1/01/2016

Welcome to the January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Beloved Bouquet

Welcome to the January Stamp of the Month 
Blog Hop! 




                                                  
This month I am following {Wendy Kessler's Blog.}   We have 33 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.   If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

The January Stamp of the Month is entitled Beloved Bouquet (S1601) (Set of 14).   Here is a picture of this stamp set:






The flowers and the leaves are fun to work with and the sentiments are wonderful!  I made a fun Valentine card for this blog hop.

Here is my card.
Don't the flowers and leaves almost look real?  I did what is called two step stamping.  The flowers have an outline stamp and a solid stamp that allows  you to color the flower by stamping.  It is much faster than coloring with a marker or watercolor paint.  I like to add my touch, of course.

The big flower outline is stamped with Pomegranate Ink.  Do you see how the inside has variations in its color?  I achieved that by inking the solid stamp with Hollyhock and then before I stamped the image, I took sponge daubers and applied Smoothie and Pomegranate ink randomly over the stamp.  Then I stamped the image inside the outline stamped image.

For the smaller flower I stamped the outline images with Cranberry Ink.  Then I inked the solid stamp with Smoothie Ink and applied Poppy and Cranberry Inks with the sponge dauber and stamped inside the outline stamped image.

This gives the images dimension because they are not just one or two colors.  They are also all different, just like in nature.

The leaves were all stamped the same way.  I stamped the outline stamped image with Topiary Ink.  The inside solid image was inked with Sweet Leaf Ink and I sponge daubed Fern ink randomly on the stamp and then stamped inside the outline stamped image.

The paper used in the background is from our new paper pack, Charlotte, and the gold hearts come from the Treasured Puffies that can be found in the Charlotte Workshop Your Way or purchased separately.

The Beloved Bouquet Stamp of the Month Stamp Set can be purchased for $17.95 or if you purchase $50 in CTMH products, you can add this stamp set to your order for an additional $5.  This stamp set is only available between January 1 – January 31, 2016. 

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Dana Kessler's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 


Supplies Used

21 comments:

  1. Wow, this is such a stunning card!

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  2. Wow! I never thought to stamp in color over the B&T - that's lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Wendy. I was tickled pink when I saw that the pattern did not show through the stamping on the flowers.

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  3. Thanks for sharing the technique details, the flowers are fabulous!

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  4. Wow, your colors are eye-poppingly beautiful! Great job!

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  5. Beautiful color choice! I love how you stamped over the subtle Charlotte background. Thanks for inspiring me today!
    :) Marie

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  6. Wow!! Beautiful card, Melinda! I love the way you inked the shade stamp before stamping. The colours really make the flower pop!

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  7. Just gorgeous, Melinda!!! I love all the color variation! Super idea stamping on that pattern...I love the varied options we have with patterns now! :)

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    1. Amie, I do too. And I love that we have some more subtle patterns that we can stamp on.

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  8. So gorgeous. The colours really pop. I like your directions too. Gotta try this colour combo..

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  9. Thanks for explaining how you got the color variations...it's so helpful! Your card turned out beautiful!

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  10. Hi, thanks for the great ideas. Love the blog hop! I was able to Pin your photo to Pinterest or the previous blog's either :-(

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  11. So beautiful!! I love how you added the color variations and stamped on the B&T! Fabulous!!

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  12. Beautiful card! I love how you did the stamping, thanks for sharing!

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  13. Beautiful card. Thanks for the explanation of how you accomplished the color variation.

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  14. Love how the flowers pop off the card, they are so bright and bold. Pow!

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  15. Wowzers! What a breathtaking card. I love the bright colors you used for the flowers and leaves.

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