October SOTM Blog Hop
With All My Love
Glad you could join us today! A blog hop is just one big loop of fun and creative ideas. So if you're joining me here, grab your beverage of choice, and sit back ready to be inspired by creative ideas for using this new Close To My Heart stamp of the month. If you are coming here from Becca's blog , you are on the right path. At the end of this post you will see a link to Stefani's blog for you to continue following the hop.
The stamp of the month, With All My Love, is a set of 16 stamps that will be especially great for both making cards and creating scrapbook pages. This set includes many great phrases for making cards. As always, I'm sure as you go through this hop, you'll see lots of creative and fun ideas for using this stamp set.
I often prepare scrapbooking pages for the blog hops I participate in, but today I'll share the cards I made using this stamp set.
On my first card, I used a bargello inking technique, one of my favorite techniques to use on cards lately, to create the background. I learned this technique from another CTMH Maker's You Tube video - https://youtu.be/zrDoPx-s7Dw (Thank you, Francine Davis!) The background was achieved using the CTMH inks with a blending brush. I used Glacier, Lagoon, Carolina, Bluebird and Sapphire Inks.
I embossed the images with white embossing powder and then shaded in the flowers with the Tri-Blend Alcohol Markers ( Blue turquoise BT17, Blue turquoise BT3, and True Blue TB5). I also used the alcohol markers to color the Bitty Sparkles I used on this card so they would match the shades of blue that I used.
I used Bloom With Grace Picture My Life cards to create the other cards I made. I embossed the images so they would pop a bit more since I didn't plan to color the images this time.
|I stamped with CTMH Intense Black Ink and then embossed |
with clear embossing powder. This card was so easy since the sentiments I
chose fit the preprinted white spaces on the PML card perfectly!
|After stamping with Versamark Ink on Sangria cardstock, I embossed the images with |
white embossing powder and then cut them out and used foam tape to raise the images. Finally, I added Bitty Sparkles in a few places to give a bit of shine.
|Two PML cards were used here with the white embossing again. For the centers of the flowers, I used white enamel dots and colored them with a Tri-Blend alcohol marker |
to try to match them to the back mat on the card.
With All My Love is available only through the
month of October. After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to
want to add this to your stamp collection. Remember, those of you who sign up as one of my VIP customers and purchase $50 or more, get this stamp set FREE
in addition to many other perks of being a VIP customer.
Otherwise you can purchase this set for $18.95, or get it for only $5 with a qualifying order of
$50(US) through your Close To My Heart Maker (consultant) or find it here.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas using this stamp set on
Be sure to visit the other makers (consultants) who have joined in on this
blog hop for lots of inspiration. If for some reason you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of participating makers on Melinda's blog to get back on track.