heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes!

CTMH Mother's Garden | watercolor | Splash inks

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Mar 11 –  18

I’ve been getting crafty this weekend and can’t wait to share my creations with your during this week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge!  We’re a great place to get and share some card making ideas for your rubber stamped cards.  

If this is your first visit here, there are normally weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.   March’s prize winner will receive this sweat Easter basket stamp from CTMH – it’s just $2.95 if you don’t want to wait to see if you win it! 🙂

This Week’s Inspiration

I had a super successful cardmaking weekend as I mentioned at the top – well, almost 100% successful!  As I was finishing up this card I noticed a bright orange stain at the TOP 1/2 inch of my card.  I have no idea what I set the card down onto – or, if something was on my hand.  argh…  I ended up cutting the card down and rounding a corner to make up for it’s short size.  It was (is!) such a pretty card that I hated to throw it away.  Can you relate?!  I watercolored these flowers from CTMH’s Cheslea Gardens cardmaking stamp set with Tombow markers – even the leaves have just a touch of light grey but I wanted them to be less bold.  This Scalloped Border is on sale this month (with all of CTMH’s thin cut dies!)!

CTMH Chelsea Gardens cardmaking stamp set | CAS card design

CTMH supplies:  Chelsea Garden stamp set, Scalloped Border thin cut die

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I love to watercolor!  There are lots of mediums that I like to use but for this card I wanted a bold, pop of color.  I stamped and black embossed these rainboots from CTMH’s Mother’s Garden stamp set (you can find this wonderful set in their Seasonal Expressions 1 catty) on watercolor paper; and, then grabbed 4 bottles of Splash! inks that I had leftover from my time with amuse|studio.  The navy blue seemed a little dark when I was done so I just did some quick highlighting on a couple of pairs of the boots with a white gel pen.  I was tickled that it still worked!  woohoo!  I find if I don’t use my white gel pens regularly, they dry up prematurely – no matter the brand.  I scored some line for “interest” with my Scor-Pal and then sentiment is retired CTMH.  This card makes me happy!

CTMH Mother's Garden | watercolor | Splash inks

CTMH supplies:  Mother’s Garden stamp set, Good Thymes stamp set (retired), Mink and Black cardstock

I hope you join us!

Looking for past winners?  Check out this link here.

It’s simple to play along:

  • 2 entry limit per week
  • any stamp manufacturer is allowed
  • no digis please! 
  • please link back to this heARTful stamping Challenge to be eligible for the monthly prize!

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