Monday, June 15, 2015

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Call for Back-Up

Welcome to our CTMH Technique Hop! This month we're featuring the technique from page 80 of Annual Inspirations...Call for Back-up! If you've come from Darlys Recker's blog you're on the right path. Just click the link at the end of the post to continue on the hop.

In this technique you create a border using a punch and then back it with cardstock, , B&T paper, ribbon, etc. to make it stand out. Take a look at what I did for this hop.

I backed my chevron punched border with some Pink Glitter paper. It's so pretty and sparkly and really pull the pinks out of the stamped images up above. I used the Brushstrokes stamp set for the colors behind the butterflies. I stamped rolled to get the two ink colors. First you ink in a light color then just roll the edges on the darker ink pad. You won't mix your inks as long as you go from light to dark ink. Then I stamped some of the butterflies in black over the Brushstrokes images. The smaller butterflies are stamp rolled for the 2 color effect.

All products are Close To My Heart: (click for image)
--Inks: Lagoon, Glacier, Pixie, Thistle
--Embellishments: Clear Sparkles, Purple Glitter Gems, Aqua Dots

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Now it's time to see what Haley Dyer has to share. 
Thanks for hopping by!



  1. Your layout is gorgeous! I love how you colored the butterflies, and the shimmer trim really sparkles.

    1. Thank you Haley. It turned out just the way I hoped it would.

  2. Great layout! I really like the color behind the butterflies and the pink shimmer trim does help to highlight the pinks.

  3. Awesome Layout, great use of the Brushstrokes stamp and Rock n Roll technique. Any art with butterflies is a hit with me. :-)


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