Blossom Petals Dry Embossed Vellum Flowers

Last week, I showed you a fun way to use heat embossing on Vellum card stock to create beautiful flowers with the Build A Blossom stamp set and Blossom Petals Punch: Build A Blossom Embossed Vellum Flowers.

Today's project also features embossing on Vellum Card Stock, but this time it's with the Finial Press Impressions Folder to create a beautifully textured finish!

Bab marina embossed vellum flower card   Bab marina embossed vellum flower closeup

The look of this card is so soft and sweet!  With its Marina Mist and Whisper White color combination, I thought it would make a lovely wedding/anniversary card.

Texture Embossed Vellum Blossoms How-Tos

I ran a piece of Vellum Card Stock through the Big Shot with the Finial Press Impressions Folder first, then punched out the Blossom Petals shapes. 

TIP #1: You will need to adjust your "sandwich" before using vellum with the folders.  If you use the Multipurpose Platform set to Tab 1, the stiffness of the card stock causes the raised patterns to tear through the sheet, making the embossed piece brittle with sections breaking off easily.  I found better results by using NO tabs for this technique.  Your machine may vary a bit, so experiment first.  If you don't get a very good impressions with no tabs, try adding a vellum card stock shim. 

TIP #2: I also found that line images, like the ones in Elegant Lines or Manhattan Flower, really stress the vellum and will cause more tearing than "sparser" patterns like Finial Press or Perfect Polka Dot.  Bolder textures, like Vintage Wallpaper and Petals A Plenty will work OK, but experiment with different "sandwiches" for just the right "recipe."

Once the petals were embossed and punched, I sponged the tops and edges with Marina Mist Classic Ink to make the raised pattern really stand out!  Then, I sculpted them a bit with my Bone Folder for dimension. 

I attached each petal to a 1" Circle Punch from Marina Mist card stock with Sticky Strip.  I also punched out a second layer of Whisper White petals, sponged their edges, and adhered them to the back of the 1" circle with Sticky Strip.  I love the double-layer look for these flowers, but mainly I did it to solve the problem of the background pattern conflicting with the embossed pattern on the translucent petals!  See how things just work out the way they are supposed to?!

The pieces are securely fastened in the center with a Filigree Designer Brad, topped off with a Basic Pearl.

Bab vellum petal sentiment Blossom Petals Punched Sentiment

Did you notice the unique shape of the punched sentiment?  It's similar to the Modern Label Punch, but wider and without the curves!  It's the Blossom Petals Punch! 

Here's how I did it…

Bab sentiment punch 1     Bab sentiment punch 2

I punched the Occasional Quotes sentiment on a 3/4" strip of card stock on the largest petal size (you can use up to a 1-3/8" wide strip for lots of curved scallop options!).  Insert the strip as usual into the punch, then pull the opposite end through the top of the punch.  Flip it over and repeat to punch the other side.  Too Cool!

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      6 thoughts on “Blossom Petals Dry Embossed Vellum Flowers”

      1. Vellum + embossing don’t usually equal success for me but I will certainly try out your hints as this soft delicate look is worth the effort.


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