Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. This month I am following Teresa Scriven's Blog. We have over 60 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. I want to sincerely thank you for visiting my Blog and hope that you come back soon!
The May Stamp of the Month is entitled Pinwheels (Set of 10). Here is a picture of this stamp set:
What a happy stamp set this is. I don't know if it makes me happy because it reminds me of a child's laughter when playing with one of these toys, but I chuckle when I see it.
I wanted to do something different with this stamped image. At first I wanted to make an interactive card with the pinwheel moving. I may go back and do that before the month is over. I stamped this image repeatedly with many different colors, intending to go back and cut them out. Then I thought about creating a background with my Close to My Heart alcohol markers and stamping the pinwheel in black.
So last night, while watching the craziness of Gary Busey on The Celebrity Apprentice, I played with my alcohol markers and made this gorgeous background on my card:
This technique uses a lot of ink so you need to have juicy markers. I added a bit of Copics to make the transition a bit more gradual. They worked well with our alcohol markers.
Here is another view of my card;
I finished off my card with a Black Sparkle Flourish after adhering it to more White Daisy Cardstock with a slight pop of Banana Cardstock from our National Scrapbooking Promotion, Dream Pop Collection. This card is so cheery that it makes me HAPPY!
Pinwheels Stamp Set (S1305)
Black Pigment Ink
Black Sparkles Flourishes (Z1745)
Markers Used (From Bottom to Top):
Creme Brulee Alcohol Marker
Autumn Terracotta (Light) Alcohol Marker
Copics Y21, Y3, YR00
Honey (Light) Alcohol Marker
Sorbet (Light) Alcohol Marker
Copics YR02, R20
Cotton Candy (Light) Alcohol Marker
Cotton Candy Alcohol Marker
Sorbet Alcohol Marker
The Pinwheels stamp set can be purchased for $17.95 or you can even get it for only $5 between May 1 – May 31, 2013. You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the above supplies here: on my website.