Marbled Magic: Vellum Floral Card with Artist Markers

Marbled Magic: Vellum Floral Card with Artist Markers

Hi there, it's Ruby

I thought I'd share a card with you that I taught in a card-making workshop last weekend as it was really well received. It's a fun technique to play with. I made a card with it over on my blog here if you want to check out a different design.


  1. Stamp Altenew's Captivating Blooms flower stamp onto vellum using Versamark ink
  2. Emboss the flowers using silver embossing powder
  3. Flip the embossed vellum panel over and lay down a base colour with Artist Markers. Note: Colouring on the reverse side creates a softer effect and reduces the risk of damage to your markers.
  4. Go back over the base colour with a lighter marker and stipple the petals to create a mottled effect. 
  5. Using Altenew's Fine Tulle Stencil and pale purple ink, stamp the card base
  6. Attach your coloured vellum panel to some double-sided adhesive sheets. This solves any issues with glue showing through
  7. Fussy cut your finished panel and attach it to the stencilled card base
  8. Using Altenew's Hello and Hugs die set, die cut the sentiment out of silver and purple cardstock. Layer and attach to the card. Note: The closest die I could find to this was Altenew's Fancy Hugs Die. It's not a shadow die, but you could offset it to create a shadow effect.
  9. Add some silver watercolour splatter and some dark blue sequins to finish



Top tip: This technique works better when your flowers have a nice open space, so the mottled event can show through.



That's it from me. I hope you enjoy playing with this technique. One of my lovely participants said she couldn't stop using it after doing the class!


Have a great week.

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