Monday, August 15, 2011

August CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop (Circle Cards)

Welcome to the Spotlight Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring circle cards using our fabulous new product from the just released Fall/Winter Idea Book!  If you have arrived from Mary's Blog you are in the right place!  So glad you are here!  If you want to start at the beginning of the hop or get lost along the way go to Wendy's Blog to start.  

Here is what I did with a circle card . . .

First I made my own patterned paper  using the flower and flourish stamps from the Pair-a-Phrase stamp set and the bandanna technique (can you tell I'm totally in love with this technique!  I can't stop using it!!)  

After outlining the stamps with a white colored pencil (NOT WATERCOLOR),
I inked the square with a sponge using the same color ink that I stamped with.

I wanted part of my circle card to be purple so I drew a line and inked  (again using the sponge)
the section I wanted purple

After matting the background paper I made I adhered the square and strip of green paper to the card

Next I stamped the bike using Staz on ink and then colored in with CTMH's watercolor pencils
I love doing this - reminds me of my coloring book days as a child
I cut out the bike and then using 3D tape adhered it to the card

My finished project!  Love how this card turned out!!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you enjoyed - now hop over to Tamytha's blog for another beautiful circle card!


  1. I love how GORGEOUS this technique is!! Super darling card!!

  2. Oh - I love this technique and had completely forgotten about it. Thanks for reminding me with such a great instructions and wonderful card!

  3. lovely card Elizabeth! TFS the tutorial on your technique and I love playing with this watermark pencils too!

  4. I can't believe I've never of the bandana technique before. Did you come up with it yourself? It's terrific and you did a fine tutorial explaining it.

    Way to go!

  5. Thanks Ladies! Brenda if you click on the bandanna technique link (under the first picture) it will take you to my first post doing this. I got the idea from someone else and posted the tutorial on that link. I love love love it!!

  6. Love, love, love this technique!! Naturally I did not even see the flourish design on the sheet - off to create!

  7. Liz,
    I try to keep coming here to see what you're up to. You are very talented and very creative. Glad to hear you are homeschooling this year, any help I can be(other than just praying for you!, please don't hesitate to drop a note.
    Looks like you are having fun...I might be tempted to order some things, but I won't have time until the school year is under way. Take care. ♥

  8. Beautiful card! Thank you for reminding me about the bandana technique! I've always wanted to try it. Love the bike too!


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