How to Make a Quick Rainbow Vellum Card Front

Posted by Dana Joy
Learn how to make a gorgeous rainbow on vellum in no time at all. This is perfect for your next hand made card.

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I love rain and thunderstorms. They just make me slow down and relax. But what I love after the storms are the rainbows you see. I have loved them since I was a child. So I'm going to show you how to make a gorgeous rainbow on vellum.


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  • Tsukineko StazOn Solvent Ink Pad - Jet Black
  • Inkadinkado Clear On Clear Acrylic Blocks 2 pack small
  • Vellum 6 Pack
  • Neenah Heavyweight 110lb Cover Cardstock 8.5x11
  • Distress Marker Candied Apple
  • Distress Marker Carved Pumpkin
  • Distress Marker Mustard Seed
  • Distress Marker Lucky Clover
  • Distress Marker Mermaid Lagoon
  • Distress Marker Wiled Violet
  • We R Memory Keepers Crafter's Staples - Assorted Colors
  • X-Acto - Mini Stand Up Stapler

Select your markers in rainbow order. I used Tim Holtz Distress Markers here in shades of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. You can use any markers you would like.

Start off with the red marker adding a stripe across the vellum. Continue drawing stripes across the vellum with orange, yellow, green, blue and at last purple.

If your stripes don't fill up the entire piece of vellum you can trim it down. You can also use a die cut if you want. Next you need to stamp your sentiment. I reached for a simple "happy birthday" sentiment. Adding a busy sentiment would distract for your colorful rainbow vellum. You want the stunning vellum to stand out, not your sentiment.

To attach the vellum to your card front, you can used some colorful staples.This prevents you from having to use glue or tape where you would see it behind the vellum. If you don't want to staple your vellum to your card panel and don't want to see the glue, place the glue behind the sentiment and attach it to your card panel that way. At this point it's totally up to you on how you finish off your card. I tend to be more clean and simple however adding additional embellishments are always a good thing. Just make sure your embellishments are simple and don't compete with your colorful vellum.

This is a very quick way to add some color to your vellum.Sometimes we just use vellum as a added embellishment to our cards.Using it as a front panel gives you a new option to use your vellum.Pull out your vellum and have fun!