Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the August

Close To My Heart

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

If you are coming from Lisa Plummer's blog you're on the right path.

For August, the stamp of the month is a great greeting set, Framed, with 12 stamps 
that will be useful for many events throughout the year.  Notice the red lines around the frames.  You know what that means? ---- the shapes are compatible with our newest CTMH Cricut Cartridge - Artistry

The cards I'm featuring this month use background pieces that we created in a technique workshop I hosted in July.  The backgrounds of the first two sets of cards were made by using a brayer to ink the inside of a CTMH embossing folder.  Notice that the first card has an embossed design and the second has the debossed design. 

The second card with the debossing had some of the Glacier ink in between the depressions.  I swiped the card stock with the Sweet Leaf ink pad just because I like those two colors together.  The materials used on these cards were the Quatrefoil Embossing Folder, Cricut cuts from the Art Philosophy Collection, and Silver sequins colored with the Black ShinHan marker.

Materials used on these cards - Heart Embossing Folder, Black shimmer trim, Tender Pink ShinHan marker, and Clear Sparkles.


With this third set, wax paper was used with CTMH embossing folders to create a resist technique. The first embossing folder used the Quatrefoil and the second used the Dot embossing folder. 

To accomplish this techhnique:
Materials needed

  • Wax paper
  • 2 pieces of regular white card stock
  • Hot iron
  • Copy paper for pressing with the iron
  • Paper toweling
  • Ink pads
  • Cuddlebug or other embossing machine and embossing folder
  1. Put wax paper in embossing folder and run through an embossing machine
  2.  Sandwich the embossed wax paper between two pieces of regular card stock
  3. Place your "sandwich" between clean copy paper
  4.  Press with hot, dry (no steam) iron
  5. Use the card stock that faced the wax paper and apply ink direct to paper (swiping ink pad across paper)  Discard wax paper
  6. Wipe excess ink off with paper toweling and continue making card

Remember, this great stamp set is only available during the month of August.  
The thing I love about it is it can be used year round with for so many different occasions. 
 I'm looking forward to using on some of my Christmas cards this year.
Contact your Close To My Heart consultant to get this great stamp set or you can order it here.

Be sure to visit the other 50 consultants' blogs to see what great ideas they've come up with.  Hop from here to Beth Naumann's blog next.


  1. Great cards! Thanks for sharing the techniques!

  2. Beautiful cards and a great technique!

  3. These are amazing- I love the wax paper embossed ones!

  4. Wonderful cards! I'll have to give the wax paper technique a try!

  5. Great cards! Thanks for sharing the technique!

  6. Totally love the techniques used and they look great on your cards!

  7. Love the details of how you created them!! Thanks for including them- great set of cards! :)

  8. Your cards are beautiful! Great techniques on all of them.

  9. thank you for sharing this technique. Great cards.

  10. All of your cards are so lovely! I especially like the look of the wax paper resist technique! Thank you for sharing instructions for this technique! I'm going to have to give it a try very soon!

  11. Wow, great techniques, thanks for sharing! All of the cards are wonderful

  12. Fantastic cards! And Thank You for sharing your wax paper resist technique. This is something I want to try.

  13. Nice seeing two versions of similar cards.


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