Welcome to our May/June Catalogue New Product Blog Hop! We will be featuring new items available in the newest idea book currently available on the CTMH website. Click HERE to see the catalogue in detail.
If you have come here from BRENDA’S BLOG, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on MELINDA’S BLOG. To move through the hop, just click the link at the bottom of each post. I’m sure you will be inspired by all the amazing projects you see along the way.
One of the products that immediately caught my eye in the new catalogue was this Sunburst Background Thin Cut.
I knew that it would be a perfect match for our specialty holographic paper, which has been sitting on my crafting shelf since I bought it. I was so excited to finally be inspired to use this paper! I love how it has just the right amount of gloss and shine, to truly mimic the sun when used with this thin cut.
I created the background for this card with Distress Oxide inks, which are perfect for achieving soft blended scenes, like a sunrise or sunset.
I could have stopped there, as the card made a statement with just the holographic thin cut and inked background, but I decided to add a sentiment in the middle of the sun. I used the Spot-On Sentiments stamp set, which is meant to coordinate with the Sunburst Background thin cut, and comes with a variety of sentiments.
I stamped the little circle in Chipped Sapphire distress oxide ink, then again in Versamark ink, in order to heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. A stamping platform is highly recommended for this step in order to ensure that the stamped images are perfectly aligned. You could also easily just stamp the image in regular ink and skip embossing.
The biggest challenge in this project was adhering the die cut to the background. Because the sun rays are so thin, there were some glue mishaps along the way 🤬 (⬅️ me in the craft room upon getting glue everywhere on the very last step of the project).
In my first attempt I used the Tombow Multi-bond Glue Pen (aka: the green bottle glue). It is white, and meant to dry clear – nevertheless, it still made a giant mess, and even when dried, was very obvious on the distress oxide background and the holographic paper. The second time around, I used the Tombow Dual-Tip Permanent glue pen (the blue bottle), which is clear to start. Though there are still a few spots on the final card where the glue is evident, it is much cleaner than the first try.
My patience wore out after that, so I can’t speak to how other adhesives would perform, but next time I may try Liquid Glass with the Fine Tip Applicator to see if that keeps the project cleaner overall.
I will still send this card to my best friend for her 35th birthday, because it’s homemade and imperfections are part of the charm. Plus, she loves watching the sun set from her balcony patio in Montreal, so I know she will appreciate it ☀️
Here is a full list of supplies I used (all CTMH, unless stated otherwise):
- Distress Oxide Inks: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple, Chipped Sapphire
- Stamping Ink: Versamark Ink (for heat embossing)
- Stamp Sets: Spot-On Sentiments
- Thin Cuts: Sunburst Background Thin Cut
- Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Sunbeam Holographic Paper
- Adhesive: Tombow Dual-Tip Permanent Glue Pen
- Other: Mini-Ink Blending Tool (for the DO inks), Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stamping Platform (Stampin’ Up brand)
Contact your CTMH Consultant, or click here, to shop the products in this project. If you don’t have a CTMH Consultant yet, and are based in Canada, I would be happy to help you out – reach out any time!
Now “hop” on over to see what creative fun ALYSON has in store for you on her blog!
Thanks for joining me!
Aggie – Arrows of Hope Designs 💘