Jan 1, 2017

Adore You- CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart January 2017 Adore You Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Chris Wooward's Woodies-creations, 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 few projects that I have created featuring the January Stamp of the Month, Adore You. This stamp set, which is featured in our NEW Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book, is available only in January 2017 for $27, or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more.

Adore You is a completely "adorable", love-themed stamp set that is perfect for creating Valentine's Day, thank you and friendship-inspired cards and tags; special gifts for your loved-ones and swoon-worthy scrapbook layouts.  The stamp set features heart and floral images that can be coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers, Watercolour Paints or Watercolour Pencils.

My first project is a sweet Valentine's Day page layout. The original design for the page layout comes from a scrapbooking workshop I designed using the NEW Sugar Rush creative collection that is featured in the Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book.  I thought the layout would look fabulous with the cute floral heart stamp from the Adore You Stamp of the Month. I stamped the image and sentiment using the Black Memento Ink Pad and coloured in the flowers using my ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. Now the layout is ready for some fun Valentine's Day photos of me and my hubby! 

My second project is a simple love-themed card.  I created this card using Thistle Cardstock, Thistle patterned paper from the Whimsy Fundamentals and Gold Shimmer Trim.  I stamped the floral heart image onto White Daisy Cardstock that I painted with CTMH Watercolour Paints and coloured the flowers using ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  I stamped the sentiment using the Black Memento Ink Pad.

My third project is based on one of the optional card designs from the NEW Sugar Rush Workshops Your Way Scrapbooking Kit. I used the free instructional guide to create the basic card layout and then added the stamped heart to the front to complete the design.  

To create the floral heart embellishment, I painted a piece of White Daisy Cardstock with a red ombre (dark to light) watercolour wash using my CTMH Watercolour Paints and large flat paintbrush. Once dried, I stamped the floral heart image onto the painted cardstock using the Black Memento Ink Pad and then coloured the flowers using my Shin Han Touch Twin Markers. I cut out the floral heart image using my Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors and attached the heart with Thin 3-D Foam Tape.

My final project is a fun, monochromatic card design.  For this card, I have carried the one colour theme through from the Raspberry Cardstock base, into the Raspberry stamped heart and finally into the colour of the flowers using my Cherry Pink ShinHan Touch Twin Marker. 

I really like this simple monochromatic look that is broken only by the Black Cardstock mat, green leaves and the Gold Glitter Gems from the NEW Hello Lovely creative collection. 

The following four cards all use the same simple layout, but feature different colours from the Adventure colour family- Lagoon, Blossom, Pansy and Lemon.  I love the bright, fun look of these cards.  Yes, there was a bit of "fussy cutting" involved, but I believe they were worth the effort! What do you think?

Ingredients for creating the Monochromatic cards: 
(You can find all of these products in my online shop)

  • Adore You, January 2017 Stamp of the Month
  • 5 1/2" × 4 1/4" White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack
  • 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of coloured Cardstock (I've used Pansy, Lagoon, Lemon, Blossom and Raspberry)
  • 3 7/8" x 2 3/4" Black Cardstock
  • 3 5/8" x 2 1/2" White Daisy Cardstock 
  • Black Memento Ink Pad
  • ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (I've used Peony Purple, Turquoise Blue, Golden Yellow, Tender Pink, Cherry Pink, Leaf Green and Sap Green)
  • Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (I've used Pansy, Lagoon, Lemon, Blossom and Raspberry)
  • Thin 3-D Foam Tape
  • 3L® E-Z Dots® Adhesive
  • NEW Gold Glitter Gems
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors
Thank you for visiting my Blog to check out my scrap booking and cardmaking projects featuring the January Stamp of the Month, Adore You. I would love it if you could leave a comment below before you hop to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop, Lauren Moore's CTMH Craftings.

(Sample Adore You artwork created by the CTMH Art Department)

Remember, the January Stamp of the Month, Adore You is only available throughout January 2017 from your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant for $27, or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more.

Crafty hugs,
Denise :)


Doris Taylor said...

All are lovely projects, your cards are stunning.

Maz Wood said...

What a fab range of projects, loved what you created with the stamp set.

Georgia O'Shea said...

Your cards are all just gorgeous! The standout for me is your red ombre heart. Stunning!

Nell said...

Beautiful work as always Denise - and those monochromatic cards are AWESOME.

Meryl Cheetham said...

Wow. Beautiful ideas. Thank you for sharing.

Lauren said...

Wow, you have been busy! I think my favourite is the script paper card with the sentiment stamped inside the heart.

Marsha McMullen said...

Beautiful projects Denise!

Christine Woodward said...

Great range of products Denise