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Thursday, February 28, 2013

March Stamp of the Month

Welcome to this month’s Stamp of the Month blog hop!  A hop goes in a big loop so once you see our 55+ participants, you’ll be right back here.  If you’ve come from Adeline’s blog welcome! 
This month’s stamp set is Floral Happiness, a beautiful, versatile stamp set that features a technique that made the Close to My Heart My Acrylix so popular to begin with!  It’s a two part stamp where you stamp the base of the flower and the details separately to create a beautiful and unique image.  I love it! 
Did you know that our Idea Book is a wonderful place to get project ideas?  That’s where I start when I need to make a card quickly.  Keep reading to see a pic of the original card below.
CTMH March SOTM Floral Happiness
 
To create the rose, I stamped the solid large rose in Buttercup ink on White Daisy cardstock.  I then lined up the detail stamp and stamped it in Honey ink.  If you’re not sure about the alignment, check the carrier sheet that the stamps cling to.  The stamps are side by side and aligned.  This one’s a bit tricky and honestly, I didn’t align it perfectly (and it didn’t matter!).
I used a strip of Avonlea paper on the left and paired it with the slate cardstock on the right.  I scored the slate paper at 1/2” intervals and then sanded the raised lines to create this soft line texture that lends interest to the cardstock.  It has the feeling of an old weather-beaten fence to me.  The swirls were cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge at 1 and 1.25.”  This is exactly how the CTMH artist did it.  I took this info from our Idea Book Recipes guide.  Did you know that we had such a thing?  They’re wonderful and they now provide the Cricut cut info too.  Click here and then look in the left column for “Recipes.”
Here’s a shot of the card that was featured in our Idea Book.  Even though they’re based on the same stamp and Cricut shapes, they’re so different!
March SOTM example
Here’s what the whole set looks like.  You can get it for just $5 with a $50 purchase in the month of March.  Or for just $17.95 when ordered separately. 
 
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I’m excited to send you to Wendy’s blog next.  She has some amazing artwork and never disappoints!  Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

  1. A totally different look to your card and definitely a stunning combination - great job!

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  2. This is lovely - the green swirls are such a nice touch!

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  3. Love your pretty yellow rose! Pretty card.

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  4. I love your take on the card. I particularly like how you used the flourishes (one of my favorite shapes) to suggest leaves and the scoring on the background.

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