Coloring on vellum

Today I have a card to show you with a technique that I have been wanting to try for ages - coloring on vellum.

The focal image on my card is the beautiful Flowers in a Vase digital stamp by Conie Fong. I colored the image on Strathmore Toned Tan paper with my Prismacolor colored pencils and cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo. I added some details with a white gel pen.

To make the card panel, I stamped a row of butterflies up the side of a top folding card with Versamark ink and then embossed them with white embossing powder. Using my Prismacolor pencils in the same red and purple shades, I colored the butterflies on the back of the vellum. The looked really light until I put the vellum piece on the white card base. That made them show up nicely.

I adhered the focal image to the left on the card, added a "hello" sentiment and a few light purple jewels.

I love the soft look of the pencil behind the vellum and will definitely be trying this again.

General supplies:
Strathmore Toned Tan paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock for card base
Purple cardstock
Retired Stampin up butterfly stamp
Versamark ink
White embossing poweder
Prismacolor pencils
Sentiment die
Purple jewels


  1. Really lovely card Monica, Connie Fong images are gorgeous.Lovely colouring on vellum too.x
    [aNNie' blog]

  2. Your card is very pretty and you did a great job. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges} Hugs, Kathy

  3. A lovely card. Thank you for joining in our Dragonfly Dreams challenge.

  4. Thanks for joining us at INTAAS with your fab card, love the flowers!