Monday, 31 March 2014

SOTM Blog Hop - April - Balloon Talk

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuringApril's SOTM, which is Balloon Talk, a set of 24 stamps.  If you have come here from the talented Jen Patrick's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here

This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
For this first card, I used the sample artwork by our CTMH designers as inspiration. I needed a few thank you cards and this is what I came up with.  I used some strips of paper and cardstock from Balloon Ride, and pulled the colours Juniper, Sorbet and Crystal Blue for my inks.  I stamped the empty balloons in 1st and 2nd generation, and the sentiment in Crystal Blue.

My second card starts with a Hollyhock base, and I stamped the Balloon with LOVE all over with Hollyhock Ink, we call this technique tone on tone.  This also creates a background pattern.  I used some left over zipstrips from Balloon Ride because it worked with my color scheme.  Using "Hey There" I stamped in 2nd generation Hollyhock. Awesomeness is stamped in Topiary ink.  I stamped "LOVE" onto some scraps of Balloon Ride to add some texture, and did the Same with "You", stamping the balloon and the sentiment in Gyspy Ink on scraps of Ivy Lane.  The empty word balloon was just some extras I had pre-cut and I took a black journalling pen and drew in the outline.

Now "Hop" on over to Judy Faye Garner's Blog to see her incredible work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!
Remember, the Balloon Talk is only available until  April 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount of only $5.00 when you place a qualifying order.


  1. really love the colors in the first card, and the tone-on-tone of the second

  2. I really like the random stamping background card! Both are great cards!

  3. Great cards, love all the random stamping!


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