Monday, October 8, 2018

Hand Embossed Vellum.....

Hello everyone: I love Vellum, I love how it softens an image or a background and it also adds a touch of elegance to handmade cards.
I have an old Pergamano kit I bought a long time ago that has some really pretty patterns to emboss on Vellum or Parchment Paper so I decided to create a card following one of these patterns and hand emboss a piece of Vellum, so here is my card, hope you like it, I will play along with a few challenges at the end of this post.

I just die cut a piece of Vellum with the Wonky Stitched die set and carefully traced the images and the sentiment with a white gel pen, then, I went over each with my stylus, flicking the edge of the petals to get that white effect and retracing the outline of all of the images.
Then I added some color to the back of the Vellum with some Prismacolor pencils.
I attached the Vellum with glue dots to a panel of black card stock and added some Rhine Stones to cover them, I also added gold ones to the centers of the flowers.


This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The edge is stamped with the retired SU set called "Delicate Details", the sentiment and the flower on the corner are from a The Ton set called Beautiful Day.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

Seize the Birthday

Always Happy Birthday October Challenge
Always Happy Birthday

Happy Little Stampers

Sunny Day Crafting "Must include an animal" I included a butterfly.
Sunny Day Crafting

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

Image result for pergamano kits

This is the kit I bought a few years ago, I tried to look for it again but the two Amazon sites, one in Europe and one here in the USA lists it as CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.
I apologize for not giving this information when I posted this card.


  1. My favorite part is the hand embossed "stitching." So pretty!

  2. This its a stunning Birthday card! I don't even know where to begin! The stitching and softness of those petals! WOW! Then that gorgeous butterfly too! So happy to have this beauty in our gallery at Seize the Birthday!

  3. So soft and lovely. The Vellum is a winner for sure . The stitching is the star !!

  4. What amazing detail you can add in by hand embossing Maria. I love how you added additional complexity by colouring the flowers - they are very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  5. Goodness, that vellum looks so gorgeous embossed Pergamano style! Really beautiful, Maria!

  6. What a soft and elegant card, Maria! I've never heard about Pergamano kit! Looks like a fun technique!
    Love your pencil coloring on the back of the vellum too! Thank you so much for playing along at Seize the Birthday! Hugs!

  7. This is so pretty, Maria! Your flowers are delightful with their soft white details and beautiful colours and your butterfly is rather spectacular too! I haven’t heard of this type of kit before but your hand embossed details really make this sweet scene shine! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  8. Very pretty. Love the embossed vellum and soft colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

  9. I love this, Maria! I hand-embossed vellum at camp when I was in middle school. Still have the finished product. Love what you've done with this one!

  10. Beautiful butterfly card. Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting.

  11. Me again! Fun birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Always Happy Birthday.

  12. Fabulous card Maria, so you can emboss on vellum too you clever clogs. I have always wanted to try this technique but never gotten there. Looks so stunning.

  13. Beautiful detail on the vellum. Thank you for plying along with the HLS Challenge xx