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Video: 3 Ways to Incorporate Vellum

by Emily Midgett August 27, 2018 30 Comments

Good morning! Emily Midgett here with you today to share this week's video, in which I share three different techniques to incorporate Hero Arts Vellum into your cardmaking! Vellum is an extremely versatile product that can be used in numerous ways, but in the video, I've shown how to use it to highlight, to soften, and to create a stained glass effect. Here's the video:

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For my first project using the fantastic Hero Arts Vellum, I chose to create a very simple, easily reproduced project using vellum to highlight the sentiment. One of my favorite ways to incorporate vellum into my projects is to use it as a highlight for my sentiment. Sometimes, you just want a subtle halo behind your sentiment to help make it pop that much more. For this project, I chose to add the sentiment to a solid Snowflakes and Ornament panel using silver embossing powder. Adding the sentiment to the vellum helps to highlight it from the vibrant turquoise background, as well as adding an elegant element of texture to the card front. 

For my second project, I show how the vellum can be used to soften a bold, busy background in order to allow the greeting to be more visible. I started by ink blending using Orchid, Deep Ocean, and Indigo inks over a silver-embossed Hand Drawn Snowflakes background. Normally, this background would be the star of the show, but you can see how easily the vellum snowflake (from the Snowflake Infinity Dies) provides a subtle and smooth canvas for the greeting from the new Wishes Stamp & Cut to be the center of attention on that busy background. The die cuts also provide an important place for the adhesive to "hide," so as to avoid those unsightly splotches of adhesive. A few Winter Sequins accent the glittery sentiment die cut nicely. 

For my third project, I wanted to show my favorite way to use vellum: with my Copics. This is a fairly simple technique that has been around for awhile, but it's one of my favorite uses for vellum. I began by silver heat embossing the Holiday Florals Bold Prints onto an A2 panel of vellum. I then chose four very deep, saturated shades of Copic markers, flipped the embossed vellum panel over so that the embossing was face down, and began coloring the images. Choosing intense shades of Copics is an important part of this technique; just as the vellum has a softening effect on the busy background pictured above, it also has a softening effect on the Copic coloring, so those dark, saturated colors are not nearly as intense when the embossed panel is flipped over. After I finished coloring the image, I used a frame die cut using the Rectangle Infinity Dies to help "hide" the adhesive again. I added a greeting created from the Peace Stamp & Cut and covered it with some Crystal Clear Lacquer to add another element of texture to the card front. 

Well, that's all for me today! I hope you found these tips and tricks on how to incorporate vellum into your cardmaking useful. Vellum can be intimidating because it is transparent and thus difficult to adhere to your card front neatly, but if you use a little creativity, it can be an elegant addition to your card front! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous week! 





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30 Responses

Rosemary Lare
Rosemary Lare

September 05, 2018

thank you for these great ideas. Keep up the good work!

Jackie
Jackie

September 02, 2018

Your first card is my favorite. I’ve never thought of adding vellum that way – I’ll have to try it. Thank you for the ideas.

Teri
Teri

August 31, 2018

Love the ornament card. I’m going to have to try this.

Deborah Stelton
Deborah Stelton

August 30, 2018

What lovely cards!! Three completely different techniques yet they all give an elegant look to each card tfs.

Lee
Lee

August 29, 2018

Love love your cards, particularly first and last. And the dies you used are simply beautiful. The ornament card, well that ornament would make a fabulous tag. And the softness yet color of the third, lovely.

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

August 29, 2018

Absolutely stunning cards (and products) Emily. Well done!

conniecrafter
conniecrafter

August 29, 2018

I love the stained glass look!!

Helen
Helen

August 28, 2018

Thanks for these helpful ways to use vellum. Your cards are so lovely, so unique. tfs

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

August 28, 2018

Gorgeous cards, I love the Christmas ideas. Thank you so much Emily for all the tips using vellum.

Debbie P
Debbie P

August 28, 2018

Beautiful cards.

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

August 28, 2018

I LOVE this. I have seen it before, like you said, but you picked a great image to stamp/color on velum. It looks amazing, and I’m finally going to try it!

Julie Booker
Julie Booker

August 28, 2018

I love the cards. .the beautiful backgrounds and bold colours. I particularly love the beautiful silver embossing. I always forget about using vellum, thanks for the inspiration.

pam edwards
pam edwards

August 27, 2018

I love the silver embossing. It seems so shiny. Like chrome. I also really like the full page stamp. All the cards were beautiful.

Julie
Julie

August 27, 2018

is my favorite way to use vellum, too. Great cards.
Joan S
Joan S

August 27, 2018

Vellum is one of my favorite things to use during the holidays – it’s so elegant!…Nice job with showing all these fun ways to use it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Pam Braithwaite
Pam Braithwaite

August 27, 2018

Wow! Your use of vellum is beautiful! The first card looks very classy and difficult to make, but you made it look so easy! Three very lovely cards!

Christine
Christine

August 28, 2018

What kind of glue are you using in the video? Thanks!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

August 27, 2018

Beautiful cards and ideas using vellum! Thanks so much for your wonderful video!!

Dana M
Dana M

August 27, 2018

Gorgeous cards Emily! I love vellum on cards and don’t remember to use it often enough.

Joanne Hoffmann
Joanne Hoffmann

August 27, 2018

Will need to use vellum more often! Thanks for the inspiration!

Betty Hall
Betty Hall

August 27, 2018

Beautiful cards, love them, that vellum really makes a difference .

Patricia Wilson
Patricia Wilson

August 27, 2018

Wow! I love what you did and that sure inspires me. I hardly ever use vellum will sure will now. Thanks for sharing!

Lagene
Lagene

August 27, 2018

Awesome creations using vellum! Thanks for the video!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

August 27, 2018

Lovely use of vellum :)

Kimberly S Spencer
Kimberly S Spencer

August 27, 2018

Unable to see video. Says unavailable

joyce mcintosh
joyce mcintosh

August 27, 2018

Video won’t launch either way,

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

August 27, 2018

I love using vellum, too. Always adds something special. All three cards are
gorgeous! Love your beautiful ink blending on the 2nd card as well as the
detailed snowflakes.

Janet Cobb
Janet Cobb

August 27, 2018

Says video unavailable here and on YouTube both.

Nelissa Winters
Nelissa Winters

August 27, 2018

Awesome cards, love the softer feel of vellum.

Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith

August 27, 2018

Your cards are beautiful. The video refused to load. I wish I could have seen it.