This card tutorial is sure to leave you buzzing with excitement. Today we'll be showing you how to make cards featuring the Bee's Knees stamp set and vellum heat embossing. It's a great way to add a special touch of shine to your handmade creations. So break out those stamps and get ready to craft! It's time to learn a new technique that you'll be sure to love.
Card Making Techniques: Heat Embossing on Vellum
Greeting Card Materials:
- You're the Bees Knees Stamp Set
- Acrylic Stamp Block
- Dye Ink Pad
- Pigment Ink Pad
- White Cardstock
- Heat Tool
- Embossing Powder
- Embossing Pen
- 3-D Styrofoam Dots
- Craft Paper of Choice: Colors, Patterns and Designs
- Scissors or Cricut
Optional and Recommended Materials
- Glue Tape Runner
- Gelly Roll White Gel Pen
- Pearl Embellishments
- Address Stamp
- Bone Folder
Heat Embossed Vellum "You're the Bees Knees" Instructions
1. Prepare the card
When crafting a card, preparation is key! So make sure to measure twice and cut once. Start by cutting your honeycomb paper to size and gluing it onto the card using your tape glue runner. Cut the vellum smaller than the wdith of the card to leave some extra space on the sides for a professional layered look. Use a ruler and exacto knife for precise cutting!
2. Stamp onto the vellum
Stamping on vellum requires a bit of finesse - it's not as simple as stamping onto paper! Since vellum is not porous, it doesn't absorb the ink right away so it's easy to smudge. When stamping, make sure to take your time and press the stamp down firmly yet gently.
"Take your time! Ink smudges easily on non-porus surfaces like vellum."
3. Heat emboss your ink onto the vellum
Take it from us: heat embossing is a beautiful way to add that extra bit of flair to your project and a great way to prevent the ink from smearing on vellum. To make sure you ace this technique, be generous with how much black embossing powder you sprinkle over your wet ink.
Don't worry about going overboard, we'll save the excess powder by pouring onto scrap paper and adding the powder back into its container. Use a paintbrush to clean up any excess, then use a heat gun to activate the embossing powder. When you're done, your project should be left with a nice glossy finish that's dry to the touch.
4. Adhere the vellum to your card
To attach the vellum to your card, be mindful of what material you choose. A strong adhesive such as glue or double sided tape will secure the vellum, but since vellum is transparent it will show through the card. Make sure you don't apply too much glue, as it will affect the final look of your card.
Alternatively, you can use 3D foam dots for an added touch of dimension - these can serve as additional embellishments on the card and creating a look that resembles a floating picture frame! When applying any adhesive, be mindful of where you place it so that it won't interfere with the overall design of your card.
5. Add embellishments (optional)
To finish off your card, why not add a bit of sparkle and shine with some stick-on pearls or gems? Then, if you really want to take things up a notch, grab some sequins and use a fine line liquid glue to add them. It's the perfect way to really make your card stand out! Have fun with it and don't be afraid to get creative!
Creating a heat embossed vellum card with the Bees Knees stamp set is easy and fun! It's a perfect way to show that special someone how much they mean to you. Whether you make it a romantic anniversary card or a heartfelt birthday greeting, you can be sure that this handmade craft will bring some extra sparkle.
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