HaPPy BiRtHdAY JESS !!! I hope that this is one of your best years ever !!!! I am so blessed to have had met you and very honored to be part of this birthday blog hop. Anyone getting here from Marilyn at http://www.facebook.com/l/ddd99XFTg_z6ZxfTq_Hc6tjbFcA;littlethingmemoryartist.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Enjoying the Little Things
You have no idea what fun it was to make this card and what wonderful memories it brought back. Vellum or parchment paper cards are a common style of cards in Spanish speaking countries. It is mostly know as "Tarjeteria Espanola" (cardmaking from Spain). It requires a lot of work and detail. For this card I mixed vellum's "Tarjeteria Espanola" techniques but, also added some regular cardstock.
- From a pattern or clip art, trace the chosen shape onto the vellum paper. White or sepia ink are the ones generally used for tracing.
- All these details are done on the back of the image:
- On the back of the vellum where the image was traced, color in the image using markers, chalks, color pencils, etc.
- Use the appropiate tool to emboss the image in the areas where it is needed like petals, ribbon and "swiss dots" on fan.
- with piercing tools, add "embroidery" effect.
- With piercing tool, pierce around the image and inside the bow loops.
- Tear away the excess vellum paper by pulling away through the tiny holes you pierced.
- Shown is a close up of how the image looks once it has been separated from the vellum.
- Embellish fan as your little heart desires. I added Swarovsky Crystals, pearls and a tiny rose at the center of the bow.
- Insert a folded piece of cardstock inside the vellum card.
- Make a border with Martha Stewart border punch.
- Stamp sentiment.