Making a card with a new technique

Hello. Today I am sharing a card I made as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme. This card was made after I took part in the magical marker techniques class.

I love using Alcohol markers to colour but this class took me out of my comfort zone exploring colouring not on my usual card but using other surfaces such as metal and the surface I chose vellum.

To start the card I stamped my images from the Altenew ‘Wallpaper Art’ stamp set on yo a piece of vellum using Altenew Obsidian pigment ink. I then set this aside to dry.

Next I used Distress Oxide inks to blend a background on to white cardstock

I placed the Altenew Leaf Burst stencil over my blended panel and went over the top with the same colours to leave a subtle pattern.

Next I took my stamped vellum and turned it over to colour on the back side of the piece. I used Altenew artist markers. I coloured on to the vellum then set aside to dry. I did find that the ink does not blend well on the vellum surface. However I carried on regardless trying to remember that this is different to my usual colouring techniques

I cut the flower and leaf images out and adhered them to my card panel with a small amount of liquid glue over the back of the vellum. I stamped a sentiment to complete the card.

I was interesting to try a new technique with markers.

Thanks for dropping by.


Published by Crafty Lemur

UK based self taught crafter with a love of card making, cross stitch, art and design. Altenew Certified Educator. Follow me on instagram @craftylemur. Visit my YouTube channel Altenew affiliate link

2 thoughts on “Making a card with a new technique

  1. Yeah, the markers dont blend on vellum at all. I like the subtle background you created.
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery.


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