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. Lovely cards, Jennifer! I like to use vellum on cards, but do not use it as often as I should, considering all the vellum I have in my stash! Thank you for the inspiring ideas for ways to use it on cards. I will definitely be bringing my vellum out more often! You never cease to amaze us with your creativity! Thank you, so much, for taking the time to encourage and guide us.

  2. I have a whole bunch of architects blanks which are plain vellum, left over from when I studied garden design. One of the sheets is queued up on my craft table behind a zillion other things I now have to try thanks to all your inspirational videos! I’m determined to get to them all. You make the absolute best videos out there & so beautifully presented- well done!

  3. thank you. I just tried adding colour to Vellum and it looks great!
    Can’t wait to do more. Love all your cards.

  4. Wonderful cards!!! I use vellum every once in a while but plan on using it more after seeing your video!!

  5. I think I used some vellum on a card once a long time ago but I want to start using it more now that I am seeing techniques like yours.

  6. What a great kit! I have only used vellum a few times on cards, but have not tried colouring on it yet. After seeing what you shared, I definitely want to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration…love your cards and ideas!

  7. I have used vellum on a card, and it looked very lovely. I doubled up a colored vellum for a soft color with the sentiment stamped on it.

  8. Your cards as always Jen are beautiful. Love the vellum. I actually made a card with vellum after watching one of your earlier videos. You are such an inspiration. Thank you.

  9. Love using vellum in cards, especially since I have so much left over from school! These are beautiful cards.

  10. I love using vellum on my cards. It gives a very soft look to them. The video was great information on new ways to use it and the monthly kit has so many lovely stamps to use with the included vellum in it. My favorite sentiment is the one about dancing in the rain! A very fun kit!

  11. I love using vellum to cover the front panel of a card such that the image on the the card is seen through the vellum. And I also like to stamp sentiments on vellum strips and place them diagonally across a card. 🙂

  12. Hi Jennifer, Great job again ! Love the treatment on the vellum – you make it look easy. I am a relative newbie to card making and have tried working with Vellum before, but with limited success. I am hoping that your ideas can inspire me to try again. All of your videos have helped me so much. I get stuck creatively quite often and am still searching for my style, but whenever I see you create, it helps me to get my mojo back! Thank you.

  13. Hi Jennifer! You always create the most beautiful cards. I always feel inspired. Love your use of vellum. How I would love to win this kit!

  14. Like to use vellum. Never thought to color it with ink pads. Thank you for the great ideas.
    Appreciate that you are honest and say there are some cards you really don’t like as much as others !

  15. I love how you colored the vellum and didn’t know you could color vellum. I have to watch your video to see how you did it. I don’t have any vellum at the moment but it would be good to have for shaker cards. I see you used a lot of yellow and that puts a smile on my face. It’s my favorite color but you knew that, didn’t you?
    I love all of the new stamps and I love how I will be able to play with them. Now I just have to win them!
    Great job on all of your cards.

  16. I do use vellum sometimes, but it’s usually just a white piece thrown behind a sentiment block or something. I’ll have to try coloring it sometime!

  17. Yes I do like using vellum On cards. Jennifer, I love these cards you made and the colours you used! What a great kit!

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