Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Three Amigos December Blog Hop

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 month we are featuring products from the new Seasonal Expressions book. I decided to take the Heartstrings Workshop on the Go cards up a notch. The kit includes a D-size stamp set, Stuck On You Puffies, and Pixie Extra Thick Twine.

The workshop card were nice as designed, but with a few added elements, I think they really stand out. On the first card, I created a front panel that is slightly smaller than the card base. I heat embossed the heart and the sentiment using Slate and Lagoon Pigment Inks and clear embossing powder. The panel is adhered to the front of the card with Thin 3-D Foam Tape. The heat embossing adds a little shine and dimension to the stamped images.

I heat embossed the sentiment on the second card as well, then added a few sequins dressed up with Red Shimmer Trim and Liquid Glass.

The third card also has a panel that is slightly smaller than the card base. I used the Damask Embossing Folder to create an elegant background for the sentiment piece. I added liquid glass to the petals of the roses and pink glitz gel to the hearts.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hop over to Lisa's blog to see what she created this month.

G1090 Heartstrings WOTG
Z2173 Slate Ink Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Ink Pad
Z2644 Pixie Ink Pad
Z2503 Basics Mini Pigment Pad set (Slate)
Z2501 Adventure Mini Pigment Pad set (Lagoon)
Z2088 Ranger Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder (I used our retired clear detail embossing powder)
Z555 Craft Heater
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim
Z1927 Damask Embossing Folder
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Pink Glitz Gel (Retired)
Hole punch


  1. These are beautiful! Love how the liquid glass makes the roses pop out on the last card!

  2. Love what you did with these cards! They are all beautiful....

  3. So many elegant beautiful touches on these cards! They remind me of treasured antique Valentines - just lovely.