I enjoy using vellum in my card making so when I saw the latest Online Card Class, Sheer and Clear, I signed right up. The first lesson dealt with different ways to attach a vellum piece to your card. This can be quite tricky at times, but Yana Smakula demonstrated 11 different ways to consider in the first video of the class. Some I knew, some I had forgotten, and a few were new to me.
The first card is one I actually made before class begun and gave to my niece and her husband at their wedding. I attached the vellum piece with a thin line of matte adhesive under the silver thread and then added a dot or two under a few of the rhinestones.
This card uses a new die I purchased recently from a new-to-me company called Concord and 9th. There are several other pieces to the die set as well as an accompanying sentiment set which I didn't use. The striped vellum is from Papertrey Ink as is the Tropical Teal cardstock. The die-cut sentiment is from Simon Says, and the silver thread is from a spool that's been in my stash for years.
Next up is the first card I made for class. I needed a couple thank you notes, so it was a good opportunity to try some new things.
I embossed the beautiful flower from Clearly Besotted's "Fresh Flowers," and then colored them in with some white Prismacolor pencil, and added some Wink of Stella. I've never tried this technique, but Jennifer McGuire demonstrated it in a Day 1 video, and I like the extra oomph it gives the card.
This time, I attached the vellum piece behind the Simple Stories, "Life in Color" tag, and underneath the sequins from Simon Says.
Last is a card I made last night after seeing a video by Dawn Woleslagle. Her cards almost always blow me away, and the card she presented in class was truly elegant. My first attempt leaves a LOT to be desired, but I'm posting it in hopes that a later attempt will show some improvement. For this technique, you trace a stamp's outline in white on the back of a piece of vellum and then dry emboss it. It creates a raised white line on the front of the piece. Dawn recommended using parchment paper, which I don't have, so maybe one part of the problem is that I used vellum. Then the design was colored with Copic markers from the backside. The stamp I traced is one from Penny Black's "Blooming Garden."
In looking for some spray adhesive to attach this piece, I found a can of vellum spray adhesive I'd totally forgotten about. It would have saved me a lot of frustration with the wedding card if only I'd known I had it. (I've started a new purge of my workspace, and this would be one reason why I need to do a good clean-out every year or so!) I scored three lines on the Raspberry Fizz card, and die cut the vellum piece with Simon Says "Stitched Rectangles." The die-cut sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Mini-Market kit, "Still Life: Summer." Finally I added a few Rainstones from Papertrey to finish it off. Not a fave, but I can live with it.