Coloured Vellum Flowers

This card was made for the Inspired by Stamping Colored Vellum Flowers Challenge. (Follow that link to view the tutorial.)

To be honest, I almost forgot this challenge finished today!

This was a very simple card to make. I embossed the card topper using a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder. Added white lace almost all the way across, then topped it with some scrap blue ribbon that was in my stash.  (The piece wasn’t much bigger than what you can see here!)

I went through my scrap stash, and found the white circle (already cut) and stamped it with Birthday Wishes from the Pirates set (Inspired by Stamping) then cut part of the circle away.

The flower stamp is from The Year of Flowers (Gina K Designs) as I don’t have any flower stamps from Inspired by Stamping, but will have soon!  The flowers were done with white embossing powder, then colored with Copics. I cut them out, added them to the card with dimensionals, and last but not least, added a pearl to each flower – also colored with Copics.

I actually added two colored pearls above the greeting, but didn’t like them.  Apparently I didn’t leave them to dry long enough, because I ended up with blue Copics on my card.  Yikes!

So after I pulled them off, I added an IBS flower (to cover up the mess!), which I’d colored on the edges with the same Copic pen.  Lastly, I added one of the pearls to the side.  Not sure I like it, but again, I have some bits of blue. <sigh> Will have to ensure I leave those pearls to dry much longer in future.

That’s it – took maybe 15 minutes.

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14 thoughts on “Coloured Vellum Flowers

  1. Thanks Susan. Those particular flowers weren’t the best to colour because the lines are very close together. That said, I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.

  2. How pretty those vellum flowers turned out for you!
    I attempted that technique, and it was messy. I colored on the backs of the vellum, and got color all over the place, from my fingers to the card..sheesh…really kind of frustrating!
    Thanks for sharing “your” little difficulties, it makes me feel better. I am in good company, at least. LOL
    Your “cover-ups” are great, and really nice “save” on all counts!
    Once again, appreciate all the descriptions.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Anna, typed an answer for you, and promptly lost it!

    This can be a messy process, but don’t cut out the flowers until you are done. Then you won’t get into a mess.

    You can also use Tim Holtz Distress Markers for this, and I’d guess, Spectrum Noir pens. And maybe even colored pencils.

    Oh yeah, I mess up all the time. Just lucky I could cover these ones, or I’d have to start over!

    Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Cheryl, This is gorgeous! WOW! Love the colors and the details on your card! Beautiful job! Hugs, Joanna

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