Stationery - Chiswick

Embossed Vellum Christmas card.

Posted on 19 Nov 2015

I am back today with a quick and easy Christmas card idea – this one is for using whatever you have on hand.
Now you know I am all about using what I have, and for today’s’ card I am throwing together some elements that may not necessarily be Christmas themed at all.
I used this beautiful nature inspired script stamp as a background for my Christmas elements to sit on making for a beautiful neutral festive card.

embossed vellum card
step 1 – stamp the image onto white cardstock using a pearlescent ink pad. Use your heat gun to heat set the ink
and avoid it from smudging, depending on the type of cardstock you used.
step 1
step 2 – Cut a strip of Vellum. Stamp a sentiment repeatedly onto the vellum using embossing ink.
Sprinkle gold embossing powder over the stamped images and shake off the excess powder.
Clean around the images using a small paint brush to remove stray embossing powder granules.
Heat set the embossing using your Chiswick heat gun.
step 2

TIP: For embossing on Vellum there are a few things you need to remember.
a. Do not hold your heat gun too close or the Vellum will curl and can easily be scorched.
b. The slower the powder melts the better it seems to take and last on the vellum.
c. Embossing will last a long time on vellum, even indefinitely.

step 3 – Assemble you stamped background and other elements onto the front of your card.
Add a strip of double sided tape, remove the backging and sprinkle gold glitter on top.
Pat down the glitter to make it stick, shake off the excess glitter and return to the container.
step 3
Finish off your card with washi tape strips, buttons, diamante and other embellishments.
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There’s something to be said about gold glitter, gold embossing powder and the anticipation of the festive season.
How are your Christmas cards coming along?
Products used:
Ultra Fine glitter sb4225
Pearlescent Ink Pad – Grey rs3360
Heat Gun in Gift Box cr1350

Looking for a nice Christmas gift idea for a special friend?
Then why not give them a heat gun, embossing powder and an ink pad as a heat embossed starter pack.

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.