Uk Scrappers Blog Hop - Using Vellum




 A Big welcome to the UK Scrappers Spring Blog Hop . 
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 Sorry for the amount of photos!
 When i first started to scrapbook, I fell in love with vellum and bought LOTS of it!!

 I started with the plain stuff and used it to make the pergamano cards and projects - I still have a kit with the pricking tools about somewhere. 
As well as the beautiful patterned and coloured vellum, I bought iridescent, glittered and printed ready to colour in.

 I have used a piece of this for my project.

 I soon found out that I could print onto vellum  ( the above are quotes from a CD from years ago) 

I am aware that printing isn't easy as the ink takes so long to dry-you CAN play with the printer settings and use less ink and a faster drying time but I am far too lazy for that! 
  1. I print with the normal setting - the more ink the better as I don't want it to dry too quickly. As soon as it is out of the printer ( and I mean IMMEDIATELY ) ,
  2.  sprinkle with fine clear embossing power- you can use other colours - i have used gold - the most important thing is that it is ultra fine.
  3. then dry gently with a heat gun. Sometimes the embossing power comes off but I really like the effect and more importantly, the ink will dry.

 You can play with colours in "Word" and different fonts or word art- Or just any program you use to print with . I *think* the above was done with Lettering Delights

 I also used to scan in my favorite papers and print the image onto vellum to compliment the page.If you print it as a watermark - if gives a really soft look ( you can just play with the image settings)
Photos look great too - I haven't embossed these but just left them to dry or helped it along with the heat gun.

Printing :

 I always keep my embossing powder in a big tub right next to the printer so I can get it onto the project as quick as possible.

 This is what it looks like straight out of the printer with the embossing powder on it.

 This is the one I shall be using for my card.


 Don't try to be greedy and print up too much like me! I got one of the images smudged.


I am pleased with how the words turned out.

 When you have embossed and are ready to colour- its better to colour from the back (easier too)

I added some pearls and bling, a mount , some ribbon and DONE!

The finished card.


The card above is made with a pre-printed vellum ,( you can print your own image if you don't have pre printed ) coloured with copic pens ( stronger colours are needed as the vellum gives a much softer look) I have embossed the back with a ball tool ( the centre of the flowers and the buttons- this gives a stronger colour too)

The "lace" is die cut - you can also use a boarder punch.
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I often use vellum in my projects ( after all I have a mountain of it !)

 The iridescent butterflies are from an upcoming project and are diecut with a memory box die.

The heart and butterflies were also diecut.

More vellum butterflies this time layered over paper to give a 3D look.

There are SO many ways to use it that I will always keep vellum in my stash to use ( not that It has a chance of running out!!) I haven't even mentioned tearing or using embossing  folders- ooo imagine the new Tim Holtzs folders or Tri embossing with ink! ..off to play.

Next up on your Hop is .... Suzycad

Don't forget that to have a chance to win the FAB  UKS prize , you need to comment on each blog - Good Luck!


Soojay xx

Comments

  1. What a beautiful card and such a great idea

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  2. Fab ideas... I bought a pack oh plain vellum at a raft fair recently but have on managed to add some extra wings to butterflies so far... Will have to try your heat embossing using printer ink technique.

    Thanks for the inspiration
    Wizbit (liz)

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  3. Well dim as I am I never thought about printing on vellum! And I love the embossing on it. I will hook out some I have stashed away and have a go. Your cards are gorgeous. Thanks, Sue.
    Sue x

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  4. No apologies necessary, all the photos are very helpful, great tutorial :)

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  5. fantastic projects - so pretty and detailed, thanks for sharing

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  6. These are absolutely gorgeous.
    Kim

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  7. Will have to give this a go fabulous

    UKS lelly

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  8. I think vellum is making a comeback so you might well have further use for those. I have printed and embossed on vellum but hadn't thought to colour in after...that is clever. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. oh my what fab ideas I have lots of vellum sitting unloved in a draw with your help they will hopefully get a new please of life

    scrappybluecat uks

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  10. Great photos and an interesting tutorial - I used to do this years ago when I made lots of cards and it brings back fond memories:) Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Its funny how soon we forget how good a thing can look ... thanks for reminding us.

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  12. WOW! Totally inspiring :) I've got heaps of vellum sat doing nothing. Will have to dig it out now!
    Thanks for sharing.
    chrisrydal x

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  13. Wow what fab ideas thanks for sharing
    from Boland :)

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  14. Great technique, thanks for sharing. Look forward to having a play. Tigerlady

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  15. These look gorgeous, and I have loads of unused vellum gathering dust.

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  16. i too have heaps of vellum--now i know how to use it all up :D
    Leigh11 xxx

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  17. Such amazing ideas .... I especially like the idea of printing then heat embossing :-)
    *here be dragons*

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  18. Maybe I'll get to use my stash of vellums know they are so nice but I never know what to do.

    Meg baby UKS

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  19. Ooooooooh lovely card, I haven't quite got the confidence to print onto vellum yet, is your printer laser or inkjet?

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  20. Thanks for tips on using vellum - have some but have never used it as I haven't had a clue how - thanks to you I do now - printing on it sounds a great idea and one that I will try and the embossing on wet ink is genius - thanks for sharing that.
    PaulineD UKS xxx

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  21. Oh I have loads of vellum too and never really know what to do with it. Thanks for showing us some ideas. (Maria in France on UKS)

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  22. What a lovely idea, the pattern looks like stained glass! Thank you UKS - Sharon1973

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  23. Going to dig out all that old vellum from the back of the cupboard!

