I personally love this Stamp of the Month, Scandinavian Wishes. A big chunk of my family heritage is Swedish, so the designs feel familiar to me. Also, they are pretty versatile, and I am thinking of several ways to use them. For today's hop, I found I couldn't stop at just one card, so I made three different cards! They all started with the same Mojo Monday sketch, and even though the design is the same I think they all feel pretty different.
First I made a lovely card that is nice if, like me, you have friends of various religions on your holiday card list.
Here's this weeks Mojo Monday sketch on which I based my cards. (Yes, I was a bit behind making my project this month!)
For my next card, I went with the more traditional red & white color scheme, adding a little silver for sparkle.
I used red pigment ink for the hearts, and again the Clear Detail embossing powder. I used White Daisy pigment ink for the sentiment, and I didn't realize until after I sprinkled on the embossing powder that my stamp pad needed re-inking, so it's not as clear as it could be. Lesson learned - always test the white first! I used White Daisy and Cranberry cardstock, and Silver glitter tape.
Finally, I wanted to do something reminiscent of Swedish folk art, but with an updated twist.
So, I stamped the same heart in Black pigment ink this time, embossing again with Clear Detail embossing powder. Then I colored in the image with alcohol markers. Since the Laughing Lola papers have so many exclusive colors, I just used the markers I have that were closest. My sentiment is from a discontinued set in my stash, and is stamped in Black pigment ink and embossed. I added some sparkly Glitter Ribbon from American Crafts from my stash. I also used Black and White Daisy cardstock with the Laughing Lola pattern paper.
I hope you like my ideas for this stamp set. I have a lot of other ideas for the other images in the set as well, so I hope I find more time to play this month so I can share them with you! I'd love to see your comments, then let's head over to Pam's Clearly Crafty Corner and see what idea she has for us. If you're ready to shop first, head on over to my website now - this link opens in a new window so you can come back here and continue on with the hop at any time!