Hello, friends! Today is all about making the most of vellum. I share a technique I call “vellum monoprint”. It sounds fancy but it is easy… and results in three cards at once!
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I have always liked stamping on vellum. When doing so, I noticed that the ink doesn’t absorb right away, so I decided to press a piece of cardstock on it to pick up the excess. I loved the unique results! You really have to watch the video to see how the technique is done. You end up with THREE cards… one with regular stamping, one with stamping on vellum, and one with a unique “monoprint” look…
NOTE: THERE IS AN ERROR IN THE SENTIMENT. MAMA ELEPHANT HAS SINCE FIXED! SORRY
Let’s take a closer look at the many cards I show in the video. But watch the video for the details on how to make them!
This first card shows stamping with Altenew Inks (SSS | ALT) on vellum with the Altenew Wild Ferns Stamp Set (SSS | EH | ALT). The images are so pretty and soft! The notecard is white cardstock with the vellum overlaying it. I tied the two together with Hemptique Natural Hemp Cord.
For the sentiment, I used the Birch Press Big Thanks Sugar Script Dies, the Mama Elephant Sending Hugs Stamp Set (SSS | EH), and Couture Creations Gold Matte Cardstock. I also added dots of Tonic Key Lime Nuvo Jewel Drops to the background.
Here is the “monoprint” version from the vellum. Such a unique look! I used all the same products.
I did stack my “thanks” dies to allow them to stand out more.
The third card shows the basic stamping that I did on white cardstock for the “monoprinting”.
Here is another trio of cards using this vellum monoprint technique… featuring the Right At Home Freshly Picked Stamp Set (SSS | EH). I added a fun heat embossed large sentiment to the vellum with the Mama Elephant Sending Hugs Stamp Set (SSS | EH).
This next trio features the Papertrey Ink Ocean Stamp Set for the monoprint technique. Here is the vellum version. I added a circle die cut decorated with the Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Rings Dies… and also images from the Papertrey Ink Fauna Stamp Set and Papertrey Ink Salt Air Sentiments Stamp Set.
For the “monoprint” piece, I kept the card simple and added similar images. I LOVE the background on this one!
And the last card for this trio shows the full stamped background. And those Papertrey Ink Fauna Stamp Set are just SO cute!
I just couldn’t get a good photo of this vellum card! The ink is light on the vellum, so it is hard to see, but it pretty in real life. This background features the Technique Tuesday Mandala Sentiment Stamp Set. I am crazy about this set! Since I used light inks, the vellum version is super soft, but pretty in real life.
But check out how colorful the results are on cardstock! Swoon. (I saved the monoprint from these cards for a future project.)
This post is part of a fun Challenge Me A Christmas Card collaboration with my friend Michelle Lupton. She is doing a series of posts where she partners with a friend and they do the same technique. Today, I have challenged her to do vellum stamping. Be sure to see her work HERE – she is one of my favorite cardmakers!
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