The August Stamp of the Month, Baroque Borders, features large stamps that are perfect for backgrounds. I chose to use one of the smaller flourishes for the background of my card. I stamped the flourish in a circle to resemble a floral background. I stamped with the new pigment ink pad sets. It gives almost a velvety look to the background. My color scheme is Slate and Ruby....both new comers to the Close To My Heart color palette. The border on my card is made with the new Slate Polka Dot Ribbon. For my Thanks saying, I stamped in slate pigment ink and then went over the image with Glitz Glitter Gel. The decorative shape and layer were cut with the Cricut Artiste Collection. Add a few Rhinestone Brads and you have a very elegant Thank You Card. My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at The Pink Elephant.
All supplies by Close To My Heart:
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
S1208 Baroque Borders
X5930 Slate Cardstock
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2503 Basics Pigment Inks
Z1313 Stardust Glitz Gel
Z1360 Rhinestone Brads
Z1802 Slate Satin Ribbon
A sampling of artwork by the Close To My Heart corporate office.
We have over 50 consultants participating in the blog hop. Hop on over to Katy's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas! Remember, the August SOTM is only available until August 31, 2012.
I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge -Flourishes & Swirls
Card Makin' Mamas -Recipe : 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments
City Crafter Challenge -Solid As A Rock
Craft Your Days Away -50 Shades of Grey and one other
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes
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