June SOTM Blog Hop – It’s Your Day to Sparkle


Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

On the first of each month, several of us CTMH consultants come together and share projects that we have created using the newest Stamp of the Month. This is a great way to show the versatility of the stamp set and get ideas from consultants all over.

This month, we will be featuring “It’s Your Day to Sparkle” which is Close To My Heart’s June 2019 Stamp of the Month. This stamp set is loaded with 39 amazing stamps (you can see below), so there is something for almost any type of project.

With a minimum $50 CTMH product purchase you can add it to your order for $6. Great deal, right?! To read more about this Canadian special, please check out my shopping site here.

This blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you arrived here from Lauren Moore’s blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here

Now on with the show!

The minute I laid eyes on this stamp set I knew that I HAD to make a card using that amazing cake!! To start, I stamped it on a piece of white cardstock, using Intense Black. I find this is the best black to use if you’re going to add colour with alcohol markers. I used cool greys and very light pinks for the cake and stand and then to make it really pop, I went for the bright pinks for the rose buds. I also stamped and coloured one of the single buds and attached it opposite the bigger arrangement, just to add a bit of balance. After fussy cutting everything, I set them aside.

It took me a REALLY long time to decide on the paper to go behind the cake. I ended up going with a piece of the solid grey patterned paper from the Mix-In paper and a piece of the vellum over top of that to tone down the grey a bit. I adhered the vellum with regular tape runner, applying the adhesive only where I knew I’d be covering it up!

The “congratulations” was stamped on the light side of a piece of Ballerina scrap cardstock using Intense Black. I used liquid glue only in the centre of the sentiment, to attach to the card front, leaving both “tails” free

Tips: when you’re stamping on vellum paper, use a light pressure, as the stamp slides easily (see the ampersand?), and give the ink a minute to dry before touching it (see the first “M” near the bottom?).

I popped up the cake, making sure to put some extra ones in the centre, as it’s a very big picture, and I didn’t want it to droop in the middle!

I know you are going to want this stamp set in your toolbox, so make sure you purchase it soon, as it is only available until June 30, 2019!

Below is a list of all of the supplies used for this project. You can take a closer look at each product by clicking on the product number. Now, let’s go shopping!

  • World is Yours collection (sorry, this promotion ended yesterday)
  • Mix-In paper collection (X9005)
  • Ballerina cardstock (X5994)
  • white cardstock
  • Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z4189)
  • ShinHan Touch Twin markers: CG2, CG3, GY235, R8, R136, RP292 (various)

If you see any products anywhere along the hop that you would like to purchase, please visit your local consultant’s website, if you do not have a consultant and are in Canada I would be happy to help you out. If you live outside Canada I am happy to help you find a local consultant in the United States, Australia or New Zealand.  If you’d like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too!

Before you head over to Kristine Ponte’s blog to see what she has created with this stamp set, please feel free to leave a comment, or share this post with your friends. I appreciate you stopping by and wish you the best June ever!

Until next time

Valerie

11 thoughts on “June SOTM Blog Hop – It’s Your Day to Sparkle”

  1. Melissa Robinson

    That is beautiful! I love your coloring of the images! How did you achieve that, especially on the cake? (Love the roses, too!)

    1. Hey Melissa, Thanks! I used our ShinHan markers to colour everything. They are always my go to! The cake was done with three colours, starting with the lightest over everything, then the darkest just in the shadowed areas and then I used just a bit darker than the lightest colour to blend the dark colour. Same with the tray except I only used two colours, starting with the lightest all over, then the darkest in the shadowed areas, then blending with the lightest colour.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.