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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Choose Happy (March SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  This month the featured stamp set is Choose Happy, with frames, borders, and accents which have a "hand doodled" appearance.  See all the images in the stamp set in the picture at the bottom of this post.    

If you have come here from the My Heartfelt Sentiments blog, you are on the right path!  Blog Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!  

Inspired by a video shared on the @CTMHCorp Instagram feed a few months ago, this frame from the Choose Happy stamp set was embossed using a mixture of Silver and Gold powders.  The sleepy cat image from Cuddly Salutations was stamped using Black ink and a calico coat created using a Pointillism technique.  Using five different ShinHan Touch Twin markers (Pastel Peach, Light Orange, Mahogany, Clay, and Bronze), small dots of each marker color were dabbed on the image.  By slightly overlapping the different colors, they blend together well to create a unique color pattern.  This technique was shared at a recent CTMH Dream Team Consultant meeting, and I thought it would work well to for a calico cat.  Patterned papers from both the Wanderful and Hopscotch kits were added to a card base of Flaxen cardstock.  A border image from the Choose Happy SOTM was stamped twice, and some Metallic Baker's Twine adds another bit of gold color to the card.  The sketch for the card is pattern #24 in Make It From Your Heart Volume 2.     

Place a $50 minimum order this month (March 2015) and you are eligible to purchase the Choose Happy stamp set for only $5, or you can purchase it at the full price of $17.95 without a qualifying order.  

Now "Hop" on over to The Inky Scrapper blog to see her work.  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas. 


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list of participants




All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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37 comments:

  1. CUTE card and creative uses for the stamp set!

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  2. Such a cute card and love how pretty the embossing turned out for the frame...great idea!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Coelle. Thought the frame needed a bit of 'dimension' to it.

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  3. Oh, I love the cat! I'm going to have to try this coloring technique.

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    1. Thank you, Jeanie. This coloring technique is really fun, and a great way to mix the different colored markers.

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    1. Wow, Louise. Glad to hear that you liked it. :)

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  5. Love the embossing frame and using the scallop border on either side of the twine!

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    1. Thank you, Cat. Was trying to use the scallop border in a bit unusual way.

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  6. I want to try the embossing...what a beautiful kitty too!

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    1. Thanks so much! Mixing the embossing powders really gives a different color.

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  7. Your card is sweet! I like how you stamped the border twice.

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  8. So cute! Loved what you did with the borders and twine!

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  9. Love how you framed the cat. Creative use of this set of stamps.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. Just had to search through my stamps to find an image that I thought was "frame worthy."

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  10. Cute card! Just wanted to point out that I'm on Chrome, and for some reason not seeing the link to the next blog?!?! There's a big empty box with nothing in it!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, Jean. I had attempted to add the Instagram video embedded into the post, but it didn't publish as I thought it would. Then I tried to "fix" the problem quickly before leaving for a show. It's all back now, and the links for the Blog Hop are shown again.

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  12. Cute card. I love what you did with the frame and border stamps.

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  13. Oh you made the little cat so special with the embossing.

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  14. Super cute card Sheila!! Love the border used with the twine!

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    1. Thanks for your sweet words, Pam. Hope to see you at Convention in a few months!

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    1. Thank you, Shalana. I always like the look of embossing. :)

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  16. Excellent card and fabulous directions - thanks for sharing all those ideas! :-)

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    1. You're welcome. Glad you like it Wendy. Thank you!

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Thanks for your comments! It is always nice to hear some feedback. :)