Let me show you how to dry emboss vellum with my Facebook Live Replay. This technique has been around for awhile but you may have never tried it. Today’s your day!
If you missed this live video, don’t worry, you can catch me next time. I host my live crafting class every second Tuesday at 6:30 MST over on my Facebook Business Page, Design with Jo. And believe it or not, I love to have you tell me what to do as I’m crafting! I never know what we might end up with and it makes the final result so much more fun!
You get to to pick colours, embellishments, layout, paper patterns, ribbons. Just about everything! Why not drop in sometime and be part of my crafting community?
Here’s what I started with before the live. This retiring Graceful Garden rose is awfully pretty, isn’t it? But check out my video to see what we ended up with together!
Isn’t the white and silver stunning together? Perfect for a thinking of you or sympathy, a birthday, a wedding. Really, it suits almost any occasion. Can you guess the name of that stamp set?
You know I’ve had this stamp set, oh about two years. And I am embarrassed to say, I’m not sure it touched an ink pad until I made this card😬. And it’s retiring in just over a week. Yikes! What was I thinking?? It’s so pretty! Does this ever happen to you?
I’m sure it doesn’t! 🙃
My Tricks of the Trade
Before we get started, here are all the supplies I used to make this gem.How to Dry Emboss Vellum
OK, grab your popcorn and get your typing digits ready , it’s show time!
How to Dry Emboss Vellum
AHA! I surprised you didn’t I? (🤗I had a pretty darn good idea my viewers would pick a brand new set to play with.) The flowers in Bird Banter are perfect for this technique, just like Graceful Garden is. It’s the ideal set for this technique.
Why Are They Both Ideal for How to Dry Emboss Vellum?
- feature an open line image
- are big enough to have space to show up the white
- have more than one “embossable” part (flower, stem leaves)
- have a good thickness of image outside line so the embossing powder really stands out and you can easily see them from the reverse side
Up close you can see how well it works, Plus take a gander around the image. See the bit of shine from the embossing powder? So cool!
Now if you like the look of vellum but are a bit stumped on what to do with it, I’ve got a couple ideas you might like. What about this simple and sweet punched card? Or this “just-a-bit-different” window card?
OK here are those measurements for you to make this at home.
Cuttin’ It Up!
- Rich Razzleberry cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Pear Pizzazz cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Vellum cardstock – 3 3/4″ x 5″
- Rich Razzleberry Velvet ribbon – about 12″
Which One Is Your Fave?
Truth time! If you HAD to choose, which one goes to the top of your list?
a. the white and silver graceful rose?
b. or the one we made together featuring the new Bird Banter stamp set?
This last shot really captures the shine of the silver embossing powder.
Tell Your Friends
One of the best parts of my job is getting to be among sister (and bro) crafters. With my Facebook Lives, I can do this all around the world. I’m especially thankful when you take the time to share what we create together either through my blog, on Pinterest or on Facebook.
I love when you tell your friends to come along and play with me too. So make sure you join in my Facebook community of VIPeeps. And then let them know about this video for how to dry emboss vellum and keep your eyes out for my next one over at http://bit.ly/JosFacebookPage.