How-To Video: Stamping and Dry Embossing Vellum

First: Good news!  Finally got power back.  Now I just need to go to the grocery store to fill my 100% empty frig. :)

I am catching up on email and computer work while watching my new (and slightly twisted) addition to the show Dexter.  Wow.  It is so good.

But I thought I would link you up to a few things in the meantime. 

First, HERE is a video I did for on stamping and dry embossing on vellum.  Click HERE if you want high quality – just click on "watch in high quality" directly below the video.


Speaking of holiday cards, here are some more great projects:

  • You have GOT to go see Tia Bennett's cards HERE.  Take a close look – she uses stamps in creative ways.  She made the Hero Arts Big Owl into a tree trunk!
  • Looking for simple photo card templates?  I love love love THESE from Cherie Mask.  
  • Robyn Werlich is just too good.  Look at these cutie cards HERE.
  • Oh, my… these are stinkin' cute: Kristina Werner's cards HERE.  She has too much talent! (Oh, and I met her a couple weeks ago.  She is tall and sweet, too.  Those three things should not be allowed to exist in one person: tall, sweet and talented. :)   She has it all.)
  • And Stacy Sattler's cutie felt cards HERE.  I love how she used the Hero Arts birds.

Well, I need to go snuggle with my husband (haven't seen him enough lately) and watch a serial killer on TV.  (Yes… if you haven't heard of Dexter, you need to read about it!)


29 CommentsCards, Cool links, Videos

  1. Jennifer, I am a long time reader of your blog, and this is my first comment. This video was just what I needed. I am making a sympathy card for my sister in law who lost her sister last week. My question is, what did you have underneath the vellum when you were embossing it? I usually use my glass thingy that lights up and turns but I have never embossed on vellum before.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Love and God bless,

  2. Sarah M

    Yippie! Glad to hear you have your power back. Losing it really makes you realize just how much you depend on it, doesn’t it?
    Thanks for all the great ‘shares’. Such great cards and talented ladies.
    Enjoy the evening with your hubby!

  3. Tami Hartley

    Hooray for power and fresh food! ;) Wow…the dry embossed vellum looks amazing! LOVED your card the instant I saw it over at peas. I must be living under a rock…I’ve not even heard of Dexter…but am intrigued now!

  4. This card is SO adorable. I seriously love the dry embossing. I was just writing my SBing shopping list earlier and vellum was on that list.
    I love Dexter too…been watching it since it started. Kinda twisted cheering on a serial killer, right!
    So happy that you have your power back.

  5. Louise

    Such a cute card! Love all the things you do. Just an observation… We see lots of layouts with Colin, you and Ken, your in-laws in Africa, your brother, your mom…I’m just kinda missing A and K lately…I miss seeing the girls.
    Up until recently, I was missing Roxie too, but thanks for that clever “chipboard” layout.

  6. Wow I bet you are a happy girl now with your power back on? Another Dexter fan here too, waiting for the final episode of season one on Sunday night, it’s getting very tense.

  7. Glad to hear that you have power again Jennifer.
    Have a great week.

  8. hannah

    yay for power!! fantastic video, thank you! :)

  9. Devon

    Cute card!! Glad to hear your power is back.

    I can’t get the link for Cherie Mask’s photo card templates… and I’d love to have them! Is there any way you could re-post the link? Thank you!!!

  10. Welcome back to the real world. We missed you!!! Thanks for all the tips and ideas. I love your site.

  11. Lisa D. Atha


    So glad to hear that you got your power back on.

    Lisa A.

  12. Good to have you back…hope all is okay for you and your family. Love your vellum idea…must try that…cheers.

  13. donna m.

    So glad you now have power! Love the vellum embossing and thanks for sharing links to other great ideas!

  14. alma brand

    really cute cards!love dexter too he was awesome in six feet under too.happy you got power back

  15. Debra

    Yeah for ELECTRICITY!!! I think I MUST have those tree stamps…sigh…Thanks for the video…LOVE THEM!!!!!

  16. JosieK

    Yay! Happy to hear that you’re power is back. Did you and Ken take each other’s hand and sing “You Light Up My Life” when it came back on? I would have. In fact, I’m singing it right now for you… :)
    Jennifer, I love that card. I love the dry embossing. Brilliant!

  17. well you have just given me an idea for my xmas cards this year!!! i am pleased your power is back.

  18. Hi!
    To answer questions:
    I had a mouse pad under there when embossing. Sorry I didn’t mention that!
    K & A – I stopped publicly scrapbooking them – they were getting recognized a lot when they weren’t with me. Also, I have TONS of pages of them compared to what I have at Colin at the same age (I scrapbook a lot less now), so I need to get going on Colin’s. :) They scrapbook with me often – love that.

  19. I was wondering if it was a mouse pad of a piece of foam. Thanks much for the vid. And hooray for electricity.

  20. Hello, can you say me, whick is this emboosing tool ? i don’t know it. thanks a lot

  21. yay!
    i’m so glad your power is back on.
    love your card so much and i really enjoyed all the card goodies in the garden this weekend.
    they are all amazing!

  22. loooooooooooove the holiday cards over at 2peas. all of them. i think jen johner’s might be my favorite, but it’s hard to pick!!

    YAY that you have power back.. good luck getting caught up and back in the groove of real life. =)

  23. Great new tutorial! Thanks for the advice on email…I have figured out how to fix my problem with canvas size. Thanks!

  24. Dolly/scrapthat

    Love the video as always Jennifer.
    Great links but the one to Cherie Mask’s work is not working for me.
    Thanks for always having a great spin on stuff!

  25. Hi, i’ve put a link to your blog in mine. i hope you don’t mind.

    Alejandra from Spain

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  26. Hey!! Glad you have your power back!!! when can we see your scrapbook room video, i’m dying to see it. Love your blog soooooooo much a must read everyday.

  27. Yay for power!! :D I love that embossed Vellum card Jennifer :) And tia’s card, how adorable!! I need to get moving and make some cards now :D

  28. Sandi


    As always your tips and ideas are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

    Enjoy your evening!

    Sandi N.

  29. Sarah

    There are lots of things I really like, but my family tops everything and they are the reason I do what I do!

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