AHSC #124

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


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!



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.



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.


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.


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.