut out. I also used adhesive in the corner covered by the daisy. And, the wrapped linen thread holds the vellum to the mat at the bottom.

Supplies
Stamps
-All a Flutter 118184 SMC p. 31
-Full of Life 111500 IBC p. 152
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Chocolate Chip Craft pad
-Chocolate Chip ink pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Vellum card stock
-Chocolate Chip
-Whisper White
-So Saffron
Tools
-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
-Daisies die 114520 IBC p. 207
-bone folder 102300 IBC p. 198
Accessories
-Linen thread 104199 IBC p. 190
-5/8 in. Neutrals Jumbo brads 112533 IBC p. 187

3D Vellum Flowers


I love making 3D paper crafts!

To make a glitter brad, apply VersaMark to the brad, dip it into Heat and Stick powder and heat with heat tool. Dip it into Heat and Stick powder again, reheat and dip it into glitter. Heat to secure the glitter, but be careful not to overheat or the glitter will become dull! Let cool.

The daisies are made from vellum cut with the Big Shot and the Daisy die. I coloured 4 large and 2 small flowers with ink and a sponge dauber on both sides for each daisy. Then curl the petals against a bone folder.

Use adhesive between the layers and adhere circles of card stock on the top and bottom, then punch a hole through the stack. Apply glue dots to the underside of the brad and insert it into the hole.

Put a glue dot between the prongs of the brad and insert a length of floral wire. Wrap with floral tape.

For the small filler flowers use the small oval punch to cut the vellum and sponge ink onto both sides. When dry apply a glue dot to one end and place a length of fine floral wire with a curled end on the adhesive and pinch it closed.

For the dragonfly wings I stamped the outline image with VersaMark on vellum and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. After cutting the wings out I used sponge daubers and ink to colour them. Use glue dots to adhere the wings to the beaded body.



























Daisy Supplies
-Vellum card stock 101856 IBC p. 170
-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
-Daisy die 114520 IBC p. 207
-glue dots 103683 IBC p. 197
-Heat and Stick powder 100625 IBC p. 196
-Stampin' Glitter IBC p. 196
-5/8 in. Jumbo brads 112533 IBC p. 187
-bone folder 102300 IBC p. 198
-sponge daubers 102892 IBC p. 195
-Versamark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-floral wire and floral tape (not SU)
Filler Flowers Supplies
-Small Oval punch 119863 IBC p. 203
-glue dots 103683 IBC p. 197
-sponge daubers 102892 IBC p. 195
-floral wire (not SU)
Dragonfly Supplies
-Pick a Petal stamp set 115042 IBC p. 135
-Versamark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
-Iridescent Ice embossing powder 101930 IBC p. 196
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-sponge daubers 102892 IBC p. 195
-glue dots 103683 IBC p. 197
-beads and wire (not SU)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Vellum Techniques #4

Vellum becomes an opaque white when it's dry embossed. I used this unique quality on the card for this post. And, I got a bit carried away. That's why there are 2 more samples in the posts below.

Stamp the vellum with a Whisper White Craft pad or StazOn pad and let it dry. Turn the piece over onto a cushioned surface like the foam mat in the Stampin' Up! Mat Pack.

Rub with waxed paper to help the stylus glide and trace the image with the small end. Press lightly at first and retrace if needed, but be careful not to puncture the vellum. The vellum will become distorted if the design has a lot of detail or if you press too deeply.

Colour with markers on the wrong side. The vellum will decrease the intensity of the colour so choose a darker hue or go over the colour a second time.

The little flower is punched from vellum and shaped over a bone folder.

The adhesive is hidden under the framed mat.

