Hello and welcome aboard our April Stamp Of The Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Doris’ Creative Inspirations then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.
What a crazy time at the moment, But I’m totally grateful for my crafting habit and my stash of supplies. Today I would like to share with you a couple of cards which feature Close To My Heart’s April Stamp of the Month “O-fish-ally Awesome”.
This first card was inspired by the art work by the CTMH art studio, but I put my own spin on it as always. The background paper and the starfish at the bottom (and side of the shaker edge) are cut from some of the Seas the Day Picture My Life Cards. The outer rim of the fish bowl shaker is cut from the Dreamy Holographic Paper. The main colouring is done with the Tri-Blend Markers. However, the water and sand in the tank are done with watercolour pencils and then blended with the Clear Shimmer Brush to give the water more sparkle. The before assembly photo is on the left. I stamped and fussy cut some of the shells and fish etc. to add into the shaker with the Silver and Julep sequins.
This next card is a version of a tri-fold card that I created at a consultant day run by my friend Paula. The card base was made from a piece of cardstock. After folding the card base in half the front was placed inside the embossing folder, with the back under the embossing folder and run through my cuttlebug. This dry embossed the front. I then cut a circle out of the front. Inside the card a insert was stuck in which is where all the main stamping inside the fish bowl was done.
Tip: If you are colouring with markers then do this on scrap card and fussy cut and stick in. Otherwise it shows through the cardstock into the middle.
This exclusive Stamp of The Month is only available during April. It can be yours for just $9 with a qualifying order of $80 or for $34 if ordered separately from your CTMH consultant. If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here.
I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop ArtyMaz.
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Lovely cards Dannii, so many ways to use this stamp set!
Great cards, the embossed front of the second card is really gorgeous.
What a fun idea
What a fun card, Dannii