Today I’m showing you some of the cards we made in my class on using vellum on your cards. This was the first in a series of classes I’ll be doing on various “techniques” in card making. The classes are focused on the technique, and some hands on experience. This time the students took home 5 completed cards, plus several more pieces and diecuts of vellum to use on their own cards at home. We had a great time getting creative with vellum and seeing what it can do on a card!

These cards were designed specifically to showcase the many and varied uses of vellum on cards. My students had used some of these ideas before, but some of them were also new.

Here’s probably one of the most common uses of vellum now; using a vellum overlay with a greeting embossed on the vellum. The possibilities are endless here, as far as colors of vellum and colors of embossing powder. I love this look . . . .so “clean” and elegant!
ThiS happy little card shows the use of vellum die cuts to add texture and depth to a card. It’s hard to see in my photo, but we used both clear vellum and a little sprig of light green vellum for the accents on the left side of the oval frame.
We used a clear vellum panel inside the frame on this card. Used as an overlay on the floral paper, notice how it mutes and softens the flowers underneath it. This is such a pretty effect!
Vellum is also used as an overlay on this card. However, this vellum is “pre-printed” with a small criss cross design to add even more interest. There is an endless supply of pre-printed vellums on the market now and they’re a lot of fun to play with on your cards!
This last card is not one we made in the class, but one I took to show my students the gorgeous possibilities of embossed vellum flowers. These flowers are embossed in gold, then colored on the back side with markers, for a soft and beautiful bouquet. Everyone got a chance to try this in class, and take several flowers home to work with on their own cards. This is one of my all-time favorite cards. I love the lush flowers, from Altenew, and the gold embossing of the flowers, placed on top of some lovely floral paper.

Hopefully you’ve gotten some ideas, some inspiration, or some new techniques to use with vellum! Thanks for stopping by and looking . . . I’m always happy to answer any questions you might have! Remember . . . do something creative every day! Hugs! Janice

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