Thursday, September 1, 2016

S1609 Blessed Beyond Measure Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our September SOTM Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

This is the start of our monthly blog hop, or you may have arrived here from Vandra.

If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

Today I would like to share with you a card that features Close To My Heart’s September Stamp of the Month, Blessed Beyond Measure.

When I saw this stamp set, I loved the leaf shapes and was so excited to make a card until I realised that it used the Artbooking cartridge- the only one I don't have! I improvised with some leaf shapes from the Art Philosophy cartridge instead.

The card background was made from placing a rectangle of the Rustic Home Fundamentals Paper Packet on a Colonial White card base. I then stamped a strip of Colonial White cardstock with one of the textured stamps from the new Flower Market exclusive stamp sets in second generation Desert Sand.

I cut the leaves out and then watercoloured them in different shades. When they were dry, I added the leaf stem detail using the September SOTM and Desert Sand ink.

I scored the leaves down the middle and then folded them up slightly on the card.

The finishing touch was some gold sequins and I stamped the Thankful sentiment in Chocolate ink at the top of the card.

This exclusive stamp set is only available during September. It can be yours for just $10 with a qualifying order of $75 or for $33 if ordered separately from your CTMH consultant.

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Passionate About Pages.

The paper and both stamps sets were brand new goodies I have just opened, and so I am linking up this card with the NBUS challenge 7!


  1. Beautiful card! I love the watercolour effect on the leaves.

  2. Nice effect with the watercolours Lauren.

  3. Great card, Lauren! Your leaves look colorful and crisp just like real fall leaves! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Such a pretty card Lauren. I really love it.


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