Now back to today's project. Sometimes attaching vellum can be a little tricky given that it is transparent, which means any hint of glue will be easily spotted. Well, I had a brain wave -- have a look:
I simply stamped and embossed the black hooded oriole and partially fuzzy cut the bird, leaving a ribbon like strip which was easily attached on the reverse of my panel before layering on my base card.
It is really quick and easy to make:
- Stamp the sunflower on a piece of white card using two shades of yellow. (I used daffodil delight and crushed curry.)
- Die cut an oval shape from matching card (crushed curry) and layer on top.
- Heat emboss or stamp the oriole on a piece of vellum and fuzzy cut, leaving a ribbon like strip before attaching to your panel.
- Stamp sentiment from the Bloom Sketches set and attach panel to the base card.
- Finish off with some doodles. For my first card, which was actually the second one I made, I simply added some dots using a white gel pen. For the card below, I doodled some borders using a black fine liner pen.
TIP! Embossing on vellum makes for a bolder, more striking look; simply stamping gives a softer more subtle look. You can use dye ink to stamp directly on vellum; it just takes a little while to dry.As always there is a craft along video showing you an easy way of cutting the vellum. It includes a few tips on doodling too.
That's it from me for today. Hope you feel inspired to add a vellum ribbon to your stamped creations. Please share your makes with us; we look forward to seeing them.
Have a lovely day!
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