Thursday, February 15, 2018

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - In Love with Vellum

Welcome friends to the CTMH Techniques Blog Hop for February 2018 featuring all we need to know about VELLUM! 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying the inspiration found at each of the nine blogs that are participating in this Hop. Every participating consultant brings something different to the crafty venue in hopes of educating and inspiring you! 

was your previous stop on the Hop. 

I've been in love with the uses of vellum in Cardmaking and scrapbooking for many years. Incorporating vellum into your projects is pretty simple and yet timeless and fun. 

Let's get to the pictures, shall we?!

First, as always, a scrapbook page. 

I used the piece of vellum to give an offset area behind the pictures and lighten up a small portion of the patterned paper that was used as the background. 

The title is stamped directly onto the vellum using Saphire ink and I used my handwriting for the brief journaling. The title is a stamp from A New Adventure (stamp set of 9) on page 63 of the Annual Inspirations catalog. 

Two notes.

1. Everyone worries about how to secure the vellum in a way that doesn't allow the adhesive to show through. My first choice option is always to create a layer that leaves a hidden area so that the adhesive can be applied under some other element. 

2. Vellum is a fantastic medium for handwritten journaling because you can easily lay it over a sheet of lined notebook paper and write your journaling using the lines to keep everything straight and well-aligned. 

When you're done, simply slide the notebook paper out from under the vellum. 

I'm in love with stars lately and this outlined star image has been getting quiet a lot of use in my projects. It comes to us from a cute stamp set from the Stargazer product suite. 

The Stargazer Suite can 
can be seen here!

I have some young friends who will be graduating from high school in just a few months so I've started working on graduation cards. 

The "reach for the stars" sentiment is another stamp from A New Adventure. 

When using vellum on a card, sometimes the easiest way to attach it is to cut it with extra length and wrap the ends around to the back and secure there, like you probably also do when using ribbon.

I stamped the background using the Constellations stamp set--see Constellations Here. 

For the sentiment, I combined two sentiments from two sets--A New Adventure and Many Congratulations (found on page 56 of the Annual Inspiration catalog) and can be  SEEN HERE

For the above card, I used vellum for the card base. (Can you tell? It kinda looks like a gray cardstock.) The key to getting a crisp fold with vellum is scoring. Be sure to score before folding and crease with a bone folder. 

I used quite a few Bitty Sparkles in these projects but they are tricky to photograph. You can never go wrong with I right?! 

Vellum! There really are so many wonderful crafty qualities about it. You can shop for 12x12 sheets of vellum. RIGHT HERE

Thanks for hopping by. The next stop on the February Technique Blog Hop is PAPERCRAFTING WITH REBECCA. by Rebecca Coombs. Enjoy!

Until next time,


  1. Love the vellum in the photo area as a backdrop. Very effective in showing off the photos. The cards are great too!

  2. Your cards are very classy. Your layout is a favorite of mine. I love when a picture is put into focus using elements such as your stamped stars.

  3. Fantastic projects!! They are all fabulous!

  4. You've been busy! and I love it ALL. Great layout, the vellum is really great on this - super for journaling and you have perfect handwriting! And Great cards, too!

  5. Your projects are wonderful, and I especially love your cool graduation cards!

  6. Every element of what you share is AMAZING! You really have a keen eye for artwork. BEAUTIFUL!