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NaBloPoMo Day3: Vellum Lovely as a Tree

Blogging on Sunday is not a first but almost! So here you go, here’s a really special card for you today!

As my Stamping club night this Tuesday is all about Vellum, I’ll share a few tricks and tips how to use Vellum this week. For this first card, I used the beautiful stamp set “Lovely as a tree” and stamped it in the background on White Whisper cardstock. I sponged the sky with Cantaloup Crisp, Soft Sky and Pacific Point ink. I cut a piece of Vellum cardstock the same size of the Whisper White. I stamped the trees with Black StazOn ink on the vellum.  The great thing with Vellum is that you can rub it from behind and it becomes white. So I used this technique to make the snow on this landscape. Simply flip the Vellum over, place it on top of a soft surface like a piercing mat and take a stylus (scoring tool) to make little dots all over to make snowflakes. Make some bigger and smaller dots for a more realistic look.

I glued the Vellum on the White cardstock with a Snail adhesive and covered it with the Organza ribbon. Then I used use a little bit in both corners to adhere the 2 top corners. (The adhesive sometime shows through the vellum, so you have to be careful where you use it.

lovely as a tree Vellum

Here’s a close-up:

lovely as a tree Vellum (2)


Stamp set: Lovely as a Tree, Petite Pairs

CS and paper: Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Vellum cardstock

Ink: Cantaloup Crisp, Soft Sky, Pacific Point, Black StazOn black,

Tools: Stylus, Sponge daubers, Modern Label punch,

Accessories: 5/8″ Organza ribbon, Rhinestones Basic Jewels,


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