Want to know why I LOVE using vellum in card making?
- It adds an unexpected touch everyone raves over.
- It’s super classy and elegant
- It’s versatile. From absolutely stellar die cuts and punched shapes, to full on card fronts, you can’t go wrong with it.
So if you’ve never tried this almost “frosted” see-through card stock for your designs, you will want to add some to your wish list. Then add the popular Painted Harvest in a sunflower for a card with a neat surprise!
Pretty right? The beautiful Painted Harvest set from last year’s holiday catalogue is still one of my favourites. Here’s another fall inspired card made with this gorgeous set.
But where’s the surprise, you ask?
How about we look at it from this angle?
A lovely inside greeting that POPs right out at you through the window! But it’s almost invisible when it’s standing up.
But wait! There’s another little surprise! What about if we take a look at the inside too?
How cool is that? A fully decorated inside to WOW your recipient!
OK, this card does have a few steps. But it’s easy to recreate with my tips and tricks. Read on…
Tips and Tricks for a Painted Harvest See-Through Window Card
- My first step was to cut out my window from my card base. I placed the second largest Stitched Shape square framelit on an angle and cut it out with the Big Shot.
- Then rather than try and cut the vellum into a square window, I cut a piece of vellum the same size as the front of my card.
- I eye-balled where the sunflower needed to be so it was within the frame. (I chose to NOT centre it in there for more interest.)
- And then I stamped the sunflower directly on the vellum and heat set it with my heat tool.
- Adhere the vellum. Squeeze a drop of liquid glue onto the corner of your silicone craft sheet. Dab your sponge directly into it then dab it all over the INSIDE front of your card. Lay your vellum piece directly on top to adhere.
- Cut your Early Espresso frame. Last I nested the SAME Stitched Shape square framelit inside the next size UP one on a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot.
- Oh and don’t forget to stamp the inside words and flowers. Again eye-ball the placement so you can see it through the window.
And the rest is just embellishment.😋
- A stamped leaf on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock then punched out.
- I dug into my ribbon scrap bin for a small piece of burlap ribbon and cut it in half lengthwise adhered with liquid glue.
- My double linen thread bow affixed with a glue dot.
- Clear epoxy shapes coloured with my dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend.
My Top Tips for Using Vellum in Card Making
- Use dye-based inks like Stampin’ Up! Classic colours
- Heat set the ink on the number 1 setting of your heat tool (which will dry the ink but not warp the paper)
- Add adhesive sparingly (like I did with the liquid glue dabbed on with a sponge)
- Use the see-through nature of the paper to maximum effect (really three different ways here!)
So how about you give this a try now? Dig out your vellum (which might be ageing gracefully somewhere safe😚) and your framelits. Then start creating.
And be sure to leave me a comment and tell me which stamp set YOU think would also look great using vellum for card making.
Plus if you’re itching to make a card just like mine, here’s everything I used. Simply click on any image to take you directly to my 24-7 online store for ordering. I really appreciate you shopping with me. Don’t forget to use host code VWQ3RYAN for free stuff!
Using Vellum in Card Making