Close To My Heart Believe In Yourself Card

Hello crafty friends,
Happy Sabbath! I hope you are enjoying your day of rest and doing some crafting. Today I am sharing another card I created with some more Close To My Heart goodness! So let’s get right to it.

Believe In Yourself Card
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The finished size of this card is 4.25 x 5.5. I used a kraft cardstock base.

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The sentiment is from the Believe in Yourself Everyday Life Stamp Set. I stamped the sentiment in Sky Ink.

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The flowers were stamped with the Hello Blooms Stamp set. I used Buttercup and Honey Ink for the flowers and centers. I topped off the centers with Pink Gems.

How I Made This Card
I started by sponging my white background mat. I used Cotton Candy and Pear Inks. I cut the sponge I received in my consultant kit into 8 “pie wedges”. I then dabbed one piece in the ink and then dabbed it onto the paper.

Once I finished sponging the background I used the hounds tooth background stamp from the Distressed Background Stamp set.  Tip: I started with my first stamp in the middle and worked up and out so that I wouldn’t have too much overlap of the different colors.

Here’s what the background looked like once I finished stamping it. I know it looks like a “hot mess”, but It is okay because a good portion of it will be covered by the other elements, etc.

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Next I cut several flowers out of the SVG die cut file that I created for this stamp set.

Purchase this stamp set from me and I will send you this cut file set free. Just purchase through my online gathering link:

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Here’s a photo showing you where to find the gathering  link on my CTMH page.

This photo shows how I stamped and then layered the flower. The bottom layer is stamped in honey and the top layer is stamped in buttercup. The center is stamped in Honey.

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Here’s one last look at this card. I just added the honeycomb cut file overlay I created and a strip of ribbon and a bow, and it was ready to go!

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Here are the overlays I made. They fit the Honeycomb Stamp Set. This cut file is in the following formats: AI, DXF, EPS, GSD, KNK, STUDIO, SVG and WPC.

Products used for this card
Pazzles Inspiration 
CTMH-c1570-hello-blooms-200 a4 overlays2g ppr-200
A4 Honeycomb Overlay Cut Files
CTMH-d1540-in the background-200 believe in yourself stamp-200 cotton candy ink-200
honey ink-200 pear-200 sky-200
buttercup ink-200 pink glitter gems-200 kraft cardstock-200
white cardstock-200 tape runner-200 foam tape-200
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Additional products
Misc. Blue Sheer Ribbon

Don’t forget about the fantastic month long Close To My Heart Special!
Join for $99 plus shipping and tax and you get all of the fabulous stuff in the consultant kit PLUS your choice of one of the three Cricut Cartridge Bundles. Don’t use the Cricut…NO PROBLEM…If you join under me, I will be sending you the SVG files that I create for the various stamp sets for FREE!*  Here are some of the sets I have created already. SVG Electronic Die Cut Files I Have Created That Correspond With CTMH Stamp Sets

CTMH-b1398 just for you-450 CTMH-c1537-sweet-as-honey-450

CTMH-c1570-hello-blooms-450 CTMH-C1575-True to life-450

Purchase any of these stamp sets through my online gathering link and I will send you the corresponding cut files at no charge. Already have the stamp, then purchase $10 worth of product through my online gathering link and you can have your choice of two of the sets at no cost. Be sure to check back as I will be working to create more SVG –Stamp Compatible File Sets.

Well, I think that about covers it for today. Don’t forget to come back by tomorrow as I will be sharing another fun card and some more! Until then,
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  1. A beautiful card. I love how you've built it up.

  2. So fresh and "spring-y"! Beautiful job, gf.


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