Simple Way to Use Vellum on Your Cards

Vellum adds softness to any card, and today I want to show you a super easy way to do just that! Do you see the vellum on these cards?

It’s layered over a piece of the pretty Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper (one of my all-time favorite dsp’s and it’s retiring…booo) to soften it. You can do this on any card to change the look of the card. That’s all you have to do!  On today’s card I layered a piece of vellum over the lower portion of the card and cut the vellum to the same size as that lower panel of dsp. Easy!

So is your mind whirling about how you can layer vellum over your cards? I’m excited to know how you’ll do it! Take it from me, it will be SO pretty!

Pretty Pointer: When using vellum, it can be hard to figure out where to put the adhesive. I put mine only on a place that will be covered by something else. On this card I used a bit of Fast Fuse Adhesive at the top center of the vellum. The rest of the vellum panel simply lays on top of the dsp…and it looks great!

Stampin’ Up! has excellent Vellum Card Stock, I love it. It’s thick and looks so nice on my projects. To check it out, click the graphic below 🙂

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All Items Used Are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Birthday Blossoms and Beautiful You
Ink: Black Archival Ink
Paper:  Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz, and Vellum Card Stock, Fruit Stand dsp (retiring-get it soon!)
Tools: Stitched Shapes Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments: 2016-2017 In Color Enamel Shapes, Lace Doilies (retiring too!)

Swallowtail Get Well!

Purple Swalllow evieThis pretty card is a case (copy and share everything) from a card by Julie Kettlewell in the U.K.  It really shows off the beautiful Swallowtail stamp which is retiring on May 31st.  It really is such a pretty and detailed stamp, I wanted to use it once more before it retires.

Purple Swallow cu

It’s an easy card to make ~ really!  Stamp the Swallowtail on the left side of the card and fussy cut him on the right side.  Then stamp the flowers from the Birthday Blossoms on the right side of the inside of the card.

Purple Swallow insideAlso, you can make it in all different colors~a rainbow of swallowtails!!  Hee!  Above I used Perfect Plum, and on the card below I’ve used the pretty Watermelon Wonder.

WW Swallow 1

The sentiments used here are from the lovely set called Thoughts and Prayers…perfect for this card!

WW Swallow inside

There’s lots of sponging on this card, on all the edges.  Crumb Cake is the perfect ink for an aged look.  Just use a sponge dauber and sponge away!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Which color do you like more?  I’d like to know!  I think I like the Perfect Plum, myself…  I love your comments 🙂

Stampin’ Up! Products Use on Today’s Cards:

Stamps:  Swallowtail, Birthday Blossoms, Thoughts and Prayers
Ink:  Perfect Plum, Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Very Vanilla card stock
Tools:  Paper Snips, Scallop Oval Punch, Sponge Dauber
Embellishments:  Linen Thread