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.

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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.

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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.
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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!