Cloisonne Cat 4 with techniques

I have had fun working on vellum lately, but for this card, I decided it would be fun to try faux vellum.
You may notice that the cat is facing the other way.  That is because the heat embossing is on the back of the paper.  Faux vellum is created by heat embossing your image on regular copy paper and then saturating the paper with mineral oil.  It looks just like the real thing, but is a lot easier to work with, and a lot cheaper, too.

I used my eyelets to attach my faux vellum piece to the background.  You will find that it is just as slippery as real vellum, and glue is worthless.  Notice the corner punch?  it is asymmetrical, which is unusual for a corner punch, and requires special attention to get the corners to mirror each other.  The trick to doing that is to punch two opposite corners with the paper face up, and then the remaining two with the paper face down.

The final technique I would like to point out is the ribbon - I crinkled it with my heat tool.


Juliet Arrighi


Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great card. Thanks for the faux vellum technique. I've enjoyed all your cards this week.

Heidi said...

Great card! I love how you used a purple button to match the background. I'll have to try the faux vellum -- haven't heard of that before...

Marie said...

Really cool. Love the image, the technic you have used. Have never seen that before. It looks smashing! Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper shelter.
Love n hugs
Marie, TPS team leader

Vicky said...

what a net technique :) an the corner punch is awesome. button w/ribbon is a nice touch :)

Myrna said...

I love your faux vellum cat.
What a great tip.

Raevon said...

Beautiful card and would love to know how to do the faux vellum. Suggestions as to the mineral oil to use?

Shelly Schmidt said...

What an awesome card- and I have never heard of the faux Vellum technique- how pretty! Love the tip for punching the corners too- you are so smart! OK- does the baby oil dry so it does not get all over the envelope? Love the patterned DP and how it coordinates with the button- beautiful!!!

Tracey said...

Beautiful card :o)
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is very cute!! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

Barb said...

Cute card and such a sweet image too!

Thanks so much for joining us in at the {Pin}Spirational Challenge this week—Good Luck and we hope to see you in future challenges too! Barb—DT.

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Very pretty card! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
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