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Creating Reflections using Vellum

by Jessica Frost-Ballas December 18, 2018 22 Comments

Good morning! Jess here, beginning to veer away from Christmas cards and more towards winter! I'm using vellum to easily create a reflection for my cute polar bear from Polar Greetings!

To start I inked the Star Light Star Bright cling stamp with Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink. Then I spritzed the stamp with White Iridescent Spray a few times and used my MISTI to stamp it onto white cardstock. I repeated it one more time to get good coverage. Then I set it aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card. I LOVE that shimmery spray!

While that was drying I stamped the adorable lazy bear from Polar Greetings onto white cardstock and vellum with Versafine and heat-embossed him with clear embossing powder. Then I added a little coloring with cool grey Copic markers and a touch of R00 on his cheek! I die-cut the white cardstock bear with the coordinating die. Once the background panel was dry I trimmed it down to 4" by 5.25." Then I trimmed down the vellum strip, flipped it over to create a mirror image, scored the ends, and folded it around the background panel.  I adhered the vellum flaps behind the background panel so I could hide the adhesive and then adhered the background panel to a white card base. I adhered my white cardstock bear with foam mounting tape and I love how it looks like he's reflected in the ice. Finally I stamped the sentiment from Polar Greetings on black cardstock, heat-embossed it with white embossing powder, and adhered it with foam mounting tape!

And that's it! Around here I'm hoping that winter will start bringing some snow soon and I think my polar bear agrees! ;) 





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22 Responses

Vivian
Vivian

January 06, 2019

LOVE … LOVE … LOVE the use of vellum as ice to reflect the polar bear! What a clever idea!!! I am definitely going to try this with my ice skaters from the October My Monthly Hero kit & send some warm winter wishes.

Debbie Siddle
Debbie Siddle

December 31, 2018

Clever use of vellum and beautiful colours x

Marla
Marla

December 22, 2018

This is genius! And so simple. Thank you for sharing this. I can’t wait to try with the Spirited Snowman set.

evette rodriguez
evette rodriguez

December 20, 2018

Love this card so much! The reflection is very special. I think I will try this. Thanks again.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

December 20, 2018

Oh wow! What a fun and cool idea! Thanks for sharing it with us :) I just love this super cute adorable card! :)

Lisa K Peters
Lisa K Peters

December 20, 2018

Could NOT resist telling you how this card made me smile!! You REALLY knocked it outta the park by using the reflection technique——so clever! And so realistic! Thanks for sharing!

Colleen Howell
Colleen Howell

December 20, 2018

Love the card and this is a way easier way to make a mirror image then other ways. Will have to give this a try

Melanie Ayers
Melanie Ayers

December 19, 2018

I love this little guy. He totally sums up how we all feel after Christmas has passed and we face the long, cold winter ahead. So nicely done.

Jean Leitch
Jean Leitch

December 19, 2018

I love your creative, clever and innovative work. It is so inspiring. I am looking forward to participating in one of you chibitronic classes at Creativation. I am so excited about traveling to the 🇺🇸 USA to the event. Enjoy your Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

Judy
Judy

December 18, 2018

I love the vibrant background and the idea of using vellum for the reflection!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

December 18, 2018

WOW, what a delightful card. Lovin’ that mirror image of the bear, really looks like he is on the ice!

Henriétte
Henriétte

December 18, 2018

Great idea Jess to use vellum for a reflection. I have to keep that in mind and try this also for other refelctions than ice. Thank you so much.

Margaret R
Margaret R

December 18, 2018

That is so cute! What a great idea, using vellum to make a mirror image – I’ll be trying that soon!

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

December 18, 2018

A perfectly brilliant idea using vellum to create a reflection. Just outright amazing.

 Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

December 18, 2018

Amazing idea creating reflection using vellum. Absolutely brilliant.

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

December 18, 2018

What a great way to get a mirror image.
Thanks for sharing…

Jackie S
Jackie S

December 18, 2018

I adore this card. Is the Versafine ink that you used black? Thanks!

Lagene
Lagene

December 18, 2018

Awesome way to create the ice and reflection with vellum! Gorgeous background!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

December 18, 2018

What a clever design, great sky indeed!!

Helen
Helen

December 18, 2018

What a great idea, Jessica. Just started using vellum in my crafting and this technique will definitely be included in my future designs. tfs

Janis in ID
Janis in ID

December 18, 2018

Absolutely brilliant! This is one of the most genius cardmaking tips I have ever seen!! Now I am inspired to look in my stash for images this would work well with. :) Thank you for sharing your lovely card and this fabulous technique.
<3 J

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Mary McCaslin
Mary McCaslin

December 18, 2018

Your work is beautiful!