A Vellum Challenge

Good morning everyone.  Today is a day for another BS & J Challenge.  This time we have a Vellum Challenge.

OK, I will admit.  This was my (bad) idea.  I have rarely used vellum because I really have no idea what to do with it.  For some unknown reason, I decided to make myself do it.  You know I am a big fan of quick and easy cards.  This was not a quick and easy process.  The card itself was not hard to make.  It was just the figuring out part that was. I tried a lot of different ideas that were in my head that all ended up in the trash.  Thank goodness for other talented Demonstrators and Facebook!  I finally ended up CASEinng  (Copy And Share Everything) a fellow Demonstrator named Kelly Acheson (thank you Kelly).  She even did a video on how to make this card. Kelly used a different stamp set and coloring medium and her cardstock sizes were a little different but it is basically her design.

To make this card I used the stamp set called Peaceful Poinsettia.  This is a stamp set that is in the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  I used my Stamparatus to make this card because you need to line up the Vellum piece with the inside piece.  I first stamped in Versamark and then sprinkled White Embossing Powder over it and set it with my Heat Tool.  Then I flipped the Vellum piece 180 degrees and repeated the embossing process.  I left the stamps in the same position and stamped on a 2 1/4″ x 3.5″ piece of Whisper White cardstock with Memento Ink.  Then I flipped the cardstock and stamped it again.

I colored the piece of Whisper White cardstock using my Dark and Light Real Red and Dark and Light Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends.  I backed this piece with Basic Black cardstock ( 2.5″ x 7.25″ folded in half) and adhered this to the inside of the Vellum making sure I lined everything up.

Here is what it looks like in front of a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock.

Another closeup.

This is what is underneath the Vellum.

This is the inside of the card.

Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy did with Vellum.  I hope it was a much easier process than mine for both of them.

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3 thoughts on “A Vellum Challenge

  1. Susan, you totally crack me up with your vellum hate speech! This is a LOVELY card. Certainly not quick and easy and I appreciate all the photos showing the final product. Very beautiful and technical!!


  2. Wow! I’ve never seen this type of card before – it’s gorgeous!! And you don’t use vellum? Talk about ‘go big or go home’! You went big, and it’s amazing. Thanks for sharing all of the pictures.


  3. You’re so funny. I LOVE this card! You did a beautiful job coloring. I’ve never seen vellum used as the base before; this card is stunning. (And I appreciate all the photos too!)


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