Friday, May 29, 2009

What to do with vellum!?

Vellum is one of all those things that I bought when I just started scrap booking! I thought it was a "must-have"...well it wasn't of course and now it's been sitting here for a couple of years. What do you do with it?
Here's a few ideas.

I made some of those strips flowers that I posted yesterday. I just made the strips a bit thinner and added more of them. This is how it turned out when I made a card.
The butterfly is also made with vellum and I used my Slice to cut it out.

    I have tried to print out photos on vellum instead of photo paper. I really like how it turned out! The photos get such a soft finish to them! I did not have any problems with the printer "bleeding", but I know you might have to change the settings (...don't ask me to what though...)
    Here is a older scrap book page I made, where the photo is printed on vellum. It also has a handmade vellum flower:
    This is one of my earliest scrapbook pages where I used the vellum as I would any patterned paper.

    To print your journaling on vellum is a great idea too. Then you can place it partly over the photo. I have seen examples where they cover the whole photo with vellum,but I'm not crazy about that. I want to be able to see the picture real good.

    What to do with vellum?
    • print journaling
    • print photos
    • use as patterned paper
    • make embellishments
    • use in any die cutting machine
    • use with your punches

    I can't say that vellum is my favorite,but once in a while I don't mind using it. It gives your projects a soft and delicate look.

    Do you have any great ideas on how to use vellum-please share!

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    mustangkayla said...

    Great ideas! I love the 'true' layout and how you used vellum on it. May just have to save that one to scraplift!

    Are you just and endless pit of ideas? I am LOVING your blog! I'm so glad you started one!

    hi my name is Brenda!.. said...

    Your vellum ideas are so cute.. Really like the circles to make up the flower.. Very pretty!.. Thank you for sharing with all of us {{hugs}}

    KellyG said...

    I have to agree, I love your blog and all your great ideas!! I was thinking of lifting your True Love lo also! Keep up the good work!

    Nikki Love said...

    beautiful work with the vellum. I think I remember a couple of these ;)

    sara said...

    j├Ątte fint syrran! Underbara ider!

    artycrafty said...

    You pretty have it all covered there. Great projects with vellum. I too was told vellum was a must when I started scrapping. I haven't bought any since. lol

    Try putting it through your cuttlebug in embossing folders. it looks great. Inking is also fun. I screwed mine up once and then inked it. very grungy looking very cool. Tear it and ink it. Use it as a frosted "window" in a card.

    hmmm I think thats it from me. Oh man! you make me wish I had some again! lol

    hannie said...

    Gorgeous! You have so many great ideas, thanks for sharing.

    I've torn and dry embossed on vellum.