Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Close To My Heart's May Stamp of the Month is called "Pinwheels" which will surely be a fun one for summer scrapbook layouts and for virtually any card-making occasion. The set contains several pinwheel images and celebratory phrases, with a few Cricut cuts to match as well which makes creating super easy. You can view all the images in this set in the righthand column of my blog all month long.

It's a Blog Hop which means over 60 CTMH consultants are participating and sharing their creations, so you're sure to get tons of inspiration with this great stamp set. If you're already hopping along, you came here from Beth Naumann's blog. At the end of this post I'll show you were to hop to next.


But first, my card...

5 x 7 on Whisper cardstock. I wanted to do something completely different than expected on this, so I opted for more of a monochromatic look using papers from the "For Always" paper pack and adding shades of gray (not exactly 50, wink-wink) with pops of silver and black embossing powder and a little glitter paper for added texture.



The stamp set has matching Cricut cuts from the Artiste cartridge so it makes stamping and layering a breeze. A silver brad in the center of the pinwheels and a light inking around the edges gives the pinwheels a finishing touch.



Layered stamping with black and Whisper here with a glitter paper star added for dimension. When cutting CTMH's new glitter paper on the Cricut, I simply set my blade to 6 and did a Multi-cut to make sure it cut through cleanly. Worked like a charm! I cut a few more stars at different sizes for the wave trail across the card.


I think this would make a perfect graduation card, don't you? 


Now, let's continue on the blog hop and check out what Lalia Harris has created next.


Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Have a great day!








15 comments:

  1. Now that's thinking outside the box...great card Annette.

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  2. LOVE your card Annette!! Beautiful way to use this stamp set! :)

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  3. I love your card in Black & White. Your silver touches are perfect!

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  4. Love the colors, very different!

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  5. Annette, I love how this looks in Black and White. The embossing and glitter touches are FABULOUS!

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  6. Love love love it! What a stunning look! I feel a "lift" coming on. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

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  7. Fabulously elegant in the b&w palette, and the pinwheels look great!
    Alison x

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  8. Zowies, this is a beautifully built design. I love the monochromatic look. Been said before here but bears repeating: fabulously elegant. Love it!

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  9. Love the colors,the embossing and the hand-cut detail of the "Celebrate" sentiment and the big star stamped behind it!

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  10. WAY TOO COOL! Love the colors and the way you embossed and added bling!

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  11. What a handsome twist with this set! Fab card!

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  12. Stunning card! You did a fabulous job creating it.

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