Thursday, March 31, 2011

"Blessed" - April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring the April Stamp of the Month (SOTM), "Blessed", a set of 12 stamps. This stamp set really helps celebrate the beauty of spring - and is perfect for special occasions.


If you have come here from Traci's Blog you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

This month we have approximately 55 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I LOVE the base and shade stamping that is possible with this stamp set.  It sure makes coloring a breeze!  Of course, you can also use colored pencils, chalk or other color mediums to color in the images.  Gotta love a stamp with lots of versatility!  

I used the "rolling" technique to color in my flowers.  I stamped the image first in baby pink (one of the colors in the Sweetheart paper packet) and then rolled it in Tulip.  I have found, when doing base and shade stamping that I like to stamp the base first and then the outline is more-easily placed.  (Doing so in reverse can pose a challenge with some stamps so give my order a try.)

I did use the Pear Marker to color in the leaves, using the Waterbrush pen, since there is no solid base for it.  On the butterfly I added a finishing touch - some bling!  Are you surprised?!  :0)  You will find a complete supply list provided below.

Now "Hop" on over to Lisa's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available until the end of April, 2011! Click here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free! I have additional samples viewable on my website! Click here to view them!

Supply list:  D1455 Blessed, X7134B Sweetheart paper packet (Black and Tulip), Z2166 Tulip Ink Pad, Z2105 Black Ink Pad, Z2397 Pear Marker.

HAPPY HOPPIN'!

11 comments:

  1. Such a pretty card. Love the butterfly.

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  2. Love it, would make a great Valentine or "I Love You" card!

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  3. What a sweet card. Really like the butterfly on the flower stem.

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  4. The butterfly is a perfect touch to this already beautiful card.

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  5. I am always humbled by the sweet comments of my artwork. It sure makes me smile and I appreciate you taking the time to post here. Thanks so much!

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  6. Nice card - love the butterfly placement! TFS!

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  7. Pretty, especially the added butterfly!

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