Wednesday, March 31, 2010

CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for April

Glad you could join us for this month's Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We have dozens of talented consulants who are sharing their creations with the April Stamp of the Month set "Flower Pot", a set of 16 acrylic stamps.

To continue along the hop, just follow the link at the end of each post to go to the next site. We hope that following the hop will give you lots of inspiration and ideas for using your "Flower Pot" stamp set, as well as the many other great CTMH products you'll see in each post.

My creation today is a Mothers' Day Card.  I created the flower border using a flower cluster in the stamp set.  The sentiment is also from this great set!   The card design is "Three is the Charm" from the CTMH Originals Card Confidence Program book.
To add some extra dimension to my card - I used foam tape behind the "MOM" letters, as well as under the flower border. I also added liquid glass to the centers of each flower in the border. For the sentiment - I created a shadow effect by stamping the image in the Tulip ink, and then re-stamping it slightly off the original image using Chocolate ink.  I coloured the flower border using my ink pads and blending pen.

Here is a close-up of the card profile and layers:

Materials Used (All Close to My Heart):
April Stamp of the Month "Flower Pot"
Posterboard Alphabet Acrylic Stamp Set
Unforgettable Level 2 Paper Pack
Spring Blossoms paper flowers
Winter Cozy Craft Buttons
Chocolate Waxy Flax
Liquid Glass
Foam Tape
Cardstock: Chocolate (textured), Tulip, Vanilla Cream
Ink: Tulip, Chocolate, Garden Green, Blush
Thanks for stopping in!  Ready to see more? Keep hopping to Debra's Blog to see what she's sharing today!!

If you get lost along the hopping trail, or come across a broken link, please feel free to refer to the entire list of this month's hop participants Here.


  1. Excellent, Carla! Your mom will looove it!

  2. Wow - that's Mom upside down! Very nice, I'm sure Mom will love it. I can totally see the flowers used as a border or strip across a scrapbook layout after seeing how you used it here. Great job!

  3. Carla, this is gorgeous! A great idea to create a border.

  4. That's so nice. I love what you did with the row of flowers.

  5. Really great card. I love it.

  6. oh what a darling mother's day card!

  7. What a great Mother's Day card!


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