Coloring on Vellum

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Hello to all. I am going to share a fun and easy tutorial on how to create a beautiful festive poinsettia card using your Spectrum Noir markers and vellum.

I have colored the fabulous Poinsettia stamp by Sheena Douglass from Crafter’s Companion for this tutorial.

Step1
I used the large and medium leaf stamps, ten large leaf stamps and five medium leaf stamps, plus the small and large flower center onto my sheet of vellum, using clear embossing ink.

I coated all of the images in fine gold embossing powder and set with my heat tool.

Step2

I turned the sheet of vellum over and worked on the back, to preserve the embossing detail.

I colored the first five leaf shapes with a base coat of DG2 to cover the leaves and GB5 to add central detail.

Step3
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Blend the GB5 with the DG2 to soften the effect. Use DG4 around the outside of the leaves for definition and blend again with DG2.

Step4

To color the petals and floral center, use CR7 and CR8, with the darker tone towards the center of the petal.

Add definition with the use of DR9 to outline the veins of the petals. Blend out using CR7.

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Turn your vellum over and you will see your Spectrum Noir coloring detail under your lovely embossing detail.

Cut out all of your leaves and center detail.

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Cut a small circle of card and using tacky glue, stick your five green leaves onto the circle, as shown above.

Step7

Add your five large petals and stick in the formation shown.

Step8

Now use your small petals and centers to complete your flower. A small crystal detail has been added.

Step9

Add your poinsettia creation to the front of your card or project and decorate as desired. For this card I have used an embossed backing panel of Centura Pearl Card using a Christmas embossing folder from Crafter’s Companion .

The die cuts are Holly and Ivy Die’sire dies from Crafter’s Companion.

tutorial credit: Laine Webb

17 thoughts on “Coloring on Vellum

  1. Well thought out and looks beautiful .
    I may add abit of glitter on top to give a bit of sparkle but it will have to be a very quick drying glue pen as vellum doesn’t like beening wet. Thanks for showing everyone it helps with inspection

  2. Oh, I just love this effect!!! It is absolutely gorgeous! I’m gonna have to give this a try and hope it turns out one tenth as lovely as yours. hugs, patty

  3. I love your site and all your work. I do not seem to be able to get mine that makes me happy. I will need to keep trying. Thank you and have a great Christmas and New Year

  4. JUST FOUND THIS WONDERFUL DESIGN.I SHOULD HAVE LOOKED EARLIER AS I LOVE PARCHMENT CRAFT AND A FEW OF THESE WOULD HAVE MADE A LOVELY TABLE DECORATION. NEVER MIND NEXT YEAR DEFINITELY. I AM VERY NEW TO SPECTRUM NOIR BUT INTEND TO WORK AT THEM AND ENJOY THEIR VERSATILITY IN THE NEW YEAR.

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