Using Velum to Tone Down a Busy Pattern

Saturday, January 17, 2015

I realized that if I wanted to get Valentine cards out to my Grandchildren I had better get a move on and make a few more!

I love the "Stacked With Love" DSP stack, but what to do when the pattern may be too busy or strong for your project? That's what happened to me in creating this card.


I didn't want to use a different pattern, because I felt that the arrow pattern was a good fit for my Grandson and for a more masculine card. After a few minutes of trying to solve the problem I remembered 'velum'! I cut a piece the same size at the arrow paper and when I placed it over the paper, not only did it tone down the pattern, it also has a slight gray hue that goes well with the Basic Gray cardstock.

You can see that I used the "You Plus Me" stamp set for this card. I hand cut the ampersand after stamping in with black onto the Basic Gray cardstock.

You can see in this next video how I layered everything on the card.


The circle has one layer of dimensionals, the ampersand has two layers of dimensionals, and the heart has three layers! The little punched hearts are attached with a glue dot giving them, too, an ever so slight popped up dimension.


You'll also note that I took my Cherry Cobbler ink pad and a sponge to add shadow and dimension to the punched hearts. It only takes a few seconds and gives the punched shapes a little more of a finished look. To learn what products were used for this card, see below. (I forgot to put the velum in the list)

Thank you for stopping by for a peek at this card. Hope it gives you some inspiration. Happy stamping!





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