Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Paper Garden Card - September Stamp of the Month

Today I'm praying for the husband of one of my PEO sorority sisters. He's having surgery. I pray that God will guide the doctor's hands and heal him. May He comfort and encourage my friend as she waits. Here's the outside of my card to express how I'm thinking of them.

I used the new Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month, "Paper Garden."  The red line around the two biggest flowers and leaf means the shape coordinates with a Cricut cut using the Artiste cartridge.


The silhouettes are fun for a variety of stamping techniques. I stamped each image in one color then rolled the edges of the stamp with a darker color and re-stamped it. That means lining up the stamp on top of the image. That's why I love clear acrylic stamps! The larger flower has writing on it which helps in lining up the stamp on the image. Mine wasn't always exact, which didn't bother me because I think that's OK with this style.  (See more artwork with this stamp set at the bottom of this post.)

The colors of ink I used are: Hollyhock with Pomegranate, Goldrush with Hollyhock and Goldrush with Fern, and Hollyhock with Chocolate. The cardstocks were simply Kraft, Colonial White, and Black. Look below to see links to the other supplies I used.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #75 - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers #146 - no patterned paper
Creative Corner Challenge - flower power
Get Creative Challenge #22 - no printed paper
Hiding in My Craft Room #214 - freestyle/anything goes
Simply Papercraft #12 - anything goes
Stemplesonne #148 - anything with stamping as main focus
Word Art Wednesday #198 - anything uplifting

Supplies below were used on my card and are linked and can be purchased on my website:

September Stamp of the Month, Paper Garden, pictured above:  Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 that’s over 70% off retail - when you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products. You can also purchase it at full price, $17.95.



Here's an example of a layout using Paper Garden Stamp of the Month, made by corporate CTMH staff:


Carole Robb Bisson said...

The embossing and color are so pretty on the layered beauty. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 198th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Lin said...

Gorgeous autumnal colours of the flowers and leaves against the embossed background is so pretty.

Thanks for sharing in my 'no patterned papers' challenge.

Crafty Cardmakers and More

Camille Short said...

Absolutely stunning! Glad you were able to join us at Get Creative Challenges!

Camille - Design Team

Natalie said...

Your autumn card and colors are so pretty! Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card love the colours, thank for sharing at CCM&M.
Hugs Julie xxx

applejack cards by sue said...

How gorgeous and such glorious Autumnal colours. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT xx

Jo Ann said...

What a gorgeous Fall card. I love how you effectively mixed all your images to makie such a fine design. We are blessed that you joined our Challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. Make sure you drop by again this week to link your family-friendly projects with us. Leaving you with God's Word in 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 and it says, "For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. "

God bless always,

Sue U said...

Great card, just love the autumnal colours... Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More this time... Good luck and hope to see you again soon
Sue xx

lyn hitchcock said...

Thank you for sharing your awesome card with us at Simply Papercraft good luck
Lyn - DT

Linda said...

Nice card, and i love the fall colors you used.
It looks very fancy!
Thanks for sharing at our CCCblog.