Sunday, February 1, 2015

Coloured vellum

I've been watching all the videos for the Online Card Class Clean and Simple 4 and yesterday I was able to find some time to play. So hard to just pick on technique to try (in a short period of time of course). I decided to go get me some reinkers and try out the colouring on vellum technique!! 

So instead of cutting up card size pieces of vellum I used a whole 81/2x11 sheet and went from there. by doing this I was able to make 5 cards out of the sheet (probably could have made more but I made a goal of 5). 

I just love the look of that vellum! Its so pretty and looks so different on each card I made!!! Hope you are all enjoying the class too! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: BG pinstripes background, keep it simple: sympathy mini
Inks: vera mark, seedless preserves evergreen bough and picked raspberry distress ink refills
Paper: smokey slate, white
Accessories: rubbing alcohol, pierced heart stax, with sympathy, black and white embossing powder


  1. These are lovely! I'm curious how you "painted" them. Did you use an aqua painter and mixed alcohol with the reinkers??

    1. I added reinkers to rubbing alcohol and just painted it on with a paint brush....they also suggested adding some perfect pearls to make it shimmer. They also showed if you don't have reinkers to smoosh ink onto a craft mat and add the water and shimmer that way, or adding these things to a mini mister. So many ways it can be done!! It was fun. Didn't really like how it looked while I was painting but once I started adding it to cards I fell in love!!!