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Vellum Flowers

Vellum Flowers

Hi All!

I am excited about this card because it’s so dimensional. The petals are Copic-colored vellum. I’ve colored vellum with Copic markers before, but I didn’t like how the color was so muted. But, with the “texturizing” of these petals, I really like the technique!

Here is a close-up of the flowers:

Vellum Flowers

I hope you enjoy the video. Happy Weekend!



Copic sketch markers used: R37, R22, Y15, YG25

Blossom Builder Punch
Blossom Builder Punch
SSS Vellum
SSS Vellum
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Liquid Pearls, White Opal
White Opal Liquid Pearls
Black Enamel Accents
Black Enamel Accents
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Ranger Multi Medium, Matte
Ranger Multi Medium, Matte
Glue Applicator
Glue Applicator
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 6:24 am


    What a great technique! It makes such a beautiful card too. I have always had problems getting the Multi Medium Matte to flow well out of the bottle. Wish I knew your secret! The colours you selected were different and lovely together. I’ve never used the chisel end of my Copics so this would be a good technique to get some use out of them. Just wanted to mention in closing that your video sound has recently had an echo to it as well as being very soft. The video picture is great though but not the sound. I wonder if others have experienced the same problem lately.

    • wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 7:57 am


      Hi Connie. I’ve been using my iPhone X for video, but my audio is still the same – it is created outside the video with the same tools and software I have always used. So, I’m not sure what it is. Maybe Vimeo has changed their codec for uploading videos. I can see the sound peaks when I record my voice and they seem the same as usual. I’d be interested to know if others have experienced the same problem.

      • wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 2:20 pm


        Thanks for your response Darlene! It would be interesting to l know if others are having a similar issue with the sound. If not, it would indicate a problem with how my computer has started receiving your videos.

      • wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 7:43 pm


        GOOD NEWS!!! I just checked your latest video again and the volume is okay now. Since I have been watching these videos around 10pm in Australia, the transmission may not be as good at that time or the networks may be crowded. I know nothing about these things (obviously) but whatever it was has rectified itself today. Very strange. But all good again. I’ll check the volume tonight and see if there is any change.

        • wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 10:16 pm


          So glad to hear Connie! Thanks for the update. Hope you’re having a great weekend. 🙂

    • wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 3:29 pm


      I don’t think I’ve noticed any echo or change in volume. I’ll have to listen more closely, I guess, and see if I detect anything. I think I would have noticed a softer volume, though. I hope there’s nothing wrong with your computer, though, Connie! 😲 ~ Andrea

      • wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 7:27 pm


        Thanks Andrea for your feedback. It was appreciated. I just had my Apple Mac serviced and also checked the Sound to be sure it was turned up to full volume. All good. I also don’t have this volume problem with other YouTube videos. It has only begun on Darlene’s videos in the past week. So, if nobody else has the problem, it must be some transmission issue that I hope will soon be resolved.

  2. wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 1:03 pm


    Wow what an incredible look! they look so realistic and yet the technique isn’t complicated. great job!

  3. wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 1:09 pm


    LOVE this!! so pretty!

  4. wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 1:37 pm


    Really beautiful. Thank you!

  5. wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 2:03 pm


    This so beautiful!!

  6. wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 2:11 pm


    So beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration 😌

  7. wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 2:13 pm


    I really like this card and will use this technique soon.

  8. wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 2:55 pm


    I haven’t watched the video and it’s already in my favourites!! Stunning!

  9. wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 3:16 pm


    Awesome, Darlene! Beautiful!
    I have no problem with the sound,
    I also have difficulty getting multi Matt out of the bottle unless it’s full. I just squeeze like mad! I think it’s the nature of the beast and not us because I’ve watched some craft videos where the presenter does the same. Squeezing like crazy. But it’s such a good product it’s worth the effort! Storing my bottle upside down helps a bit.
    Keep looking at those poppies, Darlene. They are so lovely! TFS!

    • wrote on January 27th, 2018 at 9:13 pm


      GrannyAnnie, I heard that Distress Collage Medium was better than the Matte Medium. I bought some and have found it comes out much better than the Matte Medium. But since I still have some Matte Medium left, I thought maybe there was a secret to getting it out. Maybe not!

      • wrote on January 28th, 2018 at 2:36 pm


        Hi Connie
        I’ve not tried Collage Medium. I have a tub but haven’t opened it yet! I just love Multi Matte. I don’t know a special trick to getting it out of the little bottle other than by squeezing really hard but I also use it as a spreading medium/adhesive. I have a tub of multi matte (as well as the bottle) and use it from the tub with a paint brush in 2 ways:
        1. If I am making a mini album and have a tab or a flap that will be opened often (usually held down with a magnet), before I fix it in place I ‘paint’ it with multi matte on both sides. It reinforces the piece and coats it so wear and tear is minimized. I do this with fussy cut or large pieces as well. You need to be mindful of the brush strokes because, like painting a wall, if you leave globs or crisscross strokes they show when it dries.
        2. If I want two pieces of card stuck together with no chance of buckling, I paint the whole surface of one piece and stick them together. I recently adhered a photo mat with my ATG and it now has waves on the surface. The paper from the pad was lightweight, not sure why it happened but multi matte would have been better.
        If you open your little bottle of multi matte and remove the plastic pointy top and screws back the normal lid, you could then use a tooth pick or wooden skewer or similar to get out small amounts or use a paint brush. Tedious and fiddly but at least it won’t be wasted!
        Not sure if all this rambling has helped you!
        Thank you for the info about Collage Medium – I will investigate!!

