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Birthday: Coloured vellum

vellum front

Day 2 of the Clear and Sheer class and we started by making a card with a coloured vellum front. Theoretically the vellum I have is at least as heavyweight as the ones they use in the class — and it does do the job — but I would like it to be a little sturdier.


First I had to find an appropriate stamp so I could work out the layout and the angle of the sentiment strip. Once I was happy that I knew what I was doing, I cut a piece of vellum down to the size of the required front panel (plus enough of a tab to fix to the rear panel) and scored it to give it a top fold.

The colour was just smooshed directly onto the vellum and buffed off, leaving a stronger colour than I was expecting; the effect seems to vary greatly depending on the type of ink and the depth of colour chosen. I stamped the flowers in Versamark, heat embossed them in white and coloured the flowers in with white pencil.

I heat embossed the sentiment on some white card, die cut the stitched lines, and trimmed it to fit across the front of the vellum panel. I cut another matching piece to go on the inside of the card to hide the adhesive behind the first one.

Two pieces of white card were used to sandwich the tab on the vellum and form the back of the card. A few sequins finished it off.

vellum front - detail


Online Card Classes – Clear and Sheer


  • stamps:
    Personal Impressions – tattoo flowers
    Avery Elle – cake & candles (sentiment)
  • dies:
    Paper Smooches – dots and dashes
  • inks:
    Waffle Flower – petal point – wild orchid, violet, malibu
  • embossing powder:
    Wow! – super fine – white
    Ranger – liquid platinum
  • embellishments:
    Pretty Pink Posh – sequins – 4mm – amethyst, aquamarine
  • paper and card:
    Pergamano parchment paper 150gsm
    Papermill Direct – super smooth – white
  • miscellaneous:
    Caran d’Ache – luminance – 001 white

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