Saturday, April 30, 2011

May 2011 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the May 2011 CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop, featuring Chairs to You, a set of 14 Stamps.  This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart consultants participating in our hop.  If you've just arrived here from {Sheila's} blog, you are on the right track.  If you are just starting here, our round-robin hop can still be enjoyed in it's entirety.  Just follow the links at the end of each post, and eventually you'll end up right back here!

I made this card following the sketch for Mojo Monday 188 and the OCC Challenge (easel cards).  Rather than make a round or square card, I opted to use my Nestabilities Labels One die to make my card.  This card actually had quite a monochromatic feel until I colored the flowers of the chair Vineyard Berry.   After that addition, I figured a bit more color would look good, so I used a Cocoa button and Antiqued Copper brads as the centers of the flowers, which were colored using homemade glimmer-y mist.  The scalloped circle was sponged with ink in the same color (Juniper), and mounted with 3-D Mounting Foam.  Decorate the inside, and a cute housewarming card for a friend who is about to move (of course, knowing my "postal failure" history, only time will tell if this card actually makes it to the intended recipient).

Papers: CTMH cardstock in Cocoa, Juniper, and Sweet Leaf, CTMH Wings Creative Basics
Inks: CTMH Cocoa, CTMH Markers in New England Ivy and Vineyard Berry

Tools and Techniques: Nestabilities Labels One, Cuttlebug, CTMH flowers, CTMH ribbon (included in Wings Creative Basics, CTMH Buttons, CTMH brads, Marvy Uchida punch, 3-D Mounting Foam
Stamp Sets: CTMH Chairs to You

Remember, Chairs to You is only available during the month of May 2011.  Ask your consultant, or click here, to find out how to get this stamp for a discount or possibly even FREE!

Now hop on over to {Brae's} blog to see what she's created.

If you find any broken links along the way, Helen has the complete list of hoppers here.