10/31/2010

A Little Thanks! November Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Close to My Heart November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We are featuring the November Stamp of the Month, A Little Thanks, a set of 16 stamps, that is only available during the month of November.

If you have arrived from Shannon Buck's Blog you are on the right path.  This month we have over 60 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the November Stamp of the Month and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs.  Following the Blog Hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one.  So, here we go!

This is a very useful stamp set.  It is not your typical set of Thank You stamps.  I love the different fonts as well and the different sentiments.  This is a must have that you will go back to again and again.

I decided to use the Gratitude stamp from this set and pair it with the Peacock stamp from Circle of Love.  I have seen many techniques used on this peacock, but I wanted to keep it simple, but elegant (stress the word SIMPLE).  So, I decided to emboss it with our Silver Pearl Embossing Powder.  This embossing powder gives such a smooth, elegant finish without too much glitz. I love lots of glitz and bling, but this card needed less "in your face" and more refined, if you know what I mean!  

I didn't want to deal with figuring out what to do with the background behind the peacock so I used some of the B&T paper from the Magnifique Paper Pack that was just released in our current Idea Book.

I also used the Silver Pearl embossing powder for the Gratitude stamp from our featured stamp set and loved the elegance of it.  It fits so well with my card.  It has a rustic feel to it normally but with the embossing it looks like metal.  So here is my card:

I did not know how to make paper ruffles, but I was determined!  It took me about 2 hours and many pieces of paper to figure out the look I wanted, but it was worth it.  For me it takes the card over the top.  So many times I make a card that is pretty but not beautiful.  This card is one of the most attractive I have ever made.  It was truly worth the effort!

Products Used
  • Stamps: November Stamp of the Month, A Little Thanks (D1444) and Circle of Love (D1438)
  • Paper:  Magnifique My Reflections Level 2 Paper Pack (X7127B)
  • Inks:  Cocoa (Z2114)
  • Embellishments: Silver Pearl Embossing Powder (Z678) and Versamark Pad (Z891)
  • Other Products:   Adhesive, sponge daubers, Craft Heater (Z555), Blue and Green Assortment Sparkles (Z1327), Filigree Charms (Z1269), Piercing Tool Kit (Z1114), and Foam Tape (Z1151) 
Now "Hop" on over to Lori Leng's Blog  to see her work!  Be sure to visit all of the Consultant's blogs to get some great ideas on how to  use this versatile stamp set.  

Remember that the A Little Thanks Stamp Set is only available from November 1-November 30, 2010.  Contact your CTMH Consultant or click here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free.

21 comments:

  1. Lovely paper pleating...just really makes your card stand out.

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  2. Gorgeous! Love everything about it!

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  3. Very nice card, simple but elegant. Your stamping technique is perfect as is your box pleat, Great Job! (ascrappingdiva.blogspot.com)

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  4. This is gorgeous. I might have to case it.

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  5. Gorgeous! I may have to learn paper pleating now. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. Simply STUNNING! I also love everything about your card! :) And, I agree... paper pleating really takes it to the next level, but it is time-consuming! LOL

    (http://whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com)

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  7. The peacock looks STUNNING embossed with Silver. And your paper pleats look fabulous too.

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  8. I totally agree!! STUNNING!! Love the paper pleating!

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  9. Stunning - simply stunning. I love paper pleating - so elegant and refined. Beautiful!

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  10. It is simply stunning! Love the silver and the paper pleating and the ribbon!

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! The silver EP definitely takes this set from rustic to va-va-va-voom!

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  12. this is just a stunning card. love the peacock, the pleating, he sentiment. total winner!

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  13. I'm glad you were determined to learn how to do the paper pleating. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

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  14. This card is truly gorgeous! I always have trouble making paper pleats, as well. It's much harder than it appears!

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  15. Everything about this card is beautiful. The embossing is beautiful on the blue background. I love the paper pleating and the filigree charm.

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  16. love the colors - great job on the pleates

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  17. From a non-paper pleater, this card is gorgeous. I would cry if I received a card like this. An a cake artist, I know how long it takes to perfect techniques and when something turns out perfect it's miraculous and a cause for celebration! It's beautiful.

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  18. Very beautiful Card! It has a WOW effect :)

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