Creative Vellum Card Ideas + GIVEAWAY

Hello! Today I am sharing several ideas for creating vellum cards. Each card is very different… but all showcase vellum!

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

My first example is a heat embossed vellum card with a mini cardstock notecard inside. At the center of the vellum card, I silver heat embossed a large flower from the new Altenew Engraved Flowers Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). I then added Copic coloring to the flower by coloring on the backside of the vellum. For more shine, I heat embossed smaller flowers all around the main flower with Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder.

I also added cardstock frames using the Altenew Fine Frames Dies (SSS | ALT) and sentiment from the Altenew Needlework Motif Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). When you open the vellum card, there is a mini cardstock card adhered inside – perfect for a personal message.

My next two cards have vellum for the top portion of the card front. This creates a sheer window to the inside! (Be sure to watch the video for the how-to.) On both cards, I used Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder and Altenew Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) to heat emboss on vellum. On the bottom of the card, I stamped the Altenew Pinstripe Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) and “hello” from the Altenew Wild Ferns Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). Along where the two pieces meet, I added a flower from the Altenew Handpicked Bouquet Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) that I stamped with new Altenew Ink colors (SSS | ALT). (More on those below.)


Here you can see the see-through portion of the card front.

Here is another card that is very similar, but a bit simpler.

I LOVE the look of the Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder on vellum

Vellum is perfect for creating card belly bands. For this card, I first colored my vellum with ink to give it a purple tint. I wrapped it around a gatefold card and added an Altenew Simply Hello die cut (SSS | ALT) and an Altenew Needlework Motif Stamp Set sentiment (SSS | ALT).

Under the vellum belly band is a gatefold card stamped with images from the awesome new Altenew Leaf Medallion Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). This set is easy to use and can be used to create many fun looks!

Another way to create a vellum card is to use large die cuts. When you open the card, there are white die cuts of the same size for a place to write a message. (Watch the video on this one, too!) This is my favorite way to make vellum cards. This one features the new Altenew Leaf Medallion Die (SSS | ALT) covered with lots of silver embossing powder and gems.

This sentiment is from the older Altenew Halftone Circles Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). I use this one a lot…

In my video, I show a vellum card featuring the new Altenew Wild Ferns Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). I stamped the leaves on a vellum card… and used that as an overlay over a regular white notecard. I also added twine, pearls, and a sentiment from the Altenew Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). I will be showing the how-to for this card (and a fun technique!) in a video coming very soon.


I have a free Ink Swatch Downloads for all the Altenew Inks – including today’s newest colors. There are three files (since there are so many inks now!) – just click here: DOWNLOAD 1 and DOWNLOAD 2 and DOWNLOAD 3 to download. (The newest inks are in the last download.) To see my complete list of Ink Swatch Downloads and how I create and store them, head over HERE.


Today I am part of the Altenew November Release Blog Hop. This release has something for everyone! You can find them all HERE at Simon Says Stamp or HERE at Altenew.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of Therese Calvird. You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog.


How would you like to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew? For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 11/18/2018. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” some time after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

Also, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Head to the Altenew Blog.


Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with from Altenew or with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Altenew Handpicked Bouquet Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Pinstripe Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Engraved Flowers Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Leaf Medallion Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Halftone Circles Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Needlework Motif Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Wild Ferns Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Fine Frames Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Leaf Medallion Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Simply Hello Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew New Inks
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew New Ink Cubes
[ ALTN ]
Heavyweight Vellum
[ SSS ]
Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Creative Corners
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Be Creative Tape
[ SSS ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing…
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
Scor-Pal Scoring Board
[ SSS ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ SSS ]
Gemini Die Cutting Machine
[ SSS ]
Microfiber Cloth
[ SSS ]

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412 thoughts on “Creative Vellum Card Ideas + GIVEAWAY”

  1. I love your site Jennifer. Your sweet spirit shines through all your creativity. It was your videos that started me down the card making road. Thank you

  2. Jennifer, such beautiful cards! I really love when you create cards from a new Altenew release, and I
    also love to see more new techniques! Once again thank you for sharing them with us, I do appreciate your time! Yay!

  3. You teach me every time I watch!!! Loved the vellum inspiration! Love that you showed the new inks next to each other and agree that this new green is amazingly needed to be used with all the color combo’s!

  4. These cards on Vellum are beautiful! I especially love the leaf medalion stamp set! I look forward to trying these techniques! Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Your cards are always so beautiful! Thank you for sharing new techniques — you always inspire me to try! Altenew has the best and most unique stamps! I just love them!

  6. Great cards! I love your vellum cards and it always inspires me to pull out my vellum and give your techniques a try.

  7. I have been watching you for quite a while. I enjoy your presentations. I always feel like I can do that. You have so many wonderful techniques and ideas on color and pairings. Thanks for sharing your talent and joy.

  8. Jennifer, the cards you created are so lovely…and your tutorial for using vellum is so helpful…it gives me the courage to try embossing and coloring on vellum. tfs

  9. Jennifer, you always inspire!!! Just love the way you have used the vellum and these new inks, stamps and dies from Altenew. I’m adding even more items to my shopping cart . . .

  10. I L💜VE these cards and all of your videos. You share some of the most amazing ideas. This weekend I’m going to watercolor paint and use Saran Wrap to get some great texture. I look forward to your videos each day. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

  11. Gorgeous cards! I love the softer look of the vellum. Can’t wait for the video for the fern card you teased us with!

  12. Fantastically yummy cards !So many amazing ideas with vellum that won’t leave me battling with trying not to get it looking like an add on thought, thank you & for tips on hiding adhesives to. I had made myself a small list of need these from this release as I was trying not be strict but then I watched you, how the list is bigger & has other products added to it. It’s very dangerous to watch you hehehe.

  13. Jennifer. I’m trying to sell my optometry practice so I can retire. But I’ve begun watching your videos and find more and more supplies and stamp storage systems that I want to use…, I had better keep working! This video has inspired me to pull out that vellum I collected a couple of DECADES ago!
    Thank you for your very watchable instructions! I love your aesthetic–and even recommended your site to a new patient, also a card-maker!

  14. I really love the half vellum, half cardstock card! I think that is one design I might actually use. Not too much vellum, but enough to make the recipient say wow! Eager to see the technique on the vellum stamping card you showed!

  15. Once again you’ve given us great cards and great tips. I will try vellum again (and try not to warp it when embossing 🙂 I also like the new Altenew stamp set you used, guess that’ll be yet another wish list item. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  16. OMGoodness! These vellum cards are beautiful! I especially love the embossing on vellum…. gorgeous! I always enjoy your cards and your videos are so helpful!

  17. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, as always.
    There’s something so compelling about the Altenew stamp designs.
    Also, thank you for the opportunity to win!
    Happy Thanksgiving, Jennifer, to you and all your family.
    Best holiday wishes,
    Tina in San Diego


  19. These cards are wonderful! I love Altenew’s beautiful products and your ideas make me want all of these sets!

  20. What a fabulous release! I absolutely love the engraved flowers and handpicked bouquet stamp sets & the leaf medallion die! Your cards are all so beautiful. Love the way you’ve added vellum!

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