Inspired by Stamping, Nicole Picadura, Basket of Flowers stamp set, CAS card, clean and simple card, birthday card

Happy Wednesday! Nicole here, back with a refreshing video tutorial to share. Let’s twist things a bit and try coloring on vellum cardstock using the Basket of Flowers Stamp Set. Something different to try, right? Bundled roses in a basket is just so adorable, I had to colored them and play with it. To get a more of the soft, washed look I decided to try coloring on a piece of vellum cardstock using Copic markers. It is messy free and easy!

The outlines of the stamp image from the Basket of Flowers were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. If you are not doing a heat embossing technique, you can use a thin vellum cardstock, but I wanted something thick for the heat embossing so 40lb vellum cardstock was my choice.

Inspired by Stamping, Nicole Picadura, Basket of Flowers stamp set, CAS card, clean and simple card, birthday card

When coloring on vellum, I recommend coloring the back side of the image. Two reasons: 1) you can create more of a softer look by coloring the back of it, and 2) you don’t have to worry about coloring over the white lines and needing to wipe them later with a baby wipe. No need to worry about colors mixing and messing up the project.

I also wanted to give a “water-colored” look by adding lots of colors so some spots can be blotchy. If you look at the pot, you will see what I mean. You can still blend the colors in with a minimal effort, you just have more time to play with them as vellum absorbs colors slower than a regular cardstock.

To make sure the main image pops out nicely, I added a very soft background on the cardbase and stamped the sentiment on the bottom. Make sure to watch the tutorial below to see how this all comes together. It is easy and fun! Give it a try- Thanks for stopping by! – Hugs, Nicole.

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11 thoughts on “Sending Baskets of Love (Coloring on Vellum)

  1. Sally Richardson says:

    What a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing about colouring on vellum. Will have a go at it. Cheers

  2. KT Fit Kitty says:

    This is gorgeous! I haven’t coloured on vellum for a long time – thank you for reminding me of this technique! I love the outcome!

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