Make the Cut! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

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

Make the Cut! - technique If you have arrived here from Haley Dyer then you are in the right place.

If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

I used the Wild & Punny Stamp + Thin Cuts, Decorative Borders & Fancy Tags Thin cuts to create this cute & simple card.

With the fancy Tag I cut out some Sweet Girl green printed paper & cut off the part that has the hole in it. This tag has a nice little stitched detail on it.

The Decorative Borders was done on Raspberry to co-ordinate with the green sweet girl paper.

The cut illama was stamped in Espresso & coloured in with water colour pencils.

I also added one of the adorable black hearts from the Craft On Rubber Shapes – these are seriously cute.

Make the Cut Wild & Punny Stamp + Thin Cuts You Rock Card #ctmh

 

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Tamara Sandwisch  to get more ideas  on how you too can Make the Cut.

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

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Close To My Heat (S1905) To My Bestie – May Stamp of the Month: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopA Happy Hello, Happy New Year and welcome aboard our To My Bestie May Stamp of the Month, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Kylie McLoughlin then you are in the right place.
If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

This stamp features a lot of sentiments including birthday ones as well as a bunch of images that could be used in a number of ways.

To My Bestie - May Stamp of the Month #CTMH maz.closetomyheart.com.auToday I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s (S1905) To My Bestie – May Stamp of the Month

For my first card I pulled out one of the sentiments & balloons & mixed up the images from other stamp sets to create this Princess Birthday pop up shadow box card.

From this May Stamp of the Month set I used the saying (that one may normally use in the inside of the card) outside & the balloons inside , just peeking out behind the princess in this shadow box pop up card.

I used a lot of different stamps with the stamp of the month & loved how this card turned out.

My next card I went with something simple, using one of the border stamps, a flower & the Celebrate sentiment.

Celebrate Card with Stamp of the month To My Bestie #ctmh maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I used the large rectangle thin cut & cut it out of peach cardstock & paper from the National Scrapbooking Month – The World Is Yours & used Espresso Exclusive Ink to stamp the images. The scallop border stamped image looks great with the thin cut paper rectangles. The flower covers the join of the image. Quick & Simple.

I hope you enjoyed my ideas on how to use this great stamp set. This exclusive D-size (S1905) To My Bestie – May 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; Shaunna Richards – Passionate About Pages

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on (S1905) To My Bestie – May Stamp of the Month

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

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.
If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

 

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

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.

If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

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.

If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

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