Painted and Embossed Vellum with Tanmit Brush Pens

I wanted to make a floral card for a viewer, and liked the idea of doing something with vellum. I took a large floral background stamp (link to it: and laid it face up, and inked it with Versamark ink, then laid vellum on the stamp, and stamped it upside down. I used silver Stampin’ Up embossing powder and heat set it.
I bought a set of brush pens from Amazon, a set of 60 Tanmit brush pens for around $21. and thought we’d try them out of this project.
Flip your vellum upside down and use darker colors than you’d normally use and color wherever it makes sense. I used a bunch of colors of the brush pens and the only issues I had were these. 1. I couldn’t easily get the caps off and 2. the color I used for the sun put off some fuzz that wiped off, but was kind of odd. I even colored the entire background with a blue marker and pen still worked well.
To attach the vellum, I laid it on a piece of white cardstock, and trimmed the corners, put tape runner on the back of the white cardstock and wrapped the vellum around the white card stock to create almost like a book cover effect.
After wrapping the vellum, I used a hello die from the Hero Arts Hello Stamp set (that comes with a die), and used the same silver embossing powder and heat set it. I glued the hello die cut on a piece of black card stock, then used a corner rounder on the ends of the black card stock. I put the vellum front on fun foam (attached with Tombow wet glue), then laid it on a 4 3/4″ x 6/ 3/4″ silvery grey cardstock then put it on a black card base that is 10 x 7″ and scored on the 10″ length at 5″ to make it a 5 x 7″ card. I used a banner die from Die-Namics and put a sentiment on it with Versamark and used silver embossing powder to heat set it. It also came from the Hello stamp set. To use the banner die, you have to fold them and put a glue dot between the layers to hold the banner ends down but still give them dimension. You also need to add foam tape under the center of the banner to hold it up as well.   I put this sentiment in the inside of the card, and laid the Hello  sentiment on the front, but pushed to the right side of the card overlapping all layers of card stock.  I used the corner rounder from Amazon that’s called Sunstar Kadomaru Pro, Corner Cutter and sells for under $9.

I used jagged petal flower, string strand and a fern, and colored them with matching pens from the card, then stamped the envelope front and back.

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