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How to Use Vellum to Highlight Your Foiled Die Cuts

Posted by Chrissie Tobas

Vellum is such a fantastic type of translucent paper, but it can be a bit tricky to use (and adhere). Learn how to use vellum as an accent to highlight a die cut or an image on your card!

Vellum is such a fantastic type of translucent paper, but it can be a bit tricky to use (and adhere). Learn how to use vellum as an accent to highlight a foiled die cut or an image on your card!

Supplies You Will Need:

  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Heat Gun
  • Vellum
  • White Cardstock
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste 6x6 paper pack
  • Post It Notes
  • Spellbinders Tool N One
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi 24 piece set (34, 64, 40, 51)
  • Waterbrush
  • Grumbacher #2 Round Paintbrush
  • EK Tools Tweezers
  • Craft Medley Sequins Green
  • Avery Elle Simply Said Amazing
  • Stamp It Australia (Crafter's Companion): Floral Fancies Stamp Set
  • Adhesive Tape Runner
  • Clear Glue
  • Mama Elephant In My Heart set ("You Are" sentiment)
  • iCraft Deco Foil Spring Green
  • iCrafts Deco Foil Foam Adhesive
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
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In the video towards the end of this post, I will show you how to create this custom background that looks like patterned paper, using watercolors! I will also show you how to create that absolutely stunning die cut and adhere it to vellum to really make it stand out! Vellum is normally used to soften objects on cards, but this time, we are going to use it to highlight a part of the card. Plus, I'll also show you a trick to adhere vellum to a card with a normal tape runner without the adhesive showing!

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Happy Crafting!