Close To My Heat (S1904E) Love so Sweet – April Stamp of the Month: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopA Happy Hello, Happy New Year and welcome aboard our Love so Sweet April Stamp of the Month, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Shaunna Richards  Passionate About Pages then you are in the right place.
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Love so Sweet - April Stamp of the Month maz.closetomyheart.com.au #CTMH

 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s (S1904E) Love so Sweet – April Stamp of the Month

This stamp set is so pretty with butterflies & flowers that are in different sizes along with leaves and lots of sweet sentiments, it is perfect to use for someone you love. This stamp set has lots of images that can be used in different combinations to create all sorts of papercraft ideas.

 

I created this card with lots of stamping in the background with the flowers in Lemon, Sugarplum & lilac & leaves in Sage & small butterflies in Pewter & then layered with vellum, printed paper from the Feels Like Home paired with a small piece of sapphire cardstock. I finished off with the larger butterfly in Pewter with second generation Sugarplum as the background & the thanks stamped onto linen cardstock.

Close To My Heart Love So Sweet Thanks Card with CTMH Feels like Home maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhfeelslikehome

My next card I used the ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers to add extra details to the flowers & leaves. I fussy cut them out along with some leaves from one of the border thin cuts & layered them all around a stitched circle that ben stamped with the I so totally love you sentiment. I stamped the boder onto the woodgrain paper from the Feels Like Home collection & put the card all together.
Close To My Heart So Totally Love you Card with April Stamp of the Month Love So Sweet maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhfeelslikehome

I hope you enjoyed my ideas on how to use this great stamp set. This exclusive D-size (S1904E) Love so Sweet – April Stamp of the Month set – only available in January can be yours for just $8.25 AUD/ $7.50 NZD, when you place an order of $82.50 AUD/$75 NZD or more!

Contact your CTMH consultant to place an order. If you do not have a consultant, I would love for you to place an order with me.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next creative stop; Megan, Crop Craft Create

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on (S1904E) Love so Sweet – April Stamp of the Month

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

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Emboss It! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to this month’s Technique Blog Hop where we the theme is to “Emboss it” with Close To My Heart products.

Emboss It #ctmh #ctmhtechnique If you have arrived here from Darlys Recker then you are in the right place.

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It doesn’t matter if you into the dry embossing or wet embossing techniques, both add texture & a little dimension to your artwork creations.

With my card today I embossed the white cardstock & the little chipboard arrow under the boat.

I love that you can emboss cardstock or chipboard easily.

Emboss It CTMH Technique Blog Hop maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh

And well because I had time before this blog went live this morning I quickly made this card. I embossed in gold the Love blossoms & coloured the back in Shin Han Markers & cut the flower out & attached with some glue dots to a white dry embossed cardstock & added a sticker from the So Much Happy Compliments.

Emboss It :Love Blossoms with gold embossing on vellum on a dry embossed background maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhloveblossoms

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Katy Taylor to get more ideas  on how you too can Emboss It

I hope you enjoyed what I created, as much as I enjoyed creating it and thanks so much for taking the time to check it out.

See you soon
Maz

Lovely Layers – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Lovely Layers CTMH Technique Blog HopWelcome to this month’s Technique Blog Hop where we are “Lovely Layers” with Close To My Heart products.

If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore then you are in the right place.

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I love adding layers whether it’s through the use of various papers, clusters of embellishments, or stamp images. I love how layers can help create interest my artwork & I had a lot of fun creating this Lovely Layers Love Blossoms Rose Card.

Lovely Layers Love Blossoms Rose Card maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhloveblossoms

I layered the red stripe Happy Heart paper over the soft pink striped Something Fierce. It helped that they were different heights & widths to allow you to see the soft pink stripe. I added some So Much Happy washi tape & layered over that with Lagoon diamond pattern from the Celebrate Mix In to go across the card. On top of that I have layered  a love blossoms rose weaved through the shaker window circle die cut. At the top of the card I added a layer ofSo Much Happy washi with mint cardstock decorated with one of the decorated border thin cuts. I finished off with some loose sequins with bitty sparkles in the centre.

I also created this scrapbook layout using mostly the Happy Heart Papers.

