Vellum Cover Cards
Today’s card is sure to surprise and delight whomever receives it. The card base itself is made of vellum, which is translucent, giving the cards a very ephemeral quality.
I have made Vellum Cover Cards once before, and again I was struck with how easy, fun, and impressive they are. In about an hour and a half I had four different cards made, each with a different design. (And most of that time was spent fussy cutting those flowers. If you used intricate dies on the front instead, it would be even quicker!)
I’m sharing four different designs today. I could have made more, if it hadn’t been a wee bit past my bedtime. I had so many more ideas!
I think these vellum cover cards are really stunning! The transparent quality of the vellum makes these cards seem almost magical!
This card was inspired by Global Design Project Challenge #097!
Thanks, GDP, for choosing to highlight Wild Wasabi! I really like this color green! Stampin’ Up! has not been featured it in recent DSPs and it has therefore been sort-of a forgotten color for awhile. Plus, it looks awesome with Berry Burst.
Vellum Card Measurements
Vellum cover: Standard card size, 8-1/2 by 5-1/2, creased at 4-1/4″ (21 x 14.85 cm, creased at 10.5 cm)
Interior card: 6″ by 4-1/4″, creased at 3″ (15 x 11.85 cm, creased at 7.5 cm)
Interior card DSP panel/ card liner: 2-3/4″ by 4″ (7.2 x 11.55 cm)
Foil Frenzy Card Decorations
After you get these layers put together, it’s just a matter of decorating! Simpler decorations are often best for this card type. For example, for my Foil Frenzy card, the only thing I added was Berry Burst Mini Gift bows and Wild Wasabi leaves cut using Flourish Thinlits. (I did find that I had to really press down inside the bows to get them to stick to the vellum and not fall off later. A pencil eraser worked well.)
Remarkable You Card Decorations
I used the Remarkable You stamp set to stamp the flowers and leaves on cardstock, then fussy cut them out.
I also stamped the leaf on the vellum (giving it ample time to dry) so I wouldn’t have to fussy cut the stem. This is why you can see the leaf image so clearly through the card front.
Then, I adhered the leaves and flowers to the card front using glue dots.
The mini card in the interior is Crumb Cake with a striped card from the Memories & More: Perfect Days Card Pack. This card pack in particular has had some of my favorite DSP patterns in it for the year; probably because I’ve been obsessed with Lemon Lime Twist, one of the featured colors.
Cardstock: Berry Burst, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi (c) Stampin’ Up!
Paper: vellum, Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper, Memories & More: Perfect Days Card Pack (c) Stampin’ Up!
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Remarkable You (c) Stampin’ Up!
Dies: Flourish Thinlit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!
Other: Mini Gift Bows, glue dots
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Bonus Card Examples
The top card uses a card from the Memories & More: Perfect Days Card Pack. It started out white and black, but I added a little bit of Melon Mambo ink with a sponge. It also features Eclectic Layers Thinlit Dies, a gold Mini Tassel, and Eastern Gold vinyl stickers.
This card uses Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper with 2017-2018 In Color Bitty bows. The bows come with their own little dimensionals sticker on the back making them really, really easy to use.
Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!
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