Monday, July 3, 2017

Three Amigos July 2017 Blog Hop Challenge

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. When you finish hopping, be sure to check out the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge!

This month we are sharing projects using Prickly Pear (papers or featured colors) from the new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book. The featured colors are blossom, emerald, lemon, poppy, sapphire, sea glass, sorbet, tangerine, and white daisy.

I just love how fun this paper pack is. I paired two of the patterned papers with tangerine cardstock to create the background of my card. The cacti are stamped using emerald pigment ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The flowers are also clear heat embossed with blossom pigment ink. I squeezed my ink pads to place ink on the inside lid, spritzed it with water, and used a small waterbrush to watercolor the cacti. I added more ink to the water to make it darker for shading. Then I added color from the ocean watercolor pencil for variation. The sentiment if from the Sending Smiles stamp set included in the Cricut Flower Market Collection. I added gold sequins and rose gold foil tape.

I repeated the squares of patterned paper on the inside, and added another small cactus.

Thanks for hopping by today! Hop over to Lisa's Blog and Donna's Blog to see what they created for you, then over to the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge. We hope you play along!

Supplies Used:
X7221B Prickly Pear Paper Pack
D1708 Sending Smiles (Flower Market Cricut Collection)
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5783 Emerald cardstock
X5786 Tangerine Cardstock
Z2806 Emerald Ink
Z2809 Tangerine Ink
Z2810 Blossom Ink
Z2506 Adventure Mini Pigment Ink Pads Set
Z2088 Ranger Clear super Fine Embossing Powder
Z3218 Rose Gold Foil Tape
Z2012 Gold sequins assortment
3505 Watercolor Pencils


  1. I love the background you created and the inside too!

  2. Cute card, excellently made, as usual!

  3. Love the alternating squares for the outside, and it's always nice to see a coordinating inside for a card.

  4. This is awesome! Love the squares of patterned papers and I always love that you decorate the inside too! So pretty!

    1. Thanks, Lisa! The pattern is actually in one of our Make It From Your Heart books.