Sunday, August 14, 2011

August's Sharing from the Heart Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sharing From The Heart Blog Hop!
(formerly the CTMH Blog Hop)

This blog hop makes a circle so if you are starting here just continue until you make your way back and you will have made it through them all.  If you have already started and are coming from Wendy Kessler's blog, "My Scrapbooking Blog", then you are on the right track.

This month, our hop is highlighting NEW product from Close To My Heart.  My card is inspired by the card on page 88 of the NEW Idea Book and is similar to the make-n-take card at my Open House.  With school beginning the week before last for me and this past week for the students, two more blog hop projects to create, and two layouts to finish for my upcoming Scrap Club, I decided not to start from scratch.  I took the card I made for my open house and amp'd it up a smidge.

 I cut the scalloped mat using the NEW Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge...do I ever love that thing...and adhered it to my 6x6 chocolate card base.  I then sponged Chocolate ink on a 5x5 square of patterned paper (from the NEW Elemental Level 2 Paper Pack) and adhered it to the scalloped piece.  Next, I squeezed my chocolate ink pad so that excess ink puddled on the inside of the lid, picked the ink up with a waterbrush and flicked the watery ink onto my 2x6 piece of Kraft cardstock.  Using mini glue dots to keep the thin piece of NEW sorbet ribbon centered on the colonial white grosgrain ribbon, I wrapped the ribbon ends around the edge of the kraft piece and adhered to the card base.  The bow portion is actually a separate piece of ribbon, simply tied around the adhered ribbon.  I stamped the wreath from the NEW stamp set "Remarkable Wreath" in chocolate on a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square of colonial white cardstock, followed by the flowers stamped in sorbet ink and the sentiment, also in chocolate.  I also sponged the edges of a 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of sorbet cardstock with chocolate ink then distressed the edges, before adhering the sentiment piece (which is also sponged in chocolate) to it.  This piece was then adhered to the base with foam tape.  For the final embellishments, I threaded colonial white waxy flax through the NEW sorbet buttons and adhered them with mini glue dots, then added bitty sparkles to some of the flowers on the sentiment piece.
Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):

Since the card base is so dark, I decided to add a colonial white liner on the inside.  I simply stamped the wreath and flowers using the same inks as the front, but with the second generation technique, and sponged the edges with chocolate ink.
To finish off the card, I created a coordinating envelope, too.  I inked the edges with chocolate and stamped the wreath and flowers off the edge (same ink colors) using both first generation and second generation.
Even though my card isn't a truly original idea...I really enjoy taking a card I love out of the Idea Book...recreating it...and changing elements to make it my own.  The idea book is truly that....an IDEA book...not just a catalog.  If you would like your own, simply email me.  If you are local, you can get one for free. If you're not local, simply pay $4.95 for shipping...the Idea Book is free.

If you have time, take a moment or two to check out the rest of my blog.  If you enjoy your visit, then please consider "Following Me" and/or leave a comment (we all love comments...the nice ones anyway), then be sure to continue along on the hop by heading over to  Romaine Rancier's blog, "Bumbles n' Bees" and check out her creation.

Happy hoppin'!

11 comments:

  1. Agh on the kids draining the battery! Sounds like something that mine would do! I will be back to see; I always like your work!

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  2. Very, very pretty card. Love everything about it.

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  3. This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I am now so excited to get my my stamp set and my cricut cartridge. Such awesome inspiration! I am now a follower.

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  4. This is absolutely beautiful! I am so excited now to get my stamp set and cricut cartridge in the mail! It will be here Wednesday! I am now a follower!

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  5. I LOVE THIS!! I can not say enough in words how much I love this card! This is one of my favorite new CTMH stamp sets! Great job!!

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  6. LOVE this!!! LOVE that stamp set and the elements papers! Guess what is on my wish list? :0)

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  7. This is a really beautiful card Tamytha! love the colour combo and that wreath stamp set is my new favorite...mine is in the mail!

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  8. Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love everything about it!

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  9. Gorgeous card! I love the colors! I am definitely going to have to order this stamp set :)

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  10. beautiful card. Love all the texture!!

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  11. Beautiful card, I love the scalloped square!

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