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Friday, July 14, 2017

Watercolor Vellum Card Tutorial

Hey Crafters! 
Today we are creating a Watercolor Vellum Card. 
I saw a version of this card by Graciellie Design and I knew I had to share it with you.

This stunning card is surprisingly easy to put together with just a few supplies. 
Check out the process on YouTube HERE.
Scroll down for supplies and project overview! 

Supplies:
Watercolor Paper or
   Neenah Solar White Cardstock 
Watercolor  paints
PaintBrush
Water 
Vellum
ATG Tool 
Maymay Made It Stamp - Healer
Versa mark Embossing Ink
Embossing Powder
Heat ToolSequins 
Foam Tape 



Instructions:
Start with 5 1/4" by 4 inch piece of cardstock or watercolor paper.  Choose any two favorite colors from your watercolor set. I'm using Peerless Watercolor in Turquoise Blue, Daffodil Yellow for the first card. I used red and blue from an inexpensive watercolor set from the Dollar Store in the second card and it works just as well. 


Start by wetting your paper with a brush, concentrating on the top Left and Bottom Right corners and working in to the venter. Load some color on your brush and tap along the top corner. If the paper is too wet, blot with cloth or towel or whatever you have handy. Repeat in with second color in bottom corner. TIP! Tap your brush instead of really painting to get a patch like effect with lighter and darker spots of color. You can control the color by adding more or less water. You can even add more color by drying and applying another layer. 
Add some drops of color randomly by tapping the brush loaded with color, over the cardstock and your background is ready.

Trim the vellum to desired size leaving it long enough to wrap around the card.  I trimmed it to 3 x 5 inches wide.  Make sure the vellum is straight on the front. Use adhesive on the back to secure.


Lets heat emboss the sentiment! Use versamark clear embossing ink to stamp your sentiment and cover with black embossing powder. Use the heat tool to set it.  I love to watch the magic happen as the powder turns shiny!

Now that your panel is all ready, attach it to a A2 size white card base (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") using foam tape. For a nice finishing touch, add a few sequins with liquid glue and your card is complete. 

Visit Graciellie Designs HERE

DIY Brushos would be another option for this card. You can find that video HERE.

Share your Watercolor Vellum Cards with the KoalaTCrafts community on Facebook. It's a fun group 
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