Tuesday, August 31, 2010

CTMH September SOTM Blog Hop: Thriller

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! I was so excited to be a part of this group, and equally excited about September's SOTM, Thriller!
Smiley from millan.net
If you are coming here from Toni's blog, you're in the right place. If you stumbled upon my Craft Closet and would like to start the blog hop at the beginning, head over to Helen's blog and get ready for an inspiration overload!

The September SOTM, Thriller, has 9 stamps in the set:



Oooooh! Doesn't it just give you goosebumps?!Smiley from millan.net

I love the creepy factor this set has, right down to the delicate cobwebs...even though I really, really hate spiders. But the eye-patch wearing skull just screams pirate to me Smiley from millan.net and that's the direction I went.


Stamps: CTMH Thriller (September 2010 SOTM)
Inks: CTMH Bamboo, Desert Sand, Barn Red, Versamark
Papers: CTMH Bamboo, Desert Sand, Barn Red, Vanilla Cream

The Barn Red cardstock was quilted using a folded tissue as batting and spritzing the top with water. Then I attached the brads and hammered them in as tight as they would go. When the water dried, it left a puckered look around the brads...like the back of some luxurious arm chair. The skull image and sentiment were embossed with clear detail powder, then brayered over with Bamboo ink and the whole piece was edged with Barn Red ink. I also stitched around the two pieces with Chocolate and Colonial White (which I ran across my Bamboo ink pad several times) embroidery floss.

I created a ruffle...
Smiley from millan.net
...excuse me, a very manly looking ruffle using Vanilla cardstock. I soaked it in water, then proceeded to create pleats and shape it as I went. I placed it under one of my acrylic blocks until it was dry.

I did take me a couple of days to get it all complete. The boys were demanding things like food and clean clothes. All I wanted to do was make them walk the plank!
Smiley from millan.net


Well, now it's time to move on to Jean's blog! There are 68 very talented CTMH Consultants in this month's blog hop...be sure to visit them all to get your fill of crafting ideas and inspiration.

And remember, Thriller will only be available until September 30, 2010! Contact me to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!


23 comments:

  1. I really love the brads on this card that is awesome I need to try that.

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  2. Simply amazing card! LOVE IT!

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  3. Thanks for the walk through on the quilted technique. Very beautiful! I love your blog too!

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  4. Love the quilting! The colors are very nice.

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  5. heheh thanks for that, it made me giggle. Nice card, the quilting is so cool.

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  6. I can't wait to try the quilted technique. Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Love your card..the quilting and colors are beautiful.

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  8. love your color combo...just great

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  9. Wow, that card is completely stunning!!!

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  10. I love this, Angela!!! I'm going to have to copy it :0)

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  11. I love that quilting . I haven't seen that technique before. I'm so glad you shared it.

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  12. hhhmmm.... looks suspiciously like a swap card only mine doesn't have that fabulous quilting effect! ;-) Another fabulous design Angela!

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  13. Your card is aaar-mazing! I love that quilted technique. Can't wait to give it a try!

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  14. Wow - the quilted piece looks like leather! Great idea for masculine cards. Great job! Love all the details.

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  15. I have never seen the quilted technique! I love that it reminds me of an upholstered leather chair... complete with studs! Love it! TFS

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  16. I LOVE your quilted technique! THANK YOU for explaining how you did it--I can't wait to try this! Awesome card!

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  17. Awesome card! Love your color choice :)

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  18. Haven't visited your blog in awhile and I'm at my in-laws house w/ Jeff and kids who are watching UofA football. So, you guessed it, I'm playing on the computer! And I finally found time to check out your blog. I have to say, you are amazing!! Your blog is so creative, the card is stunning and your writings are hilarious! I'm so glad you're MY consultant and can't wait to get together w/ you during the day. We're kinda like scrapbooking vampires, we mostly go out at night but you never know where we may be creating during daylight. Ok, that was stupid, but I'm bored. BTW where did you get the boy's aliases? I have a feeling I missed a book or movie somewhere. Wishing you an awesome weekend. If you get bored, I'll most likely be home, you can call.

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  19. Like everyone else here, I absolutely freaked over that quilting technique. Can't wait to try it and I know exactly where I will do that. Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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  20. Thanks for the awesome tutorial on the quilting; your card is amazing!

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  21. LOVE the card!! And thanks for the tutorial on the quilting! (and I wouldn't have thought that it was clear embossing with a brayer!)

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  22. Great card! Love the quilting!

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