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My first example is a heat embossed vellum card with a mini cardstock notecard inside. At the center of the vellum card, I silver heat embossed a large flower from the new Altenew Engraved Flowers Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). I then added Copic coloring to the flower by coloring on the backside of the vellum. For more shine, I heat embossed smaller flowers all around the main flower with Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder.
I also added cardstock frames using the Altenew Fine Frames Dies (SSS | ALT) and sentiment from the Altenew Needlework Motif Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). When you open the vellum card, there is a mini cardstock card adhered inside – perfect for a personal message.
My next two cards have vellum for the top portion of the card front. This creates a sheer window to the inside! (Be sure to watch the video for the how-to.) On both cards, I used Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder and Altenew Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) to heat emboss on vellum. On the bottom of the card, I stamped the Altenew Pinstripe Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) and “hello” from the Altenew Wild Ferns Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). Along where the two pieces meet, I added a flower from the Altenew Handpicked Bouquet Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) that I stamped with new Altenew Ink colors (SSS | ALT). (More on those below.)
Here you can see the see-through portion of the card front.
Here is another card that is very similar, but a bit simpler.
Vellum is perfect for creating card belly bands. For this card, I first colored my vellum with ink to give it a purple tint. I wrapped it around a gatefold card and added an Altenew Simply Hello die cut (SSS | ALT) and an Altenew Needlework Motif Stamp Set sentiment (SSS | ALT).
Another way to create a vellum card is to use large die cuts. When you open the card, there are white die cuts of the same size for a place to write a message. (Watch the video on this one, too!) This is my favorite way to make vellum cards. This one features the new Altenew Leaf Medallion Die (SSS | ALT) covered with lots of silver embossing powder and gems.
In my video, I show a vellum card featuring the new Altenew Wild Ferns Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). I stamped the leaves on a vellum card… and used that as an overlay over a regular white notecard. I also added twine, pearls, and a sentiment from the Altenew Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). I will be showing the how-to for this card (and a fun technique!) in a video coming very soon.
INK SWATCH DOWNLOADS
I have a free Ink Swatch Downloads for all the Altenew Inks – including today’s newest colors. There are three files (since there are so many inks now!) – just click here: DOWNLOAD 1 and DOWNLOAD 2 and DOWNLOAD 3 to download. (The newest inks are in the last download.) To see my complete list of Ink Swatch Downloads and how I create and store them, head over HERE.
The next stop on the hop is the blog of Therese Calvird. You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog.
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Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with from Altenew or with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.