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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fifth Avenue Vellum


As promised, I've added one of my favorite vellum overlay cards today. I'll be using this card as an example in the vellum technique class I'm teaching next week. I won't get into the how to's of this technique in this post.
I came back to one of my favorite color combo again...Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip. The vellum has been dry embossed with one of the flowers from Fifth Avenue Floral. The back of the vellum was sponged lightly with Not Quite Navy and Old Olive classic ink before meeting the Scallop Edge Punch. The vellum has been layed over a piece of white cs that was randomly stamped with the other two flowers from Fifth Avenue Floral in Not Quite Navy and Chocolate Chip and mounted on a card base made of Not Quite Navy card stock.
One of the hardest things about working with vellum is trying to get it attached to your card without seeing the adhesive. Using brads or eyelets to attach the pieces is a great option but what if your design doesn't work with bling? A great solution is Stampin' Up! Glue Dots! They are small and show very little through the transparent paper. I used them on this Fifth Avenue Vellum card in four spots (and not all in the corners!) The brad is just an accent. Can you find them?

7 comments:

Luv 2 Cre8 With U said...

It is beautiful!! I love the colors! I love your technique!

Holly said...

Beautiful colors on the vellum overlay! Wow!!

virginia said...

Wow This is beautiful i would love to learn the technique!

Sandi MacIver said...

Wow, awesome card, finding the brads is like "find Waldow", LOL great job in hiding them.

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

this has a soft dreamy feel to it, and I love how it looks! very nicely done!

Kirsten said...

Ooohh wow, what a fabulous technique. It works so wonderfully with that stamp set.

Ramblin Rose said...

I have to try your technique to color the vellum. It looks great. I looked pretty carefully on the enlarged card view and couldn't find the glue dots. This I definitely have to try for my next class. My "student" stampers love the Fifth Avenue Floral embossing folder.

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