Monday, December 1, 2014

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 

We are featuring December's Stamp of the Month - called Cutie Pie...a  super sweet set of 11 stamps.  If you have come here from Jacquelin Green's blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here - with me and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog - simply click here.
This month we have over 60  Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations featuring this month's Stamp of the Month combined with lots of other wonderful Close To My Heart products. Be sure to check out all the fabulous art work everyone has to share - just click on the link at the end of this post to begin the journey!
I am very excited to be participating in this blog hop group for the very first much so, that I thought I would share "not one but two" cards with you...and "not one but two" new paper packs - Heartstrings and Hopscotch ... that have just been released today!
I have used the same card design for both cards and coloured my cupcake images with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. I stamped multiple cupcake images on White Daisy Cardstock with both Archival Black Ink and VersaMark Ink  ( combined with White Embossing Powder ) then fussy cut the different sections of the images with Micro-Tip Scissors. These individual sections were then pieced and layered together on the card using Bonding Memories Glue.

Card #1 - ShinHan Touch Twin Markers - Colours Used:
Cherry Pink -  Z2450
Tender Pink - Z2464
Turquoise Blue - Z2465
Peacock Green - Z2461
Warm Grey 4 - Z2467
Warm Grey 7 - Z2468
Light Orange -  Z2455
Barely Beige -  Z2445

Colorless Blender Marker -  Z2469

This next version of the card design uses 3-D Foam Tape behind the sentiment panel and the cupcake image to add a little more variation and dimension.

Card #2 - ShinHan Touch Twin Markers - Colours Used:

Cherry Pink -  Z2450
Tender Pink - Z2464

Turquoise Blue - Z2465
Light Orange - Z2455
Barely Beige - Z2445

Pastel Green - Z2459
Pastel Peach - Z2460
Colorless Blender Marker - Z2469
This is the sketch I used for the card design which was just perfect for the great smile phrase/sentiment in the Cutie Pie stamp set.

Thanks for visiting my blog and if you haven't already been there?? -  now is the time to "Hop" on over to the lovely Adeline Brill's  blog to see what she has created... and don't forget to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to check out some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas! Remember, the Cutie Pie Stamp of the Month is only available until the 31st of December!  Contact your Close To My Heart Consultant (or click here) to see how you can purchase this stamp set and receive a discount!....this is one set you will most certainly want in your crafting collection! 



Michelle Stewart said...

Stunning, I love this, and the paper piecing is fantastic.

Unknown said...

I really like the layout of these cards! Neat to see how the different papers changed the look.

Adeline E. Brill said...

Love your post! a perfect way to show the versatility of this stamp set and our CTMH products.

Unknown said...

I love seeing how different papers can make such a difference on the look of a card!

Tina Lovell said...

Very cute cards... great coloring and blending with the markers. :)

Lauren said...

So glad you have joined in with us, I always love your creations and this month is no exception!

Wendy said...

Always love seeing your work Chris. Thanks once again for sharing and inspiring.

Unknown said...

Lovely Chris!! The paper piecing is wonderful!

Melissa Robinson said...

WOW! Love every bit of these cards! You obviously have a knack for coloring with the markers!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!! Love your marker technique!

Sheila Bennett said...

Really cute card! It's nice to see the same basic card, but with very different colors.