Welcome to our Featured Paper Blog Hop!

We will be showcasing items from our Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack with various projects created by twelve talented Close To My Heart consultants. If you are visiting from Brittany Allred’s blog then you are on the right track.  If not, don’t worry as our blog hop will take you in a full circle.

Chelsea Gardens

I’ve had the good fortune of playing with the Chelsea Gardens paper since the CTMH Album Retreat in October.  Ah…the perks of being a consultant…getting to go to Album Retreat and playing with new product early!  Three months later, and I am still in love with this paper.

Chelsear Gardens Koala CardDon’t let the floral prints fool you, Chelsea Gardens has some incredible neutrals that will fit a variety of themes in scrapbooking and card making.  When I got home from Album Retreat, I created this card using a Chelsear Gardens PML CardsPML card from Chelsea Gardens and the Operation Smile™: Punny Pals stamp set. I love using the PML cards on my greeting cards because the patterns are so amazing.

Chelsea Gardens & Jan SOTMHere is my most recent Chelsea Gardens card paired with the January Stamp of the Month, Bloom & Grow, and the adorable Good Thymes Together stamp.  Some people take the time to mask off parts of the stamp they don’t want to show…not me!  I cut the stamp set apart to get the little jars alone.  That’s one of the things I love about clear stamps–they are easy to cut apart and easy to put back together on a block!  I colored the stamped images by squeezing my ink pads to get some color into the lid.  I then used a Blending Pen to pick up the color.

Chelsea Gardens with ColorOne last tip–Chelsea Gardens looks great with a variety of colors.  It is a fairly neutral palette, so it really helps colors to pop.  I heat embossed the butterflies on vellum using white embossing powder.  I then colored on the back of the image using ShinHan markers.  I love how this card turned out.  It is really beautiful in person.

Please leave a comment before continuing on with the hop and let me know which of these cards or tips was your favorite!

Next check out the great artwork by Cheryl Arbo!

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