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

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Close To My – So Much Happy Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our So Much Happy Paper Suite, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings 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.

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s Featured collection So Much Happy Paper Suite

 

So Much Happy Paper Suite  from: maz.closetomyheart.com.au

 

This fun vibrant paper suite lives up to it’s name of So Much Happy, with the fun happy floral pattern & cute icons of plants, clouds & animals, you are sure to make something to make you happy & smile.

Today I am sharing with you is a scrapbook Layout that I created with the So Much Happy Paper Suite. I had fun cutting out some pieces from the cut apart & putting some of the papers through some thin cuts  to create this layout.

 

So Much Happy Scrapbook layout Maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I just need to add photos & some journalling.

I hope you liked what I created & it inspires you to try out some of these ideas.

If you love this featured collection So Much Happy Paper Suite then 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 on my website

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doris Taylor – Creative Inspirations  

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on So Much Happy.

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
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

Close To My – I Heart Us Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our I Heart Us Paper Suite, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Nell Ward 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.

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s Featured collection I Heart Us Paper Suite

 

I Heart Us Close To My Heart Scrapbooking Paper Suite www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

This fun vibrant paper suite has a bit of something for all occasions, there are stripes, geometric patterns, spots & tiny hearts on the paper & there are rainbows, flowers & butterflies in the cut apart sheet & compliments.

It truely is a happy paper suite & I really have enjoyed creating with it.

My first share with you is a scrapbook Layout that I created with the I Heart Us Paper Suite.

 

I Need a 6 month vacation twice a year scrapbook layout with CTMH I Heart Us www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

First I designed a flower boarder using the Cricut® Flower Market Digital Collection. I welded & sliced until  I got the design I wanted & cut on white cardstok. I backed the flowers with the papers from the  Heart Us Paper Suite, bar one which is a yellow from the Something Fierce.

I created some water colour in different greens & yellows. I also added in some transparent texture paste taht you cannot really see till you are close up. This was all done onto white daisy that I cut smaller to mat with the lighter side of Lagoon cardstock. I placed this cut out flower boarder onto the water colour . This formed my decorative element to my layout.

I matted the photos & added extra paper strips at the top, created a label for a little subtitle & stamped a saying from one of the stamp sets you get from the Cricut® You Are Here Collection to form my title. 

Finally I added embellishments using the I Heart Us Compliments & sequins. 

While there are no flowers in my photos, I was originally going to add flower photos, I thought it didn’t really matter as the photos had a lot of greenery so it was more about nature.

My second creation is a card combining the  I Heart Us Paper Suite and the exclusive Love Blossoms stamp set.

Flower Card with CTMH I Heart Us & Love Blossoms www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I cut the yellow striped paper at an angle & added a strip of patten lagoon. I coloured the Love Blossom image with Shin Han Markers & fussy cut out & added some I Heart Us Compliments to finish off.

I hope you liked what I created & it inspires you to try out some of these ideas.

If you love this featured collection I Heart Us Paper Suite then 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 on my website

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doreen Watkins.

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on I Heart Us.

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

Mixing it up with Close To My Heart – Scrapbook Layout

Love At First Sight baby scrapbook layout with Close To My Heart I Heart Us, Heart Happy & CTMH Mix-in Papers.
www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

Over the weekend I decided to finally scrap the new born photo of my grand niece. And thought I would mix it up using some stamping as well as different alphabet stamps & different Close To My Heart Paper Suites.

I started off with the stamping using the Budding Peony Stamp + Thin Cuts (I think this will be my most used stamp set of the Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea book) and coloured in with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers. I was going to reproduce the look I done on a card for the Faux Dimension with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers post but scrapbook style. But well I have misplaced my Black Marker & if anyone knows where I put it, please let me know as I know its friends are missing the black being in the roll up marker case with them. So well instead of wasting time I continued on a different path.

I then started to layer papers behind my photo so I had a sense of where I could place it amongst the flowers that I had stamped. I added some I Heart Us Paper & Heart Happy Paper, as they had the pinks that went with the Peony’s that I coloured, plus the Heart Happy Paper finishes up this month & well I Heart Us Paper is the featured paper so it made sense to use these.

I also needed some contrast so found some black spotted in the Mix-in Paper but there was also a fab pink stripe on one of the z strips. In the end I added more black in other ways than using the paper.

The mixing didn’t stop at the paper, I also created a title that mixed up two alphabet stamps & some chipboard letters & the I really like how it all turned out.

The word Love if from the I Heart Us Complements (oh my I love these) & I did a bit of doodling around the heart O. I really liked how you can see some of the peony peeking through the letters. The word at (stamped with Simply Said) was stamped directly onto the page (amazed that I did not somehow drop the stamp & stuffed that up) & finished off with some clear sparkles. I fussy cut out First (stamped with Solid Classroom Alphabet) and stuck them with foam tape over a wash of shimmer and well as I had the Simply Said stamp set out I just used that to stamped Sight onto some scrap. I layered this word over some paper & vellum strips.

My final bit of mixing it up (ok ignore the accidental double stamped flower – it didn’t stamp correctly & I miss-aligned second go & it was the last flower added – always the way) was with some Die Cuts (or Thin Cuts as they are known from Close To My Heart) I used two different Fancy Tags (one of which is cut in half & the other a top 1/3rd was cut off) & I added strip that had bee decorated with one of the Decorative Borders (seriously one of my fav dies) to crate a journalling spot.

I actually replicated this circle journalling spot (without the journalling ) & added it in amongst the layers of paper I used around my photo.

Anyway I hope you like my little mixed up scrapbooking layout – it shows that all the Close To My Heart Products co-ordinate together nicely. You just need to pull out the bits & pieces to see how they work together.

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
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