Embossing on Vellum

Hi Everyone! If you’ve stopped by in the last week, you know I’ve switched it up a bit, but you also know I can’t stray too far from my Altenew obsession. So today I’m sharing homework from Altenew Academy Impressive Heat Embossing class taught by Svetlana Marchenko.


Technique: Heat Embossing on Vellum 

I’m not sure about you guys, but I seem to use vellum all of the time. It is a go to when a card needs something extra, but what I love most is that it adds a translucent softness. This card delivers in every way possible! What do you think?


Use a good quality vellum! I can’t emphasize enough this tip! I’ve always used cheap vellum from the big-box craft store, and just tried this Bazzil vellum. What a huge, huge difference. It’s a soft white, and doesn’t warp much when you heat it.

Create interest by repeat stamping. I stamped and embossed each layer, one at a time. Just use a dry paintbrush to remove extra embossing powder as you layer.

Carefully stamp or use a stamp platform as stamps easily move on vellum and smear.

Use craft foam to create layers with the embossed vellum. Here I layered the Frosted Garden flowers over a second embossed layer using the wood pallet background. What I planned to do was to heat emboss the pallet image directly onto the Neenah Desert Storm card base, but ultimately used the vellum stamped image. I wish I had tried it without the vellum on the bottom, because it may have created more interest. Oh well! Next time!

Add pretty embellishments with Nuvo Glitter Drops. This Dazzling Blue matched the blue from the Altenew Alcohol markers perfectly! What a great surprise to discover this match!



Fussy cut the vellum top layer around the flowers. However, I forgot to finish the cuts by outlining the edge with a matching marker color. Trust me, it gives it a professionally, finished look. Darn! Next time again!

Use Altenew Alcohol Artist Markers to color the back side of the heat embossed image. Doesn’t it look so pretty to add a soft color!

There you have it! What do you think? Do you love the soft look of embossed vellum as much as I do? Love and artsy hugs!


Products Used:

Altenew: Frosted Garden, Wood Pallet Background, Set A Altenew Artist Markers, Platinum Embossing Powder

Nuvo Glitter Drops in Dazzling Blue

Bazzil Vellum

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