Friday 30 April 2021


Dawn has set the challenge for us at Daring Cardmakers this week. She says she finds vellum tricky to work with so she'd like to see some ideas.

My instinct with vellum is to go for soft and pretty so I decided to challenge myself a bit extra and see if I could do something more masculine. I ended up using it as an overlay to tone down a busy background to make more of a feature of a sentiment. 

I couldn't actually find my vellum so I used a sheet of heavyweight tracing paper - this is some that has draughstman's markings on it so I kept that part as a sort of base line for my piece.

The age old question of how to attach vellum is solved here by wrapping it round the panel and sticking to the back . I also added a few dots of glue and then used black enamel dots to hide those spots.

The background has been in my scraps box for years - it was part of a masterboard for resist techniques but I stand little chance of remembering what was on it - spray inks, acrylic paint, white embossing powder and gesso at a guess! 

Numbers border (Kaisercraft)
Birthday (Letter It range by Ranger)
Essential Message (Hero Arts)

Bristol board
Mixed media piece from scraps box
Heavyweight tracing paper

Brilliance by Tsukieko (Graphite Black)

Pearl pen by Viva Decor (Anthracite)

Thanks for stopping by!


Dotty Jo said...

Love your card, Joanne! I have a love/hate relationship with vellum, Jo x

Debbie said...

hahahaha what a great card - loved the bit about the background - keep safe

Wavejumper said...

I admit I dont use vellum although I have it. It is on the "to-do" list of card ideas.

This is a nice masculine card. I like the idea of keeping the measure line at the bottom.

hugs Margot

Svenja said...

Love this one! The vibrant inky background is just gorgeous and the vellum adds a nice touch without taking too much away from it. Perfect (for male and female ;-) )

Dawn said...

I never know what to use to attach vellum, which is probably why I don't use it much. I love your card. x said...

Love the background on your card and the colour is lush. An ingenious piece of vellum too! There was me thinking it was another technique. Michelle x