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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Vellum card for LiveLoveCards.....

Hello everyone: I love Vellum, don't use if often but, when I do, I always like how it makes everything look so soft and ethereal. My dear friend Darlene De Vries has a challenge for us over at her blog LiveLoveCards for the month of June and she asked us to make cards using Vellum. Here is the card I made for this challenge, it's a bit different than other cards, specially because I've never done this technique before. Here is my card.

Ok, this Vellum is a bit thicker than other, more transparent Vellum sheets and that is because it has to withstand the pressure of the stylus to change the color of the paper. I've seen this technique many times but I never actually give it a try until now. I even went ahead and purchased a beginner's kit to give it a try. The designs on this kit are not to complicated, but there are other patterns out there that are simply stunning. Here is a close up of the pretty little daisy.
It's amazing how a simple design changes before your eyes, I'm so totally fascinated by this beautiful and ancient art that originated in Europe back in the 15th. and 16th. Centuries. One thing I need to say about this technique is that, unlike water coloring (which is my favorite medium), this is not forgiving at all, once you apply the pressure with the stylus, the lines on the Vellum are permanent, you just can't "erase" them at all, but I can also tell you that it's fun and the results can be awesome. This card is simple and, amazingly enough, it didn't take long to finish, I think the slow part is to draw the image with the white gel pen, (included in the kit) from the images in the instruction booklet, you just place your Vellum on top of the image and trace it.
I hope you like my card, I was going to leave it with no colors but I decided to paint the petals and the steam with my Prismacolor Pencils. The butterfly was stamped with one of the images of Papillon Potpourri and traced onto the Vellum, finished with the stylus and punched out with the Elegant Butterfly punch.
I want to thank you so much for visiting, reading your comments truly make me so happy. If you have any questions about this card please let me know.
Have a wonderful day.
Maria.

12 comments:

  1. Wow what a technique! This is beautiful Maria! I can't wait to see other creations from your kit! Kind of reminds me of pretty lace don't you think? I may have to figure this out myself thanks for sharing I'm sure the Challenge will be amazed at this entry!

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    1. Thank you Patti, it was fun to try something new and it's really very easy, it's a great way to add some really pretty details to your cards.

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  2. ahhhh....so pretty ! I love dry embossing and on vellum it is beautiful.
    This is a delicate and feminine card . You are going to have so much fun with your new kit and I hope you will share your artistic results .
    What a fun challenge to participate in ....

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    1. Thanks Sonny, I love embossing on Vellum, I've tried it with Embossing Folders but this is even more fun.
      Thank you for visiting.

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  3. beautiful, embossed results, Maria!

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    1. Thank you Mary, it was so fabulous to see the Vellum change before my very eyes in such a lovely way. I still need a bit more practice, I'm going to truly enjoy it.

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    1. Thanks Brian, this is a really new and fabulous way to decorate with Vellum.

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  5. Maria, this is gorgeous! I love the effect; Is this actually called something, or just dry embossing on vellum? Whatever it is, it's beautiful!

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  6. This is gorgeous Maria! Great work with this technique!

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  7. This card is beautiful, Maria. What is the kit that you have? I've had dry embossing on vellum on my list for awhile - it looks great!

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  8. GORGEOUS! wow, loving that vellum frame - so elegant, delicate and beautiful. Thanks for sharing Maria. I just was looking back thru my neglected blog to find something and came across a few of your comments. So I hopped over here to "see" you. Love your blog - you make fabulous creations!!
    xxKris
    Imagine That! Digis by Kris

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