Thursday, 1 May 2014

CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - May 2014 - You've Got a Friend

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Stamp of the month Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Savannah's Blog, 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 these two cards which feature May Stamp of the Month You've Got a Friend, available exclusively throughout May for $24 or for just $5 when you spend $75.

I love the greetings in this set, and the "moon" one in particular is very special to our family. Sam McBratney's Guess How Much I Love you? has been a firm bedtime reading favourite for almost a decade now.

For the first card, I inked up the various parts of the sentiment in 3 different colours. I used our Pigment inks for this, mainly because the pads are small and can be walked across only parts of the stamp if you wish.

I then used a partial embossing technique with the chevron embossing folder for the top and bottom of the front panel, and separated the three portions with a double scored line from the back, so it would be raised on the front. Then I just used the Gypsy ink again to colour the edges of the panel, and mounted it with foam tape onto a white daisy card base. Some purple adhesive gems left over from a Laughing Lola kit completed this card.

The second card was made in a similar way, but I embossed the two ends of the front panel first, and hoped the sentiment would fit :-).  I used the Quatrefoil embossing folder and only a single reverse scored line. I also kept this card more monochrome, with a Lagoon mat, and some Aqua Dots. Some baker's twine hemp (left over from this kit) adds some extra texture.

 You've Got a Friend is only available until 31 May 2014 from your CTMH consultant.

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop,  Jenny Gilbert's Blog, Jens DigiScrap.

Yours in Craft,


  1. Stunning cards, love the gradient stamping on your first card.

  2. I love the embossing on white! Beautiful!

  3. You are a bit clever, Monika. I love your first card

  4. I love how you have used the embossing and the interesting stamping :)

  5. I love this technique Monika, I must give it a try.


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