Have you tried dry embossing vellum? it really is a very easy technique. All you need is a ball stylus, like on one of the ends of your Take Your Pick Tool or from your Simply Scored Tool. See how I have used this technique on my Snow Wonder Christmas card.
To dry emboss vellum, first off stamp your chosen image using Black Staz-On ink ( you need fast drying ink that applies to any surface ). Take care to not let the stamp slip on the vellum surface. Allow the ink to dry.
Turn your vellum piece over and wipe over the reverse stamped image with wax lunch wrap if you have it. No problem if you don’t it just makes the stylus movement smoother. Lay the vellum on a sponge mat like a mouse pad. Using your ball stylus and circular movements start embossing the clear areas of your stamped image. The vellum will turn opaque as you apply pressure. Fill in areas that show lines when you view from the front. you want a smooth opaque area on the vellum.
On the snowman above I have dry embossed the head, middle and lower body of the snowman. See how you can’t see the background paper through the snowman?
Don’t push too hard as you will pierce the vellum.
Look at your stamp collection and see what images you have that would suit this technique. Think dragonfly wings, seed pods, flowers, once you start looking you will fin a heap of potential images.
To finish off this card I added the vellum to a cut to size paper piece from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Papers. Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere as this are the least visible through the vellum. I stamped the sentiment and die cut it and glued it to the paper before adding the vellum over the top.
So give this fun technique a try!
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