Saturday, August 6, 2016

Lovely Leaves ~ Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop, brought to you by the same ladies who participate in the monthly Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop.  The month of August means a brand-new catalog full of fun new products for your creative projects.  See all the new products at      

If you arrived here from Create With Alyson, you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects spotlighting new products featured in the 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations.  

It has been a while since I created a 3"x3" card, but I decided it was the perfect size for images in the Lovely Leaves and Short & Sweet stamp sets.  Using the Short Accent card sketch from Originals Card Confidence Program and papers from the Rustic Home kit, this card is a perfect little "hello" for a friend.  Both the leaf from Lovely Leaves and the sentiment from Short & Sweet were embossed using Gold embossing powder.  A masking technique and a sponge dauber were used to add color to the leaf using Fern, Saffron, and Poppy inks.  To add a bit more gold to the card, some Gold Foil Tape was added. 

Please visit the Crafty Happy blog to continue along our Blog Hop

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Sheila Bennett
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  1. The Rustic Home Fundamental papers are great for Fall leaves. Your leaf is so elegant. LOVE it!

  2. Very pretty! I like the Embossing idea w/ the leaves

  3. Love the leaf gold embossed. It pairs well with the Rustic papers.

  4. Love your combination of colors and the embossing on this card.

  5. I love your use of gold with the rustic/fall look. Took my breath away!!

  6. What a gorgeous, rustic card. The gold embossing goes so well with the papers.

  7. Lovely combination of stamps, colors and paper.

  8. love your card, the embossing makes it pop


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