Thursday, February 19, 2015

CTMH February 2015 SOTM Creations!

Hello! Hello!  Two days ago I was browsing a CTMH SOTM (Stamp of the month) blog hop.  I was totally inspired by some of the creations out there.  One in particular sparked my creative juices. Jeanie Burch from created a very simple card using a washi tape masking technique.  I fell in love with it!  I had to use this technique to create my own works of art :). Her blog walks you through the steps for this technique, so hop on over to her blog to learn how to do it.  Thanks Jeanie for a great tutorial.

On the layout you see above, I masked off three areas and used her technique.  I began with a piece of white cardstock and stamped away.  When I finished, I was so happy with the results that I had to finish the page (lol).  Do you ever do that?  If I didn't like it, I thought I would just trim off the section I had stamped and save the rest for another project :). As I looked through my printed photos, I ran across this one picture from my wedding day and thought, "That's perfect!" Read on to see some of my favorite parts of this layout (besides the masking technique).

This is a closer photo of the stamping technique.  In addition to the February 2015 SOTM set, I used another favorite stamp set Happy to Be Friends (C1605).  The sentiments were perfect for my layout :).  This stamp set is in CTMH's Seasonal Expressions, which is only available through March (next month).
I not only used the February SOTM set for the background blocks, I also used it to create my focal embellishment.  I stamped the different layers and then assembled them using 3D foam tape.  On the white background, I used the leaf stamp in the set.  The larger flower I sponged more color on so it wasn't so white and added some purple glitter glue to the center.  It looked better before I smeared it with my palm (that's a typical me thing to do :).)
After I created my epoxy paper clip in the top of the photo frame, I had a little piece of stamped paper left over.  I couldn't throw it away because I liked it so much; so, I moved it around on my paper until I found a spot and idea how to use it.  Adding the three stamps (also in the SOTM set) and some of CTMH's lagoon striped washi tape, I had the perfect layout.

For this layout, I used the following CTMH products:
*White daisy cardstock
*Glacier cardstock
*Lagoon Striped washi tape
*Dye inks: Pear, Lagoon, Thistle, Glacier, Sunflower (current color- Canary), Flaxen.
*3D Foam tape

This was my first creation I made from Jeanie's technique.  I love the way this one turned out as well!  We need those days, right?  When we are pleased with the results :).

For this card, I cut a piece of white daisy cardstock to 3.75" x 5" and masked off a section that had a 1.5" high area to stamp. I used the washi tape masking technique.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the SOTM set (so many versatile stamps on this set).  I ran half of my card base through my cuttlebug. Next, I glued down my card front onto my base.  It looked fine, but I had to give it some more bling!  I rummaged through my scraps and found this little remnant of flourishes and the flower embellishment.  I thought they fit perfectly.  I put some clear glitter in the center of the two orange flowers and wah lah!

Oh, a tip if you want to use this masking technique- on this card I used some cheap washi tape I had that I don't see myself using again.  It was too sticky.  If you look closely at my card above, you can see some areas where the paper got peeled up a little.  For the layout, I used CTMH washi tape- not as sticky and came off better :). Shucks, I was hoping to find a good use for this washi tape!

I couldn't leave the inside of my card blank.  My blogging friend, Donna, has inspired me to decorate the insides of my cards as well as the fronts.  Thanks Donna! the inside is really simple.  I just stamped along the right edge with images I had used on the front of my card and glued it down.

The CTMH products I used for this card are:
*White Daisy cardstock
*February 2015 SOTM set (only available this month)  You can get it for $17.95 or $5 with a $50 order.
*Mini flourishes
*Skylark embellishment (discontinued)
*Dye inks: sorbet, sunflower (current- canary), lagoon, thistle, pear

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope I have inspired you to give this technique a try!  I would love to hear/see what you create from this post. -Dari

P.S.: To order any of the products mentioned in this blog, contact your consultant, or I would love to be your consultant :).  You can click on my CTMH link on the right. Have a great day!


  1. Oh my gosh! Did you CASE me???? Little o' me? I am so flattered! Your card looks great and I love your layout. Thank you - you made my day!

  2. Thank you!! I have had lots of inspiration from that technique :). I even demonstrated it for my Technique workshop this month.