I love it when the hard work is done for you! This beautiful stamp set, Happiness Never Grows Old, features two stunning floral clusters to make you look like a pro stamper who can cluster like a boss.
I’m delighted you’ve joined the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. This is a circular hop. If you arrived from Danielle’s blog, Scrappy Chicks, you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it. Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from. Each blog will showcase a project featuring the Happiness Never Grows Old (S2012) stamp set which is November’s Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.
Sweet blooms growing on a trellis
The flower clusters in this set made me think blooms growing on a trellis in the garden. What luck! The NEW Geometric Grids Thin Cuts LOOK like a trellis. It’s a match made in heaven.
A flick through Make It From Your Heart Vol 3 helped plan what the layout would look like. Pattern 5 was my starting point. The width of vertical elements needed minor adjustments to fit the dimensions of the thin cut.
You will want 5 of the thin cuts. Trim one one edge on two of them and overlap to make the RH page panel. Cut the other two in half length ways to make the narrower trellis on the LH page
Heat emboss, colour and fussy cut stamped images
Silver heat embossing powder adds a little shine to the floral elements. The fussy cutting did take a little time but it’s easy to do using micro-tip scissors and gives the illusion of real flowers on the trellis.
Colouring was super quick with shimmer brushes. Just add a flick of colour to each segment on the flowers and leaves. No need to worry about going over the lines because the heat embossing won’t run.
Can’t find a zip strip to suit?
Make your own! Use one of the leaf stamps in the set to fill a 1” strip of cardstock. Tone on tone ink works great. Then cut the strip in half longways and you are good to go!
Layered thin cuts make your title pop
Cut 3 or 4 sets of letters for the title word and glue the layers together. This adds dimension and helps your title to stand out. Combine the feature word with stamped sentiments and a few stickers to create a focal point on the layout.
Order your Stamp of the Month
Happiness Never Grows Old (S2012) is only available during December, 2020. Full retail price is $34 but VIP’s can have this gorgeous set FREE when accompanied by an $80 order. If you are not a VIP, you will pay $9 with a qualifying order. But seriously…check out Close To My Heart’s VIP program first! Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.
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CTMH products used in the Project
S2012 Happiness Never Grows Old Stamp Set
9043 Make It From Your Heart Vol 3
Z3894 Geometric Grid Thin Cuts
Z3760 Simple Serif Uppercase Thin Cuts
X8015S Lovely Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet
X8017 Wood Grain Paper Packet
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Z2067 Silver Embossing Powder
Z3814 Flaming Shimmer Brush
Z4225 Mint Shimmer Brush
X6052 Cinnamon Cardstock
X6045 Sage Cardstock
X6046 French Vanilla Cardstock
Z891 Versamark Ink Pad
Z6522 Cinnamon Ink Pad
Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots
Z1836 Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors