Monday, May 16, 2011

May Stamp of the Month-Chair, Chair!

The May Stamp of the Month ( which you can get at a discount or free) at Close To My Heart is "Chairs To You" and as the title suggests, it is full of adorable chair images and related sentiments.  These are the first 2 cards I have done with the set.  I am  submitting the them to the technique challenge at  I don't have a favorite technique...I like to keep  things new and fresh and try all of them-most of the time I use several on a project:-)  However, for this challenge I am highlighting "selective coloring" and "popping" ( at least that's my name for them!)

For the selective coloring, I simply started with a  black ink impression of the chair.  After it dried, I selectively colored in 1 element of the chair-the cushion.  It kinda gives it the look of a wrought iron chair this way.  Then to enhance it even more, I stamped the heart and colored it in with a marker then cut it out and used foam adhesive to "pop" it off the back of the chair.  This technique adds great dimension to the card.

On the bottom card, I used my markers to color in 2 of the chairs in brown and then the other in lavender. I hope you can see the shading and approve-I am working very hard to figure out that technique! Another technique on this card is to use a stamp or 2 to create my own background paper-in this instance, both the cardbase and mat are stamped.  I kept it simple to keep the lavender chair as my focus.

CTMH Supplies used on pink card:
Baby pink and White Daisy cardstock
Sophia B & T papers
Chairs To You stamps
Black and Hollyhock ink
Scallop punch
Other: Copic markers, Baker's Twine

CTMH supplies for purple card:
Scallop punch
Chairs to You stamps
Tea Time Stamps
You and Me Stamps
Chocolate and Gypsy Inks
Baker's Twine
Copic Markers


  1. Pretty cards! I especially like your coloring on the second card. Thanks for sharing your techniques with us at H2H!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing your cards with us at H2H. I love that purple chair.

  3. My chair stamp set should be arriving today!! So thanks for the inspiration ;o) I love your colouring, it's a great technique! Thanks for sharing it with us at H2H this week.

  4. Very pretty cards! My chair stamp set should be here soon. Thanks for your inspiration!

  5. Great cards!!! Thanks for sharing at H2H!

  6. Great cards Belinda! Love that technique :) Thanks for joining us at H2H.

  7. Your chairs are adorable! I agree that your first chair does look like wrought iron and the pink pillow on it is a great accent. Thanks for joining us at H2H!

  8. I do like the shading, i notice it the most on the lavender chair. It does look great.