Saturday, May 10, 2014

Vellum leaves

Hi everyone!  My son's baseball game was cancelled for rain, so I had a chance to make a fun card die cutting vellum.  First, using the Labels Eighteen and and nesting Oval dies, I made a frame that I placed slightly off center.
I love this technique because by layering your dies, you can make custom frames using any pattern papers or cardstock you have on hand.  In this case, I used some pattern paper scraps I had laying around.
For the vellum branch, I die cut vellum using the branch die from the Sprigs set.  Before I took the vellum out of the die, I stenciled in the leaves with some Versamark ink.  Then I carefully removed it, sprinkled it with some white embossing powder and viola!  A cool side effect is when you heat emboss vellum it gives it a slight curling, so the leaves are slightly raised and curled!  I adhered them down using a glue dot which I hid behind the white embossed parts of the leaves.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!  Here is a close up picture of the embossed detail.
Card Deets: 
Spellbinder dies: S4-430 Sprigs Shapeabilities®, S4-310 Labels Eighteen, S4-110 Classic Ovals LG and S4-112 Classic Ovals SM Nestabilities®
Paper: Bazzill Paper Basics, Marshmallow Card Shoppe cardstock; Vellum cardstock; American Crafts, Dear Lizzy 6x6 pattern paper
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates and vellum cardstock at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.



  1. Was just about to go offline when I received your email. This card is gorgeous Michelle. I love how the vellum looks embossed, what a great idea, and those little sequins look perfectly charming. Very pretty.

  2. Very pretty vellum leaves Michelle!

  3. Beautiful card. Why don't I think to use an "off center" look? I almost always like it.

  4. Saw the card. Loved the card. Pinned the card! This is a terrific idea and I certainly intend to use it.

  5. LOVE the vellum leaves! Great card.


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