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Salt Watercolor Technique Tutorial

Salt Watercolor Einstein Card

Today we are going to learn how to do a fun (and beautiful!) Salt Watercolor Technique.

Salt Watercolor Technique Supplies

First, let’s start with the supplies you’ll need:

  • All-purpose Mat (Z2045)
  • Watercolor Paints (Z3132)
  • Paintbrush Set–Flat Brush (Z3188)
  • Watercolor Paper (Z3146)
  • Cup of water
  • Kosher Salt

Step 1 for Wetwash Watercolor

STEP 1:

You will want to start by doing a wet wash on your watercolor paper.  Simply wet your paintbrush and apply a coat of water to your paper. Continue reading

Storybook Alphabet Dream Card

July CTMH Stamp of the Month Storybook Alphabet

Close To My Heart’s July Stamp of the MonthStorybook Alphabet is a fun, whimsical alphabet set.  It’s perfect to stamp and leave as is, or to grab your markers, colored pencils or even watercolor paints and have fun coloring the letters in for maximum impact!

Storybook Alpha Dream Card

My card today was quick and easy to put together–the longest part was coloring in the letters with my ShinHan Markers!

Closeup of Storybook Alpha Dream Card

And here’s a trick for you if you’re out of 3-D Foam Tape, layer your paper.  I cut out my cloud image 4 times using the Little Dreamer Scrapbooking Thin Cuts cloud die.   I glued them together using Bonding Memories adhesive.  I sponged some Glacier ink around the edges with a sponge dauber for added dimension.  Finally, I took the Clear Shimmer Brush and covered the entire cloud for some fun shimmer and sparkle.

Here’s a complete listing of the supplies I used to create this card:

  • Storybook Alphabet Stamp Set (July Stamp of the Month) (S1707)
  • Memento Black Ink Pad (Z899)
  • Glacier Stamp Pad (Z2841)
  • Little Dreamer Paper Pack (X7219B)
  • Little Dreamer Coordinating Cardstock (X7219D)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • Little Dreamer Scrapbooking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts (Z3334)
  • Clear Sparkles (Z3274)
  • Sponge Daubers (Z726)
  • Bonding Memories (1512)
  • Clear Shimmer Brush (Z3293)
  • Golden Yellow ShinHan Marker (Z2452)
  • Turquoise Blue ShinHan Marker (Z2465)
  • Tender Pink ShinHan Marker (Z2464)
  • Leaf Green ShinHan Marker (Z2454)
  • Vivid Green ShinHan Marker (Z2466)
  • Peony Purple ShinHan Marker (Z2462)

Remember, you can get the Storybook Alphabet Stamp Set for only $5 with a $50 qualifying purchase.  That’s an amazing savings; regular retail price for the stamp set is $17.95.  The Stamp of the Month is only available during the month it debuts.  If you like it, get it now!  Come next Tuesday, August 1st, there will be a brand new Stamp of the Month to enjoy.

To purchase the Storybook Alphabet Stamp Set or any other CTMH products, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Summer Twist Fold Gift Card Holder

Summer Twist Fold Gift Card Holder

Today’s card is one from our Spring Fling Event.  It’s a fun way to present a gift card. Plus, it has a fun look with the twist fold!

We used a couple of techniques with this card aside from the fun fold.  I took 3 sponge daubers to apply the ink to create the multi-colored beach umbrella.  Also, I added some beautiful shine and sparkle to the starfish images with our Gold Shimmer Brush (hard to tell in the photo!)  The Scallop Border (Scallop Punch is now retired) adds a nice feel of ocean waves to the pocket.  The other touch I added to the card that fits in nicely with a worn beach look is to distress the edges of some of the papers.  I used the blade of my scissors, but to be safer, you should use our Edge Distresser to achieve this look.  Plus, with so many blade edges on this tool, it’ll last you a long time! Perfect for distressing many, many projects =)

Inside Summer Twist Fold Gift Card Holder

I kept the look going on the inside of the card, which has another pocket perfect for a gift card, a little note card or both!

CTMH No Worries Paper Pack

Close To My Heart’s No Worries Paper Pack and

No Worries Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts dies

No Worries Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts dies makes this card come together easily.

To create your own fun summer-themed projects, be sure to grab CTMH’s No Worries Papers before they are gone (items from the Seasonal Expressions 2 Mini Catalog are good through August 31st or while supplies last.)  You can get these and other CTMH products on my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Happy 4th of July!

4th of July Card

In celebration of today, I wanted to share this 4th of July card I created.  I combined patterned papers from CTMH’s No Worries and Jack Paper Collections and used the Fourth of July Stamp.

Closeup 4th of July Card

I really like how it turned out!

Layered Star on 4th of July Card

I especially like my layered star I created with the Basic Star Thin Cuts and White Burlap Ribbon (I cut the strands apart in order to make a more delicate look.)

