Thursday, March 29, 2018

How to use stamped vellum tags in a super-easy all-occasion card design

Three cards with stamped vellum tags and fussy cut sticker clip art

Robyn Coburn, guest designer, here with another super-easy all-occasion card set. 

For general use through the year, I like to have a bunch of handmade cards at the ready, so when I see a nice blank set with a simple design, I will snap it up. I got a set of eight blank cards + envelopes, with a black and white leafy design, from the Dollar Tree. (Oops - sorry no before photo.)

I had some vellum tags in pastel colors, another Target dollar bin find. I didn’t know what to do with them, until I realized that one design from a new stamp set would fit – just. Stamping on vellum can be tricky, unless you know our trick, which is to give them a light swipe with the PerfectCrafting Pouch first. I used the Little Pouch which was the right size for these small tags. Then the stamped images came out perfectly sharp and dark.
Three stamped vellum tags

I cut up a couple of sheets from an 8x8 stack into smaller pieces to layer on to my card bases. I inked the edges lightly, just because I like to, then this time used a fun washi tape from my stash as a featured border. Now comes the slightly time-consuming part, fussy cutting some vintage sticker “clip-art” images that my mother-in-law passed on to me a while ago. I was inspired to use them by the black and white design on the card base, which then became the border of the cards.
Card pieces with washi tape border and inked edges

Since I was layering, I could make a hole and attach the vellum tags with some cute tiny button brads in coordinating colors, which picked up the colors in the washi tape. The final touch was a sentiment sticker from some sheets in my stash.
One of the completed cards

Then I adhered the panel to the cards with tiny spots Best Glue Ever along the edge. A quick stamp on the back of the envelopes for the final touch, and here were 8 cards ready to go (and a quick stamp clean up with Best Cleaner Ever.)

More finished tags with stamped vellum tags and clip art

Finished cards with stamped vellum and clip art images

Eight finished cards with vellum tags, vintage images, sentiments on a decorated mantel.
All lined up

Products used:

Hampton Art Graphic 45 Cling Stamps – Midnight Masquerade
Craft Smart Dye Ink Pad
Color Box Cat’s Eye Pigment Ink set
DCWV The Luxury Stack (8 x 8)
7 Gypsies themed words and sayings sticker sheets
Dollar Tree Cards and Envelopes set
Vellum Tags from Target
Washi tape, button brads, and vintage clip art sticker sheet from my stash

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