September Stamp of the Month

Here is another creation with the September Stamp of the Month.

September 2014 SOTM

I designed this card which I though would work well for a special occasion or anniversary.  I realized there are quite a few anniversaries in my family this time of year and I am in need of restocking my card stash.

SOTM 09-14 Family is Forever Card I wanted to let you know about CTMH’s new All-Purpose Mat Z2045.  I have to admit I was very exited initially about this mat but when it came I was not  as sure about it.  I was thinking it would be thick and solid sort of like the Versa Mat but larger.  Well the All-Purpose Mat came rolled up and was very thin.  One side was grippy and the other side is a dull finish – I was a bit perplexed how was I suppose to use this mat.  I decided to give it a go as CTMH would not steer me wrong(check out the video below as it will help explain about the mat).  Once I started using it all I can say is WOW!!! I really love it.  I used the dull/non glossy side to place the hearts I was heat embossing.  It was awesome as I could use a stylet to hold the heart then applied the heat while it is on the mat.  Yes you read that correctly you can apply the heat directly to the mat and it does not damage anything!  I have also used the glossy side which is sort of sticky to hold small items so they don’t get lost all over my work space.

Items used for this card:

  • Embossing Folder ~ Floral Z1994
  • Cardstock ~ Whisper, Thistle, Lagoon & Daisy White
  • Embellishments ~ Thistle Diagonal Striped ribbon Z1990, Purple Glitter Gems Z1936, Silver Shimmer Trim Z1799
  • All-Purpose Mat Z2045

Happy Crafting!