I hope you enjoy your 4th of July!

 

Let’s Fiesta Shaker Card

Let's Fiesta Shaker Card

It’s here–CTMH’s Annual Convention!  In celebration of all the excitement of today, I wanted to share this fun shaker card I created using one of the Pocket Cards in the Prickly Pear Paper Pack.

CTMH's Prickly Pear Paper Pack

It’s totally the right sentiment for today! And I love the different look I created with the shaker component–I used some white tulle instead of some clear plastic.

Open Let's Fiesta Shaker Card

It still allows the items sandwiched between to move about, but it gives a lighter, softer look to it.

Here’s the supply list for my card:

  • Fiesta Time Stamp Set (C1681)
  • Tangerine Stamp Pad (Z2809)
  • Emerald Stamp Pad (Z2806)
  • Prickly Pear Paper Pack (X7221B)
  • Prickly Pear Coordinating Cardstock (X7221D)
  • White Value Pack Cards & Envelopes (X254)
  • Basic Circles Thin Cuts dies (Z3318)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
  • Party Confetti
  • White Tulle

If you’d like to purchase some of the items listed or any other CTMH product, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Quick & Easy Goody Bags

 

CTMH Convention 2017

Today marks the start of CTMH’s Annual Convention–well, actually, today is Leadership Day and Day 1 of Convention begins tomorrow.  But even if you’re not attending Leadership (which I am & am so excited to be doing so!), you’re traveling to get to Convention and the excitement is surely building.  Many CTMH Consultants will tell you that this occasion is definitely a holiday in their books. An event NOT to be missed.

And this year is even more exciting because Convention is back in Salt Lake City (it hasn’t been there for 10 years!) so they will be offering a Home Office tour to all attendees.  A behind the scenes tour. How exciting!

Single CTMH Convention Goody Bag

There are many standard activities that occur while at Convention aside from the regularly scheduled activities.  Card swapping, Team Meetings/Celebrations, Roomie Gifts, etc.

CTMH Convention Goody Bags

I’m excited to have several of my team members joining me at Convention this year–the most so far!  These are just part of the gifts that I will be giving to each of them.  I wanted to share these today because they were easy to put together, but look super cute!

Closeup Convention Goody Bag

I started with some fun foil star bags I found in Target’s Dollar Spot (that place gets so much of my money; there is always something cute in that section!)  The stars seemed perfect to go with CTMH’s Little Dreamer Collection so I used CTMH’s Retired Cricut Art Philosophy Collection to cut some tags and then stamped and cut out images with the Little Dreamer Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts die set.

To close it up, I used scraps of the Little Dreamer Paper glued to some basic clothespins with Liquid Glass. Then I added some stars I cut with the *NEW* Stars Basic Shapes Thin Cuts dies using Silver Glitter Paper.  Crazy easy to do and completes the look nicely.  And even better is it doesn’t take any hard to find items to make.  Just some cute bags (you could even make some out of paper you have at home if you liked!) and clothespins (Don’t have any?  Check your local Dollar Store.)

Happy Birthday, Abner Doubleday (Baseball-Themed Birthday Card)!

Baseball Gift Card Holder

Abner Doubleday, who invented the game of baseball, was born on June 26th, 1819.

To mark the occasion, I created this card. Of course, I meant to share it yesterday when it was actually the day of his birth. But life happens as it does for all of us.  So, I guess it’s a little belated!

This is a fun card design from CTMH’s Cricut Artiste Collection (now retired.)  It has a little pocket/holder insert perfect for a gift card.  So you could stuff a gift card to a favorite restaurant, store or whatnot.  Or you could tuck a pair of baseball tickets inside!

 

Let’s Party Birthday Card

Let's Party Birthday Card

Today’s card is a spectacular one!  It’s one I received back from Jen L. in the card swap I participated in.  It has a nice simple design but with lots of great depth and texture added to it. And what could be better than a birthday card!?!

Inside Let's Party Birthday Card

Perhaps a birthday card with a super fun sentiment stamped inside!  This card is actually created from a larger cardmaking kit called Let’s Party Cardmaking Kit; which, truth be told, should be on everyone’s wishlist!  =)  It’s a pretty awesome kit.

Let's Party Cardmaking Kit

Here’s a complete listing of the products used to create this card:

  • Let’s Party Cardmaking Kit (G1132)
  • Sea Glass Stamp Pad (Z2813) don’t forget this is the Color of the Year so after July 31st, it’s no longer available!
  • Black Stamp Pad (Z2805)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • Sea Glass Cardstock (Z2507)
  • White Glitter Paper (Z3247)
  • Sea Glass Glitter Paper (Z3240)
  • White Twine (Z3126)
  • Confetti Stars Embossing Folder (Z3119)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)

If you’d like to purchase any of the items listed or any other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.