Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Annual Inspirations Sneak Peek (Technique Blog Hop)

Effective August 1, Close To My Heart is publishing an Annual Inspirations book featuring all of their new products.  Even though the name has changed from an Idea Book, this Annual Inspirations contains almost 200 pages of inspirational artwork along with many crafting tips and techniques scattered throughout the book.  For the Technique Blog Hop this month, each consultant will be sharing artwork inspired by one of the featured technique tips.   

If you arrived from Shirley's "Mom 'n Me Scrap" blog, then follow along with the link at the bottom of this post to continue the Technique Blog Hop

Inspiration for this card was the 'Music To The Eyes' tip found on page 34 of the Annual Inspirations.  Jazz up your pages with a journaling pen and your creative hand.  Outline individual letters and other accents with the pen to better contrast them with the background, making them bolder and easier to read.  

The adorable new Frightfully Fun stamp set was used along with a patterned paper from the Scaredy Cat kit.  A journaling pen was used to create a quick pattern around the stamped images.  Adding the dot-dot-dash lines adds texture and interest to the edges of cardstock.  The design is Pattern #28 from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 book.  A bit of Baker's Twine and some Black Shimmer Trim complete the card. 

Please visit "Show and Tell, with Michelle" blog for her creation inspired by the 'All Lit Up' technique tip.      

Technique Blog Hop participants:

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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  1. Cute, cute, cute. Love the use of the journaling pen!!

  2. Adorable! The journaling pen technique really adds great detail to the images!

    1. Thanks, Michelle! I just love the new little Halloween stamp images that we have now.

  3. This is such a great way to make plain card stock really pop. Cute card!

    1. Thank you, Haley. I always forget how easy this is to do until I do it again. lol


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