Today I’m teaching you how to make the best use of vellum and paper piercing. I’m using both of these features coupled with the new Above the Clouds Bundle (stamp set + coordinating Hot Air Balloon Punch).

This punch is incredibly versatile, too! If you missed my video last week on how to use it four different ways (other than a hot air balloon) be sure to click HERE! I created a golf ball, alien, chocolate kiss and a lightbulb – all using the Hot Air Balloon Punch!

Vellum has a beautiful opaque finish but it can be difficult to get a clean image when using a punch. I’m sharing tips about using vellum in your punches, as well as how to adhere it. In addition, did you know you can also use liquid glue and a sponge for adhering vellum? I’ve got a great quick tip video on that use HERE.

Vellum and Paper Piercing Video


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Vellum and Paper Piercing Details

I think you’ll agree that it’s the small details that bring the wow factor to a handmade card. In addition to the vellum cloud (using the Pretty Label Punch), I added details around the sun using the Pierce Mat and the Take Your Pick Tool. It looks detailed but I created all three rows of piercing in under a minute. Don’t you love how the Daffodil Delight cardstock peeks through the holes?


I used the Stampin’ Blends to color in the hot air balloon and I provide tips on the blending during the video. The Above the Clouds stamp set is a two-step stamp so there are also ‘filler’ images if you prefer not to color. The basket was stamped using the outline image and then filled using the solid image in the set.


This striking color combination makes this a bright and cheerful card. Change up the greeting and you’ll have everything from birthday to get well. And, this being graduation season, this greeting is perfect for those graduates you’ll be celebrating!


This card was included in the Simon Says: Anything Goes Challenge

Vellum and Paper Piercing Dimensions

  • Daffodil Delight cardstock base is cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Coastal Cabana cardstock layer is cut 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Make sure to use Thick Whisper White cardstock for images using alcohol-based Stampin’ Blends for optimum color and blending ease

Pin It – Vellum and Paper Piercing

Quickly remember the vellum punch tip and piercing idea by pinning the image below to your favorite card making Pinterest board!


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