Window Christmas Cards with Vellum

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By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Using vellum as a background on cards adds a diffused softness that looks really pretty especially when adding heat embossing.

For today’s project, I started with a piece of heavy vellum 4 ¼ x 5 ½” and heat embossed a sentiment from Avery Elle’s Corner Sentiments-Holiday stamp set.  I stamped it with Versafine Onyx black ink, then used clear embossing powder over it.

Using a guide that I stamped out ahead of time, I added the lines from the Mod stamp set from Avery Elle with Delicata Emerald Green ink.   I added more clear embossing powder and heat embossed those.  The Delicata is a pigment ink and dries slowly, so it works well for heat embossing.  I also created a second panel using Delicata’s Ruby Red.

After all my stamping was finished, I adhered the vellum to the front of a white notecard using a Tombow Adhesive runner.  For a really clean and simple look, you could leave it as is, but I wanted to add a little something more.  I created a frame using some gingham paper from Photoplay’s Here Comes Santa 6×6 paper pad and a rectangle die.  I cut a panel of the paper the same size as the front of the card and die cut the rectangle over it.

I used some Scotch foam strips to attach the frame over the front and sprinkled a few sequins for sparkle.  For the card with the green lines, I added some Red Berry Nuvo Drops too.    This card is a little bit modern, a little bit homespun.  I think it would be great attached to some homemade cookies or bread.  Thanks so much for joining me today!

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