Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December SOTM Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring December's SOTM called  Amore, a set of 13 elegant stamps.

If you have come here from Melissa's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Helen's Blog and start from the beginning!

This month we have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!


There's been a lot of beautiful pink/red, valentine's type artwork around for this set - it's so pretty and elegant! But I'm just not really a Valentine's kind of stamper. I go for the lollipop toppers with Animal faces on them, not the fancy, romantic, gushy cards. I like to look at them, but it's just not my stamping cup of tea, ya know? So what am I gonna do with these 13 beautiful stamps?

I know! I'll turn to my old friend, Autumn Garden color palette. I swear, my favorite color is purple, but Sunflower and Goldrush are some of my go-to colors. Anyhow, I stamped that lovely loopy border onto Desert Sand cardstock, then used my awesome Corner Rounder to create big scalloped borders. I made a little waistband of that Hound's tooth print from the Splendor Packet, and buttoned it up on the side with some craft buttons. I stamped a couple of hearts in the Goldrush and detailed them with our Glitter Glitz - love that stuff! I framed up the top with some Goldrush cardstock, adding a bit of Goldrush ink speckle to the inner frame, and that beautiful LOVE sentiment. Then I added a rolled paper flower, which I hand cut, then rolled on my piercing tool and glued the heck out of with Liquid Glass. Once it was almost dry I smashed it with an acrylic block and painted it with more Glitter Glitz. While I love paper flowers, this one was a very THICK flower technique, so this is a hand-delivery type card for sure!

Now "Hop" on over to Tamytha's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the December SOTM is only available until the last day of December! PLUS December is PLENTY FOR TWENTY time: Place a minimum order of $20 (excluding shipping/handling) during December on my website will receive a popular, retired D-size stamp set for FREE! See the FAQ on my site for details. Be sure to ask your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

10 comments:

Sheila Bennett said...

Really like how you used a scallop punch around the rows of stamping along the bottom of the card.

Haley D. said...

Beautiful card! I like the autumn colors; it's a nice change from the "sweet" colors and really shows how versatile this set can be.

Melissa Laverty said...

so pretty. Love love love the flower

Melinda said...

Oh my goodness. Love the ruffles! The flower is so cute too.

Closet Stamper said...

I'm with you on non-traditional colors! Your card is great and shows off many great techniques.

Wendy K. said...

Very neat card in non-traditional colors!
Wendy K.
www.MyScrapbookingBlog.com

Jean M. said...

Very pretty...love it:)

Tammy said...

Love the "non-traditional" color choice and flower. Very pretty! :)

Shirley said...

great card

Krista Ritskes said...

Love, love, love your card! The flower is so precious.

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