Thursday, January 5, 2017
New Year Sparkle Blog Hop
To ring in the New Year, Blog Hops with Heart decided on the theme of "Sparkle." Here's my card using a brand new stamp set that's part of the Here for You Workshop Your Way featured in the new Seasonal Expressions catalog from CTMH.
I started by cutting a card base plus a top panel. The top panel is 5.5 x 4. I laid down a strip of Gold Shimmer Trim along the side of the card base then set it aside. I stamped the flowers in Cranberry and Black, the leaves in Topiary (small) and Fern (larger), and the background greens in Flaxen (solid) and Topiary (outline). All but the background greens were done on White Daisy cardstock then trimmed out with scissors. I arranged the flowers and leaves on my top panel to figure out the layout, snapped a picture with my phone to help me remember the placement later, then stamped the background greens to fill in blank spots. To add extra interest, I mounted a couple flowers with foam tape and glued the small leaf that hangs over the right edge underneath the top panel. Before mounting the top panel to the card base with foam tape, I stamped the sentiment in Black.
I both love and hate this card. The actual card...LOVE it. I will use this over and over again for everything from wedding to sympathy. I hate the card because it's going to my sister-in-law who was just told her cancer has returned...and it doesn't look good. The Here for You Workshop Your Way has the "Always know..." for the front sentiment and the option of "I'm Here for You" or "You're not Alone" for the inside of the card. I'll use both during the coming year as a tangible way to encourage her as she battles.
Like always, this month's hop is a circle. You should have come from Amie's blog, and now you are off to Stephanie's blog. Keep hopping until you get back to where you started to see all the fabulous projects our talented crew has for you.
Until next time,