Coloring on Velvet

September 8, 2014

Hi crafty friends, it’s Raquel here today. I wanted to make a fall theme card with lots of texture, so I used burlap ribbon, peel-offs and Velvet Adhesive Sheets to create this project. I loved discovering and learning a new way to use Velvet Adhesive Sheets! Let me show you how it works.

ECD Coloring on Velvet

1. Cut tan cardstock at 5.5 x 8.5. Score at 4.25 and fold in half for a standard A2 size card base.

2. Cut Bronze Shimmer Sheetz at 4 x 5. Emboss using the Trendy Tiles 1 embossing folder and lightly sand with a sanding block. To alter the sanded and embossed Shimmer Sheetz, pounce Blending Solution, Currant & Meadow Alcohol Ink onto Shimmer Sheetz and swipe the White StazOn pad over the top of the Shimmer Sheetz. Tip: To avoid getting any alcohol ink onto the white ink pad, use an applicator tool instead of the pad to apply the color.

ECD Coloring on Velvet pieces 2

3. Die cut the words Thank You three times from white cardstock and once from White Velvet Adhesive Sheet.  Layer and glue the four pieces on top of each other, ending with the Velvet on top. Use markers to create an ombre (blended color) effect. Start with the darkest color at the bottom and blend to the lightest color at the top. Tip: It’s very easy to color on Velvet Adhesive Sheets, and it’s so pretty too!

4. Cut a length of burlap ribbon to 5.25 and staple to Shimmer Sheetz.

ECD Coloring on Velvet pieces 1

5. Use fine-point tweezers to remove Pumpkins Peel-off and place it sticky side up on a clean craft sheet on your work table. Cut a piece of White Velvet Adhesive large enough to fit the Peel-Off. Place Velvet Adhesive Sheet (Velvet side down) on top of the Peel-Off. The Peel-off will lift onto the Velvet.

6. Color with Tombow Dual Brush Markers. Use the blender pen to blend the colors. Set aside to dry. Cut out images. (Drying time depends on climate and how heavily the color is applied.)

7. Assemble card as shown. For added dimension, use foam tape behind the pumpkins.

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8. To decorate a coordinating envelope: Cut a piece of Sticker Transfer Sheet large enough to fit the negative pieces leftover from the Pumpkins. Place Sticker Transfer Sheet on top of negative pieces and burnish with a bone folder or the bowl of a spoon. Slowly lift up the Sticker Transfer Sheet to make sure all pieces have been lifted. If not keep burnishing. Move the Transfer sheet to the lower left side of the envelope and burnish again to release the pieces onto the envelope.

ECD Coloring on Velvet envelope

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and feel inspired to try it yourself.


Happy Crafting,



Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

788 Thank You Die

SS0215 Bronze Shimmer Sheetz

2538 Pumpkins Peel-Offs

405 White Velvet Adhesive Sheet

KB102 Trendy Tiles Embossing Folder

600 Sticker Transfer Sheet


Other Supplies

Tan card stock

White A2 sized envelope

Bone folder or tablespoon

Tombow Dual Brush Markers

White StazOn Ink (Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko)

Glossy Accents, Currant and Meadow Alcohol Inks (Ranger)

Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher (idea-ology)

Burlap Ribbon (Stampin’ Up!)








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  • Reply Mary M. September 16, 2014 at 11:57 am

    This is really cool! I’m obsessed with coloring on glitter right now but the velvet would be a fun new texture to try! =)

  • Reply Mary Prasad September 15, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Beautiful card and wonderful technique!

  • Reply Marge Burns September 12, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Very nice card love the shinning look

  • Reply Edwards Design September 10, 2014 at 9:19 am

    What a truly beautiful card you’ve created! Love all your colors.

  • Reply clickityklak September 9, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    You are certainly an inspiration and I LOVE this card. I would have never thought of coloring on velvet sheets, so now I will try, THANKS TO YOU ! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Reply Els van de Burgt September 9, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Beautiful card Raquel! Love your coloring on the velvet adhesive sheets!

  • Reply Frances September 9, 2014 at 1:12 am

    beautiful card Raquel, love all the different textures you have added to this

  • Reply Debra Hensley September 8, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Such a beautiful card Raquel! I love all the rich textures and colors. Coloring the velvet sheets is a great technique. The possibilities are endless!

  • Reply Stephanie E September 8, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    The card is beautiful and the different textures are fantastic. I love the idea of coloring the velvet sheets and would probably have never thought of trying it. Have you used Copics on the velvet sheets? This card has given my creativity a much needed jump start – thank you for the inspiration and the tutorial

    • Reply Raquel Mason September 11, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      Sptehanie, I have not tried Copics on the velvet sheets – but I would think it would work fine.

  • Reply Candy Spiegel September 8, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    This is so pretty! I would never have thought to try Tombow markers on Velvet, but it is gorgeous. I’m going to have to try that technique!

  • Reply barb macaskill September 8, 2014 at 11:39 am

    What a gorgeous card!! I am going to have to give this a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply judi kauffman September 8, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Great card, Raquel. Another way to get the most from the Velvet Adhesive sheets – Dappled with bright color inks the sheets take on a nice retro-sixties “tie dye” vibe, dappled with muted colors you get the look of fall leaves or vintage velvet fabric!

  • Reply Barbara Martin September 8, 2014 at 9:12 am

    I never would have thought to color on the velvet sheets. And just the other day, I was wanting dark brown. Now I know what to do. The only problem is that I can’t remember what I wanted the brown for. 🙂

  • Reply Karen Aicken September 8, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Such a BEAUTIFUL Fall card, Raquel! I’ve done lots of colouring on the velvet – and have added colour with sponges and dye ink as well. It works like a charm and is a great way to make the Velvet Sheets go further with these options. I love your stacked words, and the colouring on the pumpkins is fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

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