March Trends: Vellum

Chickaniddy Crafts Vellum Background Card by Carson Riutta Hello again lovely friends and readers. I don't know about you, but I adore vellum and the light airy look that it brings to my projects. Having amassed quite a collection of vellum over the years, I'm always looking for new ways to use it. Pairing it with the Date Night collection was such a success, I'm slapping my forehead for not having thought of it sooner.

Chickaniddy Crafts Vellum Background Closeup by Carson RiuttaFor my first card I wanted to give a basic piece of vellum some real texture, as well as use it to mute the background patterned paper.

1. Cut your vellum and background papers to your desired sizes.

2. Place your cut vellum into an embossing folder and run it through your die cut machine.

3. With your sewing machine, stitch the vellum to the background paper. If you don't have a sewing machine, you can always use adhesive with vellum, but I recommend placing the adhesive in places that will be covered up with embellishments once the card is completed.

Dry embossing vellum is so easy and satisfying, if you have a few embossing folders you haven't used in a while, I urge you to pull them out and use them with a lovely piece of vellum.

Chickaniddy Crafts Vellum Die Cut Card by Carson Riutta For my second card I decided to die cut a patterned vellum that I had in my stash. I love how large the butterflies are on the card front, but how they don't overwhelm the design.

Tip: To get the look of the butterfly antennae, stitch from top to bottom of the butterfly and then reverse the stitch back up to the top. When you cut the strings make sure you leave enough loose string to mimic butterfly antennae.

Chickaniddy Crafts Vellum Die Cut Card Closeup by Carson Riutta The light and breezy colors of the Date Night Collection were a great fit with the look of the vellum. These cards came together so quickly using all the gorgeous supplies pictured below.

Chickaniddy Crafts Vellum Trend Cards Supplies Chickaniddy Supplies: DN14OS04-Love Letter Paper, DN14OS09-Together is Better Paper, DN14OS12-Plaid is Rad Paper, DN14OS05-Cutest Couple Paper , DN14EB03-Mini Sticker Banners, DN14EB04-Mini Sticker Tags, DN14EB05-Mini Sticker Sentiments, DN14EB06-Date Night Brads, DN14EB07-Date Night Enamel Hearts, TG14EB06-Twirly Girly Brads

Chickaniddy Crafts Vellum Trend Cards ProcessThere you have it. If you're looking for a way to add a little texture to a card, grab your vellum and your die cut machine and the possibilities are absolutely endless. Have fun crafting!

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