Sunday, August 31, 2014

Family is Forever - September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to September's stamp of the month blog hop!  This month's stamp set is Family is Forever - a beautiful set of 7 stamps perfect for proclaiming your love of family and more.  If you've arrived here from the fabulous Katy Taylor's blog, or if you are just starting out, you are in the right place. Just hop around the circle until you end up right where you started.

My project for today is a scrapbook page. It turned out so well, I plan to order the Designed Decor Shadow Box in Colonial White so it can be displayed all the time.

I will note that this is not the exact photo I'll be using (I need to print an extra copy of that one), but it's from the same day and has all the same colors so I know it will look great!

I used papers from the Pathfinding paper pack, which as you can see here does not have to be just for Fall.  I don't have any Glacier cardstock yet, so I used Crystal Blue, which I think also looks pretty good. The layout is based on a sketch from Make It From Your Heart Volume 1.

This gorgeous tree is obviously the focal stamp of this set.  It looks great in a single color as well, but it didn't take me long to stamp this in the three different colors and fussy cut the parts.  The key is to cut those leaves in groups - no need to cut every tiny piece individually! You can also see in this photo that I sponged coordinating inks on the edges of all of my papers - I absolutely love the look it gives my projects.

I love a stamp set with a built-in layout title - not much thinking required on my part!  I offset it from the center of the panel slightly to leave room for some awesome sequins. I cut the two hearts with the Artiste Cricut cartridge and stamped them in Barn Red. I colored in the leaves with a Copic marker. (If you haven't invested in those pricey things yet, the Shinhan markers we carry now are the same type of art marker at a lower price point.)  I popped the hearts up on 3-D Foam Tape (as well as the hearts in the tree above) for a little added dimension.

If you want details on any of the products I used, or if you're ready to shop, you can use my picture list below. The links open in a new window so you can continue the hop right here when you're done.  If you're ready to check out more awesome projects, let's head over to Brae Montgomery's blog and see what she made for us this month.

Supplies used in my project:

Family is Forever SOTM
Pathfinding Paper Pack
Sequins Gold Assortment
3-D Foam Tape
Crystal Blue Cardstock

Chocolate Stamp Pad
Autumn Terracotta Stamp Pad
Barn Red Stamp Pad
Olive Stamp Pad
Crystal Blue Stamp Pad
Champagne Stamp Pad
Sponge Daubers
Non-Stick Micro-tip Scissors
Artiste Cartridge Collection
Make It From Your Heart Vol. 1


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