Thursday, August 21, 2014

{Spotlight Project} Monika Goes Softly Bold With Vellum...and She's Got a Video Tutorial!

Hello, everybody! How time flies; it is my turn again to inspire you. Today, I have some very easy cards to share using the new Bloom Sketches set.

Both cards feature the sunflower stamp combined with sentiments from the set. Here is the first one:

It has a very summery feel to it which is achieved by stamping the sunflower in white craft ink on a panel of vellum (16 x 7 cm), folding over the top and bottom edges to attach it to a panel of brightly shaded card stock (14 x 10 cm) using double sided tape. As you're doing this on the reverse side, it won't show on the front of your card and it leaves the vellum somewhat floating over your coloured panel.

The sentiment is stamped half onto the vellum and half onto the card using black Memento ink. This is quite easy to do. Simply make sure your panel lies flat on your work space. Ink up your stamp and stamp it in one go; the vellum is thin enough for you to do so. Once dry, all that is left to do is layer it onto your base card using foam tape.

For my next card, I used the same basic 'ingredients'. This time, the sunflower is stamped in black Memento ink and the sentiment on a strip of white card. After attaching the vellum as above, I stuck the panel directly to my base card and raised the sentiment using foam dots.

As always, there is a craft-along video tutorial. I had to wait for a bit to allow for drying time, hence the folding over and assembly of the card are not included. It is a while since I used vellum for stamping, and I had completely forgotten about it.

Crafty Tip! Vellum is not as absorbent as cardstock and it takes a while for the ink to dry. I would recommend for you to wait rather than using a heat tool, as the heat tool can sometimes warp the vellum a bit.

Hope you enjoyed your little visit today, until next time...Happy Crafting!!! :-)

PS: We're running the September pre-release sale! 5 new Christmas-themed stamp sets are available at a special bundle price (29% off) from now until September 5. Click here for details, and if you're a stamp club subscriber, you can get this bundle at an additional 15% off!

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