Hi everyone, today I'm on the Lindy's Stamp Gang blog and I would like to show you how to create a card with some fun layers of vellum in combination with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powders.
The most important thing to keep in mind when heat embossing on vellum is to always use an anti-static powder tool before adding a stamp to your vellum surface. The oils from your skin will leave a residue on the vellum and the embossing powder will get stuck to it. The anti-static powder tool reduces the static and also neutralises the stickiness from the oils.
To get my project started I die cut a square piece of vellum two sizes smaller then my card base. I treated the vellum piece with my anti-static powder tool and then stamped with my background stamp (this is an old one by Joy Crafts) on it using VersaMark Ink, which is a clear sticky ink. Now I can pour the embossing powder over it, tap of the excess and heat emboss the design. For the background design I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder in “Midnight Gold”.
I also die cut a square panel from some crème coloured linen textured card stock, slightly smaller then my card base.
Next I’m going to work on my sentiment. For this I stamped my sentiment (Quietfire Design “Live in the Moment”) onto a vellum strip using VersaMark Ink, after treating the strip with my anti-static powder tool, and I heat embossed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Midnight Teal” Embossing Powder.
You can also stamp and heat emboss first and then cut the vellum to the size that you prefer.
The strip needs to be wider then your combined square card panels, so that you will have room left to wrap the strip around the back of the combined panels and adhere there.
I also cut a piece of crème linen textured card stock slightly larger then my vellum strip for underneath my sentiment because dark on dark is difficult to read. When my background would haven been heat embossed with white embossing powder then I wouldn’t have needed the card stock strip.
For an extra fun little detail I next stamped one of the flower images from the Stampin’ Up “Petite Petals” stamp set twice onto vellum (after using the anti-static powder tool) using VersaMark ink and then I heat embossed using two colours of embossing powder.
For this I added a little of the Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Terra Cotta Rust” Embossing Powder to the stamped image, tapped of the excess, funnelled that back into the little jar and then added Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder in “Orange Creamsicle” over the entire image, tapped of the excess and then I heat embossed (this last colour will only adhere to area’s where the darker colour didn’t already adhered to).
After heat embossing I punched out the flower shapes. I also punched out the same shapes from some very light coloured matching peach card stock (to make it stand out al little bit more from the background).
I adhered the two square panels together using see through tape runner. This is the best way to adhere vellum to any project I feel, because you don’t see the tape runner on a light coloured background. When your background is darker then use it sporadic and in places where you add an embellishment on top or wrap the vellum piece around the back and adhere there.
I adhered the sentiments banner strips together in the same way, mainly adding tape runner to the areas where I planned on adding the flowers.
Next I’m adhering the sentiment strip to the combined panels by adhering it with see through tape runner on the front, wrapping it around the back and adhering there using regular tape.
This combination I adhered to a crème coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.
The two little vellum heat embossed flowers I then adhered to their peach mats using the see through tape runner again and then adhered this combination to my project to finish it.
Some detail pictures:
If you have never heat embossed on vellum before, then you should really try this out, it creates a really elegant element for your projects!