Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Embossed Vellum

The technique challenge today involved embossing vellum.  You could dry emboss or use images and embossing powder.  I chose to dry emboss.

I first used my new Watercolor Trio stamp set to stamp the flower image on plain white cardstock.  The stamp was colored with markers and then stamped off once and then onto the white several times to give varying degrees of intensity. 

My vellum piece was punched on one edge with the open scallop border punch and I used my bone folder and Score Pal to emboss the diagonal lines.

The vellum piecewas adhered  to the background with red line tape at the top and the bottom, thus the ribbon at the top to hide that, and the punched flowers at the bottom.  The sentiment is from the same set and punched out with the fancy label punch.  The flowers and leaves were leftover from a previous project. 

I must admit I'm not crazy about the ribbon.  What do you think?


  1. So very pretty, Lorraine! I love the soft watercolored image with the scored grid pattern and then the brighter colored pretty flowers at the bottom.

  2. Yack, I ran out of time yesterday morning...I meant to say that I loved the soft prettiness of the flowers and vellum, and punched flowers. I thought organza ribbon would be lighter at the top, but it doesn't tie such a nice knot, and the knot on the grosgrain and sentiment balance each other so well.

  3. How pretty Lorraine!!! I love the look of vellum over a card and somehow I never think to do it. Thanks for the inspiration!!


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