Friday, June 3, 2016

Three Amigos June 2016 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.

For this month's hop, we are each sharing three of our favorite products. Choosing only three favorites from all that we have to offer was no easy task! I settled on our B&T Duos (from the Florence Paper Packet), Thin Cuts (A Bunch of Love), and Rose Gold Foil Tape for my project.

Last month I made a birthday card using the special Happy Times Paper Packet, Happy Times Stamp set, and the May SOTM, Celebrate with Cake. I neglected to post the project during the month of May, so I will share it at the end of this post. I liked the card so much, I decided to use the same design and concepts to create a card for this hop.

The edges of the card front, one of the mats, and the inside of the card are all covered with the Rose Gold Foil Tape. I tried to capture the shine of the foil in the pictures. I stamped the floral image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored it with Shin Han Touch Twin Markers. After lining up the image inside the matching A Bunch Of Love thin Cuts, I ran it through my Cuttlebug and popped it up on the card with 3-D Foam Tape.

I curved the sentiment on my block to fit inside the banner. The background piece has a light wash of blue watercolor paint.

I lightly embellished the inside of the card with two of the B&T Duos from the Florence Paper Packet. The Rose Gold Foil Tape is the star of the show as it shimmers in the light.

The card I created last month with the Happy Times Paper Packet is a rotated version of the special friend card I just shared. I loved the gold foil embossing on some of the Happy Times B&T papers and wanted to highlight it with the Gold Foil Tape.

The happy birthday sentiment of the front and celebrate sentiment on the inside are embossed with gold embossing powder, adding to the shine from the gold foil.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out Lisa's blog and Donna's blog to see what they made.

Supplies Used:

Special Friend Card
X7208B Florence Paper Packet
C1647 A Bunch Of Love
Z3251 A Bunch Of Love Thin Cuts
Z2192 Pacifica Ink Pad
Z2116 Cranberry Ink Pad
Z2651 Saffron Ink Pad
Z899 Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Z2459 Pastel Green Shin Han Touch Twin Marker (Y49)
Z2448 Carmine Shin Han Touch Twin Marker (R11)
Z2463 Sap Green Shin Han Touch Twin Marker (GY235)
Z2458 Marine Blue Shin Han Touch Twin Marker (B62)
Z3218 Rose Gold Foil Tape
Z3226 Medium Flat Waterbrush
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

Happy Times Birthday Card
CC1063 Happy Times Paper Packet (retired)
CC1064 Happy Times Stamp Set (retired)
S1605 Celebrate With Cake SOTM (retired)
Z2650 Fern Ink Pad
Z2196 Smoothie Ink Pad
Z3129 Gold Foil Tape
Z1151 3-D Foil Tape
Z891 Versamark Ink Pad
Gold Embossing Powder


  1. Love them both! So pretty. I don't have that stamp set and thin cuts yet. But I will!

    1. Thanks, Lisa! I almost used Calypso and Tickled Pink because, well those flamingos are just so darn cute, but I am drawn to the color combination in Florence. The patterns in that paper pack are so versatile!

  2. I don't have that stamp set yet either! Both cards are beautiful!

    1. Thanks, Donna! The flowers on this stamp set were fun to color in. The coordinating thin cuts sure saved time over fussy cutting!

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    1. Thanks, Betty! Sure would be fun to do these at a make n take at Boston Croppers! I miss you!