20 June 2013

Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share Day 1: A Simple Little Thanks....

Hi All! It's time for the Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share featuring Close To My Heart's June Stamp Of The Month: "A Flowering Bunch."

We are also welcoming a new Kraft-y Heart, Jody Spiegelhoff. You want to make sure to visit her at SpiegelMomScraps, and don't miss the über-kraft-y Lynn over at From My Bungalow. These ladies now how to inspire a little kraft-y goodness in us all!

To celebrate the addition of Jody to our Krafty Hearts Blog Share we are offering a giveaway.  For a chance to win the double-stamp set  "It's Your Day" and card kit just visit each of the three blogs listed and leave a comment on each one.  We would love new followers but that is not necessary to win.  Winner will be announced at From My Bungalow on Sunday. 

Now on with today's project...

I decided to start the share out with a simple thanks. This goes out to all of you, my dear blog readers and faithful followers. I'm so glad you've joined me on this crafting journey.

So here's the "Thanks:"

The card base is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches and is cut from Kraft cardstock. (We aren't called the Kraft-y Hearts for nothin'!). I rounded the corners to soften the look a bit. Then I stamped the sentiment and field of flowers in Close To My Heart's White Daisy Exclusive Ink, and let it dry. Did you catch that last bit? I LET IT DRY! Our white ink is a pigment type ink that requires a longer drying time. If you don't let it dry, it will smear. So...let's say it together...LET. IT. DRY. (I actually set the card aside for a couple of days. I meant it to be an hour or so, but I got caught up on another project. At least it was definitely dry when I got back to it....)

After it was completely dry, I used my CTMH alcohol ink markers to color in the flowers. I wanted to keep the "doodle" look so I wasn't particularly careful about coloring in the lines. I used the lightest shade markers in Blush, Indian Corn Blue, Ruby, Honey, and Topiary. I also used a white gel pen to color in the daisy petals. And that's it!

Here is a close-up of the flowers:

How simple and easy was that??? And yet I really like the effect.

The Flowering Bunch set is one of my favorites. It's perfect when you want a casual, doodled look, but it can also be dressed up for home decor (as you'll see on Day 3 of our blog share). I love the font on the sentiments as well. The Flowering Bunch stamp set can be yours for $5 with any qualifying order of $50 or more, or you can purchase it on its own for $17.95. It is only available through 30 June, so if you haven't got it yet, you should definitely click here. Now hop on over and see what bit of flowering goodness Lynn has for you in her Bungalow and Jody has crafted at SpiegelMomScraps.


  1. So sweet! I love the look of the pigment ink on the Kraft (of course I do). The coloring is perfect too!

  2. Perfect! I love this card. It is so simple and perfect. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Cute card! I love getting new ideas!