Friday, December 9, 2016

Thoughtful Flowers and City Sidewalks for December Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to the December Joyful Stars Blog Hop!  We are a group of Close to My Heart consultants who share something each month on the 9th and at 9PM EST.  If you are coming from Donna Ackley Long's blog you are on the right track.  (The complete lineup is also on Joyce's blog in case you get lost.) Have fun being inspired!

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One of my favorite stamps from the December Stamp of the Month Thoughtful Flowers is this poinsettia stamp.  I colored it several times with our Shin Han Touch Markers (Carmine and Tender Pink) and then used the CTMH Clear Shimmer Brush on the center petals.  I used a 1/4" hole punch to cut the flower centers from CTMH Gold Shimmer Trim.

Here is a closeup so you can see the sparkle on the top leaves made by the Clear Shimmer Brush:

     White Daisy CS
     Thoughtful Flowers
     Memento Black Ink 
     City Sidewalks paper
     Light Cerulean Blue Shin Han Touch marker (to create lines on top panel)
     Clear Shimmer Brush
     Tender Pink Shin Han Touch Marker (base layer of color on top of flower)
     Carmine Shin Han Touch Marker (several coats on top flower petals and bottom flower petals)
     Gold Shimmer Trim
     3D Foam Tape

Here is the Atlantic Hearts Sketch that inspired my card layout: 

I'm also entering this into the Feeling-Sketchy Anything Goes Sketch challenge.

Now it's time to head on over to Donna Thomson Digby's blog to see the awesome project she has to share this month.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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  1. Lovely card, Marie. I love the touch of shimmer on the center petals.

  2. Lovely coloring on those leaves! Clever to make the centers, I'll remember that trick. Thanks for joining us at AHSC this week.

  3. Some times it's so difficult to see the glitter in photos...but yours really shows off those flowers and the design paper you used for your background. Great interpretation of the sketch.

  4. Bravo Marie...this is SO PRETTY! A very Cheery and Christmas-y card. Big thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week! Come back soon! ~ Ali (AHSC DT)

  5. Love this stamp set too! beautiful card and the shimmer brush adds just a nice touch of sparkle. Thank you for joining us at AHSC

  6. SOOO cute! I love the pop of glitter :) Thanks for joining us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

    Jess - DT

  7. Love the poinsettia, my favourite around the holidays. They look great with this paper.Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  8. So so pretty! Love the shimmer on the poinsettias! Thanks so much for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

  9. Beautiful card you made :-))
    Thanks for playing with us at Feeling Sketchy.
    Hugs, Andreja

  10. Lovely card. Love the shimmering poinsettas. Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy.

  11. Lovely card!! so fitting for this season!


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