Lovely Layers Scrapbook Layout with CTMH Heart Happy maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhhearthappy

I fussy cut the flowers & layered over the papers, added extra banner to layer over the pre-printed banners on the grid paper. I created an embellishment clusters  with the scallop tag, stitched circle layered with a banner & die cut butterflies. I added layers with bits of die cut frames, tags & fussy cut out scallop to go behind the 3×4 photo placements. This is a very girly pink layout, but I loved how it turned out – now I just need to wait for my photos to be printed so I can add them.

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Valerie Kapsha to get more Lovely Layers ideas.

I hope you enjoyed what I created, as much as I enjoyed creating it and thanks so much for taking the time to check it out.

See you soon
Maz

Faux Dimension with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers

I fell in love with Erum Tasneem card over on Jennifer McGuire YouTube video that I needed to recreate the Faux Dimension Look with the Close To My Heart Budding Peony Stamp + Thin Cuts

How I recreated the Look

I coloured the flowers with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers with the Tender Pink & Cherry Pink Markers, but did not extend the colour right to the edge of the petals

I also lightened up the Tender Pink near the edge of the petals with the Colorless Blender Marker. The leaves were coloured in a similar way with Leaf Green & Sap Green Markers.

Under the bottom of the stamped image with the Warm Grey 4 Marker & softening it out with the Colorless Blender Marker, I created depth & a shadow to these flowers. The lines drawn & coloured in with the Black Marker, drawn up close to the black stamped flower, so they looked like they were under the flowers.

The splatters were done with the Black Shimmer Brush. & I added a few I Heart Us Sequins scattered around the flowers.

This is the video that started the inspiration:

I hope you enjoyed my take on creating Faux Dimension with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on Something Fierce

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

Shabby Chic with Close To My Heart Products

Hello to all my crafty friends

Welcome to 2019 & hopefully a fun creative year. To kick start the creativity I thought I would share some ways to create a Shabby Chic look with Close To My Heart products.

The Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea book started a couple of days ago & one of the new product ranges is the Feels Like Home collection, this collection has a shabby chic feel to it already so it makes it super simple to create the look.

For my first card not only did I use Feels Like Home, I also used some of the weathered pink paper from the Something Fierce Paper collection as it too had a nice shabby chic feel.

Combined with some textured paste and the the Budding Peony Stamp + Thin Cuts and a butterfly from the Butterfly Friendship Stamp + Thin Cuts, well I say the whole combination has a nice modern shabby chic feel.

Shabby Chic card with Close To My Heart Feels Like Home. #CTMH #CTMHFellsLikeHome https://maz.closetomyheart.com.au
I used one of the White Cards from the White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack then cut my paper to size. Once that was done I used a distress edger, you can use scissors to achieve the same look.

I cut out the Hexagon Grid Overlay from the Cricut® Artbooking Collection onto Stencil Sheets & used Opaque Matte Texture Paste onto the pink Something Fierce Paper using a pallet knife.

While the texture paste was drying I cut out the fringe border that is in the Decorative Borders thin cuts from Charcoal cardstock and stamped both the Budding Peony and the Butterfly onto white daisy cardstock in Charcola ink & coloured in with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers to lighten the colour on the butterfly I used the Colorless Blender Marker which actually removes colour not really blends.

It was all put together with some white ribbon – I think it turned out to be a very pretty shabby chic card.
I hope you enjoyed what I created, as much as I enjoyed creating it and thanks so much for taking the time to check it out.

See you soon
Maz

National Papercrafting Month – Frame It Up with CTMH Magnolia Frame Kit

Frame It Up with Close To My Heart Magnolia Frame kit. #CTMH #ctmhframeitup https://maz.closetomyheart.com.auLook forward to starting a new year full of creative possibilities with National Papercrafting Month’s Frame It Up special.

This special features the Magnolia Frame kit designed to create a beautiful home décor piece.

Each kit comes with a chipboard frame and backing, two frame overlays and decorative words, die-cut flowers, leaves, and rose gold foil accents.

The kit also includes step-by-step instructions that show how to put the frame together and ways that this project can be personalised with additional products.

Frame It Up with Close To My Heart Magnolia Frame kit. #CTMH #ctmhframeitup https://maz.closetomyheart.com.au

There are so many different ways to use this versatile frame that you are sure to want more than one, which is precisely why we are offering special pricing when you buy two or more!

Save 15% on each kit when you buy two, or save 30% when you buy three or more!

See how quick it is to put together

I hope you enjoy the Frame It Up with CTMH Magnolia Frame Kit as much as I do.

Till Next time
Maz

*Offer available 1–31 January 2019 while supplies last.