Monday, August 25, 2008

CHF Challenge - Vellum Cardstock

I know... you thought I'd gotten swallowed whole, haven't you?  I was starting to wondering if I'd ever get to stamp again.  The last month has been SO hectic, and last week the kids went back to school.  Three school meetings and visits at the hospital have consumed me.

But this week, I'm going to stamp.  It's a promise.  And as it's Monday, the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team is challenging each other to use Vellum cardstock.  I LOVE this stuff.  I've written a technique article and did my on-line class at CHF using Vellum Cardstock.  Lovely stuff!

The Prayer:
I used two techniques with the vellum for this challenge.

1) I embossed it with my Cuttlebug Textile folder.  Vellum is delicate, so embossing can rip the paper easily.  I find it best to emboss a 1/4 sheet of cardstock and trim down to a smaller piece to ensure it's whole.

2) I stamped my main image on vellum and colored on the reverse.  In fact, I love this technique for detailed images... so easy to color them.  I stamped The Prayer with Stazon Timber Brown ink, which is perfect for slick surfaces.  The image is crisp and lovely!  Because Stazon inks are solvent based, they aren't a good ink to use with Copic markers.  The trick is to color the reverse side with the markers, yielding a soft and vintage look.  For more information on this technique, you can read more --> HERE.

To see what the other CHF crew has created, check out their blogs:


Thanks for stopping by,
-The Prayer (the Sandra Kuck Series) by CHF

-Timber Brown Stazon ink by Tsukineko

-Nautical Blue Light, Med and Dark, Vellum cardstock by Prism Papers
-White cardstock by Georgia Pacific

-Textile Embossing Folder and Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
-Taffeta ribbon by May Arts
-Copic Markers
-Glue dots and dimensional tape


  1. So prettiful Lisa!

    I just love how great that vellum looks embossed! TFS!

  2. So soft and pretty LIsa! Gorgeous!

  3. beautiful and one of my favorite folders too

  4. Gorgeous, Lise! So happy you were able to find some 'me' time to stamp. And what a beauty! I'm definitely going to have to put that sweet, sweet image into my cart next time. And do you know it's never occurred to me to cuttlebug/emboss vellum?! You've got my wheels turnin'!!!

  5. My favorite SK image!! Love this, Lise! So soft! Love the look of the vellum embossed too! I'll have to try that!

  6. Beautiful result on this one Lise! The other trick for embossing vellum is to add a piece of copy paper in there as well. Love your delicate colouring on this, just lovely!

  7. This is soooo amazing! The color is perfect! Just like a painting!

  8. WOW, how precious is this! Love the softness and the vullum design element!