Vellum Monoprint

Hello, friends! Today is all about making the most of vellum. I share a technique I call “vellum monoprint”. It sounds fancy but it is easy… and results in three cards at once!

[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.]

I have always liked stamping on vellum. When doing so, I noticed that the ink doesn’t absorb right away, so I decided to press a piece of cardstock on it to pick up the excess. I loved the unique results! You really have to watch the video to see how the technique is done. You end up with THREE cards… one with regular stamping, one with stamping on vellum, and one with a unique “monoprint” look…


Let’s take a closer look at the many cards I show in the video. But watch the video for the details on how to make them!

This first card shows stamping with Altenew Inks (SSS | ALT) on vellum with the Altenew Wild Ferns Stamp Set (SSS | EH | ALT). The images are so pretty and soft! The notecard is white cardstock with the vellum overlaying it. I tied the two together with Hemptique Natural Hemp Cord.

For the sentiment, I used the Birch Press Big Thanks Sugar Script Dies, the Mama Elephant Sending Hugs Stamp Set (SSS | EH), and Couture Creations Gold Matte Cardstock. I also added dots of Tonic Key Lime Nuvo Jewel Drops to the background.

Here is the “monoprint” version from the vellum. Such a unique look! I used all the same products.

I did stack my “thanks” dies to allow them to stand out more.

The third card shows the basic stamping that I did on white cardstock for the “monoprinting”.

Here is another trio of cards using this vellum monoprint technique… featuring the Right At Home Freshly Picked Stamp Set (SSS | EH). I added a fun heat embossed large sentiment to the vellum with the Mama Elephant Sending Hugs Stamp Set (SSS | EH).

Here is the “monoprint” version on cardstock. I added a cross and sentiment from the Ink On 3 Blessings Stamp Set and Die.

And the third card in the trio… featuring the Papertrey Ink Love Die and Mama Elephant Sending Hugs Stamp Set (SSS | EH).

I covered the Papertrey Ink Love Die Cut with Ranger Glossy Accents for extra shine.

This next trio features the Papertrey Ink Ocean Stamp Set for the monoprint technique. Here is the vellum version. I added a circle die cut decorated with the Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Rings Dies… and also images from the Papertrey Ink Fauna Stamp Set and Papertrey Ink Salt Air Sentiments Stamp Set.

For the “monoprint” piece, I kept the card simple and added similar images. I LOVE the background on this one!

And the last card for this trio shows the full stamped background. And those Papertrey Ink Fauna Stamp Set are just SO cute!

I just couldn’t get a good photo of this vellum card! The ink is light on the vellum, so it is hard to see, but it pretty in real life. This background features the Technique Tuesday Mandala Sentiment Stamp Set. I am crazy about this set! Since I used light inks, the vellum version is super soft, but pretty in real life.

But check out how colorful the results are on cardstock! Swoon. (I saved the monoprint from these cards for a future project.)


This post is part of a fun Challenge Me A Christmas Card collaboration with my friend Michelle Lupton. She is doing a series of posts where she partners with a friend and they do the same technique. Today, I have challenged her to do vellum stamping. Be sure to see her work HERE – she is one of my favorite cardmakers!


Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the products with asterisks which were received from the company with no expectation. 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 Wild Ferns Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN ]
*Mama Elephant Sending Hugs Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH ]
Right At Home Freshly Picked Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | RGH ]
*Ink On 3 Blessings Stamp Set
[ SSS ]
*Ink On 3 Blessings Die
[ SSS ]
*Technique Tuesday Mandala Sentiments…
[ SSS | ELH | TCH ]
*Technique Tuesday Mandala Maker Dies
[ SSS | ELH | TCH ]
Papertrey INk Ocean Stamp Set
[ PPR ]
*Papertrey Ink Fauna Stamp Set
[ PPR ]
Papertrey Ink Salt Air Sentiments…
[ PPR ]
Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Rings Dies
[ SSS ]
*Birch Press Big Thanks Sugar Script…
[ SSS ]
Papertrey Ink Love Die
[ PPR ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ SSS ]
Heavyweight Vellum
[ SSS ]
Couture Creations Gold Matte Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
Gina K Lucky Clover Envelopes
[ GNK ]
Gina K Lucky Clover Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Altenew Ink
[ SSS | ALTN ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ 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 ]
Scor-Pal Scoring Board
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
Microfiber Cloth
[ SSS ]
EK Success Tweezers
[ SSS ]
Tonic Key Lime Nuvo Jewel Drops
[ SSS ]
Tonic Nuvo Jewel Drops Sea Breeze
[ SSS ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Ranger Black Superfine Detail…
[ SSS ]
Bead Magical Tray
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
[ SSS | ELH ]
Ranger Glossy Accents
[ SSS ]
Hemptique Natural Hemp Cord
[ SSS ]

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26 thoughts on “Vellum Monoprint”

  1. Amazing Monoprint Technique! Will give this one a go!
    I would like to know where you purchased the metallic cording you used on the Freshly Picked Vellum card.

  2. I am soooo happy with this technique and that you feature Papertrey ink products i really think they are terrific and take room in my home really:)
    Thank you

  3. What a wonderful new technique to try and love getting 3 looks with one technique. Those turtle cards are great. I would love to see those sea stamps used in other ways too. Thanks!

  4. Awesome technique and cards….I really have to give this a try…
    The close-up of the monoprint is really nice….tfs
    Your friend Michelle also made great looking cards too.

  5. Such a fabulous technique and I can’t wait to try it. These are all such beautiful examples using this technique and I am inspired to try this ASAP.

  6. Love this technique, and all the stamps used today! My favourites would be the leaves, and the sea fauna. Those turtles and sea horse, are seriously cute. Looks like my Wishlist is getting longer again………..

  7. Oh and I was just wondering if there were more videos coming soon in the My Favourite Crafty Things series for this year?

  8. You, Jennifer and Michelle, have both outdone yourself — love the techniques and the cards. And I love, love, love this challenge by Michelle — what a great idea!

  9. Oh my WOW!! These are very cool, I love vellum and this takes it to a whole new level. Thank you for sharing and for the video, I would be completely lost without your videos lol.

  10. Wow, again a super technique Jennifer. Stampin gon vellum is awesome but I love the monoprint where you have the texture. Great for particular backgrounds, like the water you did. Thank you so much for the great idea and tutorial video.

  11. These cards are delightful with their various techniques/materials, Jennifer. The triple stamping gives each card a unique appearance even though the same design is being used. I like this technique–your video is so helpful for trying this myself. tfs

  12. Is there anywhere else to buy Papertrey Ink stamps? There shipping is so high and my order for their products isn’t big enough to get free shipping. Hoping I can find them somewhere else to make the shipping worth it. I love the Salt Air set.

  13. You are absolutely incredible!!! How do you do it!!! Do you ever sleep? Or do you dream up techniques while you are sleeping!?? ❤️❤️❤️ This technique!!!

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