Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mixing It Up With CTMH Pemberley

One of the great things about the CTMH Idea Book is that there are always stamps that coordinate beautifully with the paper packets.  The new IB is no exception.  Pemberely is a terrific paper packet that combines lovely brown tones with a variety of blue tones.  Coordinating with that paper packet is a new stamp set called Card Work Puzzle.  It is probably one of the most versatile sets I have ever owned.  Check out the card I created a few posts back...

But, one of the fun things I like to do when a new Idea Book is released, is to study the new and older stamps and paper packets and see what will work together that perhaps hasn't been demonstrated.  I went off and really let my creative juices flow with Pemberely.  :o)
I am going to the CTMH Convention this year...yeah!  One of the fun things to do are the "swaps."  Everyone makes multiples of a project and then trades them with fellow Consultants.  It is a great way to get new ideas and have different samples to show off.  I wanted to get my swaps started and decided that I would make bookmarks this year.  At the 2010 Convention, one of my roomies made bookmarks and I STILL use the one she gave me!  Thanks, Tracy.  :o)  Anyway, I wanted to make something for my fellow Consultants that they could have an use.  I studied the paper packets and realized that Pemberely had so many different possibilities.  Look closely, it has symmetrical designs, it has a variety of colors, it has flowers...wow...love it!  I then studied all the different stamp sets and came up with these three that coordinate beautifully with the paper packet. 
The flourish is from Live Inspired.  It was released last IB and coordinates  with the Elemental paper packet.  The sentiment and larger flowers are from Heartfelt Treasures.  It is also still current and went with a now retired paper packet called Sophia.  Last but not least, the small flowers are from one of my go to stamp sets called "Tag the Occasion."  It is also still available.  It has several sentiments and small matching stamps for embellishments.  Look how terrific it all goes together.  With just a few minutes of "studying" it is easy to coordinate the old with the new!

I just wanted to ask, I used the new Bitty Opaques Pearls to highlight the centers of the small flowers.  I was thinking about using sparkles instead...let me know what you think,  :o)  For Now, Happy Crafting!

2 comments:

Cynthia said...

I like the pearls, Cindy! Are they a bit too dimensional that they might poke holes in the book's pages?? Is that why you wanted to change to sparkles? If not, then go with the pearls! =D

Kelly Thompson said...

Beautiful bookmark!!! I guess there is one disadvantage to having a Nook....