Friday, January 1, 2016

January SOTM Blog Hop - Beloved Bouquet from CTMH

Welcome to our MONTHLY
Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!!


If you have come here from
you are on the right track!!


This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE January SOTM stamp set called Beloved Bouquet.  


This blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here & work your way around to the many consultants on this "hop"!  

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a complete list of PARTICIPATING CONSULTANTS by clicking HERE

This month we have 33 Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items they have created using this month’s stamp set! So, sit back & enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of the post to see what EACH consultant has created!!
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Take a peek at this BEAUTIFUL, exclusive Stamp set only available during January 2016!!!J


Base & Shade stamp images are some of my FAVORITE stamps!  When using these stamps, you know you'll be creating a quick card because you don't need to plan on coloring in the images.  I love to use the coordinating stamp image to fill in whatever color my heart desires.  I was really excited to see the image of the spray of baby's breath too.  Possibilities, possibilities J 

As I thought about how I would use this stamp set, I decided to do some stamp "masking".  It had been a long time since I had done this technique & as I shared this card at my team meeting - I was pleasantly surprised that "masking" was a new term for some of them!!  It's so FUN to learn new things!!  

Here is the card I created... 




I used the ink colors of Hollyhock, Pomegranate, Whisper, Fern & Sweet Leaf.  I also used the Memento Tuxedo Black ink for the wording. J 


After stamping the images, I cut a strip of the Paper Fundamentals cardstock & La Vie En Rose paper for the accent across the middle of the card.  Then I tied some Pixie extra thick twine around the card before "popping" the stamped mat onto some black cardstock. 

I also created a card that didn't have the strip of paper shown above....
What do you think?  Which card do you like better?




You can definitely see more of the "masking" technique on the card that doesn't have the strip of paper....I believe I still like the card with the two extra strips of paper. J 


I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & getting LOTS of ideas for when you have your OWN January Stamp of the Month (SOTM) stamp set in hand!  
Happy Crafting to EACH of you! J 



Now  its time to head over to Nancy's Blog to see  what she has created using this stamp set!  J


Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!  We always love to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to leave a comment. J



****Remember, the January SOTM

~ Beloved Bouquet~

is only available until January 31stJ


It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH items

 
Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant J) to see how you can receive these EXCLUSIVE items for ONLY $5 each!!!  



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista J

10 comments :

  1. I love how the flowers peek out from each side!

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  2. I like the card without the band best, both are nice though

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  3. Krista, these are gorgeous! Love your color choices!

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  4. They are both pretty, but I prefer the one without the paper band.

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  5. Beautiful!! I love your first card so much!

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