Creating Subtle Backgrounds with Vellum feat. Ellen Hutson March Release


Hi Crafters,
I am honoured to be able to be bringing you a monthly video featuring Ellen Hutson new release products! Today I am working with Julie Ebersole's March release that was inspired by her recent trip to Japan. I used two stamp sets to bring this card to life - So Matcha and Wasabi. I have to have a good  LAUGH! I was looking everywhere for the fan when I re-took the photos for my blog and now I see it under the vellum LOL.

I wanted to create my own background paper. Normally I stamp randomly all over the page but this time, I used my MISTI to be able to line up all of the stamps. I also used the chopstick stamp to break up each of the rows.

I embossed the bamboo in white on top of the vellum, which was die cut using the MFT Corner Rectangle Nesting Dies, to help give a base to my stamped Japanese ladies! I used my waterbrush and my Catherine Pooler inks (Bellini and Lime Rickey) to watercolour their clothes so they matched the background.

That fan just makes me giggle - I was going to retake the photos, and maybe I will but I think it's just a really funny crafty mistake! I love how the vellum makes the background a little more subtle and adds a little extra detail. Fun fact, this wasn't the only issue I had! When I finished my card, I accidentally put my microfibre cloth on top of the card (still wet) and I had to redo the vellum piece this morning. Sometimes all of us crafters have those days! Did you know that dental floss helps get layers off of your card after they have dried? Just move the floss back and forth and it will cut through the adhesive layer! A big thank you to Ellen Hutson for inviting me to make videos for her!

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  1. I love how you created this background! Cute card! I may have to consider these stamps as my husband spent some time in Japan for work a few years ago and loved it. He wants to return and take me!

  2. A cute card. I like how you used the vellum, something I have but need to experiment with. I ordered a few of the CP stamp pads to try when we were in Florida and just started playing with them now that I’m back in ON. . Love the size and colours and hope to get more next year.

  3. You have such wonderful ideas and I loved your background idea, the vellum mute idea and a clever way to disguise glue on vellum. Unique card...I hope you come up with more designs for EH.

  4. Adorable card! I learn so much from your videos. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. This is by far one of the best places to hang with friends, have great drinks (amazing beer selection), eat some great food, including the great lunch I had at San Francisco venues. Prices are very reasonable and the pizza was awesome.

  6. Loved your tutorial. Very cute card.

  7. Very creative background, especially using the chopsticks to break up each row. Brilliant! Very cute card.

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