How to Use Vellum to Take Your Card to the Next Level

by Lydia Evans

Hello there, everyone! Lydia here! Today, I'll be sharing a technique that will give a beautiful soft focus look with the help of a vellum flap.

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To start, I took a 5″ x 5 1/2″ piece of vellum. I scored at 4 1/4″ on the 5″ edge so when I folded it the piece was then 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ with a flap at the side. I then stamped the large image from Paint-A-Flower: Coral Sunset Outline Stamp Set onto this and a piece of watercolor cardstock using Embossing Ink and heat set using Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder. To get the image in exactly the same place on each piece, I used a Misti.

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I then added a rainbow watercolor wash to the watercolor piece using colors from Artist Watercolor 24 Pan Set. Once this piece was dry, I added a sentiment from Across The Pond Stamp Set. I masked off the ‘you' in the sentiment before stamping it into place using Obsidian Pigment Ink. When this was done, I adhered the vellum flap behind the watercolor piece making sure to line up the images. For the ‘you' I used Tall Alpha Lowercase and added this into place on the vellum.

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To see how this card came together, please watch the video below. Or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Michele W April 2, 2021 - 10:16 AM

I love this idea and the beautiful soft look you achieved. This technique would be beautiful using any of the beautiful Altenew florals. I look forward to giving it a try.

JoAnn B. April 2, 2021 - 10:46 AM

Gorgeous card. I love how the vellum softens the colors underneath.

Maureen Reiss April 2, 2021 - 11:40 AM

Really Beautiful card!!!!

Karen Hale April 2, 2021 - 1:03 PM

Stunning card and awesome technique, Lydia. Thanks for sharing!

dorothyayotte April 2, 2021 - 2:05 PM

Beautiful! Love it

Sharon NewmN April 2, 2021 - 4:59 PM

I love your card so much I did my own. You said to send in a picture. I am new at this somewhat. I don’t know where to send it

jintyoo7 April 3, 2021 - 10:17 AM

Beautiful card, I love this idea and feel very inspired to create. Thank you :-)

Linda N. April 4, 2021 - 12:42 AM

This is so pretty, Lydia! I’ll have to give this technique a try.

Cathy W. April 8, 2021 - 5:07 AM

Lydia you are a master at teaching. Love the video. Thank you for sharing.

Patricia " Cheryl " Schmitzer April 13, 2021 - 7:24 PM

Hi, I’m impressed with the vellum. I’m new to it and it’s beautiful. Thanks

Lynelle April 15, 2021 - 1:44 PM

The vellum just adds so much to this card. Thanks for sharing

Kathy R April 19, 2021 - 6:56 AM

Very pretty card using vellum. Thanks for sharing!


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