Saturday, January 9, 2016

Joyful Stars January 2016 Blog Hop



Welcome to the Joyful Stars January 2016 Blog Hop! On the 10th of each month a group of Close To My Heart consultants share artwork using some of our favorite products. This hop is a circle, so it doesn't matter if you are coming from Krista's blog or if you start here on my blog. Just continue around until you're back at the blog you started on to make sure you see all the fabulous projects. 

My project for you this month is a trio of cards using Beloved Bouquet, this month's Stamp of the Month. I also showcased Close To My Heart's featured paper collection this month, La Vie En Rose



The first card uses the base and shade technique. I stamped the solid flower in Pixie and the outline stamp in Pomegranate. I used the same technique for the leaves. The lighter color is Pear and the darker color is Topiary.


On the second card I stamped the flower and leaf outlines with the Black Memento™ Ink Pad on Watercolor Paper. Then I used various colors from the Watercolor Paints to color the images.


The last card I stamped the flower and leaf outlines with the Black Memento™ Ink Pad again, but this time I used various  ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers. I think this one is my favorite! On each card I did use the beautiful Black & Gold Ribbon, a brand new item in the Seasonal Expressions 1.



Thanks for hopping along this month. Your next stop is Donna's blog. Just in case you get lost or experience a technical difficulty, you might want to keep Joyce's blog open in a separate tab, as she has a full list of participants.

8 comments:

  1. Wow... They are so beautiful, Crystal! Love the choice of colors you use for the flowers. The papers are perfect!

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  2. Beautiful cards - I love the fundamental paper combined with the B & T. The make the perfect combination.

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    1. Just a note for anyone interested I didn't use paper from Fundamentals. All paper is from LaVie En Rose except the Pixie Cardstock.

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  3. Beautiful cards, Crystal! They are all lovely but I think my favorite is the last one also.
    Thanks for inspiring me today and for taking part in this awesome blog hop.
    :) Marie

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  4. I love how elegant these cards came out, Crystal. Thank you for sharing! ~Yvonne ;)

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  5. Lovely cards, La Vie En Rose is my favorite Reflections pack...so Beautiful!

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  6. Beautiful cards Crystal. LOVE this stamp set.

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I'm glad you stopped by my blog today and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! Crystal

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