Today I’ll show you how to make an elegant vellum card with alcohol marker coloring.  Actually, we’ll be making two of them! 

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The idea behind this blog series is to give you a year of fun themes and techniques. So be sure to check back each month for lots of fun inspiration. 

This month’s theme is using your favorite colors with Vellum or Acetate. I wanted to do something a little different than my norm, so I’m using Vellum in my cards today.

Check out the First Vellum Card!

Vellum Cards with Alcohol Marker Coloring

For my first card, I’m using my Tim Holtz stamp platform, and I’m using the floral image from Altenew’s Framed Friendship stamp set that was part of the Stamptember 2020 release.

Unfortunately, it’s no longer available, but ANY floral image would work for today’s cards.

I stamped the image onto a 4 1/4 x 5 1/5 inch vellum panel using Wow embossing ink.
Next I’m covering the image with gold recollections detail embossing powder. Then I’m using my Marvy heat tool to melt the embossing.

  • TIP: Make sure that your heat tool is VERY hot before you bring it to the vellum. Be sure not to keep it in one place too long or you MAY melt the vellum.
  • TIP: Use a clipboard to hold down your vellum so that you don’t burn your fingers.
Vellum Cards with Alcohol Marker Coloring To color the stamped image, I’m using spectrum noir alcohol markers. I’m also coloring on the back of the image to get a soft muted color. For the leaves I used AG1, AG3 and AG4.For the flowers I used AB1, AB2, AB3. 

The videos in this hop are focused on using our favorite colors, and you guessed it. My favorite has always been blue. Over the last year or so, I’ve started leaning towards a light teal-ish shade. So that’s what I’m using for the flowers.

 I added trimmed the vellum panel down to 3 3/4 x 5 and added it to the front of a top folding card panel.

  • TIP: Hide your adhesive behind the stamping so that it won’t be seen. No one wants to see that.
  • TIP: Add NUVO Drops, gems or other embellishments OVER places where the adhesive might show through.
  • TIP: Use a little liquid glue in the corners of your vellum panel where they may be less noticeable.


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Check out the Second Vellum Card!

Vellum Cards with Alcohol Marker Coloring For my second card, I’ve created a top folding mini card, measuring 4 x 2 3/4 inches, and I’m using the same stamp set. This time I’m stamping in black ink. I used Hero Arts Black Dye Ink.I colored the stamped flowers and leaves with the same Spectrum Noir markers.
  • TIP: When alcohol marker coloring on a one layer card, open the card to prevent the ink from bleeding onto the message area.
Vellum Cards with Alcohol Marker Coloring I had left the stamps in my Tim Holtz stamp platform. So now I can stamp them in the same position onto a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of vellum. I used WOW embossing ink and my anti powder static tool. It’s best to use heavyweight vellum for this, but I’ve had this in my stash so long that I don’t know if it is heavy weight or not.After stamping, I added the gold Recollections detail embossing powder and melted it with my Marvy heat tool. Next we’ll turn the vellum into a card base by scoring – gently – at 5 1/2. The reason I say to do this gently is that the first one that I did cracked rather badly. Since I scored this one gently multiple times, it worked out much better. Now we can assemble the card. I added some dotliner adhesive to the back of my mini card, and lined the image up behind the embossed image on the vellum. Then, hold it in place and close the card. Looking through the vellum at the colored image, you can see why I said it wasn’t vital to add a lot of dimension to your coloring. The vellum mutes the colors and it look very soft and elegant.

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