Wednesday, June 12, 2019

CAS Watercolour Challenge: Blue

Gorgeous CAS Cards by the DT, GD and in the Gallery:-)

My Blue Watercolored Vellum Card

I made this card at our 2019 Retreat!  Susan led the watercoloring on Vellum
Technique.  I sprinkled Ultramarine Brushos powder on my SU Vellum Cardstock, 
then spritzed liberally with water,  tipping the paper to move the ink.

I laid an acrylic block on the vellum to prevent some of the curling.
When dry I taped down to a die cut window frame.
Popped up with white craft foam and glued down the white die cut PB Iris.

I decided to leave off the sentiment and add later when I need the card.
I loved the simplicity and ease of making this card.
Thank you Susan for making me want to use vellum more often:-)

If you click on my Craft Retreat Photos Tab under my banner you will see 
many more vellum samples we made at our 2019 Retreat:-)

Enjoy,  you still have until the 24th to play along at CAS Watercolour Challenge! Hugs..


Stamps: None
Paper: SU Whisper White 100# CS. and Vellum CS
Inks: Brushos Ultramarine
Accessories: PB Antique frame die.  Penny Black "Iris" Die. T.H. Spritzer. Connect Glue Gina K. White Craft Foam.


  1. Just BLUE-tiful! Seriously, Nancy... vellum is one of the most wonderful of all supplies - to think it can be water-colored in any color of the rainbow makes it even more so!

  2. CAS perfection Nancy...absolutely LOVE this card!! :0)

  3. Beautiful! Love the dreaminess of the vellum background. Great work Nancy! xx

  4. Your Brusho on Vellum turned out beautifully, Nancy, and the perfect place to pop this white die cut iris! An amazing card, my friend! A winner in my book.

  5. Nancy, such a perfect colour combination with the crystaly blue background and that pop of white with the flower :)

  6. So eye-catching, Nancy. Amazing vellum background. Gorgeous white die cut. Perfect use of the antique frame to highlight. Love it. xx

  7. Glad you enjoyed working with vellum at the retreat, Nancy! Beautiful card with lovely framing and die cut iris. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

  8. Isn't this pretty! Beautiful shade of blue with the speckled wash of Brushos, and the iris in the window is gorgeous! So clean and perfect!

  9. Nancy, this is just gorgeous! I have such bad luck with vellum as it is and can't imagine how you kept it from puckering up. Love the white die cut and use of the antique framing. Beautiful card!

  10. What a wonderful card for the challenge! Love that BG!

  11. This looks so pretty, I love the coloured vellum. I've not tried Brushos on vellum, I think I need to give it a go. Thanks for the inspiration xx

  12. so beautiful, so elegant and wonderful Nancy.
    xx Karen

  13. Wow, this is amazing, Nancy! I love the color, the visual texture, and the translucent quality of vellum! And what a wonderful way to highlight the beauty of the vellum panel by just adding the white lovely iris die-cut and the white frame! Thanks for your inspiration, my friend!
    Hugs.. Hideko

  14. This is stunning, Nancy! I LOVE all that white which really pops against that beautiful blue watercoloring on vellum! I remember how much I loved this at the ESCR! Brings back happy memories!! Miss you! Hugs, Dolly

  15. So beautiful Nancy! It sounds like you all had heaps of fun:) Btw you should enter in the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

  16. Beautiful contrast. I love how iris pops up against this background.


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