Three Ways to Use Vellum Cardstock on Handmade Cards

using vellum on handmade cards

You've got vellum...but you probably forget to use it, right?

Design Team member, Kate (@katedeignancards on Instagram), is here to remind you why vellum cardstock is so amazing. I've got three ways to use your vellum!

colored vellum cardstock

Ideas for Using Vellum on Handmade Cards

At 12x12 Cardstock Shop we carry both plain white vellum cardstock and colored vellum cardstock in lots of pretty colors, so if you don't already have some in your stash, you can order vellum easily.

using vellum on handmade cards

1. Use Vellum as part of your layering dies.

Lots of die sets out on the market now have multiple layers. Use your vellum as one of those layers or add an extra layer of vellum for a bit of extra texture. These "Make Some Noise" dies from Concord and 9th have lots of layers for dimension and texture. I added a layer of Pearl Translucent Vellum as part of the noise makers.

Supplies: 

 Concord & 9th "Make Some Noise"

Bazzill Card Shoppe cardstock in Wax Lips, Candy Necklace, and Whirly Pop

ideas for using vellum cardstock in your papercrafts

2. Use Vellum as a backdrop

Use a strip (or circle, etc) to highlight your focal point (or focal points).  I wanted to use this Bazzill Licorice Twist Foil Dot card stock, but the food diecuts didn't quite stand out against the dark background.  A strip of vellum solves this problem and helps define the images.

Supplies: "Love You More" dies Concord and 9th

Bazzill Card Shoppe cardstock in Wax Lips, Peanut Cluster, Grapefruit Bliss, Easter Grass

using vellum to make a shaker card

3. Use Vellum instead of Acetate for a Shaker Card

You may not see the shaker bits through the vellum, but you can sure hear them!  A small piece of vellum behind the party scene hides the shaker bits and gives the recipient a little surprise.

Supplies: "Looking Glass Birthday" dies from Hero Arts

Bright Stripes patterned paper by American Crafts

Bazzill Card Shoppe in Marshmallow

Copic Markers

Hopefully this inspires you to pull out your vellum paper and use it on your next project! 

-Kate

design team member kate deignan

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