Sunday, November 1, 2015

November SOTM - Cheers, 2016! Blog Hop

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 November SOTM stamp set called Cheers, 2016!!  

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 over 35+ 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!!

Take a peek at this FUN, exclusive Stamp set only available in November!!!J

This stamp set is a perfect set as we think about the many things that are in store for the coming 2016 year!    
When I think about creating a card for this blog hop, I always try to ONLY use the Stamp of the Month (SOTM) stamp set.  That can be hard when there are mostly words in the set. 

So...before I started created, I set out to be inspired....and inspired I was!  
First, from fellow consultant, Karen Pedersen, and then second, from this blog post that taught me different techniques to use when watercoloring. J 

Here's the set of cards I created for this month's hop... 

Two TOTALLY DIFFERENT cards, but using this stamp set!  I also chose to use our 2 NEW designs of embossing folders --- the Confetti Stars & Confetti dots. J 

On this card, I embossed white cardstock with our confetti dots folder & then mounted it onto my whisper card base.  

I heat embossed the banner & wording in silver directly onto the watercolor paper.  Then I painted & blended pinks & oranges to get the hues I liked.

I REALLY liked the different size paintbrushes that CTMH carries, but for this card I used the widest brush to cover the card quickly with color.  

By added some silver & aqua shimmer trim, it made it a sparkling card ready to celebrate the NEW YEAR!! 

  For this second card, I used a VERY easy technique.  I loaded up my paintbrush with water & one color, and then held it at the top of the paper, and let the drips run down to the bottom!....YES - that easy!!! J 

Did you notice the background on this card?  

The gypsy purple cardstock is embossed with the star embossing folder....and I LOVE how the stars pop by sanding the cardstock.  

ALL of Close To My Heart's paper is white-cored!!  I love that we can choose to USE this "extra bonus" or we can use the cardstock just as it is. 

If you haven't tried watercoloring yet....I encourage you to GIVE IT A TRY!!  
It was a LOT easier than I expected.....and I had so much FUN as I created too!J 

While I was creating....I cut "extra" pieces of watercolor paper, so I could try some more of the techniques that were listed on Jen's blog.  Look at the FUN color combos & creations I came up with!!J Now, to turn them into cards, or incorporate them into my projects.   

Here is the list of products I used on these cards in case you'd like to create them on your own!  Happy Crafting to EACH of you! J 

November 2015 SOTM rainbow card
S1511                Cheers, 2016! (only available in November 2015!)
1385                White Daisy Cardstock
X5757               Gypsy Cardstock
1386                Black Cardstock
Z3146               Watercolor Paper
Z3132               Watercolor Paints
Z3188               Paintbrush Set
Z3119               Confetti Stars Embossing Folder
Z1829              Black Glitter Paper
Z1294              Sanding Kit
Inks: Black & Pacifica

November 2015 SOTM Banner card
S1511                Cheers, 2016! (only available in November 2015!)
1385                White Daisy Cardstock
X5762               Lagoon Cardstock
X5929               Whisper Cardstock
Z3146               Watercolor Paper
Z3132               Watercolor Paints
Z3188               Paintbrush Set
Z3118               Confetti Embossing Folder
Z2067              Silver Embossing powder
Z3086 & Z1799     Shimmer Trim

Now  its time to head over to Donna Digby'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 November SOTM

~ Cheer, 2016!~

is only available until November 3othJ

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


  1. Very nice cards, I like the watercolor effect and the shimmer trim adds a bit of bling.

  2. Your cards are fantastic, as always. I love our new watercolors, but I need to pull them out again and try dripping color. Thanks for the ideas and the website.

  3. What fun cards- beautiful watercolouring!

  4. Great cards, I love the card with the ombre washed background. Great job.

  5. Wow!!! I love those watercolours! Great cards Krista!

  6. What fun cards! Great water colouring.

  7. I really like that watercolor card, great colors!

  8. Absolutely LOVE the watercolors!

  9. Beautiful use of the watercolors! Love how simple and perfect the stopes of bright colors are on your purple New Years card!

  10. Beautiful work with the water colors!!

  11. Great job with the watercoloring. They are both cute cards, but the pastel one is my favorite! Love the colors and design.

  12. Love the colors. Great job with the watercolors.


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