Coloring Vellum Cardstock

There are a few techniques when trying to color with Vellum Cardstsock. Please note, not all vellum works the same, but a sure bet is Stampin’Up!’s Vellum Cardstock.

Coloring vellum technique. Make this card into an easter card or any other all occasion with numerous sentiments provided.
Coloring vellum technique.
Heat emboss and layer on colored cardstock!

Technique #1: First you must find a stamp image or background, you would like to heat emboss on Vellum. I picked the Lovely and Lacy background stamp which is probably too much stamp, but other examples are included  in this post. Using VerseMark ink , generously ink up the background stamp and apply to your cardstock, using white embossing powder.

Carefully heat the vellum being sure you do not burn you paper. Layering this on a colored backround will give color to your vellum. If more color is wanted, you can use an alcohol marker to color the embossed areas as well.

Technique #2:  Vellum Overlay on top of what is stamped, add a layer of embossing on top of the vellum. coloring with vellumCut your vellum cardstock overlay to the same size as your under layer. This is 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp the greenery first on the Whisper White under layer. Use any  stamp set with stems and leaves. Then match up the Vellum with the Whisper White cardstock and stamp the flowers using Versamark over the leafy areas you want to bloom. Add another dimension by stamping another flower or two on Whisper Cardstock and emboss it with Embossing Powder, cut it out and adhere with a dimensional for additional texture.

Heat  emboss with the colored  Embossing Powder of your choice and your Heat Tool.

You can stamp on vellum and turn it over and use your markers to give a faint coloring to parts of the design. This technique was used with the leaves.

For this card, Mini Glue Dots were placed under the centers of each flower on the backside of the Vellum. That area was solid enough that the glue dots wouldn’t show through.

Next, the ribbon/bow combination helped keep the top edge in place.

Wrap a piece of the ribbon around the layered cardstocks then attach a bow with a brad and greeting with Mini Glue Dots. The greeting was punched out with the Modern Label punch and is secured with a glue dot and accented with pearls.

Technique #3: Working with Vellum Cardstock and a Stylus or Dry Embossing. vellum stylusUsing the vellum cardstock, stamp your design and turn over the paper. Where you want white highlights press and shade in with a stylus as desired. In this case the sails were dry embossed with this tool. On Vellum Cardstock, the impression from the stylus turns a bright white and shows through to the right side, raising the design.

Technique #4  Stained Glass is easy when you heat emboss on Vellum with black embossing powder.swallow tail on vellum First stamp with VerseMark and heat emboss with black embossing power. Flip your paper over and color with your Stampin’ Write Markers. Note : Darker colors show up better than lighter colors. YOu can also use our Blendabilities,

The Swallowtail butterfly in the center of this card was done doing this technique.


The most important supplies used here are:

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