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Old 03-28-2011, 01:31 PM   #1
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Default Which vellum do I use?

I want to create a WOW card for for my Mom's birthday. I want to emboss on vellum, then color on the reverse side with markers. I have seen several in the gallery, but can't find them now of course.

Which vellum do I use, the cardstock weight or the paper weight?

If you have done anything like this, can you share a picture or a link?
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A friend of mine just sent me a card where she stamped a lineart image (in Stazon, I think) on vellum and colored it and it was so pretty!

Anyway, here's a picture of her card--I think she used the cardstock wieght, but I'll go rustle up the original to see for sure. . . .
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I've done this technique several times and have had the best results with cardstock vellum. It holds its shape when embossed. Lighter weight vellum and heat guns don't always get along.
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I prefer card stock weight for dry embossing -- the design holds up better afterward, and the paper's less likely to tear when going through the machine.
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I want to create a WOW card for for my Mom's birthday. I want to emboss on vellum, then color on the reverse side with markers. I have seen several in the gallery, but can't find them now of course.

Which vellum do I use, the cardstock weight or the paper weight?

If you have done anything like this, can you share a picture or a link?
I used Grafix Vellum for this gift card: PaperFriendly: MAKE IT EASY: VELLUM GIFT CARD

Grafix Vellum is a heavier weight and thermal embosses beautifully. Although the image for this card was done with my printer, a dye ink can be used...provided you place the EP on the ink immediately. A detail powder is recommended. I colored on the front of the card with the Photo Markers...the embossing powder acts as a resist, keeping the colors apart.

I know it's an old line...but the picture really doesn't do justice to the card. The combo of the muted silver vellum and the muted markers is terrific.
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