Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Stamp of the Month

Welcome to the 

Close To My Heart 

September Stamp of the Month 

Blog Hop

If you are hopping from Nancy's blog
you are on the right path.  If this is your first blog hop, 
start here with the work that I have shared 
and then look at the end of my post for your
next stop on the Blog Hop.

This HOP is going to be even more exciting than usual!  
Why?  In addition to great ideas on how to use 
the beautiful stamp set, Paper Garden,

you will see lots of new products released TODAY in the new 2015 - 2016 
Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

I spent a whole day playing and experimenting with our new watercolors 
and this stamp set.  My pre-teen granddaughter, Jadyn, 
was here from out of town and working with me, 
so that made the day even more fun!
First I will share some of the cards I made.
Here I used a wash technique wetting the watercolor paper with water 
before applying a mixture of blues and greens.  I then stamped with
black Momento ink once the paper was dry.  The card is mounted on 
Sapphire paper and embellished with the new Teal shimmer trim.

The next card also uses the same technique.

For this color resist card I stamped the image with Versa Mark, 
heat embossed the image with Clear embossing powder,
and then washed over the embossed images with pinks and oranges.

On the next two cards I applied paint to my acrylic block,  stamped using
the color on the block on watercolor paper.  The flowers were then stamped
using Momento black ink.

There was a different result using a different type of 
watercolor paper rather than our new Watercolor paper.

Finally, I tried stamping using watercolors on my stamps rather than ink.    
I liked the effect -- definitely different than stamping with ink.
One thing I learned is that you need to clean your stamp right 
away using a brush scrubber and some soapy water.  

Scrapbook pages
The edges of the mats were stippled with a mixture of various watercolor 
blues and greens.  The background was achieved by using watercolors 
on my stamps rather than ink.  The black images were stamped with Momento ink.

Hope you will enjoy the new CTMH watercolors and 
this stamp set as much as I do.

Be sure to visit all the consultants' blogs.   We have over 40 consultants 
participating this month. You're going to see amazing 
ideas and exciting new products!  
Now hop on over to Judy Faye's blog.


  1. WOW ~ love all your cards and the layout.

  2. All so gorgeous- I love the second card the most!

  3. Great use of the watercolors! I really need to get my set ordered!

  4. You have been a busy bee! Great projects!

  5. thanks for sharing so much. it was a feast for the eyes

  6. Beautiful cards and layout Kathy!! You really used the watercolor paints well! :)

  7. So many cool projects! Thanks for sharing

  8. These are great techniques. Will definitely trying these

  9. Can't wait to get my watercolors and try these techniques. Beautiful cards.

  10. Great cards and layout, love the watercolors, now I'm inspired to give it a try.

  11. Fabulous display with the set! Wow!!!!

  12. Beautiful collection of cards. Just stunning!

    1. I forgot to say I love the layout too and think I need to use the idea for photos of my mom's garden.


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