Please welcome Design Team Expert Nancy Damiano today as she shares her tips and techniques for adding vellum to a project. This layout features the "Fall Fever" Mini Theme Collection kit.
Hi everyone! Today’s project is a fall layout featuring one of my favorite photos. To really let it shine, I enlarged it to 12" x 7" and then layered a perfectly translucent title strip on top. Using vellum is a great way to add subtle texture to a page. It’s that extra bit of “something” that makes a layout come together.
- Use an older die cutting mat with less “stick.” Since vellum is a thin, delicate medium using a less tacky mat will prevent the paper from tearing when you remove the design.
- Using a thicker vellum (29lb) will give you a nice, clean cut. Thinner vellum tends to shred at the edges.
- Set your Silhouette to Blade 1, Speed 3, Thickness 14.
- Set your Cricut to Blade Depth 4, Speed 3, Pressure: 4/Medium.
- Cut and carefully remove from the mat.
- To attach the vellum title to the layout, use a mini-stapler and transparent adhesive. In this case, there is also a glue dot under the button as well.
- Layer a thinly cut title at the top of the vellum strip for contrast in shape and color.
Layers of stickers in the upper left hand corner of the layout lend a pop of color and dimension to the enlarged photo. Finish off with a border strip of patterned paper to complete the layout.
Fall Fever Owl Paper
Fall Fever Journaling Paper
Fall Fever Stickers
Electronic die cutting machine
Now you can easily add vellum to your cards, layouts, and altered projects. Do have a project featuring Echo Park Paper products that also incorporates vellum? We'd love to see it! Simply upload your project to our Facebook page HERE to share it with our online community.