Coloring Vellum + Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello! Today I have four cards showing a simple way to add color to vellum. I am also part of a fun blog hop with giveaways!

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Several weeks ago, I shared a video on the Scrapbook & Cards Today YouTube channel showing how to add soft color to vellum. I thought today I would show a few other ways to use color on vellum.

I am also using some great new products from Hero Arts – they make me so happy! More on that below.

Vellum can be colored easily with many dye and hybrid inks. Just apply the ink and be sure to wipe away the excess ink and heat set a bit. You can repeat the process to make the colors darker. For these examples, I used a cloth to add areas of color to the vellum to make it look like a sky. I found the Hero Arts Hybrid Inks were great for this!

I used the vellum to create a card front, along with a flap made with a cloud die from the Hero Arts Cloud Nesting Die Set. I added some adorable images from the Hero Arts Raining Cats & Dogs and Hero Arts Fun In the Rain Stamp Sets. I kept the coloring simple but shimmery by using my Tombow Dual Brush Markers along with a Wink of Stella Shimmer Pen.

I did a similar design but with a “floating” cloud on the vellum front. This one uses stamps from the Hero Arts Fun In the Rain Stamp Set.

This particular vellum has a parchment look to it – it comes in the Hero Arts February My Monthly Hero Kit. So pretty when you add color!

Another sky-colored vellum example… along with images from the Hero Arts February My Monthly Hero Kit stamp set. I really like how you can use images from this set to create a bunch of uplifting scenes.

For my last example, I used a die cut from the Hero Arts Cloud Nesting Die Set along with a circle die cut to create a sun scene. I masked off inking to create the rays on the vellum. Pretty quick to do!

There are many ways to color vellum – give it a try!


This post is part of a blog hop celebrating the newest Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit featuring stamps, stencils, dies, and more. The kit value is over $70… but only costs $34.99. You can see all the details HERE. The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. (Remember that Hero Arts does now have a subscription option with FREE US shipping in case you never want to miss out on a kit. Find out info HERE.)

There are also many fabulous new products available that coordinate well with the kit. You can find them all HERE.

This kit is especially sweet and very unique…

The next stop on the hop is the blog of Yana Smakula. You can always start at the beginning of the hop on the Hero Arts blog.


Hero Arts is giving away a kit to a lucky blog reader! For your chance, leave a comment below and on all the blogs on the hop by 11:59pmEST on 2/12/17 telling me if you ever use vellum on your cards. (Winner will be posted on Hero Arts Blog. If you have already purchased the kit and you win, you will get your money back.)


Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk or from Hero Arts. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Hero Arts (HA), etc.

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774 thoughts on “Coloring Vellum + Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. Such lovely cards again, thanks so much for sharing. I love using vellum on cards, but it´s very difficult to get it where I am from. The heavy weighted or colourful is nearly impossible to get. But still, I love the dimension it gives to projects. Wish I can use it more often. 😀

  2. Always like the look of vellum. Thanks for a another technique. Can’t wait to try it with the new Hero Monthly kit. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love using vellum to stamp sentiments on, and then create a band to go over my card front, this is great for papper that has a great design that I dont really want to cover

  4. I do use vellum on my cards but not as much as I’d like to. I think I just forget I have it. Coloring vellum is a great idea. You’re cards are wonderful!

  5. I’ve stamped sentiments on vellum before and I love the look. However, I’ve never colored it before and I can’t wait to try it. You put such a lot of work into making your videos and explaining the techniques, that I feel I could actually make them. Thank you for all your hard work!

  6. Oh Yes!!! I love your cards–and I have definitely used vellum on my cards! I am so grateful to you for your ideas and talents you share with us. I love the idea of using the bigger cloud dies and setting the images/scenes inside for the focal point of the card!

  7. I use vellum in my cards every now and then. I tried coloring vellum with Copic markers before. Haven’t tried coloring it with dye inks. Looks like a fun way to add color to the vellum and customize it depending on one’s project. Thanks for the techniques you shared it this video. As always, I learn a lot from your videos.

  8. Amazing cards! Love coloring on the vellum. I have a baby card that this technique will work great. Thanks for a chance to win!!

  9. Love the idea of coloring vellum for the sky. I use vellum a lot to soften colors, but don’t think to color it often.

  10. First time visiting your site. I have just begun card making so I am always looking for good ideas but also great products. I hate when I put a lot of work into a project and then it either doesn’t last or it doesn’t look as good as it should. I have never tried this brand before so I am looking forward to my first order arriving.

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