Wednesday, January 15, 2020

New Product Blog Hop!

 Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop! We're featuring products from our new January-February catalog and you're going to love it!

The hop is one big circle so you can hop on and off as you like but you aren't going to want to miss anything! The blog before mine belongs to Brandi Robinson. Click on the links in each post to go to the next blog in the hop.

I LOVE sunsets! No, I really LOVE sunsets! I especially love it when trees are silhouettes in the sunset. I felt the4 new Spruced Up - Scrapbooking stamp set had some great images to capture the look I wanted. I got busy making a stencil so I could create the sunset. It's a 3" square which is a good fit for a standard size card. Here is a close up of each style card I made. After you'll find steps for the sunset.

Stencil on the cardstock. The cardstock is taped to the pad so it doesn't slip around.

Sponge the Canary ink along the bottom to start the sunset making it a bit darker in the corners.

Next add some Nectarine ink and blend into the Canary a bit.

Now it's time for the Sangria ink. Blend by making edges darker and bring the color down the side a bit.

This is what it looks like when you remove the stencil!
Once the sunset is made you can stamp the trees in black leaving some of the tree off the edge of the sunset. On the cabin ones I stamped and used the coordinating Thin Cut die to cut it out. I then placed the cabin at the bottom of the sunset . The final step was to add some shimmer for snow. I used both the Clear Shimmer Brush and then added some Diamond Stickles, too. I LOVE how these cards turned out and can't wait to share them with someone. I left the inside blank for now and will add a sentiment once I know the occasion.

Close to My Heart products
  • Stamp Set: Spruced UP - Scrapbooking + Thin Cut dies
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Black
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Canary, Nectarine, Sangria
  • Tools: sponge
  • Embellishments: Clear Shimmer Brush, Diamond Stickles
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Now it's time to hop over and see what Katy Taylor is sharing with us. Have fun on the hop!


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  1. This is my favorite cards of all time. Thanks for sharing the steps. I will be making some of these types of cards very soon.

  2. I am in awe of your card!!! Thanks for the detailed steps

  3. Love the background and the scenes you created - simply gorgeous!

  4. WOWZERS, Michelle...these are so PRETTY! And THANK YOU for the little tutorial!!!

  5. Beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing your step by step photos!! That was perfect...and so inspiring!! Love, love your cards! :)

  6. Love the way you created your background! Beautiful cards!

  7. These are beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial.

  8. So pretty!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. That background technique...and the finished cards...stunning! They are BEAUTIFUL!

  10. Absolutely beautiful! Love this technique and haven't used it in a long time. This stamp set is especially nice to use with it. Thanks for the inspiration as my stamp set should be arriving any day now.


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