Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Life is Wonderful! - July SOTM Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Stamp of the Month blog hop for July! This month's stamp set is Life is Wonderful, a set of 8 stamps that would be totally at home on a card, a scrapbook page, or home decor. If you've arrived here from Krista Hershberger's blog, or if you're just starting out, you're in the right place! We'll continue around the circle until you get back where you started.

I particularly love the look of the chalkboard technique with these stamps, so I chose to use that on a scrapbook page. I used a sketch from the Reflections book for my design.

While you can certainly create a chalkboard look with other ink colors, I love the simplicity of the white. It also looks particularly striking on the black cardstock when used in a monochromatic project like this. I added two Cricut cuts from the Artbooking cartridge, and stamped a border using the arrow stamp and Topiary ink.

I used a masking technique to leave a gap in the frame, rather than have it stamp through the "wonderful" image.

Remember, you can get your set of stamps for only $5 with a $50 order. If you'd like to shop for any of the products I used, the photo links below open in a new window. When you're ready to move along, we'll go see what project Nancy Womersly has for us this month.

Products used:

Blossom Paper Pack
Cardstock in Topiary, Sweet Leaf, & Black
Paper Fundamentals Basics Assortment
Stamp Pads in Topiary and Sweet Leaf
White Daisy Pigment Stamp Pad
Cricut Artbooking Collection
Round Sponge

Monday, June 29, 2015

Ice Cream Dream and Confetti Wishes

I had some time this week to play with the Ice Cream Dream stamp set again. This time I made a fun layout from my son's birthday. (Just click to see it larger.)

I used the Confetti Wishes paper pack, and I made an additional pattern paper by stamping the various ice cream images in coordinating colors on white cardstock. I based my layout on a sketch.

I also used the ice cream images to create paper piecings with some fun added color. I then stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and created a banner for my title.

I also paper pieced the ice cream truck and the puppy dog, using pens to color in his tongue and nose. I added some 3-D Foam Tape on some pieces for added dimension.

Remember, Ice Cream Dream is the Stamp of the Month for June, so after the 30th it will no longer be available. You can get yours for only $5 with an order of $50 in Close To My Heart products, or purchase it alone for $17.95 (plus tax & S/H).

Products Used:

Confetti Wishes Paper Pack
June Stamp of the Month
White Daisy cardstock
Stamp Pads in coordinating colors
Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors
3-D Foam Tape

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