Coloring Kraft and Vellum // Altenew

Today I have a set of cards and a video that I made quickly the night before I left for my vacation.

Here's a video on how I made the pair...

If you are having problems viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.
I had so much fun finally playing with Altenew's Botanical Garden stamp set! Such a gorgeous set, that I had to play coloring them on kraft and vellum.

For the cards, I embossed the flowers using some pretty copper embossing powder on kraft. I then colored them in with some Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens (I know, it's a mouthful!) - very simply coloring, but these pens work like butter.

I then did the same for the vellum flowers, and cut them out. I hand cut them out, but apparently there are coordinating dies - on my wish list now! ;)

Same card, different orientation! For the sentiment, I wanted the sentiment to be glossy, but I wanted the navy color, so I inked up the sentiment with Versamark first, then with navy ink from Studio Calico. With the stickiness, I was able to emboss the sentiment with clear powder to get that glossy, yet colored, look.

I was inspired by the current Altenew From Places Abroad challenge...

Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!


Cardstock: white (Michaels), kraft (Papertrey Ink), vellum (Joann Fabrics)
Stamps: Altenew Botanical Gardens and Label Love
Ink: Versamark, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens Blue, Deep Blue, Green and Deep Green, Sakura White Opaque Glaze Pens, Studio Calico navy
Other: Hero Arts Copper and Clear Embossing Powder

Tools: Hero Arts embossing gun


  1. I can't believe how intense the Zig colours turned out on the kraft - simply stunning cards, Clare! Enjoy your vacation :-)

  2. WOW!!! They are gorgeous cards. Love watching your video process.


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