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How to print digital designs on vellum | Scrapbook Tips | Sahin Designs

How to print digital designs on vellum | Scrapbook Tips | Sahin Designs

Hey everyone! Today I want to share how you can add texture and layers to a Project Life spread by printing your digital designs on vellum. Vellum is a translucent paper that you can find in most craft stores. You can run it through your printer just like any type of paper. Two things to note before you start:

  1. Because vellum is translucent, the designs will not print as vibrantly as they would on opaque white.
  2. And, allow a little extra time for the ink to fully dry or lightly pat the page with a paper towel so nothing smears.

Okay, now to the fun part!

How to print digital designs on vellum | Scrapbook Tips | Sahin Designs

1.  With see-through pockets add a layered look

When I first started getting interested in Project Life, I was always so excited by see-through pockets because they add a layered, whimsical look to a page! It breaks up the monotony of paper on paper on paper. This time, I tried something different by putting copper sequins and wooden hearts behind the vellum card and I really like how fun and interactive it is. I stamped the date using Staz-On ink so it wouldn’t smear off the page.

How to print digital designs on vellum | Scrapbook Tips | Sahin Designs

2. Subdued colors & subtle embellishments

Like I mentioned before, printing on vellum will subdue the colors of the digital design you choose to print. For the flannel patterned ‘cozy day’ card, I printed on both card-stock and vellum to see which I preferred. The one on card-stock was a little too bright and commanding compared to my photos; I was happy to have another option! I matted the card on the white card-stock to make it more opaque (sounds like a crazy back and forth, I know) but it gave the card more dimension and it almost looks like fabric to me! I also printed the elements from Cozy Day collection on vellum and I love how subtle they are as embellishments because you can still see the image through the design.

How to print digital designs on vellum | Scrapbook Tips | Sahin Designs

3. Add texture with ripped paper

This is one of my favorite tricks for adding texture to a layout. You can see in the two pictures above that I cut out the designs with scissors and then tore one edge. It gives the page a ‘scrappy’ feel which is a good thing since we’re scrapbooking here! I love clean lines but imperfection keeps a page interesting and unique.
Tip: score the basic line that you want with scissors before you tear, it will make ripping easier and more controlled.

How to print digital designs on vellum | Scrapbook Tips | Sahin Designs

How to print digital designs on vellum | Scrapbook Tips | Sahin Designs

Process Video

Click below to watch my process of making this layout. Have fun experimenting with vellum!

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