Giving Vellum a Second Chance!


I have never been fond of vellum, its one of the those crafting items you either love or hate.  My Gelatos on the other hand I do love, so when I saw over on the Design Memory Craft Blog a technique using Gelatos with Vellum, my interest was peaked.

The technique involved stamping and embossing your image onto vellum and then coloring the vellum from both the front and back with your Faber Castell Gelatos and highlighting on the front with Big Brush Stamper Pens.

So I got out a stamp I hadn't inked up yet from my Almond Blossom Fairy Set by Crafter's Companion and followed the steps of the video tutorial.

Before too long I had a beautifully colored fairy longing for a new home.


She found it with a background I had created earlier in the week and didn't use for the purpose intended.

I had been mucking around with my alcohol inks (Cranberry and Eggplant) and Dylusions stamps and created this emboss resist background on gloss card.  You can't see it that well in the photo but I used Kaliedscope Transparent Embossing Powder which is  a clear powder with a gorgeous glitter.  I thought it was the perfect touch of magic for this sweet fairy.

I really love how this new coloring technique worked for this card, and it has perhaps changed my mind a little about using vellum.  I will have to play some more and see.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Card Mania - #21 Spots and Stripes Challenge
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - #61 My Kind of Gal
Get Inky Challenge - #5 Good Golly Glitter
No Matter Which Challenges - #9 Things with Wings
Stamping Sensations Challenge Blog - May Challenge - Embossing and Texture
Sunday Stamper - #259 Some Like it Hot
Rogue Redheads - Rebel Challenge #23 May Flowers
Moving Along with the Times - Embossing
Southern Girls - Going Spotty
Cards in Envy - Create Your Own Background



35 comments:

Julie Short said...

Well Danie it was worth the wait for this sweet fairy to get inked. Your piece is fantastic. As you know I really like vellum BUT you have to play with it which you have don - beautifully.
Totally delightful.

Michele said...

this is simply gorgeous! thank you for joining our "my kind of gal" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

leslie rahye said...

Oooh. I shall have to give this a whirl! I AM a big fan of vellum so this is just on more cool thing to do :)

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Love what you did with the Vellum. You did rock it. Thanks for sharing.

Evie said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania.

Evie said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania.

Riette said...

Ooh I must try this sometime!
Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT!
xxx
Red, DT.

brenda said...

You have achieved super effects with the vellum Dani.

Thanks so much sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

B x

Larissa Heskett said...

Wow!! This turned out AWESOME!! I love your Fairy and on that background it was a match made in the crafting heavens!! So glad you gave the technique a try and that vellum isn't on your bad list anymore!! ;) have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab card.... love your embossed background... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Lynn McAuley said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Danie! What beautiful work!! These colors and stunning background are divine with your sweet fairy!!

Becky said...

Wonderful colors Danie. Love the background

Cissy M said...

You are having too much fun with your Gelatos! LOL This is such an interesting technique, Danie, and you have created yet another beautiful background for the Cards In Envy background challenge.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super, love the effect you got with the vellum. Im the same not too keen on it. Thanks for playing along with us on MAWTT this week with our Embossing challenge.

Love Hazelxox

pinky said...

This is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.
Pinky

Sally H said...

What a fabulous creation!Gorgeous lush colours! Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations for our embossing and texture theme this month and good luck!

Tammy said...

I love your card! Fabulous technique, I must give it a try, hope it turns out as pretty as your's!

Vicki said...

Beautiful! Great job with the alcohol inks. Thanks for joining the Rogue Redhead Designs Rebel Challenge, May Flowers.

Karen said...

So pretty Danie. I love the colours - pink and purple and I hope that you have found a new love with velum. I hear you about the love hate relationship.

Sandy Trefger said...

Hey, Danie! I love that you created another card for this challenge! I'm not a huge fan of vellum either but this card has me thinking...maybe I should give it another go! Love how yours turned out!
~Sandy, Cards in Envy DT

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

What a beautiful background! Love this new-to-me technique! Thank you for sharing such a lovely card with us at Cards in Envy ~ Marilyn

Tanya Boyle said...

I use vellum all of the time, but I've never thought to color both sides, after seeing your beautiful card, I think I'll try my hand at it! Great technique.

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Gorgeous card. Love what you did with the vellum. Thank you for sharing and joining us at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

Claire said...

Beautiful card, that background is gorgeous and you've created such a lovely effect with the vellum. Thanks for joining us at NMWC this month
Claire xx

Sharon said...

So sweet! Thanks for joining us at the cheerful stamp pad!

Emkay said...

She is gorgeous! And she works perfectly with that great background you have created.

Zella said...

I'm not a fan of vellum either but after seeing your project...going to have to reconsider!

MiamiKel said...

Fabulous, Danie!! I haven't used Vellum in like 5 years!! This is over the top creative and colorful - well done, my friend!

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Jessica Pascarella said...

What a beautiful creation! Wonderful details! Thanks for playing along with the Get, Inky! Challenge !

Jessi DT

Julie Odil said...

I'm with you. I used vellum often when first starting out, but after smudges and smears, I've abandoned it for years. Your success makes me think I should try it again. Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge. Julie O, DT member
http://muddypawsinkyfingers.blogspot.com

Netty said...

terrific background and a fab card, x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card, its a beautiful image and background.
Thank you for joining us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad this time.
Yvonne

Vicki Romaine said...

I don't use vellum much. I have loads of it, but it just stays in the drawer. I love the background. It is lovely. Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad and do come back often.

Dawn Barrett said...

oh, this one is GREAT!