I am sharing a second card I created by heat embossing on vellum, you can see another here. I used the Joy of Noel stamp set (which is retiring from our mini catalogue and available whilst stocks last, so be quick) to stamp a wreath in versamark ink onto vellum cardstock and then heat emboss it in white embossing powder.
Tips on embossing onto vellum
- Rub an embossing buddy all over the surface of the vellum before adding ink and embossing powder (included in the Embossing Additions Tool Kit shared below).
- Stamp you desired image using versamark ink and tilt to the light if you need to see where you have laid down ink already.
- Sprinkle your desired heat embossing powder liberally over the cardstock and inked areas.
- Shake off excess powder and inspect the image to see if there are extra spots of embossing powder which need to be removed before heat embossing. I use a pointed brush from IKEA to remove unwanted heat embossing powder.
- When you are ready to heat emboss, turn on your heat tool and leave to warm up for 30 seconds (do not point at anything whilst it is heating up). Some heat tools have two settings. You can start on a lower setting and increase if you need to but don’t get too close to the vellum or it will warp.
- Position the heat tool approx 5-6 inches away from the vellum (you can heat from above or below the vellum) and keep it in place until the powder begins to melt. Move across the stamped image until all the powder has melted and is shiny.
- Be patient but do not keep going over the powder once it has melted and is shiny.
- Move the heat tool away for a second and tilt your cardstock to the light to ensure all of the powder has been melted.
- Turn off your heat tool and unplug when not in use.
- Your cardstock should be ready to use almost instantly.
How to colour the vellum
If you look closely at the wreath, it looks like the leaves/holly and berries have been coloured in white ink. A really cool technique you can try when using vellum is to flip over your embossed image (so that the embossing is facing down) and lay onto a foam mat or soft surface. Use the round end of the take your pick tool (I used the smallest end) and gently rub inside the embossed lines to make the vellum go cloudy and colour the image. Be sure not to press too hard and pierce/tear the vellum.
Once you are happy with the colouring, add a greeting (I used the Bottled Happiness stamp set), ribbon and some embellishments to finish off the card.
The wreath was created using the Joy of Noel stamp set from our mini catalogue. It is being retired though so it won’t be available from January (unless it sells out sooner) so if you need that stamp set in your life, be quick! I have listed the items I have used below. I am a Stampin’ Up demo and these items are available to purchase from my online shop. Click the images below to go to my shop or get in touch if I can help. Have a lovely day x