Stamp Off Vellum Challenge
Welcome back to another BS & J Stamp Off! This week, we’re using vellum.
I love vellum, because there are so many things you can do with it. The challenge for me was to choose which technique I wanted to use. It’s gorgeous when you run it through the Big Shot with an embossing folder. It’s also a great layer to use over a busy background with a sentiment or simple image. I decided to go with “Stained Glass,” because I wanted to use the new Cambridge Carols Stamp Set from the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog.
Don’t you love that scene? I stamped on Vellum with VersaMark, then embossed with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I used Stampin’ Blends to color the image. Typically with the Stained Glass Technique, you use markers on the back of the image, so this isn’t technically stained glass. It’s more “stamping and coloring on vellum,” I guess, because I colored on the front.
I used a lot of Smoky Slate for the bridge and church roof. Sadly, the powder on the cross on the steeple got knocked off before I heated, so it’s not as obviously a church.
Because I wanted a little color for the snow, I did color that on the back with a Light Crumb Cake blend. The bridge bricks are Cajun Craze, and the trees behind the church…well, those trees gave me a fit. First I colored them with a Shaded Spruce Blend, but why would they be green in the middle of the winter? They don’t look like evergreens. I added a touch of Crumb Cake over the Spruce. And then I thought, well, maybe it’s kind of a mountain. So I covered the Crumb Cake with a little Highland Heather. I may very well have used something else too. I just kept adding color until I was happy with the results.
For a little fun touch, I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to paint some glue over the ice and a little on the snow. (Fun fact: The fine-tip glue pen glue is – as far as I can tell – just like our retired Crystal Effects, just in a different bottle with a fine-tip. So you can use it to add a glassy look as well as for ice or water.)
The sentiment is embossed with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I cut the Whisper White Cardstock layer a little smaller than the vellum so I could wrap the vellum over the cardstock and adhere to the back.
I used the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to emboss the front of the Basic Gray card front.
Now – please check out Jackie’s and Susan’s blogs. I can’t wait to see what they’ve done with vellum. Every week, I have an idea about what each will do, and I’m usually wrong. They go totally “out of the box” and out of their comfort zones each time.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!