Friday, July 12, 2019

More Cards with Share the Joy from CTMH

I did it. I spent the entire afternoon playing in my craft room using the Share the Joy promotion from Close To My Heart. And, as with yesterday's post, I didn't use it as designed...or at least as the artists at CTMH did (click here to see their work and a picture of the Share the Joy special).

The color choices here were determined by the leftovers sitting on my desk and Heart to Heart's current color challenge: Candy Apple. I simply cut the banner five times, twice in Candy Apple Cardstock but using the two-tone feature so the top one is slightly lighter than the lower one and twice with paper from Into the Wild. And aren't you impressed with how well I fit the individual letters on the banners? luck. I had the banners already stapled to the background panel (cut with Stitched Square Thin Cuts) before I decided to stamp on them. I also had them stapled down before I decided to stamp the balloons in White Daisy ink on the top one so I had pattern-plain-pattern-plain-pattern going on with the layers. I added shading very, very carefully with a red marker so I didn't end up getting white pigment ink on it.

But hey, with as many cards as I make, I'll take a little good luck once in a while.

Okay, now I really do need to buckle down and get some "day job" work done. My publisher just put two of my novella's up on Kindle Unlimited, so I need to get that info out to the subscribers on my author newsletter.

Until next time (which will be tomorrow because I have at least three more cards to share with you using this same promotional set),


  1. Wonderful birthday card! I love all those layered banners and how you stamped the Happy! So clever! Thank you for joining us at Heart 2 Heart!

  2. Becca, I have been following your cards using this stamp and die combo and I LOVE the artwork you have designed - it’s so different from everything else out there! Every once in a while, some luck is extra helpful and this card is fabulous. The unique use of the banners, colour combo and the stamping... WOW, just WOW! Thanks for sharing with us at H2H - you always add so much joy to my day with your creations ❤️

  3. This is an adorable card! I love all the simple, layered elements you added. Thank you for sharing your creation at the Heart2Heart blog. 💙☕Miss. Carrie

  4. Such cool layering! Congratulations on becoming a July Heart2Heart Sweetheart winner!


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