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Tuesday Tutorial | Vellum with Monique

by Mliedtke | April 15, 2014

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Hi everyone, it’s Monique today sharing my very first project for Ruby Rock-it Bella! Fundamentals.

I was asked to create a little tutorial for you and knew exactly what I wanted to do. When I received my box overflowing with fabulous Ruby Rock-It Bella! products, my eye caught this pile of wonderful vellum packages! And because I love using vellum on my scrapbook pages these days (to create titles and overlays, to matt my photos, for backgrounds, etc.), I thought I would share with you how to create a fun background for your layout using an electronic die-cutting system like the Silhouette.

Here’s the page I created:

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And here’s how I went about it: I chose a cutting file that went well with my photo, in this case a sunburst template and resized it to A4 format. Then I grabbed the pile of vellum packages and from the many designs I chose a dotted sheet of vellum. I placed it onto my Silhouette cutting mat:

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I adjusted the settings to cut vellum, but because the vellum is so nice and “sturdy” I changed the blade settings for vellum from 1 to 2 and started cutting:

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And it cut like a charm!

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Next I chose a sheet of white cardstock and misted it little with a yellow color mist. One, because the yellow went well with the sun in my photo and two, because it made the vellum more visible. To adhere the vellum to my page I used my sewing machine, not only because I don’t like to see the glue dots shining through the vellum, but also because I just love the effect of machine stitching on my pages. I used some Scotch tape to keep the vellum in place while sewing and got started:

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It was done in no time! And if you don’t own a sewing machine, stitching by hand is a perfect solution of course!

Here’re a few close-ups:

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and last but not least: 

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This is it, I hope you like it and that I've inspired you to use (more) vellum on your pages! Thanks for visiting our blog today and hope to see you back soon. 


Fundamentals Vellum

Bella! Yellow Fusion Paperz Floral

Bella! Yellow Fusion Paperz Damask

Bella! Sugar Candy Paperz Lemon Drop

Bella! Father Die-Cut Pack

Bella! Florals


American Crafts cardstock

Misther Huey's color mist

Dymo word strip

Old book page

Tim Holtz mini staples

Misc. staples



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