Tuesday, July 31, 2012

August's Stamp of the Month..."Baroque Borders"

Welcome to the CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!
August's 2012's Stamp of the Month is called.....
****Baroque Borders****
The 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 Melissa Laverty's blog, "Fancy Melissa"then you are on the right track.


I love this month's Stamp of the Month set, because it's the type of stamps set that can be used on just about anything.  I chose to use of the smaller stamps to create a tone-on-tone background using smoothie cardstock and ink.  I used the larger stamp (with the straight lines) to create another tone-on-tone piece with bamboo cardstock and ink.  


After stamping the dancer on the colonial white, I knew that I wanted something to fill in the empty space, so after trying several different stamps and ink colors, I finally decided on the music note background from Universal Background stamps (one of my fave, go-to stamp sets) and bamboo ink.  Finally, I stamped another dancer, trimmed, and adhered with foam tape.
The above ribbon technique was inspired by a card created by my upline Sherri Tozzi.  I learn so much from her.
The banner is from a new Dimensional Elements set called Awards.  The set has some other really cute banner shapes and they all coordinate with the new Close To My Heart exclusive Cricut Artiste Collection.
Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Smoothie CSColonial White CS, Bamboo CS, Cocoa CS
Embellishments: Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain RibbonMocha Opaque Gems, Awards Dimensional Elements
Other: Make It from Your Heart Vol. 1, Edge DistresserFoam Tape, SpongeMicro-tip ScissorsPaper Trimmer, ATG Adhesive (Scotch)

Here's a look at the entire stamp set.

I used pattern #25 in the new How-to Book from Close To My Heart called "Make It from Your Heart", available August 1st, 2012.
I used this week's CR84FN Color Challenge for inspiration.

And don't forget, this gorgeous Damask tote is available for free when you become a Close To My Heart consultant in August.  The tote is only available while quantities last, so don't wait long.  However, the unbelievable price of $49 will stay.  If you would like to learn more you can check out my post and video here.


Remember, if you love what you've seen so far along your SOTM Blog Hop journey, and you want your own "Baroque Border" stamp set or want to get it for the amazingly low price of $5, be sure to contact your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.  If you don't already have a consultant, I'd love to be yours.  You can find details on the "Stamp of the Month" by clicking on the "Promotions" tab at the top of the page or purchase your SOTM here.  Of course, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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", signing up to receive blog updates, and/or leaving a comment (we all love comments...the nice ones anyway), then be sure to continue along on the hop by heading over to  Debra Van Patten's blog, "Memories of the Heart" and check out her project.


If for some reason you get lost along the way, you can always find a list of all this month's CTMH SOTM Blog Hop participants on Kathleen's blog.

Happy hopping!

34 comments:

  1. Such a pretty card! I love the colour combo.

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    1. Thanks Krista! That's what I thought, too, when I saw the challenge. Just had to incorporate it.

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  2. Really pretty card, reminds me of National Dance Day last Saturday.

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    1. Thanks Amy! Didn't know there was a national dance day. I think we should dance every day, don't you? :)

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  3. Chiming in with "gorgeous card"! Love the colors and the way you used the sentiment label.

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    1. Thanks Casandra! I was eager to use the new label. Tried to use the ribbon label, but my sentiment wouldn't fit. :(

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  4. I think this is just lovely - I know she's a dancer, but she could equally be a gymnast! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

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    1. Thanks Deborah! You know, I never thought of that before, but now after you said that, that's what I see every time I look at the card now. LOL

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  5. Wow!!! This is beautiful and so eloquent!

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  6. What an amazing card, love the ribbon technique :)

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    1. Thanks Tamra! The ribbon technique looks great on Sherri's card, don't you think? Had to try it.

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  7. I LOVE it! I am so looking forward to getting the new Make It From Your Heart booklet. And, it's amazing how versatile this Baroque Borders stamp set is! :)
    ~doreen at whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Doreen! The MIFYH book is my favorite product in the idea book. Well, maybe second, but only to the Artiste Collection. ;)

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  8. Such an elegantly beautiful card! Love the dancing silhouette! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

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    1. Thanks Mona! And thanks for such a great color combo! :)

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  9. Just beautiful, I love the elegant dancer image, a fabulous card.
    Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

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    1. Thanks Pauline! Thanks for the beautiful color combo! :)

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