Friday, July 23, 2010

Vellum Techniques: Vellum Overlay

Vellum is a translucent paper that creates a dreamy effect on paper crafts. I have never found a truly invisible adhesive, so I usually find a way to conceal the adhesive in my design.

Stampin' Up! carries regular vellum and a heavier card stock vellum. Both are useful for different effects. You can also find coloured and printed vellum.

Simply covering a stamped mat with vellum softens the image. On this sample I coloured the images with markers and stamped on card stock.

Next, I stamped a sentiment on vellum card stock and used a marker on the underside to highlight a key word. Try it with your journaling on a scrap book page.

The adhesive is hidden under the ribbon and the rhinestone brad helps hold the vellum down.

-Just Believe 116948 IBC p. 109
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Pink Pirouette card stock
-Regal Rose card stock
-Pretty in Pink card stock
-Vellum card stock
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Pretty in Pink marker
-Regal Rose marker
-Rose Red marker and pad
-River Rock pad
-Old Olive marker
-Always Artichoke marker
-Old Olive 3/8 in. taffeta ribbon 119767 IBC p. 191
-Square Ice brads 109113 IBC p. 187
-Stamp-a-ma-jig 101049 IBC p. 198

Friday, July 16, 2010

A New Stampin' Year

The Stampin' Up! year starts in July with the release of a new Idea Book and Catalogue. At my Catalogue Launch I focused on the Colour Renovation. We made 4 gift cards with the Perfect Punches set and our new Colour Collections.

Since I'm taking time off from monthly classes to finish my home renovations I'll be posting tutorials and inspiration here. However, I am still available for workshops and each month I'll post the Make & Takes you and your friends can make at your workshop.

Make these little cards and envelopes with your guests when you host a Workshop in July. Host a Workshop!