4 Unique Ways to Use Vellum


Are you tired of vellum yet?  I hope not because I have a feast of vellum for you today.  The photo above shows you what vellum looks like embossed over bright designer paper.  Perfect for “what was I thinking?!” paper.


Here are two samples of embossed vellum.  The dots were used in the card above, and the owl flourish was used in the card below.


There is plenty of open space to stamp right onto the vellum.   Ink takes a while to air dry on vellum, so let it dry for a long time.  If you are in a hurry, very lightly heat with embossing gun.


A better view of the embossed owl.


This is a fancy Nestabilities die.  Vellum is a little tricky, so roll your Nestie back and forth a number of times and have a small pair of scissors on hand to trim where the vellum does not cut through.


If you look very closely you can see the decorative vellum.  The next photo will show you a better view.  Note the brads on the corners.  If you do not have an ATG gun or tape (see the bottom of this post for photo examples), you can use brads.  I used white to compliment the soft feeling I wanted.


This top view shows off the decorative Nestie.


Heat embossing vellum is pretty.  When heat embossing, hold your heat gun well away from the vellum and lightly heat the vellum.  I swipe it three times and then take my heat gun away for five seconds and then I repeat until all the areas are embossed.

The next group of photos are examples of ATG gun and tape, and hand held tape dispensers known to scrapbookers, that are excellent to use on vellum.




Have fun playing with vellum.

Posted on : Apr 13 2010
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