Tuesday, October 15, 2019

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - "Back to the Basics!"

Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog Hop! 
This month there are 14 CTMH consultants using a variety of "Basic Techniques" along with other current CTMH products in their artwork.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating basic techniques.  If you are coming from Miss. Carrie's Creations, you are on the right track!  I you get lost, you can find the list on the bottom of Melissa's blog.  Here we go!

Paper inking or distressing is the technique I decided to use. But in my rush after a long meeting today, I glued down the triangles prior to inking. I also like incorporating both sides of our papers in creating cards.  Last week I created a fun fold card for the Spooktakular special.  I'm using the same paper - great colors and creating a sunburst aka starburst card inking all edges with a sponge dauber.  The bottom trim strip is embossed with the "stitched circles" embossing folder, the sentiment is stamped on a thin cuts stitched circle, and the stamping is "tone-on-tone"  using the same color paper and matching ink.
Sunburst Instructions
Start off by cutting your double-sided designer paper into rectangles. 
You'll need 4 or 5 of them if you are making a card similar to mine. 
(My rectangles are each 1-1/4" x 4" or 1 - 1/4" x 5" .)
Cut the rectangles from left top to right bottom creating a triangle.
Now hop on over to Cat Nowak's blog to see what kind of fabulous basic techniques she's created.  Be sure to drop a comment, we enjoy the encouragement. I hope you enjoyed this hop.  If you see items you would like to purchase, contact your CTMH consultant or you can shop HERE.

Another card using the "spooktakular" papers (inking only the edges of the thin cuts stitched oval and circle).  I used only the basic patterns that could be an "anytime" card. See how the card stands HERE.  This card also uses the Oct. SOTM.

Spooktacular is only available through October 31.


  1. Great card to use Spooktacular for fall in general!

  2. I love that you shared this technique. It is one that many of us know about, but often forget to use. Thank you for joining the Technique Blog Hop this month. I can't wait to see what you create next month. ☕💙 MissC

  3. Great card! I love distressing but have really moved away from it, thanks for the inspiration!

  4. These cards are so happy! I love the sunburst pattern used on the card.

  5. I like your use of ribbon to embellish the starburst.