AHSC #124

It’s Monday which means it is time for another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

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For my card I started with a panel of Watercolor Paper. The focal point was created using washi tape and my Watercolor Paints to create the center rectangle. I then grabbed my Stitch Guide and added a stitched border around the rectangle. Instead of using a scallop shape, I grabbed September’s SOTM-Paper Garden and Black Exclusive Ink™.  I then layered the Watercolor paper onto a piece of purple Basic Grey cardstock followed by a piece of Colonial White Cardstock. The diecut “Thanks” is from Mama Elephant and is cut twice in the same purple cardstock from Basic Grey and Black Cardstock. For final touches I added black sequins and Clear Sparkles. I added Bitty Sparkles to the center of the sequins and shaded them a dark hue by using my Black ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Marker.

CTMH: Paper Garden SOTM

Now it’s your turn to create using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #124!

-Kelly

April SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month nearly 60 CTMH Independent Consultants are featuring April’s SOTM, Typed Note. If you’ve come from Dana Kessler’s Blog you’re in the right place. If you’ve started here-WELCOME! This blog hop is a giant circle so you can start here and continue on to the next consultant by clicking the link at the bottom of my post. If you happen to get lost along the way, you can find a complete list on Melinda Everitt’s Blog.

CTMH: April SOTM

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This month I was looking for inspiration on how I wanted to use this stamp set. Then I stumbled on the newest sketch from Retro Sketches and thought it would be a great fit. When I initially saw the sketch I immediately thought the background of the card was an envelope so I knew I wanted to incorporate that element on my card.

CTMH: April SOTM

I started with a Colonial White Cardstock base and added a stitched layer of Jackson B&T paper (available April 1). I then used paper from the same paper packet and my Envelope Punch Board to create a small envelope. I then took a scrap piece of Colonial White Cardstock and stamped the typewriter image & sentiment from the Typed Note Stamp Set in Cashmere Pigment Exclusive Ink™.  I heat set the image using Clear Embossing Powder and then used multiple Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, and Vintage Photo) to create the distressed brown background. For a final touch I added a looped strand of Baker’s Twine & a couple Durables Triangle Studs. I love the vintage look of the typewriter and the distress inks just played right along with that theme. The small envelope on this masculine birthday card is perfect for tucking in a gift card or two to celebrate such a fun occasion.

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Now keep in mind, this stamp set is only available during the month of April and can be yours for only $5 with a qualifying purchase. Contact your CTMH consultant or click here for more information. Now head to Peachy’s Blog to see what she has created with this fun stamp set.

-Kelly

AHSC #98

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For my card this week, I grabbed a retired Stamp of the Month (I can’t even remember which month it is from…I think April or May 2014). On White Daisy Cardstock, I used White Embossing Powder on the flower image and then watercolored the image using a waterbrush and multiple ink colors including: Thistle, Pixie, Hollyhock, Pear, Indian Corn Blue, Canary, and Glacier. Watercoloring using dye ink is a technique that I had forgotten about until I recently joined the Technique Toolbox: Creative Uses for Dye Ink Online Card Class. I’m loving the inspiration I am finding there!

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I trimmed the white daisy cardstock while it was still wet (I got a little impatient!!) and the cardstock tore slightly but I thought it added charm to the card. I then used a small hole punch to create a divot in the cardstock and tied retired White Daisy Sassy Strands around the card. The sentiment is from the retired stamp set, Card Chatter-Sympathy in Indian Corn Blue Exclusive Ink™. After I had all of the elements on this card I matted the Glacier Cardstock onto a scrap piece of gray/blue cardstock that I had in my stash. I then added these layers onto a White Daisy Cardstock card base using Thin 3D Foam Tape and added a few (retired) Licorice Opaques for the final embellishments.

ahsc98This week I wanted to give myself a challenge for the card I created for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #98. I wanted to use product entirely from my stash. No new stamp sets, embellishments, etc. Being a CTMH consultant I have my fingers on new product constantly…which is  AWESOME….but once a product retires I tend to throw it to the back of my stash and focus on entirely new. So this week I dove into my stash to use it up!!

I’m curious to know if I’m the only one who has this tendency. Do you continually use from your stash or do you tend to grab new product?!?

Thanks for stopping by!!
-Kelly

March SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. This month we are showcasing artwork featuring the March SOTM, Choose Happy. If you’ve come from Traci Godbee’s Blog you are in the right place. If you’ve started here-PERFECT! This blog hop is a giant circle so just click the link at the bottom of my post to keep hopping around the circle to view all of the artwork! If you happen to get lost along the way, head over to Melinda Everitt’s Blog for a complete list.

CTMH: March SOTM Choose Happy

I was inspired by two cards {this card by Danielle Flanders and this card by Maile Belles} this month and meshed them together. I used Glacier Cardstock for the base and cut a White Daisy Cardstock panel. I then used both of the doodily banners from March’s SOTM: Choose Happy in Pixie, Glacier, Thistle and Canary Exclusive Inks™.

CTMH: March SOTM Choose Happy

The teeny tag is cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut® Cartridge and the sentiment is also from March’s SOTM in Black Exclusive Ink™. For the final touches I added Pixie Extra Thick Twine to the tag, a few Pink Glitter Gems scattered about, and a strip of Black Glitter Paper at the base of the card.

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Remember this stamp set is only available through March 31 and is available for only $5 with a qualifying purchase! Contact your CTMH consultant or click here to shop. Now hop over to Kathy Burrows’ Blog to see what she has created using this fun, artsy stamp set.

-Kelly