At the Close To My Heart Convention this summer, we had some "Create & Take" sessions and were able to create some nice cards following instructions from CTMH staff and using new stamp sets, papers, and embellishments. It is always nice to learn new tips and techniques. Be sure to look at your stamps and try to imagine how they can be used in non-conventional ways.
One of my favorite tips that I learned this year during "Create & Take" was the stamping in the corners of this card. If you look closely at the green frame with the words "Precious Moments" and then at the corners of the card, you will see that the same stamp was used. For the corners, only a portion of the stamp was used, and I really like the effect of framing the card. Even though this card uses papers from the new Christmas themed Mistletoe kit, it is not a Christmas card. The small frames (one solid and one outline) and the sentiments are from the new Unity stamp set, and the flourish and small circle is from The Present. Also included on the card are some of the wonderful new Mocha Opaques which are self-adhesive gems, with a pearlized finish. They are so easy to use, add a great finishing touch, and are a bargain at only $2.95 for 108 gems in a variety of sizes and colors.