Welcome to our February Blog Hop!

CTMH Technique Blog Hop February 2019

This blog hop is one big circle, so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork. Just keep clicking the link in each post to go to the next page. The page just before me is Maz Wood’s so if you are coming from there, you are on the right track! From here you’ll visit  Danielle Wagner’s page. In case you get lost, you can get a complete list of participants at the bottom of this post.

Each month, this group shares with you a different technique featuring Close To My Heart products. This month 16 of us are showcasing how to incorporate different types of layering into your paper crafting projects. Layering can come in many forms: layering paper on paper, layering different types of mediums, layering embellishments on paper, layering die cuts and embossing impressions onto paper, etc. Layering is a very common, and easy to accomplish, technique found in all forms of paper crafting!

This month I decided to create two cards, each with very different types of layering. This first card is all about layering paper. Patterned paper, glitter paper and card stock. Once I had everything in place, I decided to also layer one small stamp in the corner of the heart. It just seemed to work! See below for the list of supplies used to create this project.

List of Materials used in this project:

  • Charcoal exclusive inks stamp pad Z2831
  • Black exclusive inks stamp pad Z2805
  • Charcoal card stock X5999
  • White Daisy card stock X6027
  • Mix-in paper packet X9003
  • I Heart Us paper packet X7242B
  • Red Glitter paper Z324
  • Paper Pal Pets stamp set & Thin Cuts Z4268
  • Paw Prints on My Heart C1770
  • Shaker Window Thin Cuts Z4309
  • Basic Hearts Thin Cuts Z3317
  • Stitched Hearts Thin Cuts Z4182
  • Basic Hearts Thin Cuts Z3317

For the second card, I decided to focus on different types of media for layering (with some card stock layering added in for good measure)😉 I had seen another card done with the barn door and just loved the colour combination they had used, so that’s where I started. After cutting the Ruby base card stock to 5 1/4″ by 4″, I used a stencil from my stash to layer on opaque, matte texture paste. I didn’t want to lose the intensity of colour, so after it dried, I sprayed on a layer of water and Espresso re-inker mixed together. While that was drying, I stamped the barn door, handle & “Hello” sign. The door is stamped with Heather ink on Mink card stock. The sign is black ink on the dark side of the Mink card stock. I layered the twine on the barn door, and then added the sign on top of that. Once the base was dry, I assembled everything, popping up the centre, Ruby, piece.

Because this card didn’t really have a specific sentiment on the front, I decided to add one to the inside. I love the sprigs of leaves, as they match the sign on the front of the card, so I added those after stamping the sentiment.

List of Materials used in this project:

  • Black exclusive inks stamp pad Z2805
  •  Heather exclusive inks stamp pad Z2826
  • Ruby exclusive inks stamp pad Z2870 
  • Espresso Re-inker Z2729 
  • Black card stock X6028 
  • Ruby card stock X6019 
  • Mink card stock X6010
  • Heart & Home stamp set C1750
  • Opaque Matte Texture Paste Z4245
  • Palette Knife Z4247
  • Mink Twine Z4221

Thank you so much for stopping by! If you noticed something you want to see more of, you can see all of the products used on my CTMH shopping site: here. If you have any questions about the projects or techniques used here, or you’d just like to tell me what you thought of the projects, feel free to leave me a comment below or email here. I’d love to hear from you!

After that, keep following the links in each post and check out what we have to share with you. I hope you enjoy your time with us, see some cool projects and get some terrific tips and ideas!

Now…go see what Danielle Wagner has to share with you and happy crafting!

Until next time


List of Participants:

Melissa Robinson
Catherine Nowak
Miss. Carrie’s Creations
Michelle Loncar
Marciava Beretervide Warrell
Michelle Johns
Haley Dyer
Debi McBain
Darlys Recker
Lauren Moore
Maz Wood
Valerie Kapsha YOU ARE HERE!
Danielle Wagner
Katy Taylor
Terry Metzger
Tamara Sandwisch

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