I have used the vellum as an overlay on which to stamp and emboss my sentiment. Some of the ladies who came to workshops at Stampaholics will remember this one!!
I have a pack of 12x12 pastel vellum that I got from The Stamp Man. I chose the cream one for this overlay as it blended nicely with the colours I chose.
The background is blended distress inks on white card stock then flicked with water. The flowers are an old favourite of mine Stampendous Agapanthus Cluster. I have the original wood mounted stamp but it is now available as a cling. I had of course to add my little flock of birds from Tim Holtz's stamp set CMS064 Mini Ornates.
For the overlay I stamped the sentiment (from another Tim Holtz set CMS110 "Stuff to Say") in gold and embossed with gold powder.
I then stamped this gorgeous little bird (Stampendous CRV 237 Lone Bird) onto the vellum above the sentiment. I then used Distress Inks directly onto the stamp and spritzed lightly with water and stamped onto ivory card. This is where I am looking forward to getting hold of the new Distress markers. They will be just perfect for this technique!! It would help of course if I didn't keep raiding my crafting piggy bank for other things!!
To finish I cut out just the bird and popped him on with 3D foam pads.
So if you fancy a go, include vellum somewhere or somehow in your project and you could be in with a chance of winning a £10 voucher to spend at The Stamp Man on-line shop. Be sure to check out what the rest of the team have been creating. There are some stunning samples to inspire you.
Have a great weekend!!