November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Illuminate

Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  This month I am following Jean McNulty's Blog.   We have over 50 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 hop, a complete list of hoppers can be found here.
The November Stamp of the Month is entitled Illuminate (S1311) (Set of 15). Here is a picture of this stamp set:

I am loving the beautiful lamps, lamp post, and sentiments on this stamp set.  I am going to use it for a Christmas card.  I believe that the sentiment will work.

Here is my card:

I used the Sparkle and Shine Paper Pack (X7176B).  The edges are all ink distressed with our Slate Ink.  I stamped my images with our Black Pigment Ink.  Such a beautiful, intense image it gives.  I colored the lamp with our Juniper Marker (Z2403) and applied some Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1313) over it so it would appear to be illuminated.  Then I added 3 red sparkles at the top and 3 pennants made of our Red Shimmer Trim (Z1848).

I used this card pattern from The Paper Players and will be linking this card to their challenge.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to leave me a comment and then please go to our next artist, Michelle Loncar's Blog.

The Illuminate 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 and additional $5.  This stamp set is only available between November 1 – November 31, 2013. You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the above supplies here:  on my website.  


  1. I seriously did not see this stamp set as a holiday card- thank you for en'light'ening me!

  2. Great card, and good use of the sketch.

  3. I totally agree with Adeline - I also did not see this stamp set used for holiday cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Love the papers and the red used with this stamp set. It sure looks like it could be a Christmas card. Love it.

  5. I love that lamp with the pop of green. Great use of the sketch. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  6. Aha! unexpected "light" color which really pops.

  7. I love the layout of this card, you executed it beautifully!

  8. great minds think alike - love your take on this sketch! It looks totally different rotated.


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