Vellum is one of my favorite specialty papers to use on my handmade cards, as I just love the soft look it adds! I’d like to show you more fun ways I’ve used vellum, along with a few I found on Pinterest to give you even more creative inspiration!
1. Layer: First, I love to use vellum as an extra layer to add interesting depth. Here you can see I started with two layers of patterned paper and cardstock, then added a swirl die cut underneath the vellum. Over the top of the vellum, I’ve added a floral die cut, and I’ve stamped and embossed a sentiment in white embossing powder right onto the vellum layer! You can read more about this card HERE.
2. Cut vellum into shapes: On the next card, I’ve used vellum die cut into a shape. I’ve die cut several layers of vellum with a heart die and layered them, machine-stitched them down the center, and popped them up.
This was a card made in my online Craftsy class on creating cards with dimension, which you can read more about HERE. The layers of vellum create such pretty dimension! You can find vellum that is clear or printed with text, polka dots, and other designs.
3. Soften stamping on a busy background: On the Merry Christmas card below, I used vellum as a layer over the top of a stamped background to soften the look of the stamping.
I wanted the black stamped “Christmas” words to be a little softer and just be a background to the focal point, so the vellum layered over the top works great! You can read more about this card and the supplies I used HERE.
4. Add detail with a printed vellum: On this card, I’ve used a pretty pre-printed vellum that was cut with a scallop die to use as a soft background. See more about this card HERE.
Tip: If you have a busy vellum, just use a portion of it on a card and allow a bit of white space as well, like I did on the bottom of this card.
5. Use vellum as a sentiment over the top of a finished card; if you run out of room for a sentiment, vellum is a great option! Stamping on vellum can be tricky, so a permanent ink like StazOn works well and dries quickly.
For more fun vellum ideas on cards, visit my Vellum Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/dflanders/vellum/
Have a great day!