Monday, November 23, 2015

CTMH Sangria~Blog Hops with Heart

Hey everyone!  I am super excited to be joining these very talented ladies, for our very first Blog Hops with Heart!  We are going to be sharing some fabulous projects!  The best part to me is many of us will be sharing our love of Close to my Heart products, combined with other crafty companies we love!  This month we are featuring the beautiful paper pack from Close to my Heart, Sangria.

I have two cards to share today.  For my first card, I did a little faux water coloring to color my image.  I wanted to add shading to the Peonies, so I used Eggplant ink full strength, and then added water to make a much lighter shade.  I did the same for the leaves using Olive ink.  After I had let the image dry a bit, I masked and stamped again with Gold pigment the gold ink would give an outlined effect.  I will list all the supplies at the very end of my post, in case you are curious.

My next card was my favorite, mostly because I adore foxes!  I stamped the cute little fox on my card panel, and colored it with Copics.  Then I die cut the wreath four times, to add some dimension.  I colored the green leaves using the same faux water color technique, in Olive.  Then I used Copics for the red color, to tie in with the Sangria paper.  It was a super quick and easy card, thanks to lots of dies!

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my cards!  Next up on the hop is Amy McVey, you won't want to miss her fabulous card!   I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love and laughter!

Supplies used:

Card #1~
Stamps:  Avery Elle~Peonies, CTMH~Always Grateful

Dies: Mama Elephant~Sew Fancy, Lawn Fawn~Large Stitched Square Stackables, Avery Elle~Finished Frames

Paper:  CTMH Sangria, CTMH Eggplant CS, Neenah Solar White 110#

Inks:  CTMH Eggplant, CTMH Olive, VersaFine Onyx black, Delicata pigment ink (Golden Glitz)

Card #2~
Stamps: Mama Elephant~Charmed,  Paper Smooches~Chit Chat

Dies:  Mama Elephant~Charmed Creative Cuts, Femme Frames, Avery Elle~Finished Frames

Paper:  CTMH Sangria, Neenah Solor White 110#

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, CTMH Olive

Markers:  Copic, Wink of Stella (clear)

Thanks for joining me!!!


  1. Love all the details ... of course the coloring rocks, but those stitches all caught my eye too.

  2. Oh, Stephanie how I have missed visiting your blog! Those are my two favorite Sangria papers. Super use of all those stitched detail dies! (When is Black Friday/Cyber Monday???) Love that gold stamping detail and the Wink of Stella of COURSE! SO happy to be hopping with you again! :)

    1. Oh, I missed you too! Thanks, I have you to thank for introducing me to Mama Elephant, lol! It has been a super fun year, obsessing over new stamp companies. Once I discovered where to get the deals, I was hooked! So happy to be hopping with you again!!! ;)

  3. I've said it once and I'll say it again...your coloring skills are amazing! And that Wink of Stella! JUST GORGEOUS! That is one thing I've yet to purchase, but it's definitely on my short list!

    1. Thanks, Kelly!!! You have to go get one,'s life changing for us papercrafters! I have to keep a backup Wink of Stella, because I tend to slather it on everything, lol. You can get them at Michael's now..and use your coupon.

  4. Your coloring is gorgeous...simply gorgeous. I love those dies, too. I might have to put those on my "buy as soon as possible" list. :)

    1. Thanks so much, Becca! I have definitely been getting my money out of my dies with my Cricut Explore packed away for 6 months now, lol. :)

  5. Amazing! Your coloring is stunning (someday I hope to achieve anything remotely close to that)! And the stitching add such a fun detail to your absolutely gorgeous artwork!

    1. Thanks so much, Amy! So happy to be hopping with all you talented ladies!

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