Today, I am going to show you how to create an absolutely stunning card using the Stampin’ Up! Translucent Florals Dies and Vellum. One of the many features that I love about this bundle is that there are die cuts you assemble to create flowers. Now, normally, we go for the card stock to cut these pieces, but today, I am using Vellum and creating my own color using Stampin’ Blends. The vellum with the Translucent Floral Dies produce flowers that look light, airy and magical!
How to Color on Vellum
I love creating my own colored Vellum. I use my Stampin’ Blends markers to color because they are alcohol-based. Alcohol-based markers dry quickly and, typically, provide an even color without streaking. Often, when you color a stamped image on Vellum, it is recommended to color on the back of the image. But today, I am not coloring an image, but, actually applying color to the vellum. When coloring on vellum, I use the side of the brush end of the marker. I move back and forth making sure to cover all of the paper. If I want a darker color, I allow the vellum to dry and then repeat the process. When I’m done with the coloring,I wait just a minute or two, before die cutting.
Translucent Floral & Vellum Card Design
I chose Flirty Flamingo for my card base layered with Basic Black. Next, I added a Basic White layer dry embossed with the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder. Three separate pieces of vellum were colored using Fresh Freesia, Bubble Bath, and Flirty Flamingo. The stamina (flower centers) were cut from Basic Black. I assembled the flowers with Mini Glue Dots. The leaves were cut from a piece of Delightful Floral Designer Series Paper that resembled watercoloring with Parakeet Party. After, die cutting, I used my bone folder to score the center of each leaf to add some dimension. I embellished with black Classic Matte Dots.
In the video, below, you will not only see how to design the card, but tips for coloring vellum with Stampin’ Blends or alcohol-based markers. Additionally, there are tips and tricks for assembling the flowers and shaping the petals and leaves. Further down in the post, you will see measurements, supplies and downloadable PDF for the card made during the video. Leave me a comment, I would love to know what your thoughts are on coloring vellum and the card design.
On the inside, I layered Basic White on Basic Black. I dry embossed 1″ along the bottom edge of the Basic White layer using the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder. This allowed me to carry my design through to the inside of my card and added elegance to the finish.
Translucent Florals Birthday Card
- Flirty Flamingo
- 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base)
- Basic Black
- 5 1/4″ x 4″ (layer 1)
- 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside layer 1)
- scrap (sentiment matte and die cuts)
- Basic White
- 5″ x 3 3/4″ (layer 2 , embossed)
- 5″ x 3 3/4″ (inside, layer 2)
- scrap (sentiment)
- 2 1/2″ x 5″ (2) (die cuts)
- 2″ x 3 1/2″ (die cuts)
- Delightful Floral Designer Series Paper (Parakeet Party Watercolor)
- 1 1/4″ x 7″ (die cuts)
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