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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Quick Tip Tuesday - Using Ink on Vellum

Happy Tuesday everyone!  This week's quick tip is how to use ink on vellum to give more dimension on your project.  I used this technique on my Challenge Me Monday project this week.  

Here are the steps:

1.  First I embossed my vellum with the Stampin Up Snowflake Embossing folder.

2.  Then I used a sponge dauber and ink to highlight the area around each snowflake.

3.  I place some dimensionals on the back  to give a shadow effect with the lighter blue background. 

Here is a video where I got this technique from StampQueen101:

I hope you enjoyed this weeks quick tip.  Don't forget to link up your Challenge Me Monday projects and come back tomorrow to find out Wednesday's Winners.

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  1. Beautiful card! So cool that such a simple technique can add so much.

  2. Great tip! I've never tried this before. The technique looks FANTASTIC with your card! (I love that embossing folder, too!)
    Thanks for sharing, Melanie!

  3. Love that you shared this as your card was so beautiful. Thanks so much.

  4. I love this tip, I can't wait to try it... I have been wanting to use velum for a while but couldn't think of how to use it.. who even knew you could emboss it! Wow... Your card is beautiful!

  5. YAY Melanie...i was wondering how you did it. Love it. TFS.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  6. I really enjoyed the video. Makes me want to try using the vellum paper I have sitting on the shelf gathering dust! Regina

  7. OH MY! What a gorgeous card and a wonderful video! I found you through Inspired by Stampin's "top pins of the week". I am now going to be an avid follower! As a SU demo myself, I am always in awe of everyone's creativity. I hope you don't mind, but I think I will use your card design at my December workshop. Thanks and God Bless!


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