April SOTM Blog Hop - Message in A Bottle



This month I am following {Melissa Robinson's blog, My Heartfelt Sentiments}   We have 12 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.  

The April Stamp of the Month is entitled Message in a Bottle  (S2204) (Set of  21).   Here is a picture of this stamp set:

Such a pretty stamp set.  It just begged to be colored in with our TriBlend Markers.  I wanted each of my bottles to be a different color like some of the old bottles I have seen in thrift stores.

Here is my card:

I "washed" the background with our Gold Shimmer Brush.  It makes it very sparkly.  I colored the stars in the middle bottle with the Sundance Shimmer Brush and the circle in that same bottle with the Raspberry Shimmer Brush.  I also added Platinum Stickles to that middle bottle.

The corks are stamped with Toffee Ink, and the table grain is added with our Black Journaling Pen.

I used the black word patterned paper from our March-April Mix In Paper Pack.

The April Stamp of the Month Stamp Set can be purchased for $18.95 or if you purchase $50 in CTMH products, you can add this stamp set to your order for an additional $5.  Or if you are a VIP Customer, you can get this stamp set FREE with a $50 purchase. This stamp set is only available between April 1 – April 30, 2022.  

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, 
{Michelle Stewart, of Creations with Michelle} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed above on my website.


  1. Gorgeous card. I love your coloring!

  2. Your coloring techniques are amazing! I love how much dimension you were able to create on a flat cardstock panel. So pretty!

  3. WOW! amazing coloring! love your card! So delightful! and such a great message.

  4. Okay...don't ask me why I never thought to color the stars and balls in different colors in your center bottle!! LOVE that...love all of it, to tell you the truth! I'll be copying this one!!

  5. Such a different look than all the other artwork on this hop...love it, Melinda!

  6. Lovely card. Love the bright colors against the black and white.


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