Double Stamped Vellum

by Chrissie Stokes

Stamp on both sides of a vellum sheet for a unique background effect.


  • Vellum sheet
  • Background stamp (Impression Obsession Rose Leaves background stamp
  • Versamark or other embossing ink
  • Anti-static bag
  • Heat gun
  • Embossing powder (WOW Opaque White embossing powder used here)
  • Colored ink (Stampin’ Up!® ink pad in Early Espresso used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (used here: Linen textured cardstock from Papermill Direct, Presscut double stitched square nesting dies, foam tape)


  1. Step 1

    Place a background stamp on your work surface.

    Wipe a sheet of vellum with an anti-static bag.

  2. Step 2

    Ink the stamp with Versamark ink.

  3. Place the vellum over the background stamp. Gently rub over the vellum to ensure all areas are inked.

  4. Step 3

    Remove, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set.

  5. Step 4

    Ink the stamp once more using a water-based dye ink in the colour of your choice. Turn over the vellum and stamp on the reverse side.

  6. TIP:
    A piece of scrap paper placed over the vellum will allow you to rub smoothly over all areas easily. (The embossed areas might cause drag and so result in a smudged stamping.)

  7. Step 5 (Optional)

    Die cut a frame using 2 square dies (one slightly larger than the other) and either mount onto foam tape or cut several to make a stack to add definition.

  8. Step 6

    6. Choose an area of the vellum which looks pleasing through the frame, cut out a square, and adhere to the back of it. (White embossed side uppermost.)

  9. Step 7 (Optional)

    If desired a larger square can be dry embossed into the card front or front panel using a rubber mat and the sandwich for embossing for your particular machine.

  10. Step 8

    Complete the project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Double Stamped Vellum. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Can't wait to try this! Thanks for the tutorial!
muscrat  |  Tue Aug 16, 2022 at 7:05 PM
So clever! I definitely want to try this soon.
Cook22  |  Tue Aug 16, 2022 at 11:58 PM
Beautiful effect, I will have to try this.x
janette deans  |  Wed Aug 17, 2022 at 2:41 AM
Love the way this looks. I definitely need to try this.
reagan507  |  Wed Aug 17, 2022 at 4:58 AM
This is exquisite. I hope I can try this today!! Thank you for showing how to create this.
threeleggeddragon  |  Wed Aug 17, 2022 at 5:26 AM
This is lovely! I will put it on my to do list!
Thank you for sharing it. Great vid too! Margot
wavejumper  |  Wed Aug 17, 2022 at 6:51 AM
What a lovely project! Thanks so much for the wonderful tutorial!
bzzzeee  |  Wed Aug 17, 2022 at 7:10 AM
I love this! Can’t wait to try it!
MeMa Jan  |  Wed Aug 17, 2022 at 7:36 AM
What a gorgeous effect! Definitely will be trying this. Great video - loved all the little tips you gave.
Dockside  |  Wed Aug 17, 2022 at 7:52 AM
Oh, Chris, just love this effect. Going to go play with this while it is so hot today. Thanks for the video.
jcamp2020  |  Wed Aug 17, 2022 at 8:33 AM
I am assuming that you placed the embossed vellum in exactly the same place on the leaves stamp to stamp with the green ink —- correct?
janesprando  |  Wed Aug 17, 2022 at 8:37 AM
I just love how the single square card turned out. I have looked for that nesting die but can't find it. I am thinking it was probably purchased long ago. Could you give me the name and manufacturer of the set of square nesting dies you used? Thanks.
Lauren226  |  Wed Aug 17, 2022 at 9:01 AM
I love this. I think I like the darker color better only because it shows more but both are beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
harrahx2  |  Wed Aug 17, 2022 at 9:08 AM
The square stitched dies are from Presscut and should still be available
*Chrissie*  |  Wed Aug 17, 2022 at 9:49 AM
This technique is new to me and is absolutely stunning. I can envision so many ways I could uce it. Con't wait to give it a go. Thanks!
rcuccia  |  Wed Aug 17, 2022 at 10:02 AM
@janesprando since you're stamping on the back side of the vellum it won't line up - turn it however you like!
dini  |  Wed Aug 17, 2022 at 10:03 AM
Amazing video with amazing technique, Chrissie. Thanks so much! Loll xx
Loll Thompson  |  Wed Aug 17, 2022 at 1:37 PM
What an awesome technique, Chrissie! I love the look! Sue
suen  |  Wed Aug 17, 2022 at 2:05 PM
Great tutorial. Very clever technique. Thank you.
lily55  |  Wed Aug 17, 2022 at 5:01 PM
wonderful demo and I forget how lovely vellum is! thanks for the reminder! holiday cards may be this : )
aztk  |  Wed Aug 17, 2022 at 5:03 PM

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