September Stamp of the Month and Watercolors!

Hello Friends!

It’s September and we can FINALLY share the awesome new Close To My Heart goodies!  Customers can now shop the new Annual Inspirations catalog and the Holiday Expressions mini catalog!  Woo Hoo!!

I created these cards a while back using the September Stamp of the Month called Paper Flowers.  I know I say this all the time about CTMH products, but I really LOVE this stamp set and can’t wait to share more artwork very soon!  Another new product in the Close To My Heart catalog that you will be hearing a lot about is the watercolor paint set.  These cards use both the watercolor paints and the September Stamp of the Month.

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To create the center panel, I tried to paint the colors to create an ombre effect.  I have a long way to go before I begin to even think of myself as adept at watercolor painting, but I think this was not too bad for a first effort!  After the paint thoroughly dried, I stamped the large flower image from Paper Flowers in black on top of the painted surface.  I really like the contrast of the black against the bright colored paint!  I then mounted the painted and stamped panel at an angle over a background of several of the new patterned papers from Close To My Heart.

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This B & T paper is from the cute Kaleidoscope paper collection.

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The background paper for this card is also from Kaleidoscope.

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This beautiful B&T paper is from the new Sangria collection.  I added a sentiment to each of the cards from the August Stamp of the Month stamp set called Framed.  Which of the new background patterned papers is your favorite to highlight the flower stamp?

Be the good in the world today!  Laurie

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