How to Make a Vellum Criss Cross Card

As I was blurfing, I came across a wonderful blog called Pinkpuds.  The most lovely criss cross cross card was displayed and gave me the inspiration for today’s tutorial.

Mina’s card is soft in appearance because she used vellum.  I am going to re-create the look but I am going to emboss on my vellum rather than buy vellum with a pattern already on it.

A word of caution, be gentle when you heat emboss on your vellum or else it will warp.  Hold your gun over the vellum in brief periods.  Have fun!

Supplies:  heat gun, white embossing powder, vellum, VersaMark, double sided tape (not in photo)

2 – 4 1/4″ x 11″ strips of vellum

1 – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (card insert)

1- 3 3/4″ x 5 ” (matt for card)

Heat emboss white stamped images onto vellum.

Tip:  To prevent warping, when heat embossing on vellum, hold heat embosser away from the vellum, and lightly heat emboss small areas for 10 seconds and then move onto another area that has not been embossed (cold areas). Next, start from the beginning and emboss until powder is fully embossed.

Score each piece of vellum at 5 1/5″

Following along with the photo, draw lines as shown.  Cut along those lines with your paper cutter or with a ruler and exacto knife.

Fold one piece of vellum inwards to the left, and the other inwards to the right,

Using double-sided tape, tape around the perimeter of the back of one of the pieces of vellum.

Join the second backside to create one card.

Optional:  Edge your card with gold Krylon pen.

Place double-side tape, or ATG gun tape, along the bottom of the card and bring the right hand side of the vellum in and press it along the bottom of the card.

As above, glue along the bottom of the card, and bring the left hand side forward and press down hard to seal the bottom.

Decorate the inside of your card.

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Posted on : Jul 13 2010
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7 People have left comments on this post

Jul 13, 2010 - 10:07:59
Sue said:

this is so elegant, especially when you want something so, so special for someone in your life; again, thanks for nudging me towards vellum & I have lots, too!

Jul 13, 2010 - 11:07:32
K Hutchinson said:

WOW this is so pretty! I never knew you could emboss on vellum! You add all the little touches that make sit soooo special! LOVE IT!

Jul 13, 2010 - 09:07:46
Cherie said:

Totally awesome!

Jul 13, 2010 - 09:07:50
Mina said:

oh wow Beth Im so thrilled that I could inspire in any way this amazing creation…its stunning
Mina xxx

Jul 14, 2010 - 12:07:56
Myrna said:

This is such a great idea. Love the little touches you put on to make a card great. Will have to try this soon as I have some great vellum.

Jul 14, 2010 - 01:07:50
Maryann said:

This is such an awesome idea to use vellum. I don´t know, why I haven´t thought of that, as I have been working sooo muxh with vellum before as an avid parchment crafter for many years, but you have definately given me some great ideas now hun, thanks sooo much for that, and your card here looks sooo awesome dear friend. I just love it.
Have a wonderful day hun.
big hugs Maryann

Jul 14, 2010 - 05:07:57
Viv said:

Brilliant Beth! It’s really pretty (and great instructions too). Hugs Viv xxx

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