Friday, April 1, 2022

Message in a Bottle Card ~ April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

 Welcome to our April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! The first of each month our group of talented Close To My Heart Makers host a hop featuring the Stamp of the Month. April has a fantastic stamp set for you and you're going to love all the wonderful ideas in this hop! 

For reference, the blog before mine is Haley Dyer, the Inky Scrapper. Just click the links in each post to hop to the next blog!

Message in a Bottle is a super fun set you're going to have lots of fun using. I went with a "washed up on the beach" theme for my card.

I sponged inks (Toffee, Carolina) to white cardstock to make a beach look. I made a mask by tearing some scrap paper with a rough outline to make the edge between sand and water. 

For the bottle I stamped Intense Black ink on Vellum. After it was dry I sponged Lagoon ink on the back of the Vellum to give the bottle a tint. Next up was fussy cutting the bottle. The message was stamped in black ink on white cardstock. 

To assemble the pieces of the card,  I cut a slit in the "beach" to tuck the bottle of the bottle as if it were stuck in the sand. Next I glued the scroll to the beach just above the slit. I placed the Vellum bottle on a piece of our adhesive sheets making it into a sticker, then placed it on top of the scroll. With the adhesive all on the back of the Vellum you don't have to worry about it showing. I stamped the cork to the top of the bottle.  Finally, I mounted the beach layer onto black cardstock to create a framed look. 

For the finishing accents I used Stickles to the water for some waves. The little beads were added to create a look like finding chunks of sand of shells on the beach. The beads were glued with Liquid Tombow Glue.

For the inside message I used the little sign. With a journal pen I lengthened the rope to the top of the card edge. 

S2204 Message in a Bottle
April Stamp of the Month
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Z3886 Mini Ink Blending Tool

Z3563 Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue

X254 White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack

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: becca-expressions for more wonderful ideas for Message in a Bottle!


#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #cardmaking #stampofthemonthbloghop 


  1. Such a pretty card! I love the vellum bottle and the stickles accents.

  2. Fantastic card! Your beach scene is so realistic.

  3. Great card, love the use of vellum and stickles.

  4. How clever to use the beads as bits of glass or shells on the beach. That and your stickles in the water make quite a realistic scene. Love it!

  5. What a great card to showcase this message in a bottle! Makes me want to be a the beach looking for treasures!


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