Tuesday, December 10, 2013

MIM #144: Heat Embossing Vellum

I absolutely love working on vellum!
So when Melissa Phillips took the helm at PTI's Make it Monday,
and her lesson was on embossing vellum, 
I couldn't wait to put on paper her wonderful pointers.
Such as: Using a pattern paper beneath the vellum.
Using many colors on the vellum.
And as Melissa always does, adding sweet accent touches. 
The challenge for me was choosing the stamps.

I haven't inked up Love Lives Here: Holiday this season, and thought 
it would work on vellum.
I first stamped the angel in Zing Grapefruit. Too bright.
Then I stamped over it with a red embossing powder, and liked the effect.
Masked the form and added wings in aqua, masked again, and added Rustic Wreath in white.
Rustic Wreath die cut in New Leaf to give definition, and a border of hearts die cut with 
Confetti Borders.
I know I'll use these techniques over and over again. Such fun to watch the powder colors pop 
off the vellum!

Watch Melissa's video here on Nichole's blog:


  1. Love this Nancy! Beautiful take on the challenge.

  2. Gorgeous card! Love your focal image surrounded by the wreath!

  3. This is sooo pretty Nancy, love the homespun look you have achieved!!

  4. Lovely job with all the masking, Nancy! Your card is beautiful!

  5. This is beautiful! Love how you stamped in one color for the angel body and embossed with another color. Beautiful effect. Love Lives Here Holiday is one of my favs. I really like how you used the confetti border on the side.

  6. WOW...you really rocked this challenge Nancy! This card is just beautiful! I love all the colors and layering of your embossing, and just all the little details too. A truly perfect card! :0)

  7. This is gorgeous Nancy it looks like the wings are really stitched. The hearts look so pretty on the card, Great touch. I watched the video now hoping to make a card. You outdid yourself on this one!

  8. Nancy, this is simply BEAUTIFUL!

  9. Nancy your card is beautiful! I am in the middle of making some gifts with the angel out of felt right now! Love the aqua wings with the red! So beautiful!!

  10. Very, very pretty!! Love how the wreath frames the angel and the snowflake is the perfect touch!

  11. Nancy, I always look forward to seeing just what you will create for PTI's blog hop and MIM and this card is up there will so many other beautiful cards you have made. The angel from LLH holiday has always been one of my favorites.

  12. Hi Nancy. I just found your blog through Papertrey Ink, and your card is just beautiful! I love the pop of blue - very pretty!


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