How To Add Color to Vellum Flowers

handmade Christmas card with colored vellum flowers

Want to make a statement with your holiday cards this year?  Use our Pearl Translucent Vellum (8 1/2 x 11 Glama Natural) instead of plain old cardstock and add color to the vellum to make your flowers pop off the page. 

The results are beautiful, but the technique I used to make this card is actually not that hard. 

embossed flowers on vellum

To begin, emboss some outline floral images using Versamark ink and the embossing powder of your choice (here I used white and gold embossing powders).  Make sure to pre-heat your heat gun AND move it back and forth over the vellum to ensure that the vellum won't warp. 

For this project I used a stamp set that had a coordinating die-cut set, but you can also just fussy cut out your designs with scissors once embossed. 

coloring the backs of vellum flowers

Use your inks to color the BACK side of the vellum.  You can use blending brushes or sponge daubers to add color to the vellum.   Darker colors show up much nicer than lighter ones.  Allow the vellum to dry completely before die-cutting. 

attaching colored vellum flowers

Arrange and layer your bouquet.  You can use foam adhesive to pop up your flowers if you cover with an embellishment (like a sequin, like I did in the center of the flowers)  Add the leaves with a tiny drop of Art Glitter glue (it dries clear!)

embossed vellum flowers

The Pearl Translucent Vellum is so stunning, and the hint of color peeking through adds a special touch!

-Kate

design team member kate

5 comments

  • That’s a great tip. Thanks so much!!

    Chris
  • It’s a little to little to use for Christmas but I will be using this technique throughout the coming year! I recently purchased your multiple color pack of vellum and I was very happy with the paper as well as the price!!
    Thank you for sharing!!

    Denise Starrs
  • Crafters never ceace to amaze me. Beatiful.

    Sue Reifschneider
  • Really beautiful

    Beth A Legge
  • Very pretty! I’ll be trying it soon :)

    Gayle West

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