Saturday, June 9, 2018

June 2018 Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to our June Blog Hop. We're a group of Close To My Heart consultants sharing ideas for paper crafting. If you're coming from Krista Hershberger's blog you're doing fine. Just keep clicking the link in each post to go to the next blog for more great ideas.

I saw a card on Pinterest that inspired me to make this card. It uses Basic Fundamental papers with a pop of color in the flower. The flower and leaves are fussy cut but other than that it's a very easy card to make.  To get the colors just right on the flower and leaves I used a technique called 2nd Generation stamping. To do this ink up your stamp as usual but first stamp it on some scrap paper THEN without reinking stamp it on your cardstock. You get a lighter version of the same color which is a great way to create color layers. The darker ink on the flower is actually a 3rd generation of Eggplant ink so with the darker colors you can go beyond the 2nd generation. Give it a try!

All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Set: Beautiful Friendship - Scrapbooking
  • Basic Fundamentals paper pack
  • Cardstock: Black, White Daisy
  • Exclusive Inks: Black, Bashful, Eggplant, Fern
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Gold Glitter Gems
  • Thin 3D Foam Tape
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.

Now it's time for you to hop over and see what Andrea Sherman has made to inspire us.

Thanks for hopping by!


#closetomyheart #cardmaking #showandtellwithmichelle


  1. I love how you used the new fundamentals paper! It is my favorite paper pack.

  2. Such a classy card! I love it.

  3. Such a beautiful card!! and 3rd generation eggplant - love it!!

  4. Beautiful, elegant card. Thank you for the inspiration!

  5. Lovely combination of dark and light colors! This is such a beautiful card! Super card!
    :) Marie


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