Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Savannah Scraps then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.
Today I would like to share with you this card and the cute treat tube which features February Stamp of the Month Wild About Love S1402A available exclusively throughout February for $29 or for just $5 when you spend $75.
Now’s where I make my confession. My first blog hop, and I have to admit that the card was designed by a very lovely lady on my team, Victoria Trembath (isn’s she clever?!) Along with the Feb SOTM, I’ve also used CTMH’s Stitched Together Flair (C1459) to create the stitched effect across the banner. To start, you need to create a ‘mask’ in the shape you wish, and sponge (or daub) around the edges to create your desired effect (this is for the faux banner). The hearts were random stamped using Ruby Ink, Cranberry Ink, and Cotton Candy, with the stitching and the message in good old Black. As a little bling never goes astray, it’s been finished with some Sparkles. Voila – a simple but very effective card.
And because I never do much without chocolate, I decided I would also create a little treat tube. This time I was inspired by another lovely team member, Lynn Rolston. I mean, this foxy lady was just too cute to not use on something. And I love the CTMH Treat Tubes – they’re so versatile, and you can really ‘dress them up’. I’ve used good old NZ jaffas in this tube – not just because they taste great, but because obviously the red was a given. I cut the heart from Cranberry cardstock using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. I love how the CTMH stamps show what co-ordinates with what cartridge, it just simplifies everything. The heart is a larger version of the one from the SOTM collection. I wrapped some For Always paper around the tube, tied it with bakers twine, and used foam tape to elevate both the heart and the fox. The fox, is of course, finished with a touch of bling in the flower.