Thursday, June 30, 2016

Technique Thursday #24-2016

Today's Technique Challenge:
Vellum Cards

Click HERE for a playlist of videos by Jennifer McGuire which all 
feature different vellum techniques.

Couldn’t quite find the 20-lb vellum, so went with something a bit lighter (and used paper as my “cover spots” to keep it balanced) and found some in my stash. Yes. The blues… This time with stamped hydrangeas in some beautiful colors and put it all together.  ~Lisa
Vellum and Paper: my stash
Ink: Versacolor in White (to soften the colors of the embossing powder)
Embossing Powder: ZING! (Water, Teal, and Lilac)
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! (Because I Care)

I love working with vellum, although it's a little new and foreign to me.  But what a beautiful card it makes!  I used 40 lb. Vellum as my card base and cut it down to A2 size.  I stamped a pretty flower, from Gonna K Designs Better With You Stamp TV kit, onto Neenah white cardstock with Memento black ink.  I used Prisma colored pencils to create bright, cheerful colors on the flower and pedals.  I placed one of Gina Ks sentiment stamps beneath the flower. I love how that word "With" extends and flows so nicely!  Once I was done coloring I trimmed the card down to 2.5 x 4.75, placed it picture-side-down onto my scorer,  and created an embossed border around my flower by scoring lines on all 4 sides.  I trimmed a piece of patterned paper to 5.5 x 3.75, glued it on the Vellum card base,  and placed the flower slightly offset over the patterned paper.  I placed a piece of 4.50 x 3.25 inside the Vellum cardstock for writing a note, making sure it couldn't be seen through the front.  ~Colleen

Coloring vellum is so much fun and you can use lots of things to do it.
For the cards above I used Ranger Alcohol Inks. 
The white is all embossing on the front side of the vellum. 

For the cards below I used Copic Markers. ~ Theresa

Happy Crafting

Theresa & the CADC DT & Guests


  1. Cool techniques and beautiful cards. Theresa, I have been playing with alcohol inks lately and will have to add vellum to the mix.

  2. Somehow I missed the layered card with the gingham the first time I looked at the post. That is really cute.