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 dinner menu by Silbia Ro
Marble printed vellum (!!) wrapped around a wedding invitation by Fourteen-Forty
Vellum card with white ink calligraphy by Amy May Paper
A vellum overlay with a black floral illustration by Papel & Co.
This cactus wedding invitation suite features a hand painted cactus on vellum by Robinson Paperie
How fun is this vellum wedding invitation overlay by Swell Press Paper??
Vellum envelopes with brush lettering by Willow Wynn Co.
A baby shower invitation printed on vellum with iridescent glitter by Charm & Fig
Floral printed vellum in ceremony programs by Fleur de Letters
Vellum dinner menus by Grace Niu Design
A beautiful vellum overlay with gold calligraphy by Owl Post Calligraphy
Vellum looks amazing when paired with gold wax seals from Paula Lee Calligraphy
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?