Damask Divas May Blog Hop with CTMH Claire paper

Welcome to our May blog hop featuring the Claire paper pack from Close to my Heart.  I am also hosting the give away this month so be sure to leave a comment on the Damask Divas site for a chance to win the March Stamp of the Month – Floral Happiness.  If you arrived to my blog from Teri Hanson’s blog, you are in the right place.  You can always return to Damask Divas if you get lost or if you want to start from the beginning.

I used the pretty chevron pattern in the Claire packet and the Floral Happiness stamp set to create a large Thank You card for a group of coworkers who gave me gifts to celebrate my recent retirement.  It is for the management team as a group so I thought this 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 size would be great.  I used the Thanks stamp to add the greeting.  I cut the chevron paper to size and used my ATG adhesive tool to glue it down to the card base.  I stamped the Thanks stamp on colonial white card stock and glued that in the center.

Thank You card using Claire paper - chevron pattern

Thank You card using Claire paper – chevron pattern

Here is a close up of the larger rose in the upper left corner of the card.  I used the Smoothie ink pad for the flowers and the Topiary ink pad for the leaves.  I did second generation stamping on the bottom layer (ink the stamp then stamp once on scrap paper, then stamp again on your card paper to get the lighter tone).  The top layer is first generation right from the ink pad.  I stamped the flowers and leaves then cut them out and glued them to the card.  After that I put some light colored glitter glue on the darker areas of the flowers and leaves to give it some sparkle but let the color show through.

Flower close up

Flower close up

I like the simple elegance of this card and I hope you do too.

The main supplies include:

Claire Paper Pack Item # X7166B

Floral Happiness Stamp of the Month Item #S1303

Thanks Stamp Item #A1125

Smoothie Stamp Pad Item #Z2196

Topiary Stamp Pad Item #Z2155

Colonial White cardstock Item #1388

Stardust Glitter Gel Item #Z1313

If you would like to purchase Close to my Heart supplies from me or get more information about what CTMH has to offer, visit my online store at http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com.

Your next stop in the blog hop is with Jeannie Resnick.  Don’t forget to enter a comment on the Damask Divas site to have a chance to win the Floral Happiness stamp set. We Damask Divas love your comments on our blogs!  Happy Crafting!

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