Want a quick way to add style and polish to your card making – let me show you how easy it is to colour vellum for handmade cards!

I bet you might even have the 3 little supplies it takes to do this yourself at home!

Do you have some vellum cardstock that has been gathering a bit of age in your stamping supplies? I personally think it’s a bit of an under-used supply in our paper crafting.

Look how gorgeous this design is when you add some colour to it!

VIDEO Colour Vellum for Handmade Cards
Such a pretty card to send a friend

I used a Polished Pink ink refill and my Wink of Stella to brush paint onto my white heat embossed flowers.

Check out this other card I shared with you. It’s almost identical but is made with our pre-coloured shimmer vellum. See it here to see how it compares!

I’d love to know which card is your favourite, the pre-coloured shimmer vellum or this one?

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Colour Vellum for Handmade Cards

We played with this technique in one of my recent Design with Jo live videos. (Pssst…if you’re not part of this free paper crafting community, click here to get in on the fun!)

Click the triangle to see my tips on how you can do this yourself!

We’re always looking for new ways to add colour to our stamped images. This one is easy. And you can make your images any colour of the Stampin’ Up! rainbow!

Have Fun Making Your Own Shimmer Vellum!

Find a stamp set you love that you can stamp and add colour to. Flowers, butterflies, animals…just about anything will do! And there are so few supplies!

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Crumb Cake cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″”, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Vellum cardstock – scrap
  • gold twine – about 6″

If you need any of the supplies I used, please click here for a list you can print or pin or order from.

When I do my live videos, I always make a card in advance. This is the one I pre-made with gold embossing powder and Poppy Parade ink on a Very Vanilla card base.

You can see it has much more intense colour! Achieve this by picking up more of the ink refill colour or by giving the flower two layers of colour.

Just note you will need to leave it longer to dry. Isn’t that shimmer stunning?

VIDEO Colour Vellum for Handmade Cards
Add bold colour to vellum with your Wink of Stella pen

I couldn’t resist making one more card. This one in silver has more embossing in behind the flowers rather than the twine.

Maybe it’s more your style?

VIDEO Colour Vellum for Handmade Cards
Add both light and dark colouring for a different effect

Give a bit of a try to colour vellum for handmade cards – it’s a wonderfully easy way to add a special touch to your handmade cards.

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