Monday, April 1, 2019

CTMH Love So Sweet SOTM Blog Hop - April 2019

Welcome to the April 2019 SOTM Blog Hop featuring the stamp set Love So Sweet. This month there are almost 20 Consultants sharing projects they created with the CTMH Stamp Of The Month Love So Sweet. Our blog hop is circular so visiting the next blog will take you back to where you started.
Love So Sweet (April 2019) Blog Hop Badge

You should have arrived here from ***Brandi Robinson's crzy4scrapbooking***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

Love So Sweet - CTMH April 2019 SOTM

I did not plan to create the plaid-inspired background until I pulled out my stamp set and thought that might be fun to try. I used the gridlines on my stamping platform to align the stamp and moved the stamp each time rather than the paper. Because I wanted the background to have an easy going feel I did not spend a lot of time making sure the stamp was perfectly aligned with the grid.

card created with the SOTM Love So Sweet
The flowers with stamps two to three times using Sugarplum. I used the rock and roll technique to ink most of my other stamps (which is harder to do with a stamp platform). The leaves were first inked with Fern, then I tried to lightly apply New England Ivy to the edges. The large butterfly was inked with Carolina followed by Bluebird. One of the smaller butterflies was inked with Mink then Carolina; the other was inked with Charcoal then Bluebird.

Before attaching the flowers and butterflies, I used a bone folder to shape them.

flowers and butterflies shaped with bone folder
I use the bone folder on the back of the shape and my thumb on the top to round the shape a bit. On some flowers I used two layers of 3D Foam Tape to keep the dimension I wanted.

Before you head to ***Michelle Loncar's Show and Tell, with Michelle***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Consultant website.

I love to hear what folks think about the items I create. If you have a little time, please leave a comment letting me know what you think of my card. I hope you are enjoying the projects created with Love So Sweet — the April Stamp of the Month. Thank you for hopping with us!

So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Michelle Loncar's Show and Tell, with Michelle***.


  1. Love the pop of blue on your card -- very effective layering as well. Pretty card!

  2. Lots of work for the layering. Great card

  3. Very cool DIY plaid & pretty card!

  4. Love your card. The plaid background is great!

  5. Love the plaid idea and the whole card is beautiful!

  6. Love how you layered your flowers and paired it with the plaid!

  7. What a cool idea for the plaid! Beautiful card!


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