Friday, October 31, 2014

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Q:  How can a cute little flower like like this be scary?  

A:  It's a reminder that we're only 61 days from the end of 2014!  How's that for a little Halloween fun?  

Tonight I'm introducing the November Stamp of the Month via our monthly blog hop.  If you're part of this hop, you've just come from Nancy's Blog.  Welcome!   

This month we have over 60 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.

"It's the little things" is the November stamp of the month with 15 stamps.  It's just $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95.  Either way, it's only available in November.  


The technique I used is Embossed Resist.  I added my favorite flowers and leaves to a single 3x3 block in a random pattern.  This takes the guess work out of random stamping.  I only had to ink my one block 4 times and stamp!  This was soooo much easier than stamping each flower and leaf 4 times!  Here's what my block looked like.  

I stamped with Versamark Watermark ink and sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heat set it.  

Embossing powder has a wax base so it resists water which makes it "magic" when working with water based inks.    After embossing, I sponged ink directly over the embossed areas with sponge daubers loaded with Pear, Pixie and Canary inks.  
I focused the ink right in the center of the stamped image.  I sponged in a circular pattern, concentrating the color in the middle but making a circle shape of ink about an inch in diameter.  That way I could blend the colors where they overlapped.  
The ink may look random but you'll notice that every leaf is green and the flowers are Pixie and Canary.  

To finish this card, I stamped the sentiment and added an embellishment and flower for a focal point.  
I picked these three colors from the color pallet of the Brushed paper pack.  I had hoped to use it on this card but decided to keep the clean and simple look to this card.  

Now it's time to hop on over to Donna's Blog and see her fabulous creation.  


  1. I love this technique and have used it a few times myself. Great the colors.

  2. Beautiful card! Great sponging and I love the colours you chose.

  3. That is amazingly beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I left you two comments yesterday, but I don't see them. I'll try again, love your card and thanks for showing your block.

  5. Such a soft and sweet take on this stamp set! Love the colors you chose for your resist technique!

  6. Another breathtakingly beautiful card. I love the technique and color selection.

  7. Wow, wow, wow! This is an amazing end result!

  8. Great technique, and really nice color combo.

  9. I love this technique. Thanks for sharing

  10. Haven't tried that technique for so long - what a great use of the technique and the SOM for a beautiful card!