Sunday, May 29, 2016


Hi everyone,

I have another card that I created a few years ago which I haven't blogged as yet. 

This card uses a technique I learnt years ago which for want of a better name I call Vellum Reverse Resist Technique. This used to be one of my favorite techniques to use with vellum.

Here is how I created the background for this card:
  1. Stamp an image or images onto the front of your vellum using black ink
  2. Turn the vellum over so that the reverse side of the vellum is facing up.  Stamp a background stamp (or a smaller stamp repeatedly) onto the vellum using versamark ink and then cover with clear embossing powder and emboss.
  3. Use markers or dye ink pads to color the back of the vellum (the sided with the clear embossing, going over the embossed background. Polish the colored area with a tissue to remove any ink from the clear embossing. Your background should now be able to be seen from the front.
  4. Cut a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet the same size as your vellum and carefully layer the adhesive to the reverse side of the vellum.
  5. Cut a piece of white card the same size as the vellum and layer this to the other side of the adhesive.
  6. Assemble your card as desired.

Note: Keep in mind when selecting stamps to use for your background on the reverse side of the vellum that the image will be mirrored when you look at your card from the front. So this technique won't work with word stamps unless they are special reversed words designed for this purpose.

Stamps: Fish; Waves; Shell - Print Blocks
Paper: White; Pink; Blue
Other: Black Ink;  Versamark Ink; Kaleidacolor Ink Pad; Brayer; Clear Embossing Powder


CASTOWNE said...

Love this new (to me) technique. Thanks for explaining it.

Joanne (jojot) said...

very cool effect with the 'reverse' technique