Supplies
Stamps
-Fifth Avenue Floral set 113734 IBC p. 122
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Crumb Cake pad and marker
-Chocolate Chip pad and marker
-Pretty in Pink marker
-Whisper White Craft pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Pretty in Pink
-Pink Pirouette
-Whisper White
-Chocolate Chip
-Vellum Card Stock
Tools
-Boho Blossoms punch 119858 IBC p. 200
-1 3/4 in. Circle punch 119850 IBC p. 203
-2 in. Circle punch (not Stampin' Up!)
-Stylus 100663 IBC p. 196
-Mat Pack 105826 IBC p. 198
Accessories
-Neutrals brads 119736 IBC p. 187
-Very Vanilla 3/8 in. taffeta ribbon 109071 IBC p. 191


Regals Colour Combination

Supplies
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Not Quite Navy
-Baja Breeze
-Chocolate Chip
-Whisper White
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Crumb Cake pad and marker
-Baja Breeze marker
-Chocolate Chip pad and marker
Accessories
-Vanilla 3/8 in. taffeta ribbon 109071 IBC p. 191
-Neutrals brads 119736 IBC p. 187

Bright Colour Combination


Supplies
Papers IBC pp. 165-170
-Melon Mambo
-Pretty in Pink
-Pink Pirouette
-Pumpkin Pie
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Pretty in Pink pad
-Regal Rose marker
-Melon Mambo pad and marker
-Pumpkin Pie marker
Accessories
-Pumpkin Pie 1/4 in. ribbon 109030 IBC p. 191
-Neutrals brads 119736 IBC p. 187

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Vellum Techniques #3

The translucent quality of vellum can be used to create a shadow by stamping on the card stock mat behind the vellum with a different stamp than the image on the front of the vellum, then mounting the mats together. Click on the image for a closer look.

To create the white accent lines on the image I loosely traced on the back of the vellum with the small end of an embossing stylus. The stylus will glide easily if you rub waxed paper over the vellum. When the image is coloured on the back with markers the lines stay white. Don't be too neat if you want the look of watercolour.

On the die cut vellum piece I repeated the background stamp on the card with White Craft ink.

The adhesive is hidden under the ribbons and the punched sentiment.

Supplies
Stamps
Fast and Fabulous level 2 Hostess set 118754 IBC p. 13
French Filigree background 113742 IBC p. 142
Watercolor Trio set 117050 SMC p. 16
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
Marina Mist pad
Not Quite Navy pad
Certainly Celery pad and marker
Bashful Blue marker
Whisper White Craft pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
Card Stock Vellum
Marina Mist
Certainly Celery
Bashful Blue
Whisper White
Tools
Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
Top Note die 113463 p. 207
large oval punch 119855 IBC p. 203
small oval punch 119863 IBC p. 203
Accessories
Certainly Celery 1/8 in. taffeta ribbon 119959 IBC p. 191
Basic Pearls 119247 IBC p. 188

Vellum Techniques #2

For this card, I stamped the flowers on Vellum Card Stock with Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad. It's a pigment ink so it takes a while to dry. A white StazOn ink pad would work well, too.

On the underside of the vellum I used sponge daubers to lightly add colour. Keep checking the front until you're satisfied. I used a marker to colour the stamens, also on the underside.

To hide the adhesive, I used 1/4 in. Sticky Strip double sided tape and followed the edges of the vellum. There's no need to mitre, just start at a corner and trim at the end. The last strip butts up against the first.Then, I flipped the vellum over and applied Snail adhesive just under the Sticky Strip and adhered the vellum to the card stock mat.

Finally, I removed the top covering of the Sticky Strip and applied the glitter. You can use Sticky Strip with beads and micro-beads to make accents for scrap books, too.

Supplies
Stamps
-Fifth Avenue Floral set 113734 IBC p. 122
-All Holidays set 114916 IBC p.154
Ink IBC pp 165-169
-Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
-River Rock pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-River Rock
-Blushing Bride
-Pink Pirouette
-Vellum card stock
Accessories
-Sticky Strip 104294 IBC p. 197
-Dazzling Diamonds glitter 102023 IBC p. 196
-Very Vanilla 1/8 in. taffeta ribbon 119960 IBC p. 191
-Stampin' Dimensionals 104430 IBC p, 197
Tools
-small oval punch 119863 IBC p. 203
-large oval punch 119855 IBC p. 203
-sponge daubers 102892 IBC p. 195