        • wrote on January 28th, 2018 at 4:53 pm


          Thanks for your tips. They’re much appreciated. The Distress Collage that I use is in a liquid form and not the paste in the tub. It’s not very expensive, so you may want to get some to compliment your stash.

  10. wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 3:26 pm


    GORGEOUS!!!! Love how realistic those flowers look. I honestly would have thought they were pre-made embellishments you got in a store! Love the colors you used, too. I may have to figure out some other way to get this look, though, since I don’t have Copics (and can’t afford them!). I’ll have to think about that. Anyway, thanks so much for sharing. A nice way to have a break from the yard work my mom & I were doing this afternoon! Have a great weekend, y’all! 😺 ~ Andrea

    • wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 5:16 pm


      Thanks, Andrea! You and your mom have a great weekend too!

  11. wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 3:55 pm


    Darlene, absolutely gorgeous flowers!! And you have solved the age-old problem (at least it always is for me) of streaky color when using Copics on vellum by incorporating those lines into your design as texture!! Brilliance:) You are always coming up with some really cool ideas and techniques. TFS! BTW no sound prob here either.

  12. wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 4:24 pm


    So pretty. They looked like pressed flowers.

    I have the old Blossom builder punch, which has bigger petals, I think. I should pull that out and try this!

  13. wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 4:43 pm


    What a pretty card! I may have to pull out my vellum. Your sound quality was fine here.

  14. wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 5:03 pm


    Love, love, love this card Darlene. So pretty. Must give this a go.I didn’t have a sound problem. It might be our “amazing” NBN problem that you are experiencing Connie????

    • wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 7:30 pm


      We are not on NBN yet so that might be why. Hmmm! It’s a mystery.

  15. wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Annie Abrahamson

    Just GORGEOUS and a fun technique definitely worth playing with this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration ~ Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Teresa S

    This is gorgeous! Looks like pressed delicate flowers. Best use of the Blossom Builder Punch to date! Did not notice an echo in audio. Again, love this card! Ingenious!

  17. wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 8:26 pm


    Darlene this card is absolutely gorgeous! It looks like dried flowers instead of vellum. I do not have copics. I wonder if zigs or Stampin up markers would work. Guess I will give it a try! Happy Friday. Thanks for sharing.

  18. wrote on January 26th, 2018 at 10:55 pm


    I absolutely loved this card! An easy but striking technique!

  19. wrote on January 27th, 2018 at 1:00 am


    Awesome technique! Can’t wait to try it

  20. wrote on January 27th, 2018 at 4:30 am

    Carol Mac

    I will definitely try this one! So pretty and the color combination is endless! I have the same problem with the Matt medium. I have changed my tips three times but still have to squeeze hard unless the bottle is full. 😎

    • wrote on January 27th, 2018 at 9:12 pm


      Carol Mac, I heard that Distress Collage Medium was better than the Matte Medium. I bought some and have found it comes out much better than the Matte Medium. But since I still have some Matte Medium left, I thought maybe there was a secret to getting it out. Maybe not!

      • wrote on January 28th, 2018 at 5:00 am

        Carol Mac

        Thanks Connie, I will try some when I get low. Maybe the collage medium is thinner? Thanks

  21. wrote on January 27th, 2018 at 11:21 am


    Wow – Beautiful.

  22. wrote on January 27th, 2018 at 4:26 pm


    Beautiful card Darlene! Your flowers remind me of pressed flowers, so realistic!

  23. wrote on January 28th, 2018 at 7:23 am


    WOW!! Darlene, this flowers look like they are real pressed flowers, so beautiful.
    I wonder if this technique can be done with Stampin’ Up! markers, I must give this a try.
    The curling of the petals due to the glue, makes them look more natural, love it.

  24. wrote on January 28th, 2018 at 11:20 am


    A new favourite. Very realistic and the colouring on vellum awesome. I’ve seen folk colour in reverse side of vellum (maybe for a muted tone) but this is full out colour on front side. I need to go play with my gear 😍
    Connie I’ve no probs with audio (from Brissy).

  25. wrote on January 30th, 2018 at 3:41 am

    Anna D.

    Wow. That is so incredibly creative. Really pretty results.

  26. wrote on January 31st, 2018 at 9:24 am


    What a cool card!!

  27. wrote on January 31st, 2018 at 6:16 pm


    What a gorgeous card. Darlene…those look just like the real pressed flowers I used to do. This is so much easier…thanks so much for the tutorial.

  28. wrote on February 3rd, 2018 at 6:04 pm


    I love what you did in creating this beautiful card. The colors, the placement and using vellum! Very nice indeed.

  29. wrote on February 7th, 2018 at 5:24 pm


    Thanks Darlene, your card turned out wonderful!! I can’t say mine will do the same, but I’m going to give it a try anyway. Your hints for coloring the petals are really helpful. Can’t wait to try this technique. God Bless you!

  30. wrote on February 15th, 2018 at 8:21 pm


    Darlene, I tried to make these flowers today and didn’t have much luck with my coloring. My petals were really streaky. The Copics didn’t blend very well at all. Do you think it has to do with the vellum I used? I used some from Joann’s that I believe was very cheap.

    • wrote on February 16th, 2018 at 1:34 pm


      Hi Cheryl. I wouldn’t think your vellum would make a difference. The Copics will not blend very well on the vellum. Are you trying to do two colors? I would stick with one like I did here. I did add a few streaks of a darker color at the base of the petals, but notice that mine doesn’t blend either – it’s just streaks. All of my petals have streaks – I was using the natural results as a way to make it look more textured. Does that make sense?

      • wrote on February 16th, 2018 at 3:39 pm


        Yes, it does make sense And yes, I used one color but mine definitely didn’t turn out like yours. Thx Darlene, I’ll try again

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