Thursday, June 30, 2011

CTMH July SOTM Blog Hop ... Canadian Celebration

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring the July SOTM.  The version available in Canada is called Canadian Celebration, which I've used on my card above.  (The US version, that is only available in the US, is called American Celebration, which you can see likely on most of the other hoppers' blogs.)

You may have arrived to my blog from Lori Brown's blog.
But this is a circlular hop, so it doesn't matter where you start along the hop.

I decided to go with a more vintage feel to my card, sponging Chocolate ink on most all the pieces before assembling them.  I grabbed a couple of background stamps to create my own B&Ts for this card.  I used Universal Backgrounds for the script and the woodgrain, and I used Hit the Spot for the big Cranberry polka-dots. 

It's not really visible in the photo, but I also embossed the shooting stars with a 50/50 mixture of clear embossing powder and Prisma Glitter.

I really like how this card turned out.  :)

Here's a photo of the Canadian version of the Stamp of the Month - Canadian Celebration stamp set:

You can continue along the hop by heading over to Karen Fullam's blog.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Colonial White, Kraft CS
Stamps:  Canadian Celebration - July SOTM, Universal Backgrounds, Hit the Spot
Inks:  Cranberry, Black, Grey Flannel, Brown Bag, Chocolate, Versamark
Embellishments:  Black button brads, Natural hemp, Prisma Glitter
Punches:  1 1/4" circle, Upper Crest border (Fiskars)
Other:  Clear embossing powder, paper piercer, sponge, micro-tip scissors, 3D foam tape


Annette said...

Great card Vicki, and so great to have you joining us on the Blog Hop! Welcome!

Krista Ritskes said...

Love it! Happy Canada Day, fellow Canuck.

Paige Dolecki said...

Vicki -

I had a V-8 moment when I saw you used the wood grain stamp on the Kraft borders. AMAZING look! I'll definitely be trying that out!


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Sheila Bennett said...

Great card. Love the 'burst' behind the maple leaf.

Judy said...

Nice card! I really like the background stamping.

Diana said...

great card!!

Kelly Schelske said...

What a fab card Vicki!

Amy McVey said...

Wonderful card Vicki! I love everything about it. Great to have you on the Blog Hop.

Terrie in AZ said...

Love your card, especially love how great it shows up in your do you photograph your work. Mine always looks so washed out? Again, beautiful card!

Helen Onulak said...

Awesome card! Love all the little details, really makes this card pop!

Vickie Tagatz said...

Wonderful card! Glad you've joined the blog hop.

Kathleen said...

What a super gorgeous card! Love the wood grain and the burst showing off the maple leaf!

Haley D. said...

Love your card! Happy Canada Day to you and yours!


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