Close To My Heart has beautiful patterned papers! I have some real favorites and really love the Mix-In paper packs that they offer too. You can create beautiful, clean and simple (CAS) with these papers, of course, but in my latest video I’m embracing the “white space”. Leaving huge areas of empty, white space can be more difficult than you think. After all, you don’t want your card to look like a 6 year old made it! tee hee… In my latest video I share some tips to really add some impact to your CAS cards. You can see that video in my Facebook Stamped Blessings – The Craft Corner group (for non demos, please) or here on my YouTube channel.
More About My Cards
I absolutely LOVE CTMH’s new Isabella – Scrapbooking stamp set. I bought it with the matching thin cut die but you can also just get the stamp set! For the card above, I repeatedly stamped some of the images on a 2 x 2 square of White Daisy. In the lemon only image I did mask the center lemon and leaf. Next I colored in the enter panel with Copic markers. I have a hundred Copic markers from before my time with Close To My Heart but if you are just starting out with alcohol markers, CTMH does sell Tri-Blend markers which gives you three tones of one color in each marker. It’s a nice option! If you’d like to learn how to be able to buy one of the bundles for half price — please contact me.
For this next card, I continued to use the Isabella Scrapbooking stamp and thin cut die set. I also die cut some black cardstock with CTMH’s Scalloped Circle thin cut die. This die retires end of the month and there are only a few left! I finished off the panel with a white embossed sentiment. This set is a retired CTMH SOTM from last year…
Clearance Section additions
A couple of new paper packs were just added to CTMH’s Clearance Section (one has matching mini hearts for shaker cards). I made the announcement in my FB group yesterday and several of you were able to get some! The quantities are listed as LOW stock but the prices are super low so check them out… warning! one pack already sold out.