It's time once again for our CTMH consultant Stamp of the Month blog hop! If you've come here from Traci's blog, you're on the right track. When you're done here, you'll want to move along to Laurie's Scraps From the Beach blog. I do hope you'll look around a little while you're here, and if you like what you see you can click in the sidebar to "follow" me and read my ramblings on a regular basis!
I personally can't wait to see what everyone has come up with for this hop, as this set has "A Little Everything" in it. I wanted to feature only this stamp set, to show how great it would be even for a beginner. So even if you only scrapbook, you can add one stamp pad to your order, get this set for a discount (or even free), and be on your way to making some fun cards with your scrapbook leftovers. And I'm sure you stamp addicts will love the hip retro feel of these sentiments; what a great addition to your collection!
Now, on to the artwork!
This second, less well-lit image is just so you can better see the dimension on this card. I chose the colors Tulip, Sorbet, and Ocean (the lighter "backside" of my textured CS) for my card. The base is 6x6 Sorbet CS. I cut my pattern paper (from the Jingle paper pack) at 5.5" square and layered it on Ocean textured CS (backside) cut a tad larger than 5 5/8" square.
I used my Cricut and Make the Cut software to cut a 4.5" circle in the center of the two layers, then adhered them to my card base. I stamped my sentiment with Tulip ink, centered top to bottom but off to the left. I cut my Ocean circle "wreath" with my Cricut and MTC software. I stamped my border on it by laying my stamping block over the circle, then lining up the stamp to match the curve of the circle. (Where the stamped border overlaps is where I put my flowers.) The circle wreath is adhered to the card using 3-D Foam Tape.
You've probably seen these fun paper flowers by now; they're all over the internet! I created mine by cutting graduated circles on my Cricut using the George cartridge. I sprayed the circles with water and crumpled them up, then unfolded them. Once they were dry, I assembled them using Glue dots and added fun Clear Sparkles for the centers. They were then added to the card using more Glue Dots.
Now head on over to Laurie's blog and see what she has created for us this month!