Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop featuring new products from our CTMH Annual Inspirations catalog. It's always exciting to see a new idea book and all the new artwork! You may have just come from the lovely artwork of  Brenda Lapp. If so, you're on the right path. If you'd like to see the entire list of participants, Melinda Everitt has the list here.

 


The new Idea Book has a Cut Above Golden Moments Card Kit. It's ideal for someone who wants a quick, gold embossed, beautiful card. They're  quick and easy to make.

I decided to take some of mine up a notch by coloring the gold outlined image using alcohol ink markers.** I also added Bashful Glitter Paper strip and Gold Sequins so they looked like my style. I made the first one vertical with the enclosed die cut sentiment banner stamped with one of the inexpensive M stamps, M1187 Thinking of You,  that fits the shape, like the examples given.




 The second one I changed to a horizontal card with a different sentiment shape.

Today two of my friends from high school are celebrating their 48th anniversary, so I chose a sentiment in honor of their years together from the new stamp set, Inspired Words, that includes 10 scriptural sentiments and 10 single words.

Here's an angle that highlights the beautiful gold embossing that it comes with. You can also see that I matted the sentiment with the new Gold Foil Paper. It's heavier than cardstock and makes a good mat. I also used a 3/8" strip of the new Bashful Glitter Paper since that's the new color of the year.



I hope you're getting lots of great ideas! Now you're ready to move on to Michelle Loncar's blog. Thank you for visiting!

**ShinHan Touch Twin Markers used: R140 Light Orange, RP198 Tender Pink, P282 Peony Purple, G46 Vivid Green, GY234 Leaf Green, Y49 Pastel Green, 0 Colorless Blender

New Products:

Bashful Glitter Paper, Gold Foil PaperThinking of You , and Inspired Words:



15 comments:

Brenda Lapp said...

I love, love, love how you personalized these. Gorgeous!

Sue Bruch said...

I would never have thought to color these cards...beautiful!

Gina Brandstetter said...

WOW! you made these ALREADY pretty card beautiful!!

Darlys said...

Amazing cards. Love what you've done! they are beautiful!!

Alyson Mayo said...

I was not going to order these... you have just successfully changed my mind! What a great idea - and the results are gorgeous! Love, love, love it!

Michelle Stewart said...

Love this colored, and so glad you did this. I was wondering if they could be colored, did the inks bleed through at all?

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! Now I have to order this card kit!

Michele said...

Awesome use of this card kit and showing how to take it up a notch!

Sheila Bennett said...

Great idea to add a bit of color to that base.

Jean McNulty said...

Gorgeous...what a wonderful idea!

Marion Strauser said...

These are stunning!

Melinda Everitt said...

I never would have thought of this technique. Gorgeous cards!

Janna Gray said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you dressed them up with the coloring.

Haley D. said...

What a beautiful way to customize this kit!

Catherine Nowak said...

Beautiful cards! Love the touches of color!!