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Tue 13

Very Vellum
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends.  I hadn't played with vellum in a while, so I thought that I would bring some out for my card today.  Before I used the vellum though, I first needed to color my image.

I started with some 140lb watercolor paper and stamped my Rose Bouquet on top with black Versafine ink.  I next colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush:


Vellum is a tricky medium because it looks beautiful, but it is difficult to figure out how to attach it without your glue showing.  For my background vellum, I glued the center part underneath the flowers so that the glue would be hidden.  I left the edges free of adhesive so that you wouldn't see it.  I used really heavy vellum so that the edges didn't curl up like thin weight vellum would have.

For the vellum with my sentiment, I stamped by words using black Memories ink and allowed it to dry.  I added a strip of white behind the sentiment so that you could read it easier, but I didn't adhere the vellum to that white strip.  It simply lays on top of the strip and then I folded the vellum behind the flowers and glued it there so that it would be hidden:


What about you?  Do you use a lot of vellum on your cards?  Have a great day!







Beautiful colors on this card. I love using vellum, but creativity is required when using it on cards.

Love this card, Laura! Vellum is tricky to use but the results are fantastic.

Very pretty, Laura! Love your use of vellum. I dont use it often enough as I forget about it. I'm going to leave a sheet on my desk to remind me how versatile it is.

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