By Helen | December 15, 2010
This month’s CTMH Product Spotlight Blog Hop is all about the Bling! Whether it’s Sparkles or Gems, you’ll find more ideas for how to use these fun embellishments.
If you’ve arrived here from Kristie’s blog, welcome! Now, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy the artwork.
Can sparkles be used for a masculine layout? Absolutely! This is one of the Magnifique scrapbook layouts that’s part of my Magnifique Kit of the Month. As I was creating this layout, I kept thinking…it would be perfect for showcasing photos of two of my boys, Kenneth and Robert.
You can click on the layout to see a larger image. Here are some close ups of the stamped images and blue/green sparkles.
The stamp set in the Magnifique Workshop Kit has these fabulous flowers…adding the sparkles to the middle makes them pop. Tip: When working with sparkles, I find it’s easiest to pick them up off the carrier sheet with the Piercing Tool, place them where you want, then use your finger to hold them in place while removing the Piercing Tool.
The title is the combination of handwriting and stamped letters that are cut out. The title reads “God made us BROTHERS Hearts made us FRIENDS.”
The heart gets it’s shading from a fun technique – ink the stamp in Pacifica, then…using a Sponge Dauber, gently tap around the outer edges to remove a layer of ink and you get the lighter edges.
More sparkles – I love adding a few in an arc, adds a nice touch.
Wouldn’t these flowers and hearts look adorable on cards too?
- CTMH Magnifique Workshop Kit G1015 – Includes the Magnifique Level 2 paper pack, Heart to Heart stamp set, a full color brochure and a pack of the Chocolate Mini-Medley Accents
- CTMH Blue/Green Sparkles Z1327
- CTMH Field Trip Alphabet Stamp Set E1013
- CTMH Pacifica Ink Pad Z2192
- CTMH 3-D Foam Tape Z1151
Plenty for Twenty
During December, when you place an order of $20 or more on my CTMH website, you’ll get a D-size stamp set FREE! That’s a $22.95 value! WOW!
So let’s see…if you order the Magnifique Workshop Kit via my CTMH website, CTMH will select a random D-size stamp set to send to you…and you won’t have to pay shipping or tax on the bonus stamp set – how cool is that?!? Oh, and Sticky Boy may be a stowaway in your box…wouldn’t that be fun!
Head on over to my website, where you can browse through the 2010 Autumn/Winter Idea Book online (right hand side).
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