Friday, May 11, 2012

Vellum elements


We have a colour challenge at Just Add Ink this week.


I decided to use these colours with vellum.

I thought these flowers from elements of style might look pretty dry embossed and so I decided to give that technique a try with this week’s colour combo.


I stamped the image onto vellum card with stazon and then dry embossed the flowers from behind with a stylus to make them white and give them dimension.

The butterflies are coloured with a saffron marker and cut out and placed on top with glue dots.  The “for you” is stamped on the vellum and I have simply placed a white circle behind it to make it stand out more.


Ingredients :

Stamps : elements of style. kindness matters,

Card : vellum card, white, saffron, brights dsp stack

Ink : stazon

Other : daffodil taffeta ribbon, circle punch, saffron marker, white brads, stylus




This is a close up to try to show the dimension the flowers have, it’s a bit hard to capture it but it does look pretty.

The rest of the design team have come up with some gorgeous yellow and white cards so please take a look and give this challenge a try yourself.




  1. This is a really beautiful card Kathy, oh queen of vellum! Love how the flowers turned white simply by being dry-embossed. You have made this colour combo look so easy; love your card!

  2. I love this technique.. I'm gonna try it myself. TFS

  3. So pretty. This is my favorite stamp and I think you did it justice!

  4. Such a great idea and it looks just fab!

  5. It is really pretty Kathy, l love your dry embossed technique on the flowers it's a great effect.

  6. Loving your use of vellum lately Kathy. This stamp looks just gorgeous using this technique. Beautiful card.

  7. What a great technique, Kathy and a beautiful card. It's 'pinned'. :)

  8. Gorgeously striking card Kathy! Love the end effect you got working in different ways with the vellum. So much for me to try now :)
    Kim x

  9. That is so pretty, Kathy! Gorgeous soft yet fresh!

  10. Amazing card Kathy, wow! Just love the colouring you did here!

  11. Ohh, you dry embossed behind the flowers - great idea. I thought you had used a white pencil. It's turned out very pretty Kathy.


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