Welcome to the Love Blossoms Blog Hop where we will be featuring some delightful projects created using our Love Blossoms stamp set. If you have come here from Gina Brandstetter’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next site. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas from some very talented Close to My Heart consultants. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.
I will have to admit that I have fallen head-over-heels for the Love Blossoms stamp set. Not only do you get those gorgeous flowers, but the stamp set includes a full sheet of sentiment stamps. In honor of the upcoming holiday and approaching spring season, I decided to create a this Lucky Friendship card that, I feel, is simply sublime. The background for this card was created using a Glacier Gingham pattern paper that was stitched with Silver Embellishing Thread. I did this to match the stitching on the frame and the loop of thread I would be adding to the Rose image. I then stamped the “Lucky” sentiment onto the paper using Pewter Ink and added a White Frame using 3D Foam Tape.
Using VersaMark™ Ink, I stamped the Rose onto Vellum and heat embossed the image using White Embossing Powder. I chose to leave my image opaque, but you could use the background image from the stamp set or ShinHan Markers to add color to the back of vellum and give your card a completely different look. After cutting out the image, I began to wonder how I was going to attach the flower to the card without the adhesive showing. I realized that quite a few veins in the leaves were pretty thick, and I could hide a small strip of 3D Foam Tape behind each one. I think it worked out perfectly.
Remember how I told you about those fantastic sentiments that come with the Love Blossoms stamp set? Well, these amazing stamps are designed to “complete” your sentiment inside the card. I ♥love♥ stamp sets that do this for me!
Now ‘Hop” on over to Becca Whitham’s blog to see her artwork! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the Love Blossoms Stamp Set is only available while supplies last through March 31st. Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to order this delightful set before it’s gone.
♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!
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I have decided to finish of my week of crafting by creating a card for a few online paper crafting challenges. I enjoy how these online challenges require me to ♥try something new♥ and create a project I might not otherwise make, like this You Are Loved card. I began my search for adventure at the Heart2Heart I Heart Us challenge where we were to use the I Heart Us paper pack or photos that ♥show how much love we have♥ for those people in them. On my card, I decided to use the Heart pattern from the I Heart Us paper pack and pair it with the “You Are Loved” sentiment. This card will be one I give to someone who I truly care about.
My next stop was the Double Trouble challenge – one I have been meaning to enter. This week they are teaming up with the Use Your Stuff challenge, requiring us to choose elements on a Tic-Tac-Toe board and produce✨something magical.✨
I decided to include silver, a sentiment, and a die on my card. The silver is very subtle with a bit of Silver Embellishing Thread, Silver Gems and some Silver Shimmer added to my rose and butterfly images.
I love how that little butterfly from the Butterfly Friendship set is tucked under the rose image – making it appear almost ✨magical✨ as it starts to fly off the card. This stamp set has a delightful watercolor background for each image and a matching die set that makes cutting out the images a breeze.
Joining these challenges is ♥simple and fun♥. I would love to see some of your creations this month. You can choose to join the Heart2Heart, Double Trouble, or Color My Heart Dare challenges and be inspired to try something new.
♥I can’t wait to see what you create!
Creating cards for boys can be a challenge, especially ones who are 6.5’+ bearded bears who find your “mom feelings” a bit too mushy for their taste. The other challenge, when creating these Valentines, is to make sure they aren’t too frilly and have a slight sense of “dad humor” added. Yesterday, I posted my “I Dig You” Valentine and, today, I am showing you another way to use the Something Fierce collection and add a little “pun” to your cheesy Valentine collection.
Did you giggle a little?♥ To tell you the truth, I rolled my eyes once I was finished, and my husband just laughed at the irony of it all, so I knew it was a perfect card for one of my sons. When I first began this project, I knew that I wanted to use the T-Rex Image , but I couldn’t quite figure out how to use a Raspberry colored dinosaur for a “boy” card.
Out came the Love of Color Book and I was able to find some other colors that would tone down the pink and make this appear more masculine (as masculine as you can get for a Valentine) I realized at this point that it would be a perfect entry for the Heart2Heart Love of Color and the Sunday Stamps Pretty in Pink Challenges.
After deciding on the color palette and the images, I thumbed through my stamp collection to find a sentiment that would fit this monstrous beast. Wouldn’t you know it, the A Piece of My Heart stamp set had the perfect sentiment to make this silly card. 🙄
Please take the time to stop by the Heart2Heart blog and see the other creations for this challenge and make sure you stop by tomorrow for one more cheesy dinosaur valentine.
♥I can’t wait to see what you create!