Monday, April 15, 2019

Highlight the Details- CTMH Technique Blog Hop

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Yay!!!!!! It's Mondaaaaay and the sun is shining!!!!! Whoot whoot! What is everyone doing today? Were in Ft. Wayne to shop and use the internet. Mine has been down since Friday on my phone in our area and I have no problem here in Ft. Wayne so I have to get this blog done before tonight so I don't mess up the Hop! 

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Yep, another Blog Hop and this time its a Technique Blog Hop called Highlight the Details. So welcome!  All of the beautiful creations you see will be featuring the different creative ways you can use Close To My Heart's products for details on your project. If you have come here from Miss Carrie's Creations you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way you'll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa Robinson's.

For this blog hop we have 12 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using different great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do~just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! 

Here we go!

My technique was to stamp a subtle background with the Pewter stamp pad. The roses are straight from the pad and the leaves are "second generation stamped." To do this technique you ink your stamp with the color, stamp it off on a scrap piece of paper then stamp on your project. Makes it a lighter color.

The colored leaves and the flowers were stamped with Memento and I used the sponge dauber to rub the greens on. I used Fern and Sweet Leaf, also added a bit of Pomegranate. Fussy cut them with my scissors and added Clear Shimmer Brush. 

The flowers are colored using the Sugar Plum ink and the Pixie for the lighter color. Used the Sugar Plum Shimmer Brush for the darker values and to give it a shine. I used the gold Shimmer Brush for the centers of the flowers. 

The center of the leaf wreath is stamped with black and I added the Gold Shimmer Brush to highlight the little leaves. I stamped the image directly into the center of the leaf vine and then stamped another image on White Daisy and then fussy cut it and added it to the center with a pop dot. 

The leaves of the wreath are colored with the Alcohol Markers starting with a light yellow green and highlighting with darker color of green. 

The heart is stamped with the Pomegranate stamp pad and fussy cut. The circle of Sugar Plum behind the vine is cut from our Shaker Window Thin Cuts. I used the Complement Cardstock from our April Kit of the month called: Feels Like Home. This paper is great for many occasions- wedding pictures and cards, vintage pictures, anniversary pictures and cards and even female birthday. Love both of the stamp sets that were made for it also. I used the other one on an earlier blog!

Now "Hop"on over to Katy Taylor to see her works of art! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Contact your CTMH Consultant ( or click here ) to get the products I used for this project!


Miss. Carrie's Creations said...

Love how you used the second generation technique to add two shades of color to your background. 💙☕Miss. Carrie

Michelle said...

Beautiful card. I love the 1st and 2nd generation stamping for the background. The wreath really pops the way you colored and highlighted it.

Melissa Robinson said...

Love the rose images you used on this card!

CatScrapbooking said...

Very pretty! I like how you random stamped your background and then used the same flower with color on the wreath.

Amy Ulen said...

I really love the leaf stamp is 2nd generation. It's subtle but so pretty.

Katy said...

That second generation stamping on the elegant!

Lauren said...

I love your background stamping and how it ties in with the main card image.

Darlys said...

Great card, love the sugar plum cluster of flowers.