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Saturday, January 7, 2017


The January Stamp of the Month from Close to My Heart showcases a heart with flowers.  I re-created that feel of that image, but used the Thin Cut Heart Die and the large floral array on the stamp set.  This gave a bit more dimension than just the flat stamped image.

The heart die cuts 2 images at once - a thin border and the main body.  I used Sea Foam glitter paper for the border and Sea Foam cardstock for the body.  This has been my favorite paper (both for cardstock and glitter paper) since CTMH introduced it as their color of the year back in August.  I will miss this paper come fall!  Looking forward to see what next year's color will be.

S1701 - Adore You - January's Stamp of the Month
I wanted the floral image to be soft, so I used my stamp pad inks and watercolored with them.  I just applied to color to an empty acrylic block and used a very fine watercolor brush to color in all those small spaces!  This is a good way to make sure your colors will coordinate, and you can control how much color actually gets applied.  It's easy to add another layer of color if you want a deeper shade.

So here's a list of what I used on these cards - all from CTMH
Adore You - S1701 (January's Stamp of the Month) - the flowers
Thoughtful Flowers (retired) - sentiment
Colonial White cardstock
Sea Glass cardstock
Sea Glass glitter paper - Z3240
Blossom cardstock
Sea Glass
Memento Tuxedo Black
Happy Thoughts Embossing Folder (Z3249)
Sugar Rush Dots - Z3310
Heart Thin Cut Dies - Z3260
Liquid Glass - Z679 - the best adhesive to stick anything to the glitter paper!

Be sure to check out what other favorites are showcased in the projects at the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge Blog.  It's always fun to see so many creations in one spot!

Thanks for stopping by today - and hope you are having a great start to the new year!

1 comment:

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Stunning card Gail. The flowers you've coloured on the heart are beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper. Carolyn xx