Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog hop! This month we are focusing on the new Love Of Color book! Today you should have arrived from Wendy’s blog, but if not, that’s ok, it’s a big circle, so you will get back around to her!
Today I have a set of 3 cards for you. The colors I am using are Canary, Lagoon, and Sapphire. These are a GREAT color combo! I love how they turned out!
First off, let me tell you I am using the Love Note stamp set for these cards, and it is SO MUCH FUN!! It is retiring at the end of this month, so you want to make sure to pick up your copy!!
Ok, so, the first card was done with the marble background piece. I used sapphire ink on sapphire cardstock to give the tone on tone look, and I LOVE it! I was struggling for a bit for a sentiment, because I didn’t want to cover it up! Then, I realized that some of the sentiments are bold enough to stand out wonderfully against the background if I heat embossed, so that is exactly what I did! I made sure the ink was dry, then used my anti static pouch over top of it. Stamped it with versa mark and used the White embossing powder. It’s beautiful! Before I adhered the marbled piece, I stamped a frame around the canary base with the little circle shaped stamp that has the dashes on it.
Next up is the Thinking of You card. I used the round dot in the set to stamp more tone on tone with lagoon ink on lagoon cardstock. Then I stamped the Thinking of you sentiment twice, once in canary ink and once in lagoon ink. I cut out the outside of the canary frame and the inside of the lagoon frame, and glued them together with liquid glass for a two toned sentiment. I stamped the geometric pattern on the canary cardstock with some canary ink (do you sense a theme here yet?) for that little yellow banner. Popped up the sentiment with foam tape and viola! We are done!
Last up is the A little note card. I again used some of that strip of canary ink on canary cardstock for a bit of interest. I used small strips of the sapphire cardstock to make the yellow pop, and a larger piece of the lagoon to help balance out the lagoon on the sentiment. I used the circles basic thin cuts to cut the largest circle for the sentiment. Note is stamped in sapphire ink and a little is stamped in lagoon.
All in all, I think these cards came out GREAT! It was super fast, too! The Love of Color book has three different ideas for each of our main colors. Plus it gives art examples to help give you some ideas. There are cards, layouts, boxes, frames, and various other bits of artwork! For just $17.95, this book is chalk full of ideas for you!
Let me know what you think of my card set! Then hop on over to Marciava’s blog to see what fun colors she has for you!