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Colouring on Vellum – To the happy couple!

Hey so good to see you again! Hopefully you are finding some crafty time to yourself this weekend. Today this card features colouring of vellum, adding a lovely soft touch and texture to your cards. And do you know what, you don’t have to be a brilliant colour-er to get great effects with this technique!

Materials required for colouring on vellum card:

  • Vellum 
  • Any felt pen – I used simple crayola pens.
  • Stamps – this set is from Altenew – Cake love
  • Acrylic Blocks
  • Versamark ink
  • Embossing Powder – This colour is Platinum 
  • Kraft card
  • White card base (5″ 1/5 X 4″ 1/4)
  • White card scraps
  • Double sided tape
  • Clear foam pads

Optional:

For the background

  • Stencil  – I created this stencil with my Silhouette Cameo – To download the file to create this stencil follow this link here.
  • Tonic Nuvo Glimmer paste – Moonstone
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Colouring on Vellum Card details

To start this card off, I trimmed the kraft card down to “1/4 smaller than the card base. Using my pre-cut stencil, I applied a the glimmer  paste over the top to mimic falling confetti and left this to dry.

I stamped several cakes from the Cake Love stamp set in Versamark and heat set in Platinum embossing powder. Once these were set, I fussy cut out each cake. 

To colour the cakes in, I flipped the cakes over so I could apply the colour to the back of the cakes. This helps prevent any streaks showing on the front and allows you to colour easily without interfering with the embossing. However, do remember that your colours will be muted, so if you want a bold look go for darker colours. The crayolas pair well with the vellum, as the nature of the vellum paper allows you to blend colours to create shading. 

Colouring on Vellum card: assembling the card

I foam mounted the  background onto the card base for depth and dimension. The sentiments were heat embossed onto scraps of white card – I added flag tails for interest. To help lift the sentiment out from the background, I added a strip of vellum to the card.  Lastly, all the cakes were foam mounted with clear foam pads, so not to show through the vellum. 

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About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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