Tuesday, 1 April 2014

CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - April 2014 - S1404 Balloon Talk

Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Lauren's Blog, CTMH Craftings, 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 these two cards which feature the April Stamp of the Month S1404 Balloon Talk available exclusively throughout April for $24 or for just $5 when you spend $75.

The first card uses just one of the stamps from the SOTM for the sentiment, and there are a great variety of speech bubbles with and without words in this set - 24 in total. The main images on the card are from C1540 Hello Blooms, and the Pear background piece is embossed with Swiss Dots.

The second card was inspired by the actual packaging of the SOTM. I wanted to make a monochrome card with various speech bubbles in the background, and then one raised up for the actual sentiment of the card. I used Outdoor Denim ink and the coordinating Chevron ribbon for this card.

A bit of fun - did you notice that the top left stamp is "start here" and the bottom right stamp is "carry on"?

You could make any number of these cards with the background technique, and then have different sentiments you can apply with foam tape to finish the card. You could also do a tone on tone look with ink to match your card stock.

Balloon Talk is only available until 30th April from your CTMH consultant. I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop,  Mandy's Blog, Hall of Indulgence.


  1. Love these cards - what a great idea!

  2. Your little birdie card would make anyone's day when they received it :)

  3. Your little birdie card is just the cutest. Your monochrome card with various speech bubbles in the background is so nice it like a little game.

  4. Love the birdie's speech bubble, and the chevron ribbon is fabulous on the second card.

  5. What wonderful fun cards ..... great work :-)


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