CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Crazy About Cardstock

Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog Hop! Today you should have arrived here from Michelle’s blog. If not, that’s ok, it’s a big circle, and you can make it back around to her!

This month we are focusing on cardstock! If you haven’t heard yet, CTMH changed up the cardstock a bit with the new Annual Inspirations! And, let me tell you, this is a FANTASTIC change!! One side will have the ‘true’ CTMH color, the other side will be 10% lighter! This means we have now effectively doubled our cardstock colors! How awesome is that??

So, We are showing you many different things that you can do with your cardstock, whether it be to show the two colors, or other fun projects!

My little project for you, is this fun card made with the new Color of the Year, Bashful! I was inspired by this card that I found on Pinterest. I used the Bashful Cardstock and the Bashful Glitter Paper.

This was a super fun and EASY card to do! (and perfect for scraps!!)

Look at all that bashful bliss!! Here you can see a little closer the difference between the cardstock. This cardstock is all from one sheet! (not counting the glitter, of course!)

I decided to mimic some of the elements on the front, to the inside of the card. So there is the black cardstock, white daisy cardstock, and the leftover strips from the bashful cardstock, just to give some interest to the inside of the card!

Want to make this card for yourself? Check out below for the sizes and all of the products that I used!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you liked my little card! Next up is Sarah, so hop on over to her blog and see what fun things she has come up with!

Card Details:
Card base, White Daisy: 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
Black cardstock pieces: 4 1/16 x 4 1/16 & 4 1/16 x 5 5/16
White Daisy pieces: 4 x 4 & 4 x 5 1/4
Bashful cardstock: 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 (qty 6) & 1 x 1 (qty 6) & 1 1/4 x 4 & 1 x 4
Bashful Glitter Paper: 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 (qty 3) & 1 x 1 (qty 3)
Thin Foam Dots
Liquid Glass
Archival Black Ink
Thanks a Million Stamp Set
Bitty Sparkles
Bashful Pearls
“Pokey Tool”

Cut all your pieces to the sizes listed above.

Using your black archival ink, in the white core edges on the black cardstock.
Using some washi, tape the 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 squares together on the back side, making sure they line up properly.
Using liquid glass, glue the squares that are washi’d together onto the white daisy square base. (this gives you some wiggle room that tape runners don’t give!)
Again using the liquid glass, glue the white daisy square to the black square. (again, that wiggle room is important with the tiny edge that we have here)
Laying the square on the front of the card, figure out where your sentiment is going to be. Stamp this with the archival black ink on the card front.
Layer the bashful strips on the white cardstock for the inside of the card. Mine is approximately 1/4″ up from the bottom of the white daisy cardstock.
Then layer the white daisy card onto the black cardstock. Using liquid glass will help you get this aligned properly.
Once all layers are layered for the inside of the card, attach to the inside of the card.
Once the inside is complete, add the square to the front of the card.

Once it was all glued together, I added the bashful pearls and the bitty sparkles with the “pokey tool”. The more I look at it, I think I would go with one or the other, maybe not both. (so I might switch that up before I give it to anyone!)

Viola! Your card is now complete! Try this with other colors of cardstock, and share your creations! I would love to see them! Share on Facebook or Instagram! I would LOVE to see them!

Until next time!
~Michelle

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