Hi everyone, Heidi here, today I would like to show you a fun card design for which I used vellum in combination with a TCW stencil to create an eye catching background design!
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.
I started my project by die cutting a square panel from a piece of vellum. This square panel is two sizes smaller then my card base. I placed the square vellum panel on a piece of printer paper (so that my desk won’t get sticky), then I used an anti-static powder tool on the vellum, and then temporarily taped the stencil I wanted to use over it. For today’s project I choose a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called “Waves” (TCW5019), which is such a gorgeous design!
Then I applied VersaMark ink over the entire stencil design using a foam applicator tool. VersaMark is a sticky ink, usually used for embossing powder.
Next I’m carefully removing the stencil from the vellum, you can see the stencil design faintly now. Transport the vellum square carefully to another piece of clean printer paper and apply embossing powder over the entire design, without touching the sticky ink. I choose Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder in “Café au Lait”.
Tab of the excess and heat emboss until all the powder is completely melted. Not all heat tools are equal but with a Ranger Heat Tool most vellums are safe to heat emboss. If yours is really hot then heat the vellum in short bursts so that it doesn’t warp!
Now, turn the vellum around, so you look at the back, and colour the back with two colours of alcohol markers, I choose Copics in RV66 and RV99, in a way that the colours run into each other smoothly.
From a piece of crème coloured linen textured card stock I die cut a slightly larger square panel and adhered the vellum piece on this using see through tape runner. This combination I adhered to a brown linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.
From a piece of dark turquoise card stock I die cut my sentiment using a die set by Mama Elephant. This I did twice and adhered the two layers on top of each other using Ranger Matte Medium in the small bottle. This thicker sentiment I adhered to the vellum also using the Matte Medium.
And to finish my card I added some matching enamel dots.
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member