Vellum – all you ever wanted to know

OK my knowledge probably isnt as broad as that title but I can certainly share some things I learnt on Wednesday at our second meeting of the Rolleston Stamping and Craft Group. They are a great bunch of girls and we had so much fun so if you are interested I have added details of our next meeting at the bottom of this post.

I have had some questions about vellum so these answers may help you too.

What weight is Stampin’ Up! Vellum?

Our Vellum Paper is 17lb text weight. The Vellum Cardstock is  65 gsm which is heavier than most vellum card stocks. They are both A4 Transluscent White, Acid and Lignin Free and available in packs of 20 sheets

One says Vellum Cardstock and one is paper whats the difference?

The Vellum Paper isn’t strong enough to “construct ” with so it’s not suitable for card bases or boxes but its great for overlays.

Its only white. Can I colour it?

You sure can. Use Ink Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers or Water Colour Wonder Crayons to colour your images. Give the ink plenty of time to dry so it doesn’t smudge. Colour it on the front for more vibrant colours or on the back for softer more muted colours.

What do I use it for?

You can use it in lots of different ways! Tear it, Emboss it, Dry emboss it, Stamp on it, Punch it and make flowers with it! Layer it over photos or images, use it as a window or frame. Try printing your journaling on it for a scrapbook page.

What can I stick it down with?

As Vellum is translucent you will be able to see most adhesives but there are a few tricks to “hide” it. Try using brads or eyelets. If you use  Mini glue-dots  then you can adhere  small flat-backed pearls, ribbon or other embellishment over the top  to cover the glue-dot. Or try putting the glue dots under stamped coloured images. Glue stick’s don’t work well on vellum. But I have used the Tombo Multipurpose Glue which wasnt too bad.


If you are using Vellum for a journaling block, lay it over a sheet of grid paper and line it up straight using the lines. As Vellum is translucent you can see the grid lines through it to keep your writing on the straight!

Here is the card we made, I got to be a “pupil” as the lovely Christine was teaching this time. The next meeting of the Rolleston Stamping and Craft Group is November 24th between 10 and 12 Email me! to find out more….


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