Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. This is a circular hop. If you arrived from Doris’s Blog, Creative Inspirations, 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 For My Beautiful Friend (S2007) stamp set which is July’s Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.
Use For My Beautiful Friend to make Paper Candy
What’s Paper Candy? It’s pre-made embellishments ready to add to cards or scrapbook pages. If you feel like experimenting with a new technique or tool you can make a number of samples that can then be applied to projects.
My face to face and online workshops this month are focusing on using tags so most of my paper candy has a tag as a base. The papers are from the latest Mix In pack (X9017) so I know they will blend with Summer Vibes and Timber – the two collections in the July/August catalogue.
All the colouring has been done with Shimmer Brushes. They come in 17 different colours and are super easy to use. Simply brush lightly over the paper to add colour and glitter at the same time.
Heat embossing helps images stand out on darker or patterned backgrounds.
When you stamp images on cardstock, fussy cut close to the outline and pop them up on foam dots, you add dimension to the paper candy.
Three ways to use your Paper Candy
Now you have options!
- Create a simple card background for your candy and add a stamped sentiment
- Add candy to a layout as part of a larger cluster including stickers or a title.
- Fill a 3” x 4” photo well to create your own PML card.
Order your Stamp of the Month
For My Beautiful Friend (S2007) is only available during July, 2020. Full retail price is $34 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $9 when accompanied by an $80 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.
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A list of the currently available products used on this project follows. All items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, this link will take you to my website.
Currently Available products used in the Project
S2007 For My Beautiful Friend Stamp Set
X9017 Mix In Paper Pack
Z3508 Julep Shimmer Brush
Z4223 Red Shimmer Brush
Z3511 Wisteria Shimmer Brush
Z3606 Raspberry Shimmer Brush
Z3611 Peach Shimmer Brush
Z4198 Gold Sequin Ribbon
Z4194 Whit & Gold Skinny Ribbon
Z4213 Silver Embellishing Thread
Z3507 Silver Glitter Gems
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3271 Archival Black Ink
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Ink Pad