Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Three Amigos August 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.

Our theme of three continues this month with the challenge of using three folds on our project. I pulled out new products from the 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations Idea Book. If you haven't had the opportunity to look through the idea book yet, you're in for a treat. CTMH introduced a new Color of the Year called Sea Glass. They are right on trend, because I see this color everywhere I go.

I made an easel card with Sea Glass Cardstock as the base. You'll see the three folds in the side view below. I layered Sea Glass Glitter Paper onto White Daisy Cardstock to created the two panels for my card. The adorable cupcake and sentiment are from the new Sweet Birthday stamp set. I heat embossed the cupcake and party hat using Versamark Ink and Gold Embossing Powder. The images are water colored using our ink pads, paint brushes, and lots of water. I squeezed a bit of ink into the lid of the pad, dipped my brush into water, picked up some ink, and painted away. My little cupcake rests on a banner cut from a design included in the Whimsy Fundamentals Paper Pack.

This is the view from the side. I scored a 4.25 x 12" piece of Sea Glass Cardstock at 1.5", 3", and 6". The overall dimension of the card when folded is 4.25 x 5.5".  If you look closely, you'll see that I inked the edges of the card base, white panels, and glitter paper with the Sea Glass Mini Pigment Ink Pad. The banner and sentiment piece are inked with Smoothie Ink. The banner, cupcake, and sentiment are all popped up with Thin 3-D Foam Tape. 

Thanks for hopping by today! Be sure to hop over to Lisa's blog and Donna's blog to see what they created this month.

Supplies Used:
B1532 Sweet Birthday
Z3255 Whimsy Fundamentals Paper Pack
X5789 Sea Glass Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3240 Sea Glass Glitter Paper
Z2507 Sea Glass Mini Pigment Ink Pad
Z2641 Glacier Ink Pad
Z2165 Juniper Ink Pad
Z2196 Smoothie Ink Pad
Z891 Versamark Ink Pad
Z2066 Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape


  1. Omg. So adorable! Love that cupcake! A and love that sea glass....

    1. Thanks, Lisa! Sea glass is so pretty...sea glass glitter paper is even prettier!

  2. CUTE! So I guess I DO need another Cupcake stamp!And I love that the card sparkles too!

    1. Yes, Donna, you DO need that cupcake!

  3. I'm in love with the everything about sea glass right now. Good job honey!

    1. Thanks, Betty! When I visit this fall, I'll be sure to bring a project with sea glass.