Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Stamp of the Month - Choose Happy

This month we are highlighting the March Stamp of the Month, Choose Happy.  It has some beautiful frames, cute sayings, and a fun border and it can be yours for just $5 with a qualifying purchase!
If you are coming from Melinda's Blog, you are on the right track.  You can find a complete listing of participants at Adeline's Blog, should you get lost along the way.

I used a pattern from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 book to create my card.  I wanted something simple that would not detract from the beautiful frame.  I stamped it in black ink and used the ShinHan colors to make it coordinate with the Zip Strip (the chevron piece of paper) that came from the Brushed paper packet.  The Gold Shimmer Trim just added a little sparkle as did the Clear Sparkles.
I random-stamped the background with an exclusive stamp set called Budding Springtime (shown below).  You can only get one of these exclusives from a Consultant.  (Contact me to find out how you can get one of your own as they are only available through March 31st.)
This is the exclusive stamp set used for the background, stamped tone on tone to the Pixie cardstock with Pixie ink.
Hop on over to Sheila's Blog and see what fun creation she has in store for you.

Happy hoppin'!

25 comments:

  1. Lovely card. I especially like the tone on tone random stamping.

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    1. Thank you, Darlys. Sometimes that's just a little added something that makes the difference. :)

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  2. I love the addition of bling to the frame..."A little bling never hurt anything!'

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    1. Right?! Love your saying, papercraftingprincess. I'll have to use that in the future!

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  3. Bling makes everything better.....love the coloring on the frame and the card is striking, like the tone on tone stamping.

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    1. It sure does, Michelle! Thank you for your kind comments! I was proud of my creation!

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  4. The coloring on the frame is great

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    1. Thanks tons, Nikka! I tried not to overdo it!

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  5. sooo cute and love the random stamping.

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  6. Beautiful card!! Love that you turned that frame sideways! I would've only thought to use it upright!

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    1. Thanks, Pam! That's about as out-of-the-box as I get sometimes! LOL

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  7. I love how you paired both stamp sets to make that pretty card!

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    1. Thanks, P.G.! I was pleased with the outcome.

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  8. Gorgeous card, and that background stamping really makes all the other elements shine through too!

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    1. Sometimes a little random stamping is all the project needs, Lauren!

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  9. Pretty card. Like all the colors and textures, and especially how you colored the frame.

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    1. Appreciative, Sheila! Thanks so much for saying so!

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  10. Beautiful card Melissa!! I love everything about it :)

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  11. Cute card. I like how you have the frame positioned. I keep looking at it vertical. I like it horizontal.

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