Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. This month I am following Teresa Scriven's Blog. We have almost 60 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop and I am so excited that you are visiting my blog. If you like what you see, I would love it if you would hit the follow button on the right side of my blog!
The March Stamp of the Month is entitled Floral Happiness (Set of 16). Here is a picture of this stamp set:
First of all, may I say that this stamp set is not my cup of tea. I know that I cannot like every stamp set that Close to My Heart makes. I like almost all of them, but I just do not like flat flowers. That's it. I have put it out there. I repeat ...... I do not like flat flowers!
I love 3D flowers with lots of bling that stand out on my artwork. The more texture, dimension, and bling the better. I find it harder to work with flat images that I cannot build up.
So, what to do? I pulled out my handy embossing gun, Versamark, and clear embossing powder and stamped my flowers. I do like the 2 step stamped images. No coloring is needed. I stamped the colored part of the rose in Sunset Ink and then the detailed part in Ruby Ink. Then I took the stamp that is the colored part of the rose and stamped it with Versamark Ink and sprinkled on some Close to My Heart clear embossing powder.
After heating the powder, I took out my sponges and set to work. First I sponged with Buttercup Ink, then Blush, Hollyhock and a bit of Ruby around the edges. With the Buttercup Ink I covered the entire piece of White Daisy cardstock. With the Blush Ink, I sponged over most of the Buttercup Ink. I did not go in quite so far with the Hollyhock Ink and the Ruby was just around the edges.
Here is my card:
The card base is made of Smoothie cardstock and I dry embossed random lines onto the bottom 3 inches of my card and then sanded them. The glittery trim is cut with the Close to My Heart Cricut Artiste, page 47, at 1 inch. Love it , Love it, Love it! I mounted the White Daisy sponged panel onto a rectangle of our Black Glitter Paper. I could not decide which of the adorable sentiments from this stamp set to use so I used them all!
Inside you can see another rose and then a strip of our Black Shimmer trim to finish off this card. Hope you like it!
Smoothie Cardstock (X5763)
White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
Floral Happiness Stamp Set (S1303)
Brown & Tan Glitter Paper (Z1830)
Black & Grey Glitter Paper (Z1829)
Black Glitter Trim (Z1809)
Cricut Artiste (Z1790)
Black Ink (Z2105)
Ruby Ink (Z2170)
Sunset Ink (Z2191)
Hollyhock Ink (Z2128)
Blush Ink (Z2106)
Buttercup Ink (Z2110)
Clear Embossing Powder (Z821)
Craft Heater (Z555)
The next stop on the blog hop is the Fabulous Haley Dyer's Blog.
The Floral Happiness stamp set can be purchased for $17.95 or you can even get it for only $5 between March 1 – March 31, 2013. You can purchase this stamp set on my website.