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Friday, December 31, 2010

CTMH January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the January CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. This is a circle hop so you can go around from blog to blog and eventually, you will end up in the same place you started. You should have arrived here from Tammy Lea Pinchard's blog.

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This is a standard A2 size card using Wings B&T papers. I stamped the butterfly image using Versamark Ink and embossed using Gold embossing powder. I also stamped the sentiment the same way. I heat embossed both image and sentiment and sprayed the butterfly with create a shade pearl paint mixed with reinker in our new spray pen and sprayed over the butterfly and wiped it off the embossed areas. The embossing works as a resist and only sticks to the paper. I added 3 button brads from the new Black Mini-Medley Accents Collection.

Supplies used:
Wings Level 2 Paper Pack X7135B
Versamark Ink z891
Gold embossing powder Z668
Create-a-shade Pearl Paint Z1039
Vineyard Berry re-inker Z2257
Craft Heater Z555
Black Mini-Medley Accents Collection Z1393

Now "HOP" on over to Kami Welter's blog and see what gordeous art she has created for you to enjoy.


  1. I just love the butterfly. It embosses so beautifully! Very pretty...

  2. Very nice Carol! I think the gold embossing gives this stamp set a very classy look.

  3. That's gorgeous! I love the gold embossing.

  4. The gold embossing really sets off the butterfly - very pretty.

  5. Those butterflies look fabulous embossed. Nice job.

  6. I thought this stamp set screamed embossing in gold as well! Great job!

  7. The gold embossing sets the butterfly apart - very nice!


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