Stamping on Patterned Vellum

by jocelynolson1

Hi! It's Jocelyn on the blog today. I'm sharing a card with stamping on patterned vellum and a few tips for achieving this look.

Altenew Celebrate

I started the card by stamping the Super Script sentiment with Jet Black ink on grid patterned paper. I added gold splatter and set the panel aside to dry.

Next, I worked on the Floral Motifs flower. I used patterned vellum from Webster's Pages, although there are several options. Plus, if you like the look but only have plain vellum, you can color the backside to create your own pattern.

Vellum Celebrate Steps

Here are a few tips for stamping on patterned vellum:

  1. Use an ink that will be permanent. Dye inks usually work, but I've found on some vellum, the lines bleed. I didn't want to use black, so I used a grey-ish ink designed for mixed media. Whatever ink you use, test it first on the vellum.
  2. Heat set the ink. Ask me how I know…. (*wink*)
  3. When stamping, try to not rock the acrylic block. The surface is more slippery, and it's harder to get an even impression.
  4. Focus on the overall colors instead of the pattern. As you can see, the flower is stamped over a letter. Since the look is supposed to be artsy, it works.
  5. No patterned vellum? Create your own pattern by scribbling alcohol-based markers on the backside of vellum.
Altenew Celebrate

The Floral Motifs set is great for this technique! Once I was done stamping, I fussy cut the stems and leaves. There are also Floral Motifs dies (which would have been much easier).
I finished the card by stitching through sequins and a puffy heart. Here are a couple of close-ups:
Altenew Celebrate
Altenew Celebrate
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Holly Saveur June 17, 2015 - 08:36

such a gorgeous card..great idea!

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Jocelyn Olson June 17, 2015 - 15:30

Thank you, Holly!

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Kim B June 17, 2015 - 10:02

Beautiful!!!!!

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Jocelyn Olson June 17, 2015 - 15:30

Thank you so much, Kim!

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Daisies Girl June 17, 2015 - 10:27

What a cool and innovative idea!! Love the look that the patterned velum gives to the beautiful Altenew images!! Super awesome and my favorite thing about this card is those sequins stitched down in the upper corner – Just such a FABULOUS card with awesome, unique touches!!!

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Jocelyn Olson June 17, 2015 - 15:32

Thank you so much! The stitching through the sequins was an idea I picked up from Maggie Holmes a while back, and I love that it keeps the sequins from falling off. :)

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Shelly June 17, 2015 - 11:35

This is awesome! Thanks for the tips!

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Jocelyn Olson June 17, 2015 - 15:32

:) Thank you so much, Shelly!

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Michele F June 17, 2015 - 15:12

Ask me how I know about the proper ink on vellum, as well, Jocelyn! Ugh! Oh this is so pretty… artsy and very cool…
=] Michele

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Jocelyn Olson June 17, 2015 - 15:33

LOL Michele! Thank you! You are so sweet. :)

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Celeste Goff June 17, 2015 - 18:47

What an absolutely gorgeous card Jocelyn!!!

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Jocelyn Olson June 18, 2015 - 20:58

Thank you so much, Celeste!

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lostinpaper June 17, 2015 - 23:06

Oh so dang pretty Jocelyn, the line of stitched sequins is the perfect added touch to your beautiful bloom!

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Jocelyn Olson June 18, 2015 - 20:55

You’re so sweet! Thanks, Therese!

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jintyoo7 June 18, 2015 - 09:13

Gorgeous and I love how you have attached the sequins :-)

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Jocelyn Olson June 18, 2015 - 20:56

Thank you so much, Janet! :)

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Miriam Prantner June 18, 2015 - 11:31

This is so pretty! I love the vellum pieces/patterns you picked to use!

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Jocelyn Olson June 18, 2015 - 20:57

<3 Thank you, Miriam!

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Lindsey June 19, 2015 - 13:58

Wow, pretty! I hadn’t even thought of stamping on patterned vellum, thanks for the inspiration!

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