It's time once again for another fabulous CTMH consultant blog hop. We're hopping today with ideas for the April Stamp of the Month set, Flower Pot. If you came here from Brenda's Keepsakes With Heart blog, you're on the right track!
This set of 16 stamps is a lot of fun and easy to color. To see the full stamp set, you can click here (beginning April 1st) to visit my website. I chose to make a card again this month. I recently chaired a floral show event for my local Woman's Club, and I need several thank you cards to send out to everyone who helped me make it a success. This card easily fits the bill as it's very quickly repeatable, able to made assembly-line style, and has some easy "wow" factor!
My card is note card size (4.25" x 5.5"). I first cut a white CS panel 4" x 5.25" and embossed it using my emboss omit technique. I covered this technique in a recent post; you can click here to open the post in a new window so you can view it at your leisure.
In the circle, I stamped my single flower pot image using Brown Staz-on ink. I colored the pot using my waterbrush and a Sorbet ink pad. I gave the pot a shadow using my waterbrush and a Grey Wool ink pad. Next, I sponged the background of the circle using sponge daubers, Lilac Mist for the sky, and Juniper for the ground. On a scrap of White CS, I stamped my flower image in Brown Staz-on. I colored it using my waterbrush and a Tulip ink pad. I then went back over the very center of each flower with my Tulip marker. I cut out the flower image and adhered it to my panel using dimensional foam adhesive.
My sentiment is stamped in Brown Staz-On on Sorbet CS and matted on Tulip CS. I used the Chocolate ribbon round and adhered it to my embossed panel using Glue Dots, then layered my sentiment on top. The entire white panel was then adhered to my Tulip card base. I'll add a white liner inside for my note to the recipients.
Now, if you're ready, move on to the next stop on the hop, Deb Young's Scrapbook Czar.