Friday, January 29, 2021

Birthday Card | Alphabet Challenge - "V" is for Vellum

Happy Friday!

We're on to the letter "V" over at the Alphabet Challenge and this time it stands for Vellum! I tried a new technique on this card - painting on the reverse side of vellum and it was so much fun! 

I started with stenciling the Pink and Main's "Garden Gate" pattern onto an A2-sized piece of pink cardstock with Dusty Concord, Festive Berries and Picked Raspberry DOI. This panel was sprayed with shimmer mist and attached to a top-folding A2 card base after it was dry. The "Mondo Sakura" floral from Ellen Hutson was heat embossed on heavy weight vellum and loosely painted on the back side with the same inks to give the flowers a bit of shape.

I die cut the larger frame from Pink Fresh Studio's "Essential Pretty Frames" and separated the pieces. The floral image was cut to the same size as the smallest frame and glued to the back. The largest frame and the floral frame were glued to the front panel. A heat embossed sentiment strip and sequins finished up the card!

Thanks so much for joining me today and for taking the time to comment! We hope to see lots of vellum projects over at the Alphabet Challenge!

Take care and stay safe!


  1. Stunning monochromatic effect,your focal image colours look beautiful against the more muted tones of the background,,love the layers,

  2. Such a beautiful creation Rachelle, I adore that colour palette.

  3. What a beautiful card, Rachelle! I love the image you colored perfectly, and making the frame to cover the adhesive is a great way to hide it. Vellum is tricky but oh so pretty, making it worth the extra effort. Hope you are well and having fun in your craft room! Have a great weekend.

  4. Another wonderful card, I like coloring on Vellum and haven't in so long, will have to try it again, gorgeous colors and again, Thanks for playing our Any Occasions challenge this week at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

    Leanne DT/KCC

  5. Oh this is beautiful, what a stunning card, Hazelxx

  6. Very pretty, lovely colours. Thank you for playing at AAA Birthday Challenges

  7. GORGEOUS! I haven't used that technique in a long time ... thanks for inspiration! You did a beautiful job on this creation ... LOVE your choice of color and design! Well done!

  8. So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Birthday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries.

  9. Hi Rachelle, that bold color combo is awesome and the white framing really shows off the flower image. Beautiful way to use vellum!

  10. stunning use of vellum. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Watercooler Wednesday this week.

  11. This card is really beautiful.♥ Thanks a lot for joining us at our Stencil Background Challenge by
    AAA Birthday Challenge
    Good luck and hope to see you again.
    Hugs and greetings Angela DT