Yesterday was the start of a new class over at Online Card Classes. The title of the class is Clear & Sheer and the topic is all about vellum. I’ll admit while I love the look of vellum, I’m often intimidated when it comes time to actually using it. When I saw the announcement of this new class, I signed up right away because I knew the skills I’ll be learning are something I can really use in my cardmaking!
The topic for day one of class was all about different ways to attach vellum to a card. I was amazed by how many different methods were showcased! After watching all the videos, I came up with this card design as my homework for this lesson.
I used vellum in two ways on this card. I used it to create the window for my little balloon shakers, and I used it for the sentiment panel. I used the Balloon Bouquet punch to create the frame for my shakers. I used vellum for the shaker window instead of acetate because I wanted to tone down the brightness of the red and blue sequins so I could keep the colors on the card very soft. I drew the balloon strings by hand using a black marker.
I heat embossed the sentiment on another piece of vellum in gold. I adhered it to my layer using Fast Fuse since it’s a really strong adhesive which would help it stick better to the dry embossed layer. Once the vellum was adhered, I popped up the layer on the coordinating A2 top-folding card base using Dimensionals. Finally, I added my balloon shakers to the card using some tape runner. Keeping the layer and card base monochromatic and framing the focal image with dry embossing helps keep this card design clean and simple.
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
- CASology – the current theme is sprinkle. My interpretation is the use of the confetti embossing folder.
- Seize the Birthday – the current theme is anything goes.
- AAA Cards – the current theme is CAS shaker cards.
Until next time …