Sunday, August 16, 2015

Dance Among the Flowers by Katy

Hello everyone - Katy here with today's tutorial. I've created a card using masking, multi-coloured stamping and vellum for your enjoyment - and here's how!

1 Stamp the dancer image (Women Collage set) onto white vellum using permanent ink (I used Archival, you could also use StazOn). Dry well but gently with a heat gun then colour some areas lightly with water-based pens (I used Distress Markers).

2 Stamp the dancer again onto scrap paper to make a mask. Cut it out inside the line - this is so that you don't have void around the edge of your vellum panel once you add it.

3 Stick the mask in place with temporary glue onto a card blank - placing it where you'd like the vellum panel to sit. Start stamping around the mask using Distress Inks.

4 Continue stamping with additional images in colour until you are happy with the look. Add some grey stamping for balance.

5 Remove the mask and you have a colourful border as shown. I added some very light stamping (Burlap stamp) in a pale colour so that some light texture would show through the vellum, giving it an additional layer of depth. To finish, simply secure the vellum panel in place with brads.

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial today - see you soon,

Katy x

I used these gorgeous stamps from Rubber Dance:

Women Collage

Vintage Birds (foliage stamp)

Bold and Beautiful


Collage Elements 1

Envelope Stamps

For the Birds (flourish)


  1. What a beautiful! I love the colour and the design.
    Hugs, Niti/Anita

  2. Love this Katy, th vellum panel looks so delicate !!

  3. Such a beautiful "light" card, TFS, dear Teamy ♥

  4. Oh this is gorgeous! That vellum overlay is genius and so well designed. Wowzers! Definately going to have to try this technique! TFS Katy! ~Niki

  5. Stunning! More stamps I need/want! Thanks for sharing Karen x

  6. Love that elegant lady. This is so pretty. Hugz


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