Hi lovely crafty friends, today I am using one product that often gets overlooked by me or ends up at the bottom of the pile and it’s such a shame. 

The product I’m talking about is so versatile and very affordable and probably in every crafters stash.

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Vellum totally rocks!

I am talking about vellum and I want to show you one of my favorite techniques that makes it even more gorgeous and gives so much more options to use it too.

If you haven’t seen the breathtaking card backgrounds with vellum and alcohol ink video yet, make sure to check it out. Another great way to add a layer to your vellum to make it more special.


My favorite vellum brands, that I also used in the alcohol ink video, are Bazzill Basics – Vellum – White ( SBC | ELH ), Hero Arts – Classic Vellum ( SBC ) and the gorgeous a bit thinner Lawn Fawn – Pearlescent Vellum ( SBC | ELH )

glam up vellum

Glam it up!

For this card I used Ranger Ink – Antiquities Embossing Powder – Turquoise ( SBC | ELH | RNG ). The powders from this Antiquities series are so gorgeous, definitely a new favorite of mine.

glam up vellum

The pattern is made with Kaisercraft – Designer Templates – Distressed Diamonds ( SBC ), the sentiment is from the Sizzix – Thinlits – Script Friendship Words ( SBC | SZZ ) die set.

Sizzix – Thinlits – Wildflower Stems 2 ( SBC | SZZ ) is the big flower cut out of silver Idea-ology – Tim Holtz – Kraft Stock – Metallic ( SBC ).

glam up your vellum

This pretty mandala like shape is made with the Carabelle Studio Art Template – Comme Des Ronds ( JGG ). It was combined with Ranger Ink – Embossing Powder – Lime Tinsel ( SBC | ELH | JGG | RNGa super pretty bright and happy colour.

glam up your vellum

Tim Holtz – Shadow Script 2 ( SBC ) was used to cut the sentiment was again with the silver Kraf Stock, glued on a bit of silver thread as a fun touch.

glam up your vellum

Another fun glammed up vellum background was made with the Ranger Ink Embossing Powder – Gold Tinsel ( SBC | ELH | RNG ) combined with Kaisercraft – 6 x 6 Designer Templates – Tiny Triangles ( SBC )

This stencil has the cutest little triangle shapes perfect to spice up your vellum or any other project.

glam up your vellum

The vellum was taped to a piece of Craft Perfect – Glitter Card – Opulent Orchid ( TNCUK | TNC ) to lift the colour a bit. 

Some big Nuvo – Crystal Drops – Pink Orchid ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC | ELH ) are perfect to add some extra dimension and interest to the card. 

The sentiment was made with a retired Tim Holtz die.

glam up your vellum

On this card the vellum was glammed up with Ranger Ink – Embossing Powder – Aqua Tinsel ( SBC | ELH | JGG | RNG ), a nice bright colour which has a little sparkle in it. 

The pattern is made with Kaisercraft – Designer Templates – Distressed Diamonds ( SBC )

glam up your vellum

On this card the sentiment used is from the Sizzix – Thinlits – Script Friendship Words ( SBC | SZZ ) die set cut out of silver Kraft Stock. 

Tim Holtz Thinlits Die – Crochet ( SBC | SZZ ) was cut out of Tonic Studios – Craft Perfect – Glitter Card Turquoise Lake ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC ) for some extra sparkle.

glam up your vellum

Invisible Adhering

For me the perfect way to adhere vellum invisible is Tissue Tape. I have used Craft Perfect Tissue Tape but I also tried other brands and they work just as well. 

I just do not like spray glue that’s often used with vellum and the glue I normally use doesn’t do the trick when it comes to invisible adhering.

The Craft Perfect – Double Sided Tissue Tape comes in 12mm ( TNCUK | TNC ) and 6mm ( TNCUK | TNCthe 6mm is the one I use the most, it’s wide enough to do the trick and also good to handle.

I hope this post was helpful and made you are ready to glam up your vellum, have lots of fun! Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!