Keepin’ with my series this week, today’s Keep It Simple Sunday project is a dry embossing vellum birthday card. Or maybe it’s a congrats card. Or quite possibly a friend card.

What do YOU think it is?

Oh So Simple Dry Embossing Vellum Birthday Card

I LOVE how the vellum cardstock takes on a white cast around the embossed leaf image. Not only is the image fully raised, it has a frosty shadow to catch the eye even more.

I’ve had this Climbing Vine embossing folder for awhile but it got a bit lost in my supplies with all the other fabulous items. (I don’t expect that EVER happens to you right? 😙) . So I thought I would pull it out and use it to complement the Incredible Like You stamp set.

Dry Embossing Vellum Birthday Card

Did you notice this set in the Occasions catalogue? It’s in with the kits on page 21. So if you tend to skim right over them, you may have missed it.

I’m a two step stamping afficionado from waaaay back so it was on my list pretty early on. And even though I’ve used it in a couple classes, you haven’t seen it here yet!

So here ya go! Look how fabulous that flower is with the top detail overlaid. And because it’s a photopolymer set, I could see right through it so didn’t need my Stamparatus to get this perfectly aligned.

Get all the STEPS to make this Dry Embossing Vellum Birthday Card

Now it’s time for all the measurements and steps so you can recreate this at home.

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Old Olive cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Vellum cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Pear Pizzazz cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Calypso Coral cardstock – 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″
  • Petal Pink cardstock – 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

Let’s Make It

Incredible Like You from Stampin' Up! Dry Embossing Vellum Birthday Card
  1. Run vellum through Climbing Vines embossing folder with Big Shot. TIP: you will hear some cracking sounds as you are doing this because the paper has a plastic finish. BIG TIPPER TIP: Be careful handling the edges of the vellum as it could tear on the raised images.
  2. Adhere vellum to piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock using liquid glue and sponge technique outlined in this video. Glue to front of folded card. BIG TIPPER TIP: If you do have any tears in your embossed piece, this type of adhering works great to repair it!
  3. Stamp solid flower image in Petal Pink on bottom left of Whisper White square. TIP: stamp off once onto scrap paper if you have a really juice stamp pad like me!
  4. Stamp 2nd flower image directly on top with Calypso Coral ink. Stamp three leaves along bottom to fill in a portion of the corner. TIP: Stamp one leaf with full strength ink then a second one, THEN re-ink for the 3rd one.
  5. Ink words in Pear Pizzazz ink and stamp towards top centre.
  6. Adhere all three pieces together, centring each one on top of the other. Glue to front centre of card with dimensionals.
  7. Add three rhinestones on right side of card.

Let’s See Yours!

This is a quick card with stunning results on the embossed vellum. Which folders do you have at home that look just as FAB? Post your pics over on my group DesignwithJo VIPeeps Facebook page so we can all see!

What a classic card design. Here are the simple elements.

  • a framed focal piece,
  • ideally coordinated colours,
  • fabulous understated background and,
  • a few simple embellisments.

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Dry Embossing Vellum Birthday Card

See You Soon

I really enjoy Keep It Simple Sundays. In the midst of all the gorgeous, detailed projects you could make, sometimes quick and easy is all you have time for. That’s why I started this feature two years ago. And that’s why I’ll keep ’em coming your way.

So if you want some simple spring ideas, here’s a couple from this time last year.

I hope you like my Keep It Simple Sunday series too. If you do, please leave me a comment and let me know. And if they’re not really your thing, feel free to let me know that too! I love to hear from you so I can offer projects YOU want to recreate.

How EASY Is This Dry Embossing Vellum Birthday Card?

Working with vellum this week has been fun. And guess what? I’m not done quite yet. I’ve got one more to share coming up this week. So then you’ll be able to add yet one more technique to your dry embossing with vellum toolkit!

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