Hello Friends! Emily here (@popsofpaper) with a fun way to work with vellum. I absolutely love the look of embossed vellum but what’s even better; colored embossed vellum. For my project today, I used the lovely Thankful stamp set and the Woodgrain Background stamp set.
Colored Vellum Tips:
- Make sure your heating tool is super hot! I usually run my heat tool for at least 30-45 seconds before applying the heat to the vellum.
- Always remember to apply your anti-static powder your vellum surface.
- When applying heat to the vellum move your heating tool quickly around the vellum...if you leave your heat tool too long in one place it can burn the vellum or unfixable warping can occur.
- Always color your vellum on the backside of your heat embossed image. This way all your coloring will stay within the lines and don’t worry too much about a few strokes of color falling outside the embossed image lines will cover-up any little mistakes. To be honest, your colored image will look a little messy but when you turn it over it will look gorgeous!
- You can color your vellum with colored pencils and markers but I find that Wonder Stix Crayons provide the best coverage with limited streaking. The colors are vibrant, they blend nicely and it’s just like coloring with crayons.
To create my card, I heat embossed the wood grain image using Ranger Copper Embossing Powder. Then I heat embossed the floral pumpkin image and the Thankful sentiment with Caramel Macchiato WOW Embossing on vellum. I colored the vellum with orange and green Wonder Stix Crayons. I attached the embossed thankful sentiment to a piece of white card stock and then fussy cut. I also fussy cut the colored pumpkin floral design. Then I adhered all the elements together and added some gold and orange sequins for a little extra pop.
I hope you enjoyed my project today and it inspires you to use vellum and heat embossing in fun new ways.
Big Paper Hugs!