Saturday, January 16, 2016

January Blog Hop

Welcome to the •MAKE•IT•Crafty• Seasonal Blog Hop! 

This month we will be featuring Valentines, National Papercrafting Month or the Stamp of the Month creations.  If you’ve arrived from Diane's blog you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

This month we have a number of Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using various CTMH products to help you get in a mood for Valentines, NPM or SOTM.....

So... I decided to use the Stamp of the Month stamp set... Beloved Bouquet
This card was really hard for me... I worked on it for nights!!!  I even started to post sneak peaks to get help from my fb friends on design choices.   I am not sure why I couldn't whip anything together... mojo block!!

Anyway... here is my simple card.  I started with cutting a 2.75"x2.75" square white daisy cardstock & randomly stamping 2 flower images (kinda like making my own wallpaper) but making sure to leave a small white space to stamp my sentiment.   

Then... as you can see from this photo I started using the blender pen and the ink from the ink pad lid to colour in different shades of the flowers.   This way you can colour as light or as dark as you like but it looks like you painted it with watercolour.

I coloured in both the sorbet ink & the whisper ink...

While playing with this stamp set I tried stamping the grey/whisper flowers silver... but didn't like the end result so I decided to just stamp the sentiment in versa mark & heat emboss silver.   

 As you can see in the 2 photo's below... 

I heat embossed with the silver embossing powder to get the raised ink effect.   

Final card... simple but so me!

Thank you so much for following along on our Blog Hop today! I hope you enjoyed all the lovely artwork... Now it’s time to head on over to The Scrap Zone Blog and see Julie's artwork
Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas! 

Look for our next Blog Hop where we will feature beautiful projects, see you soon! 

Supplies used are all CTMH:
Paper:  Charlotte X7205B, Whisper Cardstock

Stamp: Stamp of the Month January 2016 - Beloved Bouquet S1601Embellishment:  Grey Enamel gems Z3089, Whisper ink Z2172, Sorbet ink Z2164, Whisper Twine Z3095
Other:  3D foam tape, Blender Pen 3174


  1. Another fantasstic card... Love the color combonation you used ~ not the traditional reds... so soft & pretty ~ Thanks for sharing your creativness!

  2. Gorgeous card - love the idea of using the water pen to pick up the colours - and embossing the sentiment. It really pops!