Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mini Stamp of the Blog Hop

Welcome to our inspirational blog hop, where we are sharing creative ideas with you showcasing this month's Stamp of the Month.  This month's Stamp of the Month is called "Wicked".  It contains 9 images and is available for just $5 with a $50 purchase!   

I have some wonderful Consultants joining me in this hop which works as a circle.  So begin "hopping" and feel free to leave comments along the way.  Here is a list of the participants and their blogs:

  1. Melissa Robinson - http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com  
  2. Neely Dean - http://neelydean.blogspot.com
  3. Cherri Hardcastle - http://craftwithfeeling.blogspot.com
  4. Lorus - http://becauseofmychildren.blogspot.com
  5. Sheila Wilkerson - http://ezscrapbooks.blogspot.com
  6. Marianne Hancock - http://thescrapbookchick.blogspot.com  
  7. Lisa Lawson - http://somescrapstuff.blogspot.com
You may have started here or may have come from Lisa's Blog.  Let's get started!

One of the images I mentioned previously that I like most from this stamp set is the "honeycomb" image.  It definitely makes for a fun background and will be very versatile.  The "hats off to you" saying does is as well.

To add a little more texture to the card, I created the "stripe" on the Black cardstock using my Embossing Tool/Stylus (Z608) and the sanding block from our Sanding Kit (Z1294).  Using my paper trimmer, I created the 1/4" stripes and then sanded them, exposing the white core in our cardstock.  Too fun!

I decided to incorporate the "ghosting" technique, as highlighted on page 45 in the current Idea Book, with the "hat" image.  Using the Versamark ink pad (Z891), I stamped the image on Desert Sand cardstock and then sponged on some green chalk to the image.  It magically "exposed" the hat for this soft look.  Then I stamped the stamp in black, over the chalked image to create a "watermark".  To finish off the card I added a photo clip and some buttons.   
This card was made based on the "Center Accent" pattern in Originals, page 13. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Now hop on over to Neely's Blog where she will show you her creative use of this stamp set!  Happy hoppin'!

1 comment:

  1. I love the embossing technique - what a great idea!

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