Freshly Brewed Projects: Ways with Vellum

The inspiration for this Freshly Brewed Project is ….

Ways with Vellum

Vellum is one of those papers that I tend to forget about and there are so many way you can use it. It can be used for a background, sentiment or embellishment. You can stamp on it as well as dry embossed and heat embossed just to name a few.

vellum envelope and gift card

For my first project I have used the Vellum Square Dollies as well as a sheet of Vellum Card to create an envelope for a gift card.

  • Start with a piece of vellum cut at 15cm x 15cm.
  • Line up the diagonal points at 5cm on your paper trimmer and using the scoring blade score from point to point. Rotate and do this on all four diagonal points.
  • Fold all corner on the scored lines to create the envelope.
  • Before adhering together I cut a piece of Whisper White card 9.5cm x 9.5cm and adhered inside the envelope.
  • Using glue dots adhere the two sides and bottom flaps together to create the envelope.
  • To decorate I cut a piece of Purple Posy card stock 8.5cm x 8.5cm and adhered to the front of my envelope.
  • I then adhered a Vellum Square Doilie down before adding some twine from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.
close up of vellum doilies and coloured vellum leaves
  • Next I stamped images from the Forever Fern Bundle and cut out with dies.
  • I also used some of the leaf dies to cut out vellum shapes and sponged them with Just Jade ink.
  • After making a bouquet with the leaf images I dimensionaled it to the front of my envelope and tied the twine into a bow.
  • I then embellished with Rhinestone Basic Jewels
envelope closure and gift card
  • Stamp a gift card and place inside the envelope.
  • I then made a closure with two more stamped and die cut leaf images and adhered with glue dots.

For my second project a created a simple birthday card using an embossed vellum background. This gives a very soft but striking effect.

Embossed Vellum Background
  • Taking a piece of vellum 14cm x 9.5cm I embossed it with one of the folders from the Meadow Moments Embossing Folders by running it through the Stampin’ Up! Cut and Emboss machine.
  • Adhere to a Just Jade Card mat cut at 14.4cm x 10cms. NOTE: As it is hard to add adhesive to vellum and not have it show, I placed SEAL adhesive just on the side that will be covered with ribbon. I also placed glue dots to the corners that would be covered by Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
  • Tying two of the ribbons from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack together to form a bow I then adhered it to the side of my card.
  • I created the sentiment piece using the Many Mates stamp set and the Banners Pick Punch.

Now let’s go hopping …

I’m excited to see what the other gals come up with for using Vellum in today’s Blog Hop. My friend Ann is next on the list …

Here’s the complete list of all participants …

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