Thursday, June 30, 2011

CTMH July SOTM Blog Hop- American Celebration

Happy July and welcome to this month's installment of the Close to my Heart Blog Hop!

I missed you all last month and am happy to be back! What a great sampling of artwork for last months SOTM "Jubilation." I'm sure this month will provide many creative "sparks" for all of us!

If you came from Pamela's Blog, you are on the right track.... just check out my card for this month and then click on the link at the bottom of my post to stay "on the hop."

Our stamp set for this month is a patriotic set of 12 stamps called "American Celebration." Available July 1st thru 31st, this set is sure to give you plenty of options for your 4th of July Celebration pages, cards or your military pages.

My card is a standard size card with B & T paper from the "Fanfare" level 2, My Reflections Kit. I embossed on black CS in "Cranberry", and gold using two images of fireworks from this month's stamp set. I cut out the smaller of the two images and popped it up in the center of the first. I then triple matted the images in "Sunny Yellow", "Pacifica", and "Cranberry" to make it pop. I stamped and cut out the celebrate banner and stamped the firecrackers in cranberry and pacifica and cut out a white one as well drawing inthe markings. Next I cut small pieces of natural hemp and frayed the ends to look like fuses. Lastly I tied the three "firecrackers" with hemp and popped them up for is a close up:

Thanks for stopping by and now please head on over to Jill's Blog to see what she has created for you!

See you next month when we will have a brand new set of SOTM's for you along with a brand new Idea Book and Catalog.....For all my fellow consultant sisters.....look for me as I will have a button on saying I am a member of the "Blog Hop Team", hope to see you all there and meet you in person!!!