Trendspotting: Vellum Inspiration!

It’s still relatively early in 2017, but I already have a favorite trend for this year: Vellum! If you aren’t familiar with this gorgeous translucent material, vellum is a semi-transparent paper made from rag or plasticized cotton and is often used in applications where tracing is involved. But vellum is seriously beautiful in its own right, especially when combined with elegant calligraphy and wax seals. You can also run a vellum sheet through a regular home printer! Vellum comes in a variety of shades, from traditional translucent white to pale pink, lavender, aqua – even iridescent and opalescent! Vellum is one of my current favorite stationery trends, along with deckled edges and all things iridescent/hologram, but I realized I hadn’t featured a ton of vellum inspiration here. So I put out a call for stationers and calligraphers to share their images via email and the #osbpvellum hashtag, and I’m sharing a few of my favorites with you today!

Vellum Envelope Inspiration by Ebb & Flow Ink

Vellum envelope with white calligraphy by Ebb & Flow Ink / Handmade paper by Fabulous Fancy Pants / Photo by Gaby J Photography

Vellum Dinner Menu by Silbia Ro

Vellum dinner menu by Silbia Ro

Vellum Wedding Invitation Inspiration by Fourteen Forty

Marble printed vellum (!!) wrapped around a wedding invitation by Fourteen-Forty

Vellum Place Card by Amy May Paper

Vellum card with white ink calligraphy by Amy May Paper

Vellum Inspiration by Papel and Co.

A vellum overlay with a black floral illustration by Papel & Co.

Vellum Cactus Wedding Invitation by Robinson Paperie

This cactus wedding invitation suite features a hand painted cactus on vellum by Robinson Paperie

Vellum Wedding Invitation by Swell Press Paper

How fun is this vellum wedding invitation overlay by Swell Press Paper??

Vellum Envelopes with Brush Lettering by Willow Wynn Co.

Vellum envelopes with brush lettering by Willow Wynn Co.

Vellum Baby Shower Invitation by Charm & Fig

A baby shower invitation printed on vellum with iridescent glitter by Charm & Fig

Vellum in Ceremony Programs by Fleur de Letters

Floral printed vellum in ceremony programs by Fleur de Letters

Vellum Dinner Menu by Grace Niu Design

Vellum dinner menus by Grace Niu Design

Vellum Wedding Invitation Inspiration by Owl Post Calligraphy

A beautiful vellum overlay with gold calligraphy by Owl Post Calligraphy

Vellum and Gold Wax Seals by Paula Lee Calligraphy

Vellum looks amazing when paired with gold wax seals from Paula Lee Calligraphy

Vellum Menu by Willow Visuals

A simple vellum menu overlay by Willow Visuals / Photo by Petra Veikkola

Vellum Envelope with Floral Envelope Liner by The Aerialist Press

When you have a gorgeous envelope liner, show it off with a transparent vellum envelope like this beauty by the Aerialist Press

So, what do you think?? Are you all feeling the vellum trend along with me?  

  1. Oh man! I used vellum when I designed my own graduation announcements 9 years ago! It must have been kind of popular then, or I’m not sure where I came up with the idea. It’s fun to see it being used in similar, but still fresh, new ways! 🙂 I especially love that overlay by Papel & Co. and that cactus suite!

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