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.

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.

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.

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


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paint-A-Flower: Coral Sunset Outline…
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Tall Alpha Lowercase Die Set
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Across the Pond Stamp Set
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Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set
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Watercolor Paper Set (A2 loose sheets)
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Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock…
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Vellum Translucent Paper (25 sheets/set)
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Embossing Ink
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Jet Black Cardstock (15 sheets/set) –…
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Double-sided Adhesives Sheets (10…
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Michele W April 2, 2021 - 10:16

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.

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JoAnn B. April 2, 2021 - 10:46

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

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Maureen Reiss April 2, 2021 - 11:40

Really Beautiful card!!!!

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Karen Hale April 2, 2021 - 13:03

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

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dorothyayotte April 2, 2021 - 14:05

Beautiful! Love it

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Sharon NewmN April 2, 2021 - 16:59

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

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jintyoo7 April 3, 2021 - 10:17

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

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Linda N. April 4, 2021 - 00:42

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

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Cathy W. April 8, 2021 - 05:07

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

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Patricia " Cheryl " Schmitzer April 13, 2021 - 19:24

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

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Lynelle April 15, 2021 - 13:44

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

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Kathy R April 19, 2021 - 06:56

Very pretty card using vellum. Thanks for sharing!

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