Saturday, December 31, 2016

Jan 2017 Stamp of the Month - Adore you

This beautiful stamp isn't just for Valentine's! Take a look at these cards I just created ...

Starting with the Kraft card, I wanted a very simple card that could be used for Valentine's, birthday, thank you, or anniversary. I did some dry embossing, stamped the image and colored the centers of the flowers with the new Gold Shimmer Brush. The black and gold ribbon is tied around the card. This is a very soft ribbon so the knot lies flat on the card.

To make the I love you card I hand trimmed the pink scallop paper from the Hello Lovely paper pack. I stamped the floral hearts on White Daisy CS and trimmed each one. After I stamped the sentiment I inked the edges with Slate ink for a border.

The card with the XO background is stamped on a White Daisy CS base with Whisper ink, alternating each stamp with 2nd generation stamping. The sentiment is stamped in Ruby ink and mounted on Ruby CS and added to the card with thin foam tape so it pops.

The thank you card has a more elegant look because of the layering and trimming out of the stamped image. The papers are from the Hello Lovely paper pack. The flowers and leaves are colored with Shinhan alcohol markers. Each of the flower centers has been colored with the gold shimmer brush, but it's a little hard to see in this picture.

The Gold Shimmer Pen is one of Close to My Hearts newest items & I'm sure you'll have lots of fun with it!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Sneak Peak! Hello Lovely

After creating a card for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week I decided to make another card and use the Sea Glass glitter paper for the chrysanthemum. This time I mounted my flower on White Daily CS and layered it with Whisper and Fern CS to match one of the papers in the new Hello Lovely pack that will bee available Jan 1st.

AHSC # 192 - Uptown

This card was inspired by the challenge but once I decided on a shiny card with sparkle I think I got a little off track. The gold and white stripe paper in the Uptown Fundamental paper collection called to me. Then I decided my focus image would be the chrysanthemum from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge. The background of the flower is the velum paper with gold dots. Since I haven't added a sentiment to the front of the card I can easily use this for a birthday card, a thank you card of even a Happy New Year's card.

Here is the sketch for this week. Remember, to visit the AHSC blog to see all of the great creations submitted this week.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Gift Idea

This month Close to My Heart has a special deal on these binder style albums. You can put one together with special photos or you can give the kit as a gift the recipient can put together for themselves. To see just how much you can save click here!