I am having a card workshop on Saturday. We will be using some of the new papers and stamps from Close to My Heart.
This card uses the March Stamp of the Month "Butterfly Wings". The paper used is "That's Amore". And the cardstock used is Blush, Vanilla Cream and Chocolate. The butterfly is dimensional. Using Blush and Chocolate ink, I stamped the image on cardstock using the "Rock and Roll" Technique. I then stamped another image and cut it out and attached just the front of the butterfly with adhesive. Using a glue pen, I outlined the butterfly and sprinkled on glitter. The scalloped edge is made from a Fiskars Border Punch.
With Easter around the corner, I thought it wouldd be nice to have a cute bunny card. This card uses the stamp "Bunny Love". The patterned paper is "Creative Basics, The Emporium Collection". I used Hollyhock cardstock for the background and random stamped a flower image. The oval and Scalloped oval were cut using Nestabilities. To color the bunny, I used a water brush and ink. The flowers have a little glitter in the centers.
This card uses CTMH's version of Bella. Isn't she just adorable? She is "Ms on the Go". Since we all loved paper dolls as a kid, I thought it would be fun to play with them. So I paper pieced her clothes. The paper used is also "Creative Basics, The Emporium Collection". the cardstock used is Cocoa and Buttercup. For her shirt, I used scraps from the "Emporium Collection", a different pack, not Creative Basics.
This card is my favorite. I scraplifted it from another CTMH Consultant. I wish that I could remember who it was. If you are reading this, thank you. The stamp sets used are "Bird Basics" and "Aspiration". The paper is "Unforgettable". The cardstock used is Desert Sand, Cocoa and Sorbet. I stamped the branch first using Chocolate ink, and then using the Second Generation Stamping Technique, I stamped the flowers on the branch in Sorbet. Using another piece of cardstock, I stamped two flowers, cut them out,sponged the edges and attached them with brads, The bird is stamped on another piece of cardstock in Juniper and Chocolate ink and pieced together on the branch. I sponged the edges of the bird before attaching him to give him a finished look. The card stock is sponged in Chocolate ink and the scalloped border was made using a Fiskars Border Punch.
Someone in my class requested a teen-age boy card. They are the hardest to make. What do you give a teen-age boy? So, I did some searching on the boards and was given some ideas. Someone said that it is heart breaking to watch a teen-age boy rip into your card and toss it aside after all the hard work. So why bother? So, I decided to give it a try. This card combines a couple of different consutants ideas. I can't remember who, but thank you. The stamp set used is called "Off Road" and the paper is "It's A Guy Thing" The cardstock is Cocoa, Desert Sand and Barn Red. The circle was created to look like a tire. I punched a circle and using my small scissors, cut notches in the edge.
If you have not had a chance to look at the Close To My Heart Spring Catalog, please do so. There are so many gorgeous papers and fun stamps in it. Orders can be placed directly through my CTMH Webite. You don't even have to go through me. All you do is order online and the order comes straight to your house. How cool is that?
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