Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Paper Garden (September SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  For this month, the Paper Garden set includes nice silhouette flower images which can be used in many ways.  See all the images in the stamp set in the picture at the bottom of this post.    

If you have come here from My Creations With Michelle, 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!  

As of September 1, Close To My Heart released their new Annual Inspirations book with some fabulous new papers, stamps, and other accessories.  By far, my favorite new paper kit is Sangria. It includes the rich, jewel-tone colors of Eggplant, Poppy, and Pomegrante, which are new to the CTMH color palette.  For this card, an image from Paper Garden was stamped using Champagne Pigment ink and then embossed using a Clear Detail powder.  Different colored inks were then sponged onto the image using a "resist technique" which leaves a halo of color.  Papers from the Sangria kit are used to complete the card along with some new Poppy Thick Twine.  The 'thanks' sentiment is found in the Hello, Life - Cardmaking stamp set which is available for National Stamping Month.         

Place a $50 minimum order this month (September 2015) and you are eligible to purchase the Paper Garden stamp set for only $5. It is also available for $17.95 without a qualifying purchase.  

Now "Hop" on over to Wendy's My Scrapbooking Blog 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. 

If you get lost along the way, the complete list of participants is available on Melinda's 'If You Bling It' blog.   

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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  1. Beautiful. I love the colors "behind" the embossing.

    1. Thank you, Brenda. I love the colors of the Sangria papers, so had to use them. :)

  2. Interesting idea - I love the effect. It's a beautiful card.

  3. Fantastic card Sheila!! Love how you used the embossing resist technique! :)

  4. this is so pretty - I love the resist especially with this paper!

  5. Love the bold colors used from the Sangaria paper. Good choice.

  6. This is just gorgeous! Love your technique!


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