Technique Time: Embossed Vellum

This week's technique features embossing Vellum Cardstock with the Big Shot.

Stampin' Up Supply List

  • Stamps: Butterfly Prints (W121049/C120738)
  • Ink: Blushing Bride (119786), Concord Crush (119785), Peach Parfait (119783) Classic Ink
  • Paper: Whisper White (100730), Concord Crush (119792) Cardstock, Cardstock Vellum (101856)
  • Accessories: Concord Crush Polystitched Ribbon (119265), Basic Rhinestones (119246), SNAIL (104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)
  • Tools: Big Shot (113439), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175), Butterfly Punch (119848)

Cardstock Dimensions for this Project

  • Concord Crush
    • 8.5 x 5.5
  • Cardstock Velllum
    • 5.25 x 4
  • Whisper White
    • Scrap for stamped butterfly

Technique Directions

  1. Run cardstock Vellum through Big Shot using desired embossing folder.
  2. Attach to project using Mini Glue Dots. You want to place the glue dots where they will be covered up by accessories or stamped images.


  • With this technique, you want to make sure you use Cardstock Vellum. It is heavier and runs through the Big Shot without tearing. Lighter weight Vellum will tear as it is embossed.
  • This is a great way to add texture in a unique way.

Finishing Touches

  1. Take card base and fold in half.
  2. Emboss vellum and attach using glue dots as outlined above.
  3. Attach ribbon to card by tucking edges of ribbon underneath edge and ensuring they are covered up on the flip side.
  4. Stamp a butterfly on Whisper White – one each of Blushing Bride, Concord Crush and Peach Parfait – and punch out with Butterfly Punch and put aside. Attach to card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Top off each butterfly with a Basic Rhinestone.

Cards that wow don't have to be complicated or time consuming. Simple and elegant techniques like this one can take things to the next level without a lot of extra steps!


  1. Wow!  This is so pretty, yet so simple.  I think I can do this!

  2. Love this technique… thanks for posting this!

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