Sunday, January 3, 2016

Three Amigos January 2016 Blog Hop

Happy New Year! Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog hop.  We are three Close to My Heart Independent Consultants with a love for stamping and scrapping and would like to share our creative ideas with you.  On the 3rd of each month we feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout, or other project.  There are only three stops on this hop so it will only take a few minutes to hop through.

This year we are are working with a theme of "Three." We posted our first Three Amigos hop in September of 2013. Since we are in our third year, our projects will all have some element of three associated with them. Our challenge for this month is to use three colors featured in the new Charlotte Paper Pack. I designed my card using Whisper, Champagne, and Sorbet.

The Champagne mat is cut from the Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment. If you look closely, you can see the subtle clear-embossed design. The flowers are a two-step (base and shade) stamp from the January SOTM, Beloved Bouquet. I stamped a second generation image of the solid (base) stamp by inking it up with sorbet ink, stamping on a scrap piece of paper, and stamping again on cardstock to create the softer color. I inked the outline image (shade) with sorbet ink and stamped directly over the second generation image on my cardstock. Both flowers are cut out and adhered to the card separately. The sentiment is from the new Take Heart stamp set.

I used the Paper Fundamentals to mat the inside of the card as well. I added a sentiment and a little repeat of the card front for consistency.

Here's a closer look at the front of the card. I added some retired bitty antiques pearls to dress it up a bit without detracting from the overall look of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hop over to Lisa's blog and Donna's blog to see what they have created this month.

S1601 Beloved Bouquet
C1639 Take Heart
X5929 Whisper Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3128 Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment
Z2164 Sorbet Ink Pad
Z2172 Whisper Ink Pad
Z2174 Champagne Ink Pad
Bitty Opaques Pearls (retired)


  1. Your card seems to have a calming effect, with the colors you used. I love the Jan SOTM but have not used it yet. And you get extra points for decorating the inside :-)

  2. So beautiful! I forgot to stop back....I came here right after midnight and you weren't up yet and all of a sudden I realized I never came back! Love what you did...I see what you mean by having to keep it subtle....