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Using Vellum to Create Perspective

Vellum Background

Hi All!

In today’s card, I used vellum (dry-embossed with Softly Falling snow) to separate a foreground and background. I stamped all the trees with Distress Oxide inks but covered the back trees with vellum to make them appear further away. Here is a close-up:

Vellum Background

I used Ranger Red Tinsel embossing powder to decorate my tree – this embossing powder is great for Christmas cards!

Enjoy the video and have a wonderful weekend!

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Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Beginning vellum piece 4 1/4 x at least 6 1/2 inches 10.8 x at least 16.5 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm

Supplies:

Foxy Friends Stamp Set
Foxy Friends Stamp Set
Falling Snow Folder
Falling Snow Folder
Merry & Bright Dies
Merry & Bright Dies
Bazzill 40lb Vellum
Bazzill 40lb Vellum
EH|SSS
SSS Holiday Shapes
SSS Holiday Shapes
Gold Glitter Paper
Gold Glitter Paper
Distress Oxide - Pistachio
Distress Oxide – Pistachio
EH|SSS
Distress Oxide - Lucky Clover
Distress Oxide – Lucky Clover
EH|SSS
Prismacolor Pencils
Prismacolor Pencils
DB|AMZN
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SU
Red Tinsel Embossing Powder
Red Tinsel Embossing Powder
EH|SSS
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Absorber
Absorber
Tweezers
Tweezers
EH|SSS
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
EH|SSS
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Micro Glue Dots
Micro Glue Dots
EH|SSS
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS

Comments

  1. wrote on November 10th, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Connie

    Very clever way you used the vellum with the trees as a background. I bought some of this red tinsel embossing powder last year by mistake and have never used it. But thanks to you, I will definitely put it to good use this year. Thanks Darlene for creating a very bright and merry card just as the sentiment says!

  2. wrote on November 10th, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Sarah

    I love this idea, can’t wait to try it this weekend. thanks!

  3. wrote on November 10th, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Teresa S

    Love your ideas!!!! Clean, simple, gorgeous, and fun elegance; plus, better yet, I have stuff in my stash that could work! So glad I found you years ago.

  4. wrote on November 10th, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Carol Mac

    Wow, this is a great idea for attaching a whole sheet of vellum. Thanks Darlene for the tip!

  5. wrote on November 10th, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    okiedee

    Beautiful Darlene!
    You make everything look so easy.
    Hugs, Deanna in Oklahoma

  6. wrote on November 10th, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Andrea

    I’ve seen vellum used this way to create a sense of distance, but your technique for attaching it is genius!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I never thought of attaching a whole panel of vellum with flaps like that. I’ll have to give it a try sometime. Love the look it gives the card. On a side note, does anyone know why Stampin’ Up seems to make their embossing folders upside-down? I got the Woodland folder a while back, and noticed the top of the tree line is at the bottom (open) edge of the folder. I see that the Softly Falling one is the same way. I suppose it’s not a big deal, but I’m still curious. ๐Ÿค” Anyway, as always, I love your holiday card, Darlene! ๐ŸŽ… Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚ ~ Andrea

  7. wrote on November 10th, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Dayse

    Absolute darling card. Love the subtle embossing on the velum and the distinction of back and foregrounds. I have both of those so will be attempting a re-create today as I have a friend coming along to craft this afternoon. Being the weekend it’s time to relax and play.

  8. wrote on November 10th, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    jojo

    I love this idea, it would work lovely with snow flakes as well, beautiful card.

  9. wrote on November 10th, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Glenismaree

    What a lovely idea. Really enjoyed watching this video. Thanks Darlene

  10. wrote on November 11th, 2017 at 1:25 am

    Emcee3@bigpond.net.au

    Love this card. Canโ€™t wait to case it.

  11. wrote on November 11th, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    venndj

    Great card! I really like how you attached the vellum, very nice, as always! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. wrote on November 15th, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    swimbikerunat60

    I love the dimension you achieved with the vellum on this very beautiful card Darlene, great tip on how to attached the vellum to the card stock.
    Thank you for sharing another fun video.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

  13. wrote on November 16th, 2017 at 6:23 am

    anitac

    I just love this card. Great video. You make it seem so simple. Would love to recreate this card. Thanks so much. Enjoy the weekend.

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