Good morning! Welcome to Papertrey Ink's Tips & Tricks for the week. Today it's my turn to share with you a fun technique and a couple of projects. I've decided to focus my post on my latest favorite medium, vellum.
I've created a vellum background that was made from several vellum cut snowflakes. It's a simple and easy process with beautiful results. For this first card I used the Love Lives Here: Holiday stamp set with the Stitched Snowflake and Fancy Flakes dies.
I'll walk you through my process in creating this effect.
Step 1: Select your desired die cut shape or shapes and cut several from vellum.
Step 2: Adhere your shapes, very loosely, over the background of your choice. I selected Vintage Cream cardstock for this card.
Step 3: Run your vellum shapes and background through your die cut machine with your chosen die. Choose something that is large enough to show off your shapes and create a large focal point. I used the Monthly Moments: Journal Card 2 die.
Step 4: You could stop with Step 3, but if you'd like, take it one step further by coating your die cut, vellum covered base with white glitter. I use Krylon Spray Adhesive and Doodlebug Lily White glitter.
That's it! Now all you've got to to is choose how to embellish your beautiful vellum background. I used two more die cut vellum Fancy Flakes and topped them with a vintage trim, die cut Christmas Poinsettia and vintage button.
I've created a second card for you using a die from the Leaf Prints collection. I've layered my vellum cut leaves over Kraft cardstock this time to show you how this technique looks using a different background color.
I the embellished my tag using patterned paper, vintage trim, more die cut vellum and patterned paper leaves, and a Vintage Cream, Delicate Details die cut.
I hope you enjoyed learning about this technique and will be inspired to try it for yourself.
Thanks so much for visiting. Happy weekend!