Saturday, May 1, 2021

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Flower for You

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. Each month our group of talented Close To My Heart Makers does a blog hop featuring the Stamp of the Month and this month is it a really gorgeous stamp set!

The blog before mine belongs to Haley Dyer. To hop to the next blog justvclick the link at the end of my post.  Sit back, relax and prepare to be WOW'd!

As soon as I saw this stamp set I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! I love everything about it and my mind started working on designs before it even arrived! I envisioned an embossed image colored with metallic markers and it came out so well!

My first step was to use my Cricut to cut out circles in the size I needed (3", 3 1/4", 3 1/2"). I embossed the circle image on black cardstock then colored in with the markers. I love how the colors look on black! After layering the circles I got busy on the rest of the card front. 

Because our stamps are acrylic you can cut them apart! When you want to use the full stamp you just put them together on the block. I wanted to use the long flower border along the bottom but the middle flower was going to be in the way of the circles. So I snipped on each side and just used the shorter flowers across the bottom. 

For the sentiment I made the stamps curve a bit to fit the shape of the circle. Just put the stamp on the block then move the ends a bit to form the curve. Press the stamp down again in that position then stamp! Our My Acrylix stamps the best!!!

In the close-up you can see how I colored the flowers. I used small strokes and didn't fill in the entire area. It allows some of the black to show in the flowers which shows off the color.

One the inside of the card added a sentiment and look.... the tall flower I snipped out of the border works great here!

Inside of the card

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack -- this is a GREAT deal!
  • Cardstock: Black, Carolina
  • Embossing: VersaMark Pad, Gold Powder, Heat Tool
  • Metallic Markers: Rare Minerals
  • Exclusive Inks: Black
  • Gold Sequins
  • Tombow Liquid Glue
  • Cricut: for the circles
Non-CTMH: corner rounder

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 to hop to the next blog to see what the talented Lauren Moore is sharing with us today! Have fun on the hop!

Click here for a  list of participants.


#showandtellwithmichelle #cardmaking  #ctmh #stampofthemonth


  1. Wow - talk about a stunner! I never would have thought to colour in the stamp like that, and it packs such punch. I love that you carried the theme over into the inside of the card with a simple stamped image too. Beautiful!

  2. Just beautiful!! I was thinking about the metallic markers..but didn't have time to "play". I was thinking black embossing ---but loved what you did with the gold!! So, so pretty!!

  3. Gorgeous card! This is such an interesting approach to that circular floral image. Well done :)


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