This week I’m showing you another fun way to color vellum. With this technique you can make an easy, fast card that has beautiful pops of color. I got this from Jennifer McGuire, and changed it up just a little.
You will need dye based ink, vellum, stamps, Versamark, and white embossing powder. I think White Diamond embossing powder would work very well for this also, but I needed to make some sympathy cards, and I didn’t want them to be too sparkly. I used Distress inks for this because at 60 colors, they have a huge range of colors to choose from, and they worked very well. For stamps I used Magenta Dogwood Branch 0643.P and With Sympathy 07.928.I.
I took a piece of 48# vellum and cut it to 4” x 6”. I scored it at 5” and made a flap to fasten it around the top of the mat card after I finished coloring and stamping.
I used the Distress cubes to add the color, since you can color smaller areas with them. Using the Wilted Violet color first, I rubbed the pad directly onto the vellum.
I then rubbed the color with a clean cloth until it was no longer shiny and wet. I did this in different sections with each of the three colors.
Making sure the panel was dry, using my new mini MISTI, I stamped the Dogwood Branch, and the sentiment onto the now colored vellum with Versamark ink. I embossed the stamping with JudiKins White Opaque embossing powder.
To enhance the Dogwood Branch image, I colored the inside of the dogwood petals with a white Prismacolor pencil. I went over the top of the coloring with a Wink of Stella clear glitter marker for just a touch of shimmer.
I made two more cards in this same way, using the same stamps, but different colors. They were amazingly fast and easy to do.
To finish the cards, I attached the panels to a piece of cardstock cut to 5.25” x 4”. For the green/blue and the blue/purple ones, I used white as the backing, but for the orange/pink/blue one, I found that a piece of orange Stardream looked the best. I folded the scored flap over the top of the mat and attached it with scor tape. I put a little vellum tape along the sides and bottom of the colored panel. The entire matted pieces were attached to a base cards, which were cut and scored to an A2 size.
This technique was a lot of fun to do; I hope you'll give it a try!
Magenta Products Used:
|Dogwood Branch 0643.P
|With Sympathy 07.928.I
Other Products Used:
Card 1: Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry
Card 2: Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Peacock Feathers
Card 3: Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers
Judikins White Opaque embossing powder
White Prismacolor pencil
Clear Wink of Stella
So Silk White, Passion Purple, Glamour Green cardstock
Stardream Flame cardstock