Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Brushed Blog Hop. This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.
If you arrived from Maz’s Blog, ArtyMaz you are in the right place. If this is your first time on a blog hop, simply read on and enjoy my creations. If you like what I show today, please subscribe to my blog, leave a comment on this post or share it on social media. Then you click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part- you can see several different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’s Brushed collection! When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.
Brushed – Bring Back My Pack
This gorgeous collection is one of my all time favourites and I am so thrilled to have it back in our range until the end of July. I had both stamp sets from the first time around (Nov 2014) but had used every last scrap of the papers. I happily ordered more at the beginning of June. Sadly, delayed transportation links meant my paper didn’t arrive in time to make my layout.
Not to be put off, I made my own paper using the stamp sets. I used a heat embossing masking technique on the flowers and butterflies and then sponged around them to create the glacier background.
Large Triangles make a dramatic statement
This half triangle layout is very popular at the moment. I love it and found it was a great way to showcase the large flowers on my hand made printed paper.
Oasis Holographic paper provided a fun base for the design but boy is it hard to photograph because it acts like a mirror! ¼” strips of peacock cardstock frame the Holographic triangle segments.
Numerous photo layouts are possible with this design. Adding circles breaks up some of the lines. These frilly circles are cut using the Spinner Card Thin Cuts. They are just under 4” in diameter. The square in the middle is 6”. The sizes of both can be adjusted up or down to suit your supplies and photos.
Heat Embossed Masking Technique
Using this technique allows the white of the base page and the colours of stamped images to show through after you have sponged over them. The heat embossing acts as a resist and ink doesn’t stick to it.
In a nutshell, it’s a 4 step process
- Use your anti-static pouch to wipe over cardstock before stamping
- Stamp outline of flower in Versamark ink and heat emboss with clear powder
- Stamp petals and butterflies in coloured ink and then again in Versamark. Heat emboss with clear powder
- Sponge background paper in a contrast colour.
The heat embossing intensifies the coloured ink and also ‘locks in’ the white background paper.
Order your supplies this month
The Brushed collection is available, while stocks last, until the end of July 2020. You can order papers, co-ordinating cardstock and the 2 stamp sets individually or as a discounted bundle. Check the Promotions tab on your consultant’s website. If you’re an Aussie without a consultant, come shop with me by clicking here.
Please help me grow my blog following by liking or commenting on this post. Then click on the underlined link and move on to Dannii’s blog, Scrappy Chicks, to see the project she has designed for you.
Products used in this project
D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set
D1602 A Budding Friendship Stamp Set
Z3636 Oasis Holographic Paper
Z3626 Card Front Spinner Thin Cuts
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6036 Ballerina Cardstock
X5958 Peacock Cardstock
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Z4220 Anti-static Pouch
Z697 Round Sponge
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2844 Pixie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Zz6517 Lemonade Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X2896 Smoothie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z6501 Ballerina Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X2841 Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2480 Orange Tri-blend Marker (centres of flowers)
Z3560 Golden Rod Stickles (centres of flowers)