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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Wild Whisper - Magical Moment

Hi everyone!  

I have a different style of card to share with you today.  It has been inked up with lots of Distress Oxides and I used several different Wild Whisper stamps to create the scene.  Stamp sets used are:  Adventure, Home for the Holidays, Christmas Comfort, and World's Best.

I started out with a piece of cardstock 2-3/4" x 7-3/4" and did the technique I'm sure most are familiar with, squishing Distress Oxide ink pads onto my mat, spraying the ink with water and blotting and drying the cardstock over and over until I was happy with how it looked.  The colours I used were Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, and Blueprint Sketch.  

I used SazOn Pigment Ink to stamp the bear, mountains, and antlers, and this was a mistake. This ink isn't designed for paper (as I found out afterwards) and you can see it didn't do a good job of stamping.

For this type of card you want a deep black image, so in future I would use an ink like Black VersaFine.  I didn't want to throw my card away though, so in the end I coloured over the images with a sharpie marker, and that saved the day!

To stamp the various branches and snowflakes around the edge of the card, I used Dusty Concord Distress Archival Ink.

To give a little shadow at the base of the mountain, I used Iced Spruce.

To highlight the bear, I created a mask using my roll of tape that was handy on my desk.

Holding the mask over the bear, I sponged Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide, sweeping it from the mask outwards.

After masking, there is a lovely glow around the bear.

The card was matted with silver glitter paper and mirror card by Crafter's Companion - Morning Mist Pack.

Finishing touches were to add snowflakes cut from the same glitter paper, and a little bit of sparkle here and there with Fresh Snowfall Nuvo Glitter Accents.  I also stamped and heat embossed the title "Magical Moment".

I find slimline cards are fun to create scenes with.  Pull out your stamps and give it a try!

CTMH - Bloom with Grace - Other Coordinating Stamp Sets


Joyful Sunflower

Joyful Sunflower

Item Number: D1932

$25.75   Purchase here.

Joyful Sunflower Stamp + Thin Cuts

Item Number: Z3740

$47.25   Purchase here.

With a Thankful Heart

With a Thankful Heart

Item Number: C1866

$20.25   Purchase here.

With a Thankful Heart Stamp + Thin Cuts

Item Number: Z3775

$28.50   Purchase here.

Woodland Friends

Woodland Friends

Item Number: D1945

$25.75   Purchase here.   

Woodland Friends Stamp + Thin Cuts

Item Number: Z3756

$47.25   Purchase here.

Mighty Oak

Mighty Oak

Item Number: C1829

$20.25   Purchase here.

Mighty Oak Stamp + Thin Cuts

Item Number: Z3702

$29.75   Purchase here.

Autumn Blessings

Autumn Blessings Stamp + Thin Cuts

Item Number: Z3532

$32.50   Purchase here.

Shop for the Bloom with Grace collection here.

CTMH - Bloom With Grace - Scrapbooking Stamp with or without Thin Cuts




• Includes the My Acrylix® Bloom with Grace—Scrapbooking stamp set and 3 metal dies to cut the shapes shown here.  

*TIP* You could cut the cowboy boot out of the stamped image and you would have a beautiful sunflower bouquet to set on top of a stamped mason jar or vase image.

Bloom with Grace—Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts

Item Number: Z3769 - $40.50

Purchase here.

Bloom with Grace—Scrapbooking (stamp only)

Item Number: D1963 - $25.75

Purchase here.

Shop for the full Bloom with Grace collection here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

CTMH - Bloom with Grace - Cardmaking Stamp with or without Thin Cuts



• Includes the My Acrylix® Bloom with Grace—Cardmaking stamp set and 6 metal dies to cut the shapes shown here.

Artwork tip:

Add all kinds of special effects to your artwork using heat embossing!  On the "You are Loved" card above, the pumpkin outline was stamped repeatedly using embossing ink and coated with clear embossing powder.  After heating, the powder turns glossy, lending a subtle but distinct background for the card.  See all of our heat embossing supplies here.

Bloom with Grace—Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts

Item Number: Z3770 - $31

Purchase here.

Bloom with Grace—Cardmaking (stamp only)

Item Number: C1873 - 20.25

Purchase here.

Find card workshop instructions here.

Shop for the full Bloom with Grace collection here.

Monday, September 7, 2020

CTMH - Bloom With Grace - Cardmaking Workshop


Kit contents:

1 – exclusive stamp + Thin Cuts
3 – Bloom with Grace patterned paper sheets
5 – cardstock sheets (3 French Vanilla, 2 Toffee)
1 – Gold Glitter Gems (Z3312)
16 – white card bases & envelopes
printed instructions

Additional supplies needed:
Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z4189)
Brown Grey TriBlend℠ Marker (Z2475)
Gold Yellow TriBlend™ Marker (Z2519)
Yellow Green TriBlend™ Marker (Z2520)
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)


• Use the materials and easy-to-follow instructions in this kit to create 16 standard size cards, 4 each of 4 designs.

Bloom with Grace Cardmaking Workshop Kit

Item Number: G1213 - $40.50

Purchase here.

See workshop instructions here.

Shop for the full Bloom with Grace collection here.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

CTMH Bloom With Grace - Pocket Cards and Embellishments



• 24 double-sided pocket cards featuring unique designs, sentiments, and icons.

• Not all designs shown.

12 – 4" × 6" pocket cards
12 – 3" × 4" pocket cards

Bloom with Grace Picture My Life™ Cards

Item Number: X7260D - $9.00

Purchase here.

Bloom with Grace Wood Shapes

Item Number: X7260E - $6.75

16 pieces of wood

Purchase here.

Shop for the full Bloom with Grace collection here.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

CTMH - Bloom with Grace - Paper Collection Options and Card Stock



Choose between two paper packet options, one including a 12x12 inch sticker sheet, and one without.


• 6 sheets, 2 each of 3 double-sided designs, and one coordinating sticker sheet; 12" × 12" plus ½" zip strip on paper.

Bloom with Grace Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet

Item Number: X7260S - $13.50

Purchase here.

Bloom with Grace Paper Packet without Sticker Sheet

Item Number: X7260B - $9.50 

Purchase here.Bloom with Grace Coordinating Cardstock

Item Number: X7260C 
 12 sheets - 2 each of French Vanilla, Sundance (new), Fern, Espresso, 
Cinnamon (new)  $13.50
Purchase here.

Bloom with Grace Workshop below:

Find it here.

Stamp set used on the above two page layout can be found here.

Shop for the full Bloom with Grace collection here.