Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May SOTM Blog Hop - To My Bestie

To My Bestie

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the May SOTM, which is called To My Bestie, a set of 19 stamps.  If you have come here from Gina Brandstetter, 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 Melinda’s Blog.

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This month we have 21 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other 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!

This stamp set is really fun. You can use this subject for Mother/Daughter or Sisters or Best Friends! Cards, Decor or Scrapbook Pages it will work for anything.

I made two cards using a method similar to Tim Holtz by putting my inks on a craft mat and spraying with water to bead up the inks. Lay the piece on top of the colors, pat it on down and pick it back up. You can do this several times until you get the look you want. Just be sure to use your embossing gun to dry each layer. I used Ballerina, Sapphire, Fern on this card. I stamped with the Black Memento. I used the same colors from the stamp pads and a water brush and painted the ladies. The paper is from the new Paper Pack called Sweet Girl.

The circle around the ladies is cut with our Shaker Card thin cut and the ruffle is our new ruffle thin cut!!!! This card is supposed to be a Mother's Day card but I decided the sentiment will have to go inside.

Everything with this card is the same except the colors: Glacier, Rasberry, Sapphire, Expresso. I colored these ladies with our Shin Hahn Markers. I used another new stamp set for some of the texture in the background. I cut a piece of our stencil sheet with a dots stencil and sponged expresso through the holes. 

I also made a 2 page layout with some of the papers and colors of the Sweet Girl paper pack. 

I used Sapphire in one of our spray pens with water and added spray to the White Daisy background. I stamped the flowers with the black Memento, water colored them with the stamp pad technique and water brushes and fussy cut them out. Some of the pieces are cut with our Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridges and thin cuts. I fussy cut a couple pieces from the printed die cut page that comes in the paper pack.

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*When you purchase the stamp of the month on my website, you will get these two cards as kits included in some happy mail as a thank you for shopping with me.* 

Now "Hop" on over to Katy Taylor to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the April SOTM is only available until April 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


cnyscrapper said...

Wonderful projects. I love the unique backgrounds you created.

Jessica K said...

Such gorgeous creations! WOW!!!!

Busy Bucharoo said...

I really like the way the stamp looks on your layout!

Melissa Robinson said...

I love your layout, incorporating the tags and texture! The bright coloring on the one card...beautiful! I need to try that instead of the pastels.

gmbscrapper said...

Love your layout!!

Valerie Marie said...

Love all of your projects! Thanks!

Michelle Stewart said...

Great project, the layout is my fave.

Haley D. said...

Your layout is fabulous, and you used some cool techniques on your cards.

Cat Nowak said...

Wonderful projects!!

Cathy McKenna said...

I really like the use of both sides of the cardstock for the photo mats....I'm going to use that idea!! Thank you