You’re going to fall in love with vellum and these 5 card making ideas! The new Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration products begin tomorrow (August 3) at 3pm Mountain Time and I’ve got inspiration for you! I can’t wait to teach you these new hand made card ideas!

As we grow closer to fall and the holidays, DIY paper crafts become even more popular. And what better way to enhance your crafting than to include new paper crafting ideas! I’m sharing 5 fun ways to use vellum that can be easily added to any hand made card. 

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Card Making Ideas Video

Let me teach you how to take your DIY paper crafts to the next level using vellum! Let your handmade cards be enhanced by this gorgeous opaque paper that can be used in lots of different ways. 

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Card Making Ideas | Embossing Folders on Vellum 

Use your embossing folders to create textured backgrounds on vellum! I’ve used the Thanks & Hello Embossing Folders (Hello) on this Dahlia card. This is a great way to get your feet wet with vellum without a lot of fancy extras! The Delicate Dahlia stamp set is just one of the FREE products offered during Sale-A-Bration which begins tomorrow!

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Once the vellum has been embossed the impressions will provide gorgeous etched white details! These natural highlights take an ordinary sheet of vellum to a textured, brilliant background they can’t resist touching! 

Don’t miss my tip in the video about using 3D embossing folders. This simple tip will provide perfect impressions without tearing. 

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Card Making Ideas | Heat Embossing on Vellum 

The elegant look of vellum is best known for its use in wedding invitations, typically placed between the invitation and the reception card. Vellum has so many uses and my second one features how to heat emboss it! 

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Whether using a large background stamp as I have here (Daisy Garden), or individual images, consider heat embossing using white, black, copper, silver or gold powder. I opted to show off this heat embossed image by creating a frame using the Scalloped Contour & Stitched Rectangle Dies. Adding the frame on Mini Dimensionals allows for a 3D effect that shows off this embossed image perfectly!

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Card Making Ideas | Coloring on Vellum 

Whether using dye-based markers, as I’ve done here, or alcohol markers, you can color on your vellum to create a ‘stained glass’ look. My favorite preference is to heat emboss an image (Festive Foliage) first then color on the backside of the vellum. The opaque finish of this paper allows the colors to appear softened – a great way to use those darker markers! 

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I added a heat embossed greeting, a layer of Gold Foil and the new Mini Catalog Gold Holly Leaves for extra pizzazz. Can a Christmas card ever have too much sparkle? 

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Card Making Ideas | Mirrored Image on Vellum 

If you’re looking for a real WOW, try the mirrored image technique on vellum! This one is super easy! Stamp the image to mirror what you’ll be placing above it. But be sure to let the vellum dry. Then flip the vellum over to mirror the image above it. Looking for adhesive tips for vellum? I’ve covered that in the video as well.

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These penguins are part of the Penguin Place Bundle (stamp set + coordinating punch) that debut in tomorrow’s new Mini Catalog. Tomorrow, August 3 at 3pm Mountain Time is a GREAT time to shop. Sale-A-Bration provides you with a free product of your choice from the exclusive sale brochure for every $50 increment in product you purchase. And there’s no limit to the number of times you can redeem sale products through September 30, 2021. 

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Click on the red tutorial box below to view and/or download the card measurements and the supplies. Click on any product in the download and it will redirected to my online store where you can view them larger and/or add them to your cart. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!






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Stampin’ Up! offers regular specials that include promotional and limited time products. From stamps, dies and accessories there are even more ways to be inspired! Click on the button below to check out the current specials. Remember, products are available for a limited time and while supplies last. 


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