Monday, January 18, 2021

January/February New Product Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our blog hop introducing new products from our January/February Close To My Heart catalog!  Its so much fun having new products every two months! 

This hop is one big circle so just click the links in each post to continue along on the hop. The hop before mine belongs to Krista Hershberger. Sit back, relax and have fun!

I fell in love with this stamp set mostly because of the birdhouse. I couldn't decide which direction I wanted to go in with my design so I did them both! I'm sure there will be other ideas to follow later one!

I knew I wanted to do a stenciled background and picked out this stencil, which you can hardly see in the photo. I used our gloss sprays to create the effect of a sky and ground. Then I used the same stencil to add some Moon Dust Glitter Gel to just the sky part of the background.

The birdhouse and flower boughs were colored with watercolor pencils then smoothed out with a water brush. The coordinating Thin Cut Dies makes it easy to cut out the images!

The black paper is actually Black Ore and has a subtle glisten to it. It's not like glitter paper but it does have a sheen to it.

Inside of card.

For my second card I went with the same basic design but did it in a totally different look! 

I layered the stenciled piece onto holographic paper with a yellow tone to go with the yellow flowers. The bottom layer is espresso cardstock in going with the brown tones of the birdhouse. the sentiment border is accented with dots of Glitter Glue.

The birdhouse was colored with watercolor pencils then smoothed with a watercolor brush just like my card above.

The background was stenciled again but this time only a Glitter Gel was used called Asteroid. It's a look with dark and light glitter but also has some subtle color and round sequin circles in silver. 

Inside of card.

Z3915 Sending Well Wishes + Thin Cut Dies

Stencil Pack #3 have these fun 12"x 12" designs for your creations! The one on the top left I actually cut apart so I now have 9 stencils to use individually. I can move them around to extend the design when needed. 
Z3884 Stencil Pack #3

Other Close To My Heart products used for these cards.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • Specialty Paper: Black Ore, Sunbeam Holographic
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black
  • Watercolors Pencils
  • Stickles Glitter Gel: Moon Dust, Asteroid
  • Stickles Glitter Glue: Black Diamond
  • Gloss Spray: Turquoise, Ocean
  • Tools: Palette Knife, Thin 3D Foam Tape, Water Brush
If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

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Now it's time for more ideas and Brenda Lapp will have some for you! Enjoy the hop and thanks for stopping by!


#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #stampofthemonthbloghop #cardmaking


  1. Beautiful cards! I just received Sending Well Wishes and this is the perfect inspiration!

  2. Oh much fun!! Love both cards and the details of them! Beautiful cards! :)

  3. Such pretty cards! I've been eyeing this stamp set for a while. You just proved the I need to put it on my next order!

  4. What gorgeous cards! That stenciled background id so soft and beautiful.

  5. I haven't jumped on the gloss spray bandwagon yet, but you're pushing me closer with this lovely cards!

  6. These are so pretty - the backgrounds are fabulous :)

  7. I love them all, what fabulous cards. I was on the fence about this set but now I am really wanting it!

  8. Wow on you using mixed media! They look GREAT! I need to try some of those techniques/products myself!


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