Hi and welcome back to day two of VELLUM week!! Lots of inspiration yesterday! I love all of the ways the write.click.scrapbook team used vellum with their backgrounds! (You can click here to see the introductory to vellum post.)
Today is all about using vellum as accents on your layouts and cards. There are so many amazing ways to use vellum on your projects. As I mentioned yesterday, the transparent nature of vellum adds a soft touch to a page. It also allows the viewer to get a look at what's beneath the vellum, rather than covering it up as paper would do!! Let's check out some fun ideas!
DRESSING UP A PAGE WITH VELLUM ACCENTS
Diane Payne used vellum in several different ways as an accent on her gorgeous layout. She used the gold polka dot vellum underneath her photo with her paper layers, and also added the "happy day" vellum banner across the top of the page. Both elements add so much fun and interest to her page.
Francine Clouden trimmed a piece of patterned vellum to link her photo on the left side of the page to the embellishments on the right. What an amazing design!!
Laura O'Donnell used a vellum sticker from the Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go collection to embellish her card. The transparent aspect of the vellum allows the recipient to still see all the fun elements of the card.
STAMPING AND EMBOSSING ONTO VELLUM
I love to use vellum and stamps! And it works great when you have a large photo or a large pattern since you can still see part of your picture/paper. For this layout above, I stamped a few sentiments on a piece of vellum and then trimmed them out to make a vertical garland down my page. I added a few tags and some typed journaling strips in and then stitched it into place.
Stamping on vellum tip: Be sure to let your stamped image dry for a few minutes before touching. I used Staz-on ink and it seemed to dry pretty quickly, but I have used other inks that smear easily with vellum if they aren't completely dry.
Embossing onto vellum also makes for a very fun effect. For the layout above, I embossed the feather roller doodle from the Glitz Design Finnley collection onto vellum using yellow embossing powder. After I set the powder with my heat gun, I trimmed out each feather and then layered them onto my page. I also used a small vellum envelope as an accent on my page to "hold" some of the embossed feathers.
Embossing on vellum tip: The heat of a heat gun can easily warp or burn your paper if left in the same place for too long. I always allow my heat gun to warm up completely before placing it above my embossed image (rather than letting it warm over the image). I also try not to stay in one place for too long to keep from burning my embossed image.
CREATING VELLUM POCKETS AS ACCENTS
Diane Payne sewed together two pieces of vellum to create a pocket for sequins and then added on her photo and embellishments. She also stamped directly onto her vellum, which looks just beautiful!
Here, I added a vellum pocket in the top left hand corner of my grid. I filled the pocket with a few sequins and then layered on my tags for some added interest.
And that wraps up day two of VELLUM week. Tomorrow I will be sharing fun ways to add text to your projects using vellum!! See you then!