Card How-to, Cardmaking

Adding Interest to Favorite Techniques: Using Velum

Hello crafty friends. Today I am sharing a card featuring the Happiest Wishes stamp set from Simon Says. I made this card for a friend of mine who had a beautiful baby bay.

My favorite technique is ink blending. I would have to say that the majority of my cards have some sort of ink blending on them. So, what do you do to freshen up a design so that is doesn’t look like all the rest? I like to add velum.

Velum is a nice option that can anchor your images, but at the same time, lets some of that beautiful ink blending through. After all the effort and time, you’re not going to want to cover it up that lovely panel.  You can also play with the shape of your velum so that it has a fresh look.

In this card, I created a faux tag with velum. I used the Cricut to foil the sentiment, “Welcome Baby” and cut the tag out. I added two cloud layers to the tag, one made of glitter cardstock and another made of velum for a little dimension. I built on top of my tag, just as I would on a card base. Not only is this a great way to add interest to the card, but it also gives you places to hide your adhesive and glue so it doesn’t show through the velum.

To see how I created this card, please see the video here:

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