Easy Embossed Vellum Technique!

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Featured, Flowers, Greeting Cards, video | 18 comments

I found a gorgeous card online (by Deb Valder) and was inspired to create this version using an easy Embossed Vellum technique:


may camp embossed vellum 1

  • Stamps:  Indescribable Gift
  • Ink:  Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi
  • Paper:  Soft Sky, Whisper White, Cardstock Vellum
  • Accessories:  Ovals Collection Framelits, Piercing Tool, Foam Mat, Piercing Template, Stylus, Wax Paper, Wild Wasabi Seam Binding

So, there’s some “good news” and some “bad news” for this card.  The bad news is that the Indescribable Gift set from the Occasions catalog is NOT in the new catalog 🙁  The good news is that you can still order it 😀

You can watch a video tutorial for this card at my Keenan Kreations YouTube channel:

Speaking of good news, I just received my shipment of the new 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! catalog!!!


new catty 1


And I also received my pre-order of the Sneak Peek items and thought this stamp set would be perfect for the Embossed Vellum technique:


new catty card 1


This card uses the new You’ve Got This stamp set and Mint Macaron ink and cardstock.  I also added Crystal Effects on the leaves and stem.  Mint Macaron is one of the new 2015-2017 In Colors.  Want to see them?  Check it out:


2015 Stampin' Up! In Colors

What do you think about these new colors?  The Cucumber Crush is not as yellow in person, more like a Kelly Green.  The Mint Macaron (it is spelled with only one “o” too) reminds me of Sage Shadow from LONG AGO and the Delightful Dijon is similar to More Mustard (in name and color!).  They are very pretty in person and I can’t wait to start using them with our existing colors.

My customers will automatically receive their copy of the new 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! catalog but some are showing up as “no contact” and I cannot view their contact information.  If you want to be certain you’re on the list to receive the new catalog, please email me at Brenda@keenankreations.com 🙂

I hope you enjoyed todays project featuring the Embossed Vellum technique along with a couple of sneak peeks from the new catalog!



  1. Beautiful card!

  2. Hi Brenda! I thought the Mint Macaron looked like a sage green too after getting my set of the new in color markers! I thought I was the only one. I just wanted to pop by and tell you that I nominated you for the “Heart of Stampin Up Award. You are already the “winner” in my mind. Keep up the great work! And thanks for all the fabulous inspiration, you’ve taught me so much!

    • Hi Kathy! Oh my goodness, you just made my day 🙂 That is so sweet of you – I’m so happy that I’ve been of any help at all. I love paper crafting and always wanted to be a teacher when I grew up 🙂

  3. Hi Brenda,
    Thanks for the great tutorial! I love both stamps you used for this technique! I can’t wait to
    give this a try. Love the elegant look it gives the cards. Thanks Again!!

    • Thank you Judy! We just did this technique at class tonight – big hit 🙂

  4. Where did you purchase the cardstock vellum?

    • Hi Connie, since I’m a demonstrator, I use the cardstock vellum from Stampin’ Up! It’s on page 148 of the current catalog. Do you have our catalog?

  5. This is so elegant and beautiful! Love it and must try it.

    • Thank you KJ!

    • Thank you KJ! Sorry for my late reply – did you get a chance to try this technique? Let me know if I can be of any help 🙂

  6. Thank you for sharing the vellum technique. Absolutely love your cards. Waiting for a new SU order to arrive so I can try this as soon as I get home from vacation.

    • Thank you for stopping by Joann! Hope you had a wonderful vacation 🙂

  7. I found your tutorials on You Tube and just love them with your beautiful cards and
    easy instructions. Thank you for sharing!

    • Thank you so much Cathy! Please let me know if you have questions about any of the projects or Stampin’ Up! products 🙂

  8. You are so awesome. I just love your tutitirials have learned so much from you. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.

    • Thank you so much Denise! I wish I had more time for stamping 🙁

  9. Sorry I messed up on the spelling of tutorials. I am doing this on my phone and it changes things sometimes. Keep up the good work..

    • No worries! I’m alsways super cautious when posting from my phone – don’t know how to turn off the auto correct and I don’t always catch it 🙂

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