Friday, May 15, 2015

A Bit of Blot Technique Hop

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Technique Blog Hop.  If you are coming from Michelle Loncar's page, you are on the right track.  There are 11 participants in the hop today and we are all showcasing the "A Bit of Blot" technique found on page 55 of the CTMH Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

As shown in the picture above, this technique uses a sponge dauber to apply ink directly to a stamp block.  After lightly spritzing the block with water, you "stamp" the block directly onto paper.  I chose to create a rainbow effect for my project.  After lightly dabbing 6 colors in rainbow order across the large (4" x 5") block, I spritzed it with water and stamped on White Daisy cardstock. 
The background was so beautiful that I kept the rest of the card fairly plain so nothing distracted from the rainbow effect - just a couple stamps and a few silver sequins!!

The Happy birthday sentiment and arrow design are from the Happy Everything stamp set.  It's a fun set that is one of CTMH's Operation Smile stamps.  That means that $3 from every purchase of the stamp set goes to help Operation Smile correct facial deformities in children throughout the world.  Here is the entire stamp set complete with cute sentiments and a few graphics as well!
Close To My Heart Supplies used for this card:
Z2013 Sequins - Silver Assortment
D1653 - Happy Everything Stamp Set
Y1012 - My Acrylix 4"x5" Block
Z1912 - Corner Rounder
Z1380 - Spray Pen
Z726 - Sponge Dauber
X254 - Cards & Envelopes - White Value Pack
CTMH Exclusive Inks in Black, Whisper, Gypsy, Pacifica, Pear,  Honey, Sunset, and Cranberry
CTMH Cardstock - White Daisy and Slate
Above items can be purchased through my CTMH website.

Thank you for checking out my "Bit of Blot" creation.  Head on over to Belinda's blog to continue with the hop!


  1. Love your rainbow blots as a background!

  2. Oooh...oooh...this is fun! Love the look of this!

  3. Love your brightly-colored "blot"

  4. OOOHHH!!! I love this!! Fabulous job!!! I may have to lift this card.

  5. delightful card! I love the rainbow blots, Fabulous effect