Here is my creation for their latest challenge that I made with the Close to My Heart Frosted Paper Packet!
This is the sweet sketch (which is also their first!)
I have seen many creations with this paper packet, most of them with a wintery theme since some of the patterns feature snowflakes. I wanted to see if I could use it for something else. I love the beautiful blues in this paper, Frosted Grey and Frosted Turquoise.
I used a brand new Fall stamp set called Happy Autumn to make this lovely flower. I stamped each part using two colors--the lighter color on the entire image, and the darker color rolling ink only on the edges. I really like the effect. The stem is stamped in Sweet Leaf and then Olive, and the flower petals are inked in Blush followed by Hollyhock. I used Close to My Heart's fantastic Micro-Tip Scissors to hand cut each one. If you don't think you could ever pull this off, you are not alone! I didn't think I possessed any scissor skills and had NO intentions of ever paper-piecing until I tried a pair of these! I am a believer now! :)
The sentiment is from one of my favorite new Close to My Heart My Acrylix, Look to the Light. It features several comforting bible verses that I will certainly get a lot of use from. I stamped this beautiful image of Psalm 46:1 in Champagne Ink.
I decided to use the Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon without altering the color for a more clean, crisp feel. I'm not sure if it shows really well, but the strip of Kraft CS behind it is embossed with the Quaterfoil Folder from the Paper Studio. I added a strip of Bronze Shimmer Trim and Tan Glitter Paper to the bottom for some needed sparkle. I am absolutely loving the new Scallop Border Punch, I have to tell you! Now, I just have to add a little aside here about the CTMH Glitter Paper. I have only purchased one pack of each color in the past year since it was introduced...and still have sooooo much left! If you follow my blog, then you know how I like to add glitter, so believe me when I say this stuff goes a long way! :)
A little bit of bling from the Sparkles Assortment Brown and Tan to round out the sketch...
Thanks so much for popping in to see what I had to share today! Click on any of the links to learn more about these super Close to My Heart products I used on my website! :)