Sunday, 2 October 2016
Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Embossing On Vellum
Hello my lovelies, how are you doing today, I hope this finds you well. Another month has whizzed by and that means another new challenge on the Happy Little Stampers CAS blog, where we want to see, embossing on vellum.
As ever, Happy Little Stampers are sponsoring the challenge, so there are prizes to be won! There are a number of techniques you can use for this challenge and you will find tutorial videos linked over at the challenge for ideas and tips. Also, check out the rest of the talented design team for even more inspiration!
First, I will show you my card and then explain my process after the pictures - that way, you can leave as soon as you have looked at my card if you are in a hurry! Here it is,
This was a tricky one to photograph, it leans more towards the pink side, than the blue (as it appears here) but I have got it as close as possible - the reflection off the Glossy Accents didn't help much ... but I digress!
I took a plain, white card base and made a top fold. Next, I took a water-coloured panel, made with the 'smooshing' technique and die cut a stitched edge panel, slightly smaller than my card base, and adhered it down with tape runner.
Next, I took a piece of vellum and stamped the Kaisercraft 'Birthday' sentiment with Versamark on to a piece of vellum and heat embossed it.
Make sure your heat gun is really hot before applying it to the vellum and start from the back. Work quickly and don't hold the gun too close, that way you will minimise any warping.
If your vellum has warped, place it between two cutting plates and run through your cutting machine, or place under a heavy book for a while.
Now, I don't know if you have worked with vellum, but, if you have, you will know what a pain it is to adhere. I have tried every trick in the book, and none have been successful . . . until now. The trick I used, was to use, 'Stick It' double sided sticky sheets (it's thin enough, that you can still see through the vellum!)
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