The Wonders of Vellum
Vellum is one the most beautiful papers used in scrapbooking
and cardmaking today. The possibilities are endless
if you know where
Attaching vellum to your page or card can be tricky. But with the right
tools you can easily add vellum and create the look you're after!
Clear Mounting Tabs
Similar to regular photo tabs, these are sticky on both sides, but are
about half the size and transparent.
For the vellum-addict, this machine turns any shape or size [upto 81/2"
wide] into a sticker! Simply roll it through the machine and a clear layer
of adhesive is applied to the back.
Other Creative Ideas
Tie it on with ribbon
Use with eyelets
Attach with brads
Hand-stitching it on
Hide glue behind a sticker, button, or additional paper
The Many Uses of Vellum
Using Patterned Vellum
By layering it over solid cardstock and adding a few accents and journaling,
you are able to create a simple, soft page. Usually, a patterned vellum
is more subtle than most patterned paper, and competes less with your
Plain Colored Vellum
One of vellum's greatest qualities is that their colors blend when used
together. This allows you to use only a few colors of vellum and create
a variety of other shades and tones. For a page background, try ripping
colored vellum into strips, and weaving them to create a fun plaid design!
Pockets in your scrapbook are a great way to include memorabilia or accents
onto your pages. A vellum pocket allows you to see what's hiding inside
without taking away from other elements on the page.
Vellum and Journaling
We all know that journaling is essential in scrapbooking and vellum is
the perfect accent to your thoughts. You can use vellum in a photocopier
or printer [laser printers work best], or write directly on it.
Vellum is perfect for making mattes. When layered over a plain cardstock,
the subtle pattern or color of the vellum will not compete with your photos,
and enhances the overall look of your page.
Invitations and Cards
Vellum is the perfect accent to your stationary. By mixing vellum with
colored or patterned papers you can create a card that suits your occasion
perfectly. You can print directly onto the vellum and place it over a
patterned paper photo, or alternately, you can print under the vellum
for a softer look.
Source: Amanda Sheldon