Saturday, May 20, 2017

Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop

With the launch of our newest mini idea book, Seasonal Expressions 2 we do a hop showcasing new products. So sit back and be ready to see all kind of fun ideas!

If you've come from the blog of Alyson Mayo you're on the right path. Just keep clicking on the links in each post to go to the next blog or check out the list of participants at the end of this post.

I love flower stamps! Maybe because I can't grow them for real I love creating with them on paper! In my card you see one of our new flower stamps called Keep Dreaming. There are so many pretty flowers in this set! I also love color and in particular sunsets or blends of color. So I decided to use both for this card.

I first cut a stencil with my paper trimmer and a piece of paper. I put a couple dabs of glue stick on the back and let it dry. Now it's like a Post It note! I positioned a piece of White Daisy cardstock under the stencil and got busy sponging an blending. Next up I placed the sponged layer on the card front and stamped so the images would go onto both layers. Don't worry about that little bit it doesn't stamp where the layers meet as the mat will cover that up. It's really that easy! I stamped half of the sentiment on the front and the rest on the inside of the card. You can cut our stamp apart but when the letters are close together you can do it another way. I placed scotch tape over what I didn't want to stamp and inked it up. Before stamping be sure to take off the tape! Stamp and do the same for the other part of the sentiment. The final step was to give it a bit of sparkle with dots of the Clear Shimmer Brush. They look silver in the photo because of the flash.

All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Set: Keep Dreaming
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Black
  • Exclusive Inks: Black, Thistle, Raspberry, Tangerine, Canary
  • Sponge (cut into wedges)
  • Shimmer Brush-Clear
If you need a consultant I would be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

Now it's time to go to the blog of  Jean McNulty for more inspiration. 
Thanks for hopping by!

Have a creative day!

#Newproductbloghop  #closetomyheart  #cardmaking  


  1. This is my favourite stamp set in the new catalog. I love what you did with this card - so different from the usual use of floral stamps! I guess we are both in the same situation when it comes to growing plants... I have no luck either and I love floral stamps! The coloured background here makes such a nice touch. Love this card :)

    1. Thank you so much, Alyson. I guess we need to create gardens however we can!

  2. Fabulous card! I love the crisp graphic floral over the ombre area its very sophisticated.

  3. I love the inked background, and the use of the stamp. Great work.

  4. Love this card! The way you added the color and how the flower continues onto the lower mat are just fabulous.

    1. Thanks, Sheila. This turned out to be one of my favorite cards ever!

  5. Beautiful card. I love the accent of color.

  6. Beautiful and elegant card! Thanks for the tips. I would like to try this technique.

  7. Love how you used this stamp set!


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