Saturday, July 31, 2010

CTMH's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for August

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for August - featuring the GORGEOUS stamp set "Something Splendid"!  This stamp set was created with the "base & shade" stamping technique in mind!  What exactly is "base & shade" stamping?  Well - essentially it is layering stamped images to give you a multi-dimensional, and in many cases, multi-coloured images.  The flower and leaf images in this set are stunning when you 'layer' the fine details of the image using a second stamp in a slightly different shade or colour!! 

Along this month's Stamp of the Month hop you'll find dozens of fabulous creations using this stamp set - all brought to you by a very talented group of CTMH Consultants! If you've come here from Alison's Blog, you are on the right path. If this is your first stop on the hop, that will work too (just keep hopping till you get back here again)!

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 "Something Splendid" stamp set, as well as the many other great CTMH products you'll see in each post.
My creation for you today is a 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" card.  I used the great flower image, as well as the accent leaves and a wonderful sentiment, all from this month's Stamp of the Month set.  The "base & shade" technique allows you to see the veins in the leaves and the shading of the flower petals!  My card also features the new CTMH "Clear Cards" - made of a flexible acrylic material and currently available in this cute square shape, as well as a great scalloped circle shape (and watch for more varieties coming soon)!  The trick to using clear cards is to plan out your card BEFORE adhering anything!  Use lots of layers to hide your adhesive and to give your card  great multidimensional look!    My card design was inspired by "Layered Look" from the CTMH How-To Book "Wishes".
Materials Used (all Close to My Heart):
August 2010 Stamp of the Month "Something Splendid"
Cardstock: Cocoa, Colonial White, Creme Brulee
Ink: Cocoa, Tulip, Garden Green & Creme Brulee

The Something Splendid stamp set is available from your CTMH Consultant from August 1st - 31st!  You can earn this stamp set at a discount or FREE with every CTMH order in the month of August! 
Thanks for stopping in!  To continue on the hop - visit Amy's Paisley's Playhouse to see what she has created for you!
If you get lost along the hop, or come across a broken link, feel free to refer back to the complete list of August's Blog Hop participants HERE.


  1. Very nice card. Really like how you assembled the clear card.

  2. Nice job on the clear card. I like the colors you used!

  3. Clearly stunning! I really like how you combined different paper packs.

  4. great job on the clear much fun!

  5. Love this, Carla! I'm so glad you are sharing the acrylic card...I haven't gotten that yet. Love this set! Great way to showcase it!
    Kim xXx

  6. Awesome clear card!! I love it!!

  7. Carla this is gorgeous! You did an awesome job with the clear card and made it look so easy. I think I will have to lift this one. :)

  8. Love your card. It's looks fabulous.

  9. Super cute!! I'm going to have to scraplift this to show my ladies how cool the clear cards can be.

  10. Love this! The card is really cute!

  11. Great way to use the clear cards!

  12. Thanks for sharing your pretty. :-)


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