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Wishing You The Best – Colored Vellum

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CS4_participantHi all,

Today’s card was truly a challenge for me. I loved the technique of colored vellum shared in class and thought I would give it a try. I have quite a bit of vellum on hand but typically I use it with heat embossing and have never thought to color it with paints/watercolors. For this card I wanted to achieve some vibrant colors so I thought I’d paint using my Inktense pencils. The pencils worked fabulously with the vellum, but I did have a lot of paper curling. I think for future attempts, it would be best to tape down all edges and see if that helps in keeping the vellum flat.

Additionally, this card was created using 5 key elements (as that was the primary challenge of the day in the class). Here are the items I chose. Grey card stock, white vellum, a sheet of 6×6 designer paper, 1 sentiment stamp set & a set of Inktense pencils.

*I did use common tools to create the card such as a trimmer and adhesives.

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Here is my finished card.

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Gnome For The Holidays

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Hi All,

Today I have 2 holiday cards to share. I wanted to crank out some Christmas cards for friends and a few for the craft show this weekend. For this card I used stamps from Simon Says Stamp and color blended with Derwent Inktense Pencils. Inktense pencils are similar to color pencils in looks, but work like watercolors in that they blend well with water. The final look gives a bit of a gradient without any pencil stroke marks.

Here’s the watercolored gnome trimmed out and given a christmas themed background.

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I added in a coordinating interior design on this card (not pictured). I think it turned out pretty cute.

Merry Christmas Dear

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Hi All,

This is part 2 to my other post today. I used the same techniques for this card (inktense pencils and color blending). This stamp set from Simon is great for sentiments with a play on words. I thought the play on ‘deer’ vs. ‘dear’ was adorable.

Here’s the deer that I colored using Inktense pencils.

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I’m hoping to have a few more cards done before the craft show and can’t wait to share them with you soon!