Sunday, August 15, 2010

CTMH August Spotlight Bloghop

Hello and welcome to this month's CTMH product spotlight blog hop.  If you hopped on over from Wendy you are heading in the right direction.  If you are starting here, don't worry, just keep on hopping and you will come full circle. The next blog on the list is at the end of my post and  I have also listed this month's hoppers at the end of the post just in case you get lost along the way.

This month we are showcasing how easy it is to create backgrounds with our stamps.  I created a card using 3 of my go to stamp sets.  For the background on the Autumn Terracotta shaped image I used Spot on Backgrounds.  I also used For Every Occassion for the sentiment and Cottage Floral.  These 3 sets are among my most loved.  The design of the card was inspired by this one from Dawn McVey...check her out, her work is amazing.


I also pulled out a layout from my archives to show you another way of using stamps to create a background or your own patterned paper.  I stamped the baseball image from In the Game - Play Ball onto Color Ready Alphabets to create custom letters for my layout.  I also used a sponge to ink the white space on the right hand page and then random stamped a design (with retired stamp) to create my own patterned paper.  Sorry about the un-cropping of the picture.  For some reason my photo editing software won't open and I don't know how to use Photoshop (it scares me!)


I hope this gives you some inspiration to dig out those stamps of yours and add a little something special to your cards, layouts and projects.  If there is something here that you don't own and would like to, please contact your CTMH consultant or myself.  You can order directly through me by clicking on any of the product links above.

For more inspiration...hop on over to Nikka to see what wonderful project she has for you today!

Have a crafty day,

Tracy

Just in case you get lost:

Wendy K.   www.MyScrapbookingBlog.com

Tracy Oleksak  www.mamaolie.blogspot.com  <------- You are here
nikka geers  www.nikkageers.blogspot.com
Jen B.  http://www.jensmessystudio.com
Haley D.  http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com
Toni Hinchcliffe  http://whollycrafts.blogspot.com
Karen C  http://my-crazy-never-still-life.blogspot.com

8 comments:

Haley D. said...

Lovely card! I can't wait to see the layout too.

Karen C said...

I love the spot-on as the background. I"m going to have to pull those out again!

Jenifer said...

Love the card!! The color combo is stunning!!

Lori said...

Great job. Your card looks just like patterned paper.

Debbie said...

Great card! I love those stamp sets, too. I love your layout, too. Great idea to stamp on the alphabet; I always just ink them. TFS.

Toni Hinchcliffe said...

HI, Tracy!
Really cute layout and card! Love the spot on background!

Wendy K. said...

Very nice card! The stamping makes it look just like patterned paper!

peggylee said...

beautiful stamping on your card-must play with that set again....

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