Here is my tutorial for etching on vellum from my sneak peek post yesterday.
I designed my card base or rather the background when I was experimenting around with the new stamps so it was nice to already have this as a starting point. I stamped the letter background on some white card stock with Versa Mark and embossed with clear embossing powder. Use your distressing tool to add color to the paper with Barn Door . Add some Walnut distress ink and proceeded to distress the corners and edges pulling some of the color into the middle.
Stamp your cake with Memento Ink, color and cut out. Unfortunately, I had to cut two tiers off of the cake for this particular card design.
Stamp your sentiment on your vellum very carefully and steadily. I used Staz on Black Ink and I heard that you can use regular ink if you heat set it very carefully.
The next step is to check to make sure your sentiment is dry then flip the vellum OVER & stamp with Versa Mark your with your "background"stamp. Take your embossing tool or stylus to trace over the lines that you stamped pressing into the vellum.
I didn't like the end result of the green so I switched over to the translucent vellum. I like the etched lines in white. The green wasn't that noticeable.
This is the back side of the paper that I traced. You can trace the lines on the front for a different look.
Once you have all your pieces you are set to layer your card. Notice I punched a circle of the vellum to place behind the cake. Do not use Glossy Accents on the vellum. A dab of glue in a few spots will do the trick.
Stamps Available soon : Delicate Pattern Background #40-047, Pinnacle #4168K (cake & bird), Trims # 30-068, Letter Background #1999L, Eat Cake # 30-066 (sentiment)
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