Thursday, December 1, 2016

December SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop highlighting the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month, Thoughtful Flowers. If you just came from Kathy Burrows' blog, you're on the right path. You can find the entire list of bloggers on Melinda Everitt's blog here.

There is such a wide variety of flower shapes with this stamp set I saw it as a chance to make cards appropriate for all seasons.


My first creations were for Christmas. I used my black alcohol ink marker to color clear sparkles for the one embossed with white..


Then I tried the pastel colors of spring with coordinating papers from Swan Lake. I painted the flowers using the small waterbrush and inks squeezed onto their lids. I'm sharing this card with City Crafter Challenge #340 - Garden Bliss.

They're also great for the hot, bright colors of summer. For the card on the right I made a sample of my stamped design on scrap paper first.  Then I used random stamping of the variety of flowers on some City Sidewalks cranberry patterned paper and the same black marker on sparkles for the tiny flowers..


Using papers from the Enchantment Paper Fundamentals and the black pattern from Swan Lake, you can even make them appropriate for fall. I cut a second set of petals colored with green in order to make leaves. The sparkle in the center was colored with a Mahogany alcohol ink marker.

Thank you for visiting! Now you are ready to see the creation on  Michelle Loncar's blog!

All CTMH Materials used:
Paper - Swan Lake paper pack, City Sidewalks paper packEnchantment paper fundamentals, Black, Slate, Whisper, Daffodil, Pansy, and Sweet Leaf cardstock, Raspberry pattern from Adventure paper fundamentals, White Glitter Cardstock
Inks - Versamark, Black Stazon, Memento Tuxedo Black, painted with Pixie, Raspberry, Poppy, and Fern, Cranberry
Embellishments - Clear Sparkles, Black and gold ribbon, white and gold ribbon, Black Shimmer Trim, Fern Thick Twine, Whimsy Ribbon Pack (Sorbet spring card) Adventure Ribbon Pack (hearts summer card), Red Enamel Gems, Gold Sequins, Enamel Purple Hearts
Tools - Ranger White Super fine embossing powder, wood slat embossing folder, Small Waterbrush, ShinHan Touch Twin Markers: Black (sparkles), Carmen, Golden Yellow, Lavender, Leaf green, Marigold, Mahogany


Michelle said...

Wow you've been very busy! They are all so pretty!

Donna said...

Great cards! Love how you added the embellishments to each one.

Lauren said...

Wow, you have been busy! What a beautiful collection of cards.

Marilyn said...

Great cards and ideas. I love the last card and how you used part of the stamp to make the leaves. Thanks for sharing!

Marina said...

Great variety of designs and pretty colours. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

Sheila Bennett said...

Love the "noel" card. The white embossing on the red looks really good.

Jean McNulty said...

Love them all!!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Wow, you've been busy! Fantastic assortment of cards--thanks for sharing all these great card ideas.
:) Marie

Catherine Nowak said...

Impressive! I love all of your cards! Thank you for some awesome inspirations!