Friday, May 7, 2021

Floral Vellum

Color challenges are always a bit of a test for my creativity and Color My Heart Color Dare #443 was no different. Once I gave it some thought, I went looking for inspiration and found it on YouTube. The color challenge graphic is below and the challenge is to create a project using three colors that are side by side on the color wheel. I selected Blue-Violet, Blue, and Blue-Green. I have always been partial to these colors so enjoyed using them. I would have enjoyed adding silver but it was not permitted so I stayed with black and white. This biweekly challenge begins on Friday, May 7, and ends on Thursday evening, May 20, 2021.

I always enjoy using vellum and when I saw the technique demonstrated HERE, I was hooked. The technique requires the use of alcohol ink so I used my Copic markers. Any alcohol markers (or ink) will work. In addition, I used 40-lb. vellum because the heavier weight is sturdier than the lesser weights. I followed the tutorial but elected not to wet the vellum as heavily as demonstrated. It dried quickly but I wanted more color, so I added a little more color and repeated the process. Once I was satisfied with the result I let it dry thoroughly with only a "gentle blast" from my heat tool. (I have been known to scorch vellum.) After a bit of die-cutting, I proceeded to assemble the card onto a white card base.

Our color challenges at Color My Heart Color Dare frequently include a little twist so check in with us and play along. A new color challenge begins every Friday and lasts for two weeks so there is always an active challenge underway. 

Inks: Copic Alcohol Markers (B05, BG13, BV13)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black & Wisteria Wonder
Paper: Stampin' Up! Vellum
Dies: Lawn Fawn (stitched scalloped rectangles) & RCD (flowers)
Misc.: 91% Rubbing Alcohol, Bee Creative tape sheet, foam tape & gems from stash


  1. Melanie your card is beautiful! Great jog with the technique. I love the look of the delicate flower on your vellum.

  2. Beautiful card Melanie. I love the look of vellum on a card but I haven’t got to grips with it myself yet. This is a lovely technique for making your own background papers. Very pretty. X

  3. Love the background you created with the vellum. Lovely card!

  4. Using alcohol markers on vellum provides really neat effects - you did a great job with that. Love the softness of your card :)

  5. Boy, I don't know how I missed your card when I was creating the post, Friday morning I was really messed up, so sorry. Love that background, beautiful card. You have inspired me to use this technique... you say easy, I'll let you know.