Lately, I’ve been working with vellum a lot on my cards. The elegant translucence is so pretty and calming. After working with a lot of bright, rich colors for the holidays, I thought it would be nice to lighten it up a bit. We probably all have many thank you cards to send out, so today’s project is a thank you card set using some thick vellum and a stamp from Hero Arts.
I started off by trimming some 4-bar size notecards (3.5 x 4 7/8”) using a heavy vellum. 65# is a good weight. You can easily heat emboss on it without it warping. I took an 8.5 x 11” piece of vellum, trimmed it vertically at 7”, and then cut twice horizontally at 4 7/8” to create the card. I then scored it down the middle at 3.5”. I also trimmed out some flat, white card stock panels for a message on the inside of the cards. These were 3.5 x 4 7/8”.
Using Versamark ink, I heat embossed the vases from Hero Arts Your Own Succulents stamp set in gold embossing powder, overlapping them a little. For the plants, I stamped them in Delicata Emerald ink and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.
I used Memento markers in Cottage Ivy and Bamboo Leaves to fill in the plants, keeping the darker shade at the bottom. You get a really interesting resist effect at the end.
I added my liner to the inside using my Creative Station to get adhesive end to end preventing it from showing through the vellum in the back.
The cards fit perfectly and I think the kraft color really goes nicely with the succulents.
You don’t even need a sentiment for these cards. Just simple little notes you can grab any time for any occasion. Thanks for joining me today!