Sunday, October 6, 2013

A vellum newbie!

I worked with vellum today for the first time ever. The Hambo Hoedown challenge is to use vellum and I had a Tombow vellum adhesive tape runner that was a freebie with a recent order, so I went to Joann's and bought a couple of sheets of vellum. I made two cards; one will be an AnyHero card. I can post at Hambo just for fun (winners have to use a Hambo image) or maybe make another vellum card using a Hambo image because their challenge is TWO weeks now!  For the two cards I made today, I used the new sketch #193 at OWH:

I didn't know how Cuttlebug embossing would work with vellum. I used the snowflakes folder and was happy to see how great it works.  I decided on these dps from Teresa Collins' "Christmas Home" 6x6 dp pad; not sure if you can really see the embossing, but it looked too plain with a solid color paper behind it. I thought the focal point needed something else in addition to the ribbon. The paper pad includes a page of larger words, so I punched out "Merry" using the Stampin' Up Word Window and Modern Label Punches.
On the 2nd card, I attached the vellum with Bo Bunny brads. I don't know if that's a correct way to do it, but I will use it for an AnyHero note. The dp is BoBunny Anthem. I left off the 3 embellies in the upper corner of the sketch because of the 4 brads I used.
So it was a bit of trial and error today, but I had fun. I'd like to learn more about using vellum. Thanks for stopping by; have a great week. I need to go back over and keep hopping at the WCMD hop; so many great blogs!!


Jody Green said...

These are both great, Sherry! You did great with the vellum. I think embossing always adds a kick to a card. I should have done some on mine!!

Jen M said...

Very pretty, Sherry! I really like the first card.

Unknown said...

Nice work Sherry! I actually picked up a small piece of vellum - a left over from a past project. I put it down and picked up a regular piece of cardstock for this challenge. You've inspired me to pick up that vellum piece again and use it for an OWH card (maybe a birthday one). Thanks for sharing.

Donna Hanley said...

Two marvelous cards,Sherry. The papers in both at just great, especially the background paper on your patriotic card. I love the look of the vellum. I used to work with it a lot for scrap booking, but not so much in card making. I think you've prompted me to take some out and try it again. thanks for the inspiration.