Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Lovely Layers - CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our mid-month Technique Hop. Every month on the 15th we feature a technique themed hop and hope to inspire you along the way. If you've hopped over from 
Melissa Robinson's blog you're doing fine. Just keep clicking
 on the links in each post to continue along for more great ideas. 

This month we're focusing on layers made with our stamp sets and inks. I chose to use this new fish stamp and had a lot of fun making this card. I used one of the patterns from our Make It from Your Heart Volume 4 book which made it even easier to complete. The fish was created with 3 stamps from the set (see the stamp images below). The first layer is 2nd generation Lagoon ink. Next is the layer with 1st generation Lagoon ink and the top detail layer is stamped in Toffee ink. I fussy cut the fish and used Thin 3D Foam Tape to pop it up a bit then colored the fins with the Shimmer Brush. Another thing I did was color the white dots with a ShinHan marker. Also, notice how I stamped the fishing line off the top of the card...just for fun!

On the inside I used a sentiment from the stamp set but added "with you" using and alphabet set. I recommend having a smaller size alphabet set for just this purpose. It also comes in handy for making your own sentiments when needed.

All products are Close To My Heart
  • Stamp Sets: Let's Go Fishing, Splash of Color, Jennifer's Hand
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Fresh Air paper pack
  • Cardstock: Toffee, White Daisy
  • Exclusive Inks: Lagoon, Toffee
  • Tools: Thin 3D Foam Tape, Shin Han Marker-Turquoise Blue
  • Embellishments: Black and White Dots, Clear Shimmer Brush
  • Make It from Your Heart Volume 4 Pattern 6
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

It's time to hop over to see what Debi McBain has created to share with us. 
Have fun and thanks for hopping by!


#techniquehop #closetomyheart #cardmaking #showandtellwithmichelle


  1. Love all the shimmer, on your fish... great job!

  2. You chose colors that go so nicely together. I like the splash behind the fish and the way you sparkled the fish.

  3. Awesome card, I've been wanting to use this stamp - you've inspired me.

  4. Love your colors for your fish! I also like the touch of shimmer.

  5. Love, love, love this card. This was one stamp set that I did not "NEED" until I saw your card. The color combination is fabulous - the colors really compliment one another.


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