Monday, October 15, 2018

Paste-fully Creative - CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to this month's Technique Blog Hop where we are creating with the theme, "Paste-fully Creative"! Close To My Heart recently began carrying different pastes, and their related supplies, and we are excited to showcase our use of them!

If you are coming from Jayma's Blog, you are on the right track. To find a list of participants, if you were to get lost along the way, you will find them at the bottom of this post.

I decided to use the September Stamp of the Month, Thanks & Giving, to create another card.

To highlight our paste, I decided to use it to create a handmade embellishment. Before I tell you how I did so, I wanted to mention that I used the floral stamp image to create my own background paper by stamping it repeatedly in Charcoal Ink. Then, I used color pencils to color them in. By stamping the hearts in Ruby ink, I feel it created a nice background (and I hope you agree). 

I decided to add some Liquid Glass to the heart made with paste. It gives it a nice shimmer that I thought was a fun addition, along with the Silver Embellishing Thread and Silver Glitter Gems.

I created a heart stencil by stamping the "full heart" image on the Stencil Sheet and then cut it out. 

By placing it on a white sheet of paper, I added the paste and then fussy-cut around it to adhere it to my card. To create the pink color on the heart, I actually started out with a different idea that failed. LOL So...I had Ruby ink on my paste and decided to just mix it in and this pink color resulted. LOL Hey! I couldn't let paste go to waste!

I enjoyed using it to make an embellishment. You can use it for so many different things and I look forward to seeing what everyone else did with it. You can find the kinds we have to offer, and their related products, by clicking on this link.

Now, keep moving through this hop by heading over to Haley's Blog. We always love hearing from you so consider leaving a comment!

Happy hoppin'!


1. Melissa Robinson *YOU ARE HERE*
2. Haley Dyer
3. Michelle Johns
4. Michelle Loncar
5. Wanda Rogers
6. Darlys Recker
7. Kimberly Bower
8. Catherine Nowak
9. Valerie Kapsha
10. Katy Taylor
11. Shirley Ross
12. Maz Wood
13. Tamara Sandwisch
14. Vandra Stenton
15. Jayma Malme


  1. Thanks for sharing your lovely card, the background paper you made is lovely too. I like your textured heart.

    1. Thank you so much for saying so, Vandra. Your comments are greatly appreciated!

  2. What a great idea to create an embellishment & I really like how it turned out.

    1. Thanks, Maz! Gotta love when a mistake ends up working out okay. LOL

  3. Your background stamping is beautiful, and I love the shine the Liquid Glass added to the paste heart! I would have never thought to try to mix the two.

    1. Thanks tons, Haley! I just decided to give it a little glitz and it worked!

  4. Great card, love the stamping for the background pattern paper and love how you used the paste and ink to create your heart embellishment.

  5. LOVE THIS! I would have never thought to use it this way.

  6. Who would have thought...a new way to use stamps!

  7. Beautiful background and I love that heart with the liquid glass!!


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