Welcome to the April
Close To My Heart
Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
If you have come here from Cat's blog you are on the right path.
This month we are featuring a fun stamp set with a retro typewriter and loads of greetings.
There are 19 stamps in all.
Are you ready to see lots of creative ways to use this stamp set?
This month we are sharing creative ideas from over 60 talented consultants. Sit down with your beverage of choice and get your pinning finger ready! At the end of my blog post you will see a link to the next consultant in the hop. Just click there and move on to the next blog. You'll find each participant provides a link near the end of the post so you can enjoy one great idea after another.
This month I stepped out of my creative comfort zone. I tried to create a different type of card that I often admire, but usually don't feel too successful with -- a collage card. The jury is still out, but it was fun to try. I'd love to hear suggestions from anyone who has advice for implementing this technique.
For this collage card I sponged the background design using a stencil I made from the Artbooking cartridge. The background stamp is from Distressed Backgrounds Flair (D1544). The flowers were cut using the Art Philosophy Cartridge and colored with the Shin Han Twin Touch Marker - Marine Blue (Z2458). I also used Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles and Sparkle Flourishes on this card. The paper doily heard which is split into sections and inked with Outdoor Denim ink is the only non
Now something simpler --- Lately I have also been trying to design masculine cards. Thought this might be good with a thank you message inside. In addition to the stamp of the month, I also used the You're the Bomb (C1617) stamp set and one of my new favorites, Brushstrokes Flair (C1608). Using chocolate ink, the brushstrokes are stamped second and third generation to get the lighter effects.
Another great resource for designing masculine cards has been paper from the Paper Fundamentals (Basic Assortment Z1939). Both the typewriter and the hand were embossed using our Princess Gold Embossing Powder (Z2066) from Ranger on black card stock and then hand cut.
You can find this stamp set as well as any of the other supplies listed on my website where you can shop 24/7.
Be sure to visit all the consultant's blogs to see all the great ideas they have come up with. Before you "hop" on, I'd love a comment to know you've visited.
Now it's time to hop on to see what our next creative consultant has come up with. So on to Stefani's blog.
So your card is the second one I've seen so far with the distressing background stamp set paired with this month's SOTM. Absolutely a great choice.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Terry AnnDelete
Love the collage cards!ReplyDelete
Wow, you've been busy! I love the sponged backgroundReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! Love the details on the first two, but they all are great.ReplyDelete
Wow - so many arty ideas!ReplyDelete
I'm with Wendy, Wow! so many lovely cards you made!!ReplyDelete
These are great cards.ReplyDelete
Congrats on stepping outside your comfort zone.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the encouragement.Delete
The jury is in and your collage cards are fantastic! I think all of your cards are great! Good for you to push yourself to try new techniques.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your encouragement.Delete
I love all of these cards, especially the first and last ones!ReplyDelete
How interesting. AwesomeReplyDelete