Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall Themed Vellum Cards

These are the cards we made at a recent workshop I held. The ladies really enjoyed it. I designed the cards so I could teach various ways to attach vellum and to do a variety of techniques with the vellum. I've included all the details for making the cards. Enjoy!
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Four Seasons Card

Stamp Sets: Four Seasons and Make It Count
Supplies Needed: Piercing Tool, Adhesive, Paper clip
4 Antique Copper Brads
Inks: Indian Corn Blue, Autumn Terracotta, Topiary, Sweet Leaf, Cocoa
Paper: White Cardstock (CS) base: 7 ¾ x 8 ½  (folded in half, fits business size envelope)
Terracotta CS: 3 ½ x 8
White CS: 3 ¼ x 7 ½
Vellum: 3 x 7 ¼

1. On the vellum strip, going from left to right, stamp:
      A) winter tree in Indian Corn Blue
      B) fall tree in Autumn Terracotta
      C) summer tree in Topiary
      D) spring tree in Sweet Leaf
     Set this aside to dry thoroughly. Once the ink on the vellum is dry,
2) turn the vellum over (so the season are in correct order) and stamp the
Ecclesiastes verse from the Make It Count stamp set in Cocoa ink in the lower right corner.

Let dry completely.

3. Ink the edges of the Autumn Terracotta CS with Autumn Terracotta ink
4. Paper clip the vellum to the White CS, and pierce a hole in each corner. Adhere brads in the 4 corners.
5. Adhere to Autumn Terracotta CS
6. With the fold of the White CS base on the top, adhere to Autumn Terracotta CS to card base.

Grace Card

Supplies Needed: Adhesive, Scotch tape
Inks: Barn Red, Cocoa
Paper: Ivory CS base: 8 ½ x 5 ½ (folded in half)
Barn Red CS: 4 x 5 ¼
Grace large flower PP: 3 ¾ x 5
Vellum: verses/quotes computer printed on 4 ¼ x 5 ½

1. Ink edges of Barn Red CS with Barn Red ink
2. Ink edges of the Grace patterned paper (PP) with Cocoa ink
3. Rip or cut side edges of vellum
4. Fold top and bottom edges of vellum around the horizontally positioned Grace PP, then adhere with scotch tape on the back.
5. Adhere Grace PP to Barn Red CS
6. Adhere to Ivory card base, with fold of base card on top

Autumn Splendor Card

Stamp Set: Autumn Splendor
Supplies Needed: Autumn softchalks & applicators, Stylus and pad, hole punch, paper clip, Raffia, Adhesive
Inks: Versamark, Brown staz on ink, Chocolate
Paper: : Ivory CS base: 8 ½ x 5 ½ (folded in half)
Chocolate CS: 4 1/8 x 5 ¼
Grace yellow PP: 3 7/8 x 5 1/4
Vellum 3 5/8 x 5

1. Use the Versamark ink to stamp leaves on the vellum
2. Color the leaves with the soft chalks
3. With the pad under the vellum, use the stylus to make veins on the leaves.
4. Turn the vellum over (chalked leaves facing down), and use the Brown stazon ink to stamp “Autumn Splendor" in the lower right corner.
5. Ink edges of Chocolate CS with Chocolate ink.
6. Paper clip the vellum to the Grace yellow PP, and punch 2 holes at the top.
7. Tie a raffia bow through the holes, trim ends of raffia.
8. Rip the bottom edges of vellum and Grace yellow PP.
9. Adhere Grace yellow PP to Chocolate CS.
10. Adhere Chocolate CS to card base with fold on left side.

Make a Wish Card

Stamp Sets: Treasures and Treasure Life
Supplies Needed: Piercing Tool, 4 Pewter Brads, Adhesive, Corner rounder punch, Hole punch, paper clip, 4” White Daisy Organza Ribbon
Inks: New England Ivy and Black
Paper: : Ivory CS base: 8 ½ x 5 ½ (folded in half)
New England Ivy CS: 4 x 5 ¼
Ivory CS Tag: 2 5/8 x 4 ½
Vellum Pocket: 3 3/8 x 3 ½

1. Make the tag:
     A) stamp the large dandelion with New England Ivy ink in the upper left corner off the tag
     B) stamp the stem with New England Ivy
     C) stamp “Make a Wish….” with Black ink along the stem
     D) use the corner rounder punch to round the top corners.
     E) use hole punch to punch hole in the top middle
     F) Place ribbon in hole: fold ribbon in half, thread fold through the hole, poke ribbon ends through the loop of ribbon.

GENTLY pull ends to tighten ribbon. Trim ends.

2. Ink edges of New England Ivy CS with New England Ivy ink
3. Stamp the “Plant Smiles” verse with Black ink on New England Ivy CS
4. Paper clip the vellum to the New England Ivy CS, ¼” from lower left corner.
5. Use piercing tool to make holes in corners of vellum and through the New England Ivy CS.
6. Attach brads in all 4 corners.
7. Adhere New England Ivy CS to the card base with the fold on the left.
8. Stamp small poof in New England Ivy ink 3 times going off the edge of the vellum and onto the New England Ivy CS. Tuck tag into vellum pocket.


  1. Michelle, What a lovely Blog you have! Your artwork is beautiful, your instructions are clear and concise and your dedication to Lord inspiring. You have immediately won me over as a follower!

  2. Very pretty cards! Thanks for the instructions too.

  3. Beautiful cards! The Four Seasons one is just incredible. I love 'simple to create' cards that have a "WOW" factor.