Thursday, June 30, 2011

American Celebration - CTMH July SOTM

Front closed

Inside, 1st flap open

 Inside, 2nd flap open

Happy 4th of July Weekend. This month Close to my Heart has another fabulous Stamp of the Month to do all of your Holiday Scrapblooking with, or to make cards to send our troops. There are so many ideas to use these 12 clear stamps for, I'm sure you'll think of lots of occasions. I think this would make a fantastic Summer Birthday card.

This is our monthly Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you're hoping along from the beginning, you would have come here from Beth's Blog. If you just happened upon my blog, then you can continue with the hop from here. Just click on the next person's name at the end of this post.
If you lo0se your way or find a broken link, you can find the entire list of hoppers at Helen's Blog.

My card is a 5 X 7 flip flap card. I wanted to show off as many stamps from the set as possible and I used all but one. I don't know how I missed that one.

I used lots of red, blue and clear sparkles through out and glitter glirz on the star of the flag. My coloring was done using the baby wipe technique. I just folded up a baby wipe and placed it on a clear block for support. I then stamped the streamer stars on the wipe with desert sand ink. Then I applied re-inker in holiday red, star spangled blue, honey and pear. I put one color on each star.  I then used that same pad to ink up all the other multi colored images.
My papers and solid colors are Cranberry and Pacifica.

If you're looking to purchase this stamp set, you can find it on my website, or you can just email me about it. Youn may even want to get it FREE!!! All it takes to get it discounted or FREE is a qualifying order.

Now hop on over to Georgia's Blog and see what fabulous eye candy she has for you.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Beautiful Butterflies

I was playing around with the Beautiful Butterflies Clear Stamp Set from Close to my Heart. I colored the stamps using the baby wipe technique where you just add reinker to a baby wipe and use it as an ink pad.
 I used the CTMH Miracle Paper Pack. I love the Sweetleaf and Sky colors together.  It may be hard to see in the photo, but I used the light blue and light green sparkles plus some of the tiny clear sparkles on the butterflies.
The ribbon was Heavenly blue and I sprayed it with the sky reinker and water in the spray pen.

The Hand Stitching was done with my own unique design and matching Embroidery Floss.