Since I went to Convention in July, I have had quite a bit of new product to play with for a while. It has been hard keeping it all under wraps! (Today is just the start of all the fun new products and projects, so be sure to come back here often. Thanks!) This gorgeous flamingo stamp set (D1438 Circle of Love) was given to us at Convention, and it has been killing me to keep it under wraps since then! Isn't it gorgeous? I don't know why, but I LOVE this stamp set!!! (It may be because I have a thing for birds, but that is for another day.)
I made this card for my downline (the wonderful gals who signed up under me as CTMH consultants) following the 8"x3.5" card sketch,"Lower Layers," from the Wishes how-to guide. I used the new colors Pear, Sky, Lagoon, Pacifica, and Gypsy to ink up this beautiful bird, the saying, etc. Each piece was ink distressed in the matching color or Pacifica. I used a little Lagoon ribbon and Purple Sparkles to dress up this beauty.
Do you embellish your envelopes and/or the insides of your cards? These simple steps can really delight the recipient! Going that extra mile won't take you much time at all. For this card, I just inked up the swirl with the different inks (cleaning between each stamping) and stamped it on the inside of the card and the front of the envelope. (I forgot to take a picture of the inside of the card but you get the idea with the envelope.) I even used my Sky and Pacifica markers for the addresses.
You can see all the NEW and exciting new Close To My Heart products on my website HERE. (If you find something you'd like for yourself and you don't already have a consultant, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website.) Be sure to check them out online beginning 9/1. (Also, ask me how you can get your free Autumn Idea Book. It's easier than you think!)
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog! Now hop on over to Paper Creations by Wendy for another sneak peek! Be sure to visit all the consultants' blogs. You won't want to miss a thing! Also, don't forget about Creative University- Online tomorrow! Check out my sidebar or scroll down for a recent post with more info. Have a creative weekend!All supplies from Close To My Heart: D1438 Circle of Love stamp set; Summer Celebration and Summer Carnival card stock combo packs; Colonial White card stock; Pear, Sky, Lagoon, Pacifica, and Gypsy inks; Z1340 Lagoon Mini Medley accents; Z1326 Red, Pink, & Purple Sparkles Assortment