Monday, April 15, 2019

Highlight the Details - CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our April Technique Blog Hop. This month we are showing you different ways you can highlight details in your paper crafting and I think you'll be surprised how many ways there are! So sit back and get ready to be amazed!

If you've come from Katy Taylor's blog you're doing fine. It's one big circle so just keep clicking on the links in each post for the next blog.

I saw a card by Melissa Mills Johnson and was inspired to make a version of my own. I heat embossed using Silver Tinsel powder and love the way it came out! The flower petals were colored for a tone on tone effect using  the Warm Grey WB7 ShinHan Marker. I layered with Silver Glitter paper die cut with the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts.

It's a very simple technique and I really think you should give it a try! In fact........(scroll down)
Pewter CS + Warm Grey WG7 marker

I was so pleased with my first card I started thinking about other colors. You could say I got a little carried away but I prefer to think of it as now having a nice stash of cards for a variety of occasions! 

Pansy CS + Peony Purple Marker
Peacock CS + Peacock Green Marker

Lagoon CS + Turquoise Blue Marker
Sapphire CS + Cerulean Blue Light Marker

Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Set: Budding Peony, Know That I Care, Wordfetti, Something Fierce-Cardmaking
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Black, Pewter, Pansy, Peacock, Lagoon, Sapphire
  • Specialty Paper: Gold Foil, Silver Foil, Silver Glitter
  • Embossing: Silver Tinsel Powder, Gold Powder, Silver Powder, VersaMark pad, Heat Tool
  • Exclusive Inks: Charcoal, Pansy, Peacock, Lagoon, Sapphire
  • Thin Cuts: Decorative Borders, Stitched Rectangles
  • ShinHan Markers: Warm Grey WG7, Peony Purple, Peacock Green, Turquoise Blue, Cerulean Blue Light
Let's go shopping!
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.

Next up on the hop is Haley Dyer.  Hop over to be inspired by what she has to share!

Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. Oh my goodness absolutely breathtaking!!! I can't decide which color combo is my favorite because they are all incredibly gorgeous.

    1. Thanks, Haley. That's why I ended up making so many. I couldn't decide either! LOL

  2. These are absolutely gorgeous! I love the look of the silver on each color. 💙☕Miss. Carrie

  3. These are absolutely gorgeous! What a great technique for this stamp set! BEAUTIFUL!

  4. These are so beautiful! I have been wanting to use the Tinsel Glitter and now you have inspired me to break out the heat gun!

  5. WOW...these are GORGEOUS!!! Love the embossing but then going above and beyond to color the flowers for the tone-on-tone effect...LOVE!

  6. Wow, these are stunning! The teal and gold is my favourite.

  7. Another WOW!! so elegant - love, love, love what you've done!

  8. I LOVE these cards Michelle! They are just beautiful! And I have now made three since seeing them last night!! And so as not to be totally unoriginal I also made one in Hollyhock CS and Cherry Pink marker (R5) with silver trim. Thankyou for the inspiration!


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