This month was a first for me and for everyone in my Mermaid Ink hostess group – we had a virtual class. I have never made a video of my projects and wasn’t really sure how I would do it. We still wanted to have our usual workshop but with all the issues and orders to stay home, it just wasn’t possible. BUT that didn’t mean we couldn’t create together! So I stepped out of my comfort zone and made project videos for my club.
I decided why not share these videos with you, too? You can create right along with us! So here are the projects we made and the video for each one. This month, we focused on vellum and how to use it on our projects. There are so many other ways to use vellum, but these are the three we worked on this month. You will find the video for each project just below the image of the card, so you can watch them one at a time.
Our first project was fairly straight-forward – using vellum as a layer. This softens the card so beautifully and tones down the colors of your DSP. This is the perfect project to use those DSP papers that are not your first choice, perhaps they are too brightly colored or you don’t care for the pattern – use it up and layer it with vellum. You may find that you actually do like the DSP. I do like the DSP in our first card, but the vellum makes this card even more feminine.
Our next project used vellum as a layer for the front, but we stepped it up a little by dry embossing it. When you dry emboss the vellum, it gives it a lovely opaque white texture – so you can still see through it but it’s so much more visible.
This card also features the foil DSP from SAB – I trimmed out a group of flowers and colored using Blends, then layered it on top of the dry embossed vellum layer. This is a very simple fancy fold, allowing part of the inside to peek out.
Our final project uses the colored vellum from the catalog for some decorative elements on the card front and also a piece of the embossed vellum that was one of the rewards during SAB this year.
Using the colored vellum layer on the white card base allows us to see the gorgeous color! The colored vellum elements are punched and added to the front. The lagniappe is the sweet flower center – did you forget about those? Perfect for a punched flower.
I hope you enjoyed the cards and you will make them along with us!Product List