Vellum Card Stock

Sponged Embossed Vellum

Stampin' Blends Vellum


Stampin' Blends Vellum inside

Here's another idea using vellum card stock using an embossing folder.  Then, add color to the back of the vellum using sponges. 

Easy to do.

Here's how:

  1. Emboss vellum card stock using the Big Shot and Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder.
  2. Sponge Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo, Rococco Rose, and Poppy Parade inks on the back side of the embossed vellum. You can also do the Direct to Paper method by swiping ink directly from the ink pads.  Use the sponge to blend the colors.
  3. Attach vellum to Whisper White card base, using a small amount in the corners so it doesn’t show through the vellum. Punch a circle out of the card front using the 2” circle punch.  Mark the inside with a pencil so you know where to stamp the Painted Poppies image so it shows through the circle.
  4. Stamp poppies using Memento Black ink. Stamp background using Flirty Flamingo or Rococco Rose ink.  Ink, stamp off, then stamp. 
  5. Color poppies using various Stampin’ Write Markers.
  6. To create the ring on the outside, punch a 2” circle out of Pear Pizzazz card stock. Punch it slightly off the edge of the card stock to match up with the punched circle on the card front.  Then, place the 2 ¼” circle over the hole and punch.  You’ll be left with a ¼” ring.  Attach the ring to the card front using Tombow Multi-purpose Glue.
  7. Stamp greeting from Varied Vases on scrap piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock using Memento Black ink. Cut out using the Big Shot and Stitched Rectangle Die.  Attach to card front to complete.


Happy Stampin'!

Faux Pergamano Pocketful of Happiness

Faux Pergamano

My Wetmore Ladies stamping group asked that we use vellum in our next class project.

Well, that's an easy request as one of my all-time favorites using vellum cardstock is the Faux Pergamano Technique.

First of all, what is Pergamano?

Pergamano (from Wikipedia): Parchment craft, also known as Pergamano, is the art of embellishing and decorating parchment paper (or vellum paper) through the use of techniques such as embossing, perforating, stippling, cutting and coloring.

Parchment craft has been predominantly used in the making of cards (religious devotional cards, greeting cards and gift cards) but the techniques are being applied to related items such as bookmarks and picture frames as well as 3-dimensional sculptural paper projects such as ornaments and boxes.

It's easy to recreate Pergamano using vellum and a stylus. 

Here's how:

  1. Stamp pocket from Pocketful of Happiness on vellum card stock using White Craft ink. Heat emboss using a heat tool and white embossing powder.
  2. Cut pocket out using the Big Shot and coordinating Pocket Die.
  3. Turn the pocket to the backside and fill in the stamped images using a stylus. Turn it to the front side, and fill in the stamped images using a stylus.
  4. Stamp individual flowers on vellum card stock using White Craft ink. Heat emboss using a heat tool and white embossing powder.  Fussy cut flowers out using a pair of scissors.  Fill in the stamped images using a stylus on the front and back sides of the flowers and leaves.
  5. Rub Basic Black card front with the Embossing Buddy. Stamp greeting using White Craft ink.  Heat emboss using a heat tool and white embossing powder.
  6. Fold in edges of pocket, apply SNAIL Adhesive, and attach the pocket to the card front. Insert flowers and leaves, securing them with SNAIL Adhesive.
  7. Apply thin strip of Whisper White card stock to the top of the pocket to finish it off.
  8. Color pearls with Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend and attach to card as desired.

I hope you'll give this technique a try!


Happy Stampin'!