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  24. Fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing. KJJC on uks

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  25. Such brilliant ideas with vellum - I love your first two cards especially. Thanks for some great tips. UKS - Julesaroony

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  26. Hi teamie! Great tutorial and lovely pics - such great ideas too! I've definitely got some bits of vellum still stashed away in my supplies - I've embossed it with powder and also folders, but not tried colouring it .. should give it a whirl someday! Ali (Alibri) x

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  28. Fab card and great ideas. Thanks for sharing UKS sue1952

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  29. Oh Sue, thank you - now I know what I'm going to do with my collection of vellum! Thank you thank you thank you!!!
    UKS name, AllycatD

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  30. Oh Wow! now seriously regretting giving my stash of vellum away :( Thank you for an excuse to go buy some more! (TinkerHamilton UKS)

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  31. some great ideas for using up vellum I have quite a bit just waiting for a project and now I have the inspiration thanks xxx

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  32. Wow, these are great! I love the idea of vellum but struggle to actually use it!

    UKS - Clairewill

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  33. I've never tried printing onto vellum but would love to add it to layouts.
    Thank you
    Chris55 -UKS

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  34. Just beautiful Sue - I still love vellum :)

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  35. I have a pile of unused vellum that you have inspired me to play with thank you :)
    K (aka Sylphraven)

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  36. Gorgeous projects and such fab ideas - but then I am a massive fan of yours anyway

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  37. We used most of our vellum or gave it away when mistakenly thinking we would no longer be crafting, but we'll be looking out for more now as this is a fabulous idea. We'll remember the tip about not smudging as we're guilty of that with inking as it is.

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  38. This is great! Have vellum lying around unloved, this will help it feeling loved :)

    thanks for sharing xx

    purplybunny (uks)

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  39. This makes me wish I hadn't got rid of my vellum years ago...that'll teach me! Great ideas - thanks for sharing. Mary x

    scarymary555 on UKS

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  40. what a super post - off to dig out the vellum!--alibi

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  41. Gorgeous, will be hunting out my vellum now

    Beanpie11 aka Debbie

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  42. absolutely love it - it's great. will have a go at this - have done it before, but it's been pushed to the back of my mind. thank you for the inspiration.

    cantstopstampin

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  43. Some very pretty ideas.

    Akers elainevking on UKS

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  44. Some great ideas for using vellum.I have a fair bit of vellum but never know what to do with it! didn't even think of printing on to it...fab! Thanks for sharing..UKS...Bubbleblitt

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  45. Thank you. Great ideas. UKS Tagsie

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  46. Gorgeous card and idea, I have never done much with vellum but I might have to try again! - Cassia

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  47. Love, love, love these ideas Thank you for the tutorial. Love, stillcrafting from UKS xx

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  48. Beautiful...and thanks for the clear instructions, feeling very inspired now! Hugs Sarah (butterbee on UKS)

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  49. Wow Sue, what a lovely collection of vellum creations. I love vellum but very rarely use it - will have to give it another go after seeing all these super ideas.

    Toni xx
    (misteejay)

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  50. Thank you so much for the ideas, I have a pack that I've not opened yet as I didn't know what to do with it, JoPink

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  51. Beautiful creations

    Fran (Hedgie)

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  52. Love your cards and like others I hadn't even thought about printing on vellum - my mind is racing with ideas already - very exciting! Thanks for sharing. Sian aka Violaceous :)

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  53. Love these ideas. I actually don't own any vellum but I keep meaning to buy some. Thanks for the inspiration :) (uks Jacqui200284)

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  54. I *was* in love with vellum a while back ... I might have to revisit it now as your heat-embossed and coloured images are gorgeous.
    What's your advice for adhering it to projects?

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  55. love your use of gems, really opulent

    Fifi-T

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  56. will have to dig my vellum out i think

    uks - darm

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  57. thanks for sharing this. I will dig out my vellum and start using it again.

    NIKIG (uks)

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  58. Great way to use vellum, didn't know you could print and than emboss on it.

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  59. Thanks for sharing this - i have some of those vellum quotes too - love the idea of printing and embossing :)

    Stacey Scrapred on UKS

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  60. Gorgeous cards- so much to look at!
    Laura Godfrey

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  61. That's brilliant! Need to get my vellum out! I have an old papermania booklet full of vellum quotes - need to get onto that one! jenx uks wear crafts

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  62. I hadn't thought of embossing on the vellum, super idea. Thanks.

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  63. I just found an old stash of vellum the other day and was musing on what to do with it ... Now I have loads of ideas! Will try the embossing-straight-from-the-printer trick.
    (Eileen C)

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  64. These ideas are excellent! I too have lots of Vellum from years ago, will be getting it out with my dies and embossing folders this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration

    UKS name Fizzydrink

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  65. I have printed on vellum but not printed and embossed - great idea :D one to try. Kitty Crafts UKS

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  66. Thanks for the tutorial, must try embossing on vellum, looks very effective.
    UKS - mumof4girls

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  67. Thanks for helping me reuse some vellum from my stash pile! Audrey uks - poetcrafty

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  68. I have a mountain of vellum gathering dust, thanks for the inspiration. UKS - Scrappyyo

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  69. Thanks for sharing. Must go and dig out some vellum
    UKS meggie

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  70. You make vellum look like a must use for my next project - thanks for the inspiration

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  71. Lovely and inspirational ideas. Thanks UKS Jolene

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  72. I think we will all be digging our vellum out now - beautiful projects and ideas - thanks for sharing. Gill x UKS name is Seaside Crafter.

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  73. Oh I love vellum too and I haven't used this technique before. I will definitely give it a try :) Thanks so much for the inspiration. x

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