Sending a Thousand Well Wishes - Crane of Fortune

Hello and welcome to my blog today I am sharing with you the card that I made for my YouTube Short Quick Tip Video this Week. This week I shared tips on how to emboss on Vellum Cardstock. Here's a look at the card that I created for the quick tip short video.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

Tips & Tricks:

One of the things that you want to do to emboss on Vellum Cardstock like a champ is to use an antistatic powder tool on both sides of the Vellum Cardstock. Vellum Cardstock like Window Sheets contain a lot of static. So, by using the a antistatic powder tool this will help the embossing powder not stick to places you don't want it to stick.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

After you have the entire piece of Vellum Cardstock coated with the Antistatic Powder (on both the front and back) it's time to stamp. I picked the floral image from the Crane of Fortune Stamp Set for my project today. I stamped the large floral image in Versamark Ink all over the 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Vellum Cardstock. Then I covered it with silver embossing powder from the Metallic Embossing Powders Collection. I then heat set it with my Heat Tool; which I let warm up nice and hot before embossing. By getting the Heat Tool hot it helps with warping the Vellum Cardstock. Another tip for embossing on Vellum is to make sure to keep the Heat Tool moving. You don't want it to sit in one place very long. By keeping the Heat Tool moving it will prevent any warping of the Vellum Cardstock.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

After you emboss the first set of images you are going to let the Vellum Cardstock cool and then come back with the Antistatic Powder and use that again. Stamp the image in Versamark Ink in any open spots making sure to take it off the paper for a seamless look. Apply more Silver Embossing Powder and heat set again.

Crane of Fortune:

image copyright by Stampin' Up!

When you use the Crane of Fortune Stamp Set good fortune is bound to follow you for your papercrafting projects. These stamped images, including an elegant crane and dual chrysanthemum blossoms (which is the one that I used on my project today). This stamp set offers amazing texture and depth for a stunning focal point—use the images together or alone, then add some of the included accent stamps to create a graceful panorama. This set is perfectly suited for cardmaking, with sentiments you can use anytime you want to send your love and well-wishes.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

Finishing Touches:

To finish off the card I added the embossed vellum to a piece of Calypso Coral Cardstock cut to the same size as the Vellum Cardstock. I placed the adhesive behind the flowers so you didn't see a lot of it. I then attached the card front to a mat layer (cut 1/8" larger than the 4" x 5 1/4" panel) made from Basic Black Cardstock. I added the card front to a 4 1/4" x 11" card base cut from Basic White Thick Cardstock.