Monday, April 07, 2014

Adding Vellum Windows

I held a class last month where we added some vellum windows to our cards. It was easy to do with the Stampin' Up! circle punches and a coordinating scallop circle punch. All you do is punch a circle in your card where you want the window to be, then to make the scalloped border for your window, punch another same-sized circle out of coloured cardstock, then punch out the scallop border.

We stamped on the vellum and also made vellum butterflies using Versamark and black embossing powder. Putting the wrong side out at the front gives you a softer butterfly to see o the outside, and a brighter one when you open the card.

Inside the card I placed another scalloped circle border over the punched hole, so it was well-finished for the recipient.

I used a retired embossing folder for the front layer plus some white organza ribbon, the Artisan Label punch with the coordinating Label Love stamp set, and Soft Sky ink. We also added a tiny bit of Soft Sky to the vellum butterfly wings with an Aqua Painter.

The idea for these cards came from a sister stamper, Shellypop. Thank you, Shelly!

1 comment:

Vicki Hodgman said...

These are very pretty Susan. I really like your idea of a vellum window. Vx