Etching on vellum

Hello, hello friends! .... it's day Two of my vellum tips! I hope you are enjoying the posts at PB and that you are excited to see what day two has in store for you.

Here is my tutorial for etching on vellum from my sneak peek post yesterday. 

Eat Cake
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.

Eat Cake

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.

Eat Cake

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)

Thanks for taking the time to go to the Penny Black Blog today!! I am so grateful ... thank YOU! 


Desirée~ScrapDees said...

thanks for the tutpral and what a lovely card you made!

Yenni Natalia said...

Thanks for this tutorial :) love it


Dawn said...

cool tutorial thanks Kathy and I really like today's card over at PB.

Julye said...

Fab tutorial it looks so easy. Thankyou.

Laura.K said...

Thanks for this grate tutorial. I can't wait to see the one on parchment paper.

Jess said...

what a cool tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Silsine said...

thanks a lot for the tuto!!!

Marie-Anne said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I'll keep this idea in mind.


Paula said...

Thanks for answering my question about which side to stamp the VersaMark. I'd sat playing around with it last night & comparing your stamped & etched image with the stamp in the online catalogue to see which way round...... mystery solved!
Paula (PEP)

Ruth S said...

Thanks for the tutorial Kathy! Loving your vellum ideas already - can't wait for more!

Barb said...

Great tutorial, Kathy! Love the peek for today. . .I'm heading over to the PB blog soon to see your fab work for today. Hugs!

Eve said...

I luv the blue you used, Kathy, for the accent! Very Pretty! Thanks for the head up for using the parchment paper. Since i bake often, i always have that on hand :-) Mine is white/cloudy but i think i can use that for some project.. we'll see... oh,thanks for the tutorials! :-)

Virginia L. said...

You did it again, Kathy! Way to go!

Isha said...

Love the look of Vellum strip with embossing and the circle behind the cake Kathy.

Jan Garber said...

Great tutorial. I've always been intimidated by vellum. And today's idea with the parchment paper makes it look easy enough for even a novice like me! (And cheaper if you mess up!)LOL! Thanks!

Debby said...

Thanks for the tutorial....I love doing pergamano....great job!

Larisa said...

Great tutorial, Kathy! Love doing pergamano a lot!!!

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
your card is so adorable hunni
thank you for the tutorial sweetie
i've so much vellum and never did anything with it, so this is a great idea, thanks hun
i can't wait to see what the tut for tomorrow is
hugs angelique

jenny said...

Awesome projects this week Kathy....thanks for all your great tutorials :)

Jenny xx

Cathy Fong said...

Wow!! thanks for tutorials.this is great!i learn alot :)
thanks , kathy


Sheng said...

Great technique. I haven't heard of it before, thanks for sharing.

Yvette K said...

Thanks for the tutorial, great technique.

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