The Hedgehog Hollow June 2019 Subscription Box is all about the ocean and for the first time ever includes a 6×6 paper pack! My favorites of the 12 designs are the watercolor wash backgrounds we’ll be using today.

A full reveal of all the fantastic products (minus the cardstock) is in the process video below!

Do you go through technique phases as I do? I’m currently on an embossing kick and this time I actually remembered to use my antistatic powder tool!

Prep Layers

When I’m making a set of clean and simple cards like these, I find it’s most efficient to cut all my cardstock layers at once so they’re ready to go. I cut 4 sets, but you could definitely make more!

  • 4.25 x 5.5-inch (A2) piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
  • 3.75 x 5-inch piece of watercolor wash paper from the box
  • 3 x 4.25-inch piece of Bazzill 40lb Vellum

After the layers were cut, I embossed the white panels with a wave embossing folder. This folder has been discontinued. Check your stash, if you don’t have a wave embossing folder, but you have a stencil, you can definitely emboss with that!

Heat Emboss Vellum

The trick to embossing vellum without significant warping is to pre-heat your tool and use short bursts of heat.

So, while I stamped and embossed each panel individually, what I’d recommend is to stamp all 4 panels before starting to emboss. Then pre-heat your tool while you sprinkle embossing powder on all 4 panels. Next, heat all 4 panels while the tool is still good and hot.

If you get mild warping, heat the back of the vellum with short bursts of heat. Once the melted powder has cooled, gently bend the vellum back and forth (see video). You can also place the panels under a heavy book, I didn’t find this was necessary.

Card Assembly

Pop up the watercolor wash panels with dimensional adhesive. Hide small dots of your favorite vellum adhesive behind the embossed images and adhere to the watercolor panels.

Today, I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte, but a Large Nuvo Glue Pen is awesome for vellum too! I added a few white Nuvo Crystal Drops and called it done.

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I’d love to hear what you think of these clean and simple cards. Please let me know in the comments below. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, Breathe · Ink · Inspire.

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