This month's stamp set contain 5 unique images that are just crying out to make cards. Of course, most of them would also be a great addition to a scrapbook layout as well. I chose to make notecards with mine, and for today I decided to do something different for me; there is NO patterned paper on these. I used patterns from our Wishes how-to book for all three cards. Check them out:
May means we are finally nearing the end of the school year, so I started with a card for a teacher. I stamped the image with Outdoor Denim on both Sky and Pacifica cardstock, cut out the layers I wanted, and sponged with Pacifica ink. The Honey Triangles are Washi Tape, and the chevron pattern is made with our new Chevron Embossing Folder on Cranberry cardstock. After embossing, I sponged some Cranberry ink on the piece to really play up the depth.
Note: on the embossed piece, the blank area at the top is created by placing my paper all the way against the fold at the top of the folder. If you want all pattern, you simply need to place your paper lower in the folder.
Here's another that I thought would be great for a teacher. I stamped the image on Smoothie cardstock with Ruby ink and on Sweet Leaf cardstock with Topiary ink. I then cut out the layers I wanted and sponged the leaf with Pear ink and the apple with Cranberry ink. I used Smoothie Stripe Washi Tape for the patterned strip on the end. The green patterned strip is Sweet Leaf cardstock embossed with our Quatrefoil Embossing Folder and sponged with Pear ink.
Finally, I created a card with the namesake stamp in the set. This phrase still reminds me of Toy Story so I used a "Woody" color scheme. The background pattern is created with one of the stamps from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge collection, and the tag is also cut with this cartridge. I used Honey and Pacifica cardstock and ink, Cranberry ink, and Woodgrain Washi Tape. I added some twine to tie on the tag.
I hope you liked my ideas today. I also have a stunner 5x7 card, but I can't share it until later in the month because it's being published in Create magazine. Be sure to stop back later in the month (or subscribe by email or follow on Bloglovin') to see it! Now, when you're ready we can go visit Sheila Bennett's blog and see what she came up with this month.
If you're ready to shop, here's the list of supplies I used:
- You've Got a Friend, May Stamp of the Month
- Wishes how-to book
- Cardstock in White Daisy, Cranberry, Pacifica, Sky, Honey, Smoothie, Sweet Leaf, and Topiary
- Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads in Pacifica, Cranberry, Honey, Ruby, Pear, Topiary
- Chevron Embossing Folder
- Quatrefoil Embossing Folder
- Sponge Daubers
- White Daisy Card Bases
- Washi Tape in Honey Triangles, Smoothie Stripes, and Chocolate Woodgrain
- Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection (for twine)
- Art Philosophy Cricut collection