Monday, February 27, 2017

CardMaker + Grafix Arts Blog Hop

Happy Monday and welcome to the CardMaker and Grafix Arts Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from the blog of the super talented Heather Pulvirenti. If you think you may have missed a stop, you can hop right back to the CardMaker blog where you will find the complete list of hoppers.

For today, we were asked to create a little something using one of the fantastic products from Grafix Arts. I chose to work with their vellum. I love the look of vellum on a project and don't use it as often as I would like, so this was the perfect opportunity to create with it.

I thought of butterflies instantly and chose the Up the Happy set from Ellen Hutson to work with. After die-cutting multiple vellum butterflies, using the butterfly from the Up the Happy die collection, I stamped each using Versamark and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I then colored them in using Copic markers, giving them a pretty stained glass look.

Here's a closer look. I just love the way these turned out!! After attaching all of the colorful butterflies to my card front, I added sequins to the centers of each one, and lastly stamped my sentiment.

Your next stop in the hop is Katie Gehring.
You can find the complete list of hoppers on the CardMaker blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!


  1. Pretty card Melissa. Love those sweet butterflies!

  2. The stained glass look on those vellum butterflies is beautiful-nice job!

  3. Just stunning. I love the butterflies. And I've never heard of these products. I'll have to check them out. Lovely design and colors.