Thursday, February 28, 2013

Vellum Flowers Tutorial.

Hi everyone! Some of you might have already seen my first tutorial on the Flourishes blog, but here it is now on my blog too!

You know that I love using vellum on my cards and I'm now happy to show you my first tutorial! I will teach you how to add vellum layered flowers to your work. Here's first all you will need when making your card: vellum, white cardstock, black Memento ink, white embossing powder, a heat tool, a Versa Mark pad, scissors, foam pads, markers and a stamp. I chose the biggest stamp from the beautiful Winter Blossoms set.

If you have an electronic cutting tool, you can use it to cut your image. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut this image. After it is cut, leave it on the cutting mat and stamp it. You can now take your image and color it. You don't have to color the three biggest flowers that will be later covered with vellum.

My image was colored with the following Copic markers:

Copic Sketch Lenten Rose CollectionCopic Sketch Candy Pink Collection
Green GrassCopic Sketch OLIVE GREEN Collection

Take then your vellum and stamp your image with the Versa Mark pad. Emboss it with white embossing powder and heat it.  Make this step twice.

Once you have two nicely white embossed images, you will have to fussy cut the flowers you want to use for your project. Be here very careful not to cut the white embossed edges of the flowers. You can keep the flowers of the first layer together. 

You have now 6 nice vellum flowers. I usually put a brad, pearls or rhinestones in the middle of three of them. Here I chose to add some silver tiny glass beads. I first put some glossy accents in the middle of the flowers and then added the beads. Let them dry and then just add a foam pad in the middle of the flowers and adhere them to the first layer. This will give them a beautiful 3-D effect.

And now you will have to adhere the layered vellum flowers to your first stamped and colored image. I usually put some glue dots, but any glue should be fine. Remember to put the dots in the middle of the flowers so they won't be seen.

And here's now the card embellished with seam bindings and twine. I used the same stamp to make the pink stamped background. I added a cute little tag and a fourth vellum flower on the bow. The tag is made with one of the classic tags die set and the sentiment is from the Tiny Flowers and Tags set.

I hope this tutorial gets you excited about using vellum on your cards or creations. I just love the soft look it creates with almost any kind of image. Thanks for joining me today!


  1. What a super tutorial Anne-Elise I always like to see your cards
    jacqui x

  2. This is absolutely beautiful Anne-Elise...thanks for sharing. I haven't seen you do a post for ages and somehow I've stopped following - not sure why! How annoying - looks like I've missed heaps! x

  3. Great tutorial - you make this look so easy.

  4. Just beautiful! Love the way you do vellum. Off to see the video.

  5. LOL, for some reason I thought there was a video!

  6. Hi Anne-Elise,
    Thank you for the tutorial,love your vellum flowers, so beautiful made..some times I use vellum on my cards, to cut butterflies...

    Hugs Ans

  7. Your flowers look stunning Anne-Elise and thank you for such a fabulous tutorial.
    Sue xx

  8. Your vellum work is so stunning and always amazes me. Thanks for sharing the tutorial! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  9. This is a STUNNER... thanks for sharing this wonderful work of art. And the tutorial as well.

  10. Prachtige kaart Anne-Elise.

    Groetjes Karla

  11. Lovely tutorial and gorgeous flowers,thanks a loto for sharing^_^
    Have a beautiful weekend,

  12. You are absolutely AMAAZING!!! I so love to look at your creations .. they are simply beyond GORGEOUS!

    Big Hugs,

  13. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I love it.


  14. Stunning, stunning, stunning!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  15. Много прекрасни неща! Поздравление!

  16. A gorgeous card, the vellum flowers look so delicate.

  17. Hi Anne-Elise - this is a brilliant tutorial, thank you so much for posting it. I will be digesting it later!!! Lol. I love the finished card so much as well. I really will have to try this one out with a similar sort of stamp.

    Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  18. Absolutely fabulous!!! Thank you for the tutorial!

  19. Really beautiful!

    The vellum flowers are georgeous!!!

    Hugs Gaby

  20. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I have wanted to try some of this technique for a while. I was worried that the vellum would curl and sort of melt from the heat gun

    This looks so pretty and I just realized that you stamped your patterned paper to match!

  21. Thanks for this beautiful tutorial! I love your card! So very pretty!


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