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For today’s post I’m featuring NEW product from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

The first project is this scrapbook page based off this sketch by Rochelle Spears.

CTMH Scrapbooking//Independent Consultant Kelly Janes

A couple tips and tricks for this layout:

#1- If you’re trying to stamp a larger image and are looking for a crisp, clear image Archival Black Exclusive Ink™ is your best friend. I love that I can use my normal Spritz Cleaner to clean the archival ink from the stamp {versus StazOn™ Cleaner which I find to be greasy and messy, but absolutely necessary when using StazOn™ Ink}.

CTMH: Wanderful WOTG

#2-Paper piece your images as I did with the “I want to make memories…” stamped image. It’s simple to do and adds so much dimension to your project. I simply stamped the image three times. Twice in Archival Black Exclusive Ink™ and once in Glacier Exclusive Ink™. I then cut out the Glacier (blue) globe and the Black “world” and layered them atop each other. I added a little 3D Foam Tape to the “world” to help it pop off the page.

CTMH: Handwritten Print

#3- Give your titles and subtitle dimension by stamping them multiple times in different ink colors. I stamped my title using Glacier Exclusive Ink™ and then followed by stamping it again with Black Exclusive Ink™. By just slightly offsetting the colors it gives a shadowed appearance. I used the same concept using Flaxen Exclusive Ink™ and Black Exclusive Ink™ with the “This way, That way” stamps.

CTMH: Wanderful WOTG

Products Used:
Paper: White Daisy Cardstock;  Flaxen Cardstock; Wanderful Paper Packet; Seaside Paper Packet
Ink: Flaxen Exclusive Ink™; Glacier Exclusive Ink™; Archival Black Exclusive Ink™
Stamp Set: Wanderful Workshop On The Go™ Scrapbooking Kit Stamp Set; Handwritten Print Alphabet Stamp Set
Other: Black Arrow Washi Tape; 3D Foam Tape; Corner Rounder; Aqua Dots; Artbooking Cricut® Cartridge
 

We also are making a 3×3 card using August’s SOTM.

August SOTM

I wanted to show how versatile this stamp set can be! Can you see which image I used to create the petals?

CTMH: August SOTM What A Hoot!

I do not consider myself an expert when it comes to coloring/blending alcohol markers. I really hope to improve as time goes on, but I came across a few helpful hints as I made this card.

#1-If you are unfamiliar with alcohol markers, they are blendable. Meaning you can create multiple colors and shadow effects by layering different colors on top of each other.

#2- Dye Ink is not your friend when using alcohol markers. You will want to use Pigment Ink or Archival Ink and be sure it is COMPLETELY dry before coloring.

#3- If you’re short on time and need to color immediately use a craft heater to set {dry} the ink.

Products Used:
Paper: Pear Cardstock; White Daisy Cardstock
Ink: Archival Black Exclusive Ink™
Stamp Set: August Stamp of the Month, What A Hoot
Other: ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers

Thanks for stopping by!!

-Kelly

 

New Product Blog Hop

I’m excited to be joining the CTMH Independent Consultants SOTM Blog Hop group for the New Product Blog Hop. If you’ve come from Brenda Lapp’s Blog you are in the right place! If you’ve started here, WELCOME! This blog hop is a great big circle. Just click on the link at the bottom of each post to hop to the next blog! If you get lost along the way you can find a complete list of participants on Melinda’s Blog.

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I really struggled when choosing what products to showcase in this hop, because there are so many FANTASTIC new products available in the NEW Annual Inspirations Idea Book. It’s back to school time so it seemed fitting to use the Chalk It Up Paper Packet!! This scrapbook layout is based off this sketch from Citrus Twist Kits.

CTMH: Chalk It Up

Let’s break my layout down layer by layer! I started with a  12×12 piece of {NEW} Flaxen Cardstock for the base. Can you see the “textured” background on the cardstock? That was created using an overlay from the Artbooking Cricut® Cartridge, {NEW} Flaxen Exclusive Ink™, and a Round Sponge. I then layered a Lagoon Cardstock in the center of the layout and added a little distressing using an Edge Distresser. Next I cut two tags using the Art Philosophy Cricut® Cartridge and tucked them under the B&T Duos™ from the {NEW} Chalk It Up Paper Packet.

  CTMH: Chalk It Up

  CTMH: Chalk It Up

Now let’s talk stamping and embellishments! The title comes from the Hopscotch Alphabet Stamp Set, and all of the other stamped images come from the {NEW} Chalk It Up Workshop On The Go™ Scrapbooking Kit Stamp Set in Archival Black Exclusive Ink™! I added {NEW} White Enamel Stars and a few {NEW} Chalk It Up Puffy Stickers Assortment to the layout. To add the finishing touches I used the {NEW} Mini Stapler and I placed {NEW} Black Arrow Washi Tape at the top and bottom of the Lagoon Cardstock.

CTMH: Chalk It Up

I hope you’re finding a lot of inspiration on this blog hop! You’re next stop on the hop is Heather Schmuckal.

Happy Hopping!

-Kelly