Friday, February 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to our months blog hop. If you came from Andrea's blog you're doing fine. Just click the link at the end of each post to continue on the hop.

This month I have been having a lot of fun with vellum! I made this card inspired 
by Marilyn Schleppy and I LOVE it! The softness the vellum adds to the images is so pretty. The images are silver embossed on the vellum and cardstock, then the vellum image is colors on the BACK for a soft look. With the matching Thin Cuts it was very easy to finish this card. 

TIP 1: I used White Pearls to embellish the card. Using the Turquoise Blue Shin Han Marker I colored the Pearls to match the colors in the butterflies. 
Tip 2: You need to hide the adhesive when using vellum. I put a glue dot behind the body of the butterflies where the embossing would hide it. For the vine I put it at the bottom knowing the overlapping butterfly would hide it.

Be sure to come back on Feb. 15th for the Technique Blog Hop. This month it will be devoted to Vellum and ways to use it!

All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Set: Chelsea Gardens-Cardmaking
  • Specialty Paper: Vellum
  • Pattern Paper: Chelsea Gardens
  • Embossing: Silver Powder, VersaMark pad, Heat Tool
  • ShiHan Markers: Sap Green, Leaf Green, Turquoise Blue
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Fern
  • White Pearls
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Glue Dots
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you want to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

Now hop over to Marie's blog and see what she created to inspire you this month!

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great day!

#closetomyheart #cardmaking #bloghop


  1. I love the added touch the vellum embellishments bring to your card!

  2. Your vellum elements are really wonderful! Fabulous card, Michelle!
    :) Marie

  3. I need to use this in class. Thanks for sharing.

  4. The vellum stamped images are so beautiful!

  5. The color combination is gorgeous! Love the vellum butterflies.

  6. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing the technique.

  7. Beautiful card! Love the use of vellum.


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