Sunday, August 15, 2021

Technique Hop - Anything Goes


Welcome to our "Anything Goes" 

Technique Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring a technique that WE choose! ๐Ÿ˜✂๐Ÿฅณ   

Come on in and check it out!

If you have come here from Katy's  Blog, you are on the right path!   If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants by clicking HERE

This month we have  Close To My Heart Consultants sharing items they created using these FABULOUS new products.   This hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Wahoo!! 

Here we go!

There are many items retiring this from Close To My Heart and today we'll be focusing on MANY Techniques using these products!

Here is a look at the card I created for today's hop. ๐Ÿ˜

My first thought when I was creating this card, was that I wanted to use Liquid Glass as an accent SOMEWHERE on my card, ๐Ÿ˜‰ so let's start with that today! 

1. Liquid Glass--did you know you can use this product as glue AND/OR  embellishment?๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ’ก

Take a look at this paper from our Isabella paper suite
I took this full sheet of paper and cut out the squares I needed. 

Then...Liquid Glass to the rescue! ๐Ÿ’— I added Liquid Glass to different parts of each Square, creating my own embellishment! 

Can you see the shine and "glass like look"
What an easy and pretty accent, whether you use it on designer paper or on a stamped image!๐Ÿฅฐ

2. Splattering with Shimmer Brush

A QUICK & Easy way to get rid of some white space in the background, is to pull out your shimmer brush to create some splattering!! 

To create a light splattering of splatters....take another object (like a pen) and tap that pen on the end of the shimmer brush, while holding it over the item you'd like splattered! ๐Ÿคฉ  Have fun practicing on some scrap paper first...and then add splatters to your Artwork WHEREVER you'd like! ๐Ÿ’•

3. Tone on Tone stamping
It seems I forget to do this EASY way of adding colors to my stamped images๐Ÿ˜ฌ.  I cut out my Thin Cut (metal die) shapes from the Doodled Florals stamp & Thin Cut collection

By cutting out the shapes in colored cardstock, and stamping with coordinating ink color, you create a completed look! 
Colors used --- Lemonade Cardstock --> Sundance ink
Bluebird Cardstock & ink
Sage Cardstock & ink

4.Dry Embossing
The last item I'll share today...oh how I ADORE how "much" detail comes when using our  5x7 Embossing Folder!.  

I LOVE our 5x7 size embossing folders!! Not only do they completely cover a card front, BUT ....they also have a 4 inch slit in the middle of the folder, that you can slide your 12" strip of paper through, and emboss a LONGER piece of paper!! 

This folder design is called Spring Blossom & it's one of FOUR designs that will be retiring on August 31st. 

I hope you enjoyed this card & were INSPIRED today!! 

Here's a list of "ingredients" I used to create this fun card in case you'd like to recreate it on your own! 

Z3969 Isabella Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cut set
Z3960  Doodled Florals Stamp & Thin Cut set
Z3631 Stitched Brackets (retiring) 
Z3694 Spring Blossoms Embossing Folder (retiring)
Z3814 Flamingo Shimmer Brush
Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush
Z679 Liquid Glass

Cardstock colors - Bluebird, Ballerina, Lemonade, Sage, White Daisy
Ink Colors - Bluebird, Sundance, Sage


Make sure to contact your CTMH consultant to learn how you can get these BEAUTIFUL papercrafting goodies!๐Ÿ˜Š  A lot of the items I used will be leaving us on August 31, 2021. (or while supplies last) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Jayma's Blog to see her beautiful creation!


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

Contact your CTMH Consultant 
(or click here if you need a consultant :)) 
so that you can get in on the FUN and make sure to check out the July/August mini Idea book before it leaves us on August 31, 2021!

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


Sunday, August 1, 2021

August SOTM - Tutti Frutti Blog Hop


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

If you have come here from Gina's Blog you are on the right track!!  

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE August 2021 SOTM stamp set called "Tutti Frutti".

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 a group of FABULOUS 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 each post to see what EVERY consultant has created. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Here is a look at this month's EXCLUSIVE stamp set!! ๐Ÿ’—

What a FUN Summertime Stamp set!!๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‰ 

During the month of August, the Isabella collection is our Featured Paper pack at Close To My Heart!  
I love the BRIGHT blue & yellow in this collection, and that's what I chose to create with today! Let's take a look! ๐Ÿ˜Š 

When I'm creating, I like to go to my CTMH website, and scroll through the ONLINE version of our Embellishments section. ๐Ÿ˜‰
This helps me to find MULTIPLE embellies that will coordinate with WHATEVER project I'm working on!๐Ÿ’—  
When I did this---I saw the Bold Bitty Beads, and knew the BLUE color in this collection would coordinate with the Isabella paper I was using!  

After finding the beads, this prompted me to "remember" our SHAKER Window collection we have at CTMH! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I haven't created a Shaker card in a little bit, so it was the PERFECT idea to get started on Creating my card! ✂✂

II was also INSPIRED by pattern 24 in our Make It From Your Heart vol 4, How-to book! When looking at this pattern, you can see I deviated from the pattern a bit---but using this sketch helped me start my cardmaking design. 

Here's a look at the pretty Isabella paper pack๐Ÿ˜ It's a BEAUTIFUL one, and has a variety of patterns that you can use!๐Ÿ’— You can even choose the 12x12 sticker sheet to be included too! 

I really liked the image of the line of fruit in this stamp set and wanted to incorporate it into my card design. 

For a FUN twist---I used Shimmer brushes to color in the images.....except for the apple, where I used a watercolor pencil. 

I felt the card needed one more thing---- Lemonade Shimmer TRIM to the rescue!  I just couldn't RESIST that sparkly "ribbon"๐Ÿคฉ...the perfect final touch! ( I wish it showed up better on the photo!๐Ÿ˜‰)

Thanks for stopping by today! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Œ


I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting a lot of creative inspiration for when you create with your OWN Stamp of the month stamp set. 

Now – it’s time to head over and check out my friend Haley's blog to see what CRAFTY item she has created using this stamp set!

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

The August 2021 Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Tutti Frutti" – is ONLY available until August 31, 2021.

It can be yours at the retail price of $18.95 OR 
pay ONLY $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH products OR when you are a VIP Customer --you get this stamp set for FREE!  

Contact your CTMH Consultant to answer any questions you may have. (or click here if you need a consultant )  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!