Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Welcome to our CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring June's SOTM Jubilation, which is a super versatile set of 24 stamps. This is a stamp set loaded with possibilities!


If you have come here from SHEILA'S BLOG you are on the right path. If you get lost, you may want to go back to Helen's Blog to find the entire list of blog hoppers!


This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their artistic creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. Hopping 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!


Since this month's set can be used for so many special occasions, I wanted to make a simple, quick card that could be adapted for any occasion. Here I used Bamboo cardstock, dry embossed on a angle to create an elegant diamond background. I added a stripe of Bliss B&T (the floral and the stripe), plus a bit of Colonial White Crochet ribbon. Topped off with the Cake from the Jubilation set and the Celebrate fireworks sentiment (see tip below), this would be a nice birthday or Wedding card (if you chopped off the candles). I accented the dry embossed background with Opaques self adhesive pearls, and added some Glitter Glitz to the cake frosting.

One quick tip on marker masking - the sentiment I used here is the word "celebrate", but in the set that word is embedded in an image of fireworks. I simple colored just the word with my Cocoa Marker and stamped it without the fireworks background. Sometimes I feel like my Cocoa marker just isn't as dark as I'd like when doing a marker masking technique like this, so I like to dab the brush tip of the marker onto my freshly inked Cocoa Pad to make sure that my markered image will be as dark as I like it to be. You could also trim the image apart to use the word separately, but since this one is so small, marker masking seemed the way to go!

You could easily adapt this card to any of the images in that set, subbing in B&T patterns for the dry embossed CS - there are loads of possibilities, all in this quick 5 minute card!


Now "Hop" on over to LEANNE'S BLOG to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants in the hop to get some great crafty ideas for more fun projects! Remember, the June SOTM is only available until the last day of the month. Be sure to ask your CTMH Consultant how to get yours FREE (or click here) - and don't forget to order your absolutely FREE Studio J jpg file, this month only! 

12 comments:

Closet Stamper said...

WOW! Very elegant. You have more patience than I do to color Celebrate and get only the words. Beautiful job.

Sheila Bennett said...

Very nice card. So simple, but yet so elegant. The pearls are such a nice finishing touch.

Kathleen said...

What an elegant card!

Josie0602 said...

Gorgeous card! So simple and so pretty!

Elizabeth said...

I love that you can use it with any of the stamps for any occasion! Simple and sweet.

Helen Onulak said...

Simple looking & lovely - belies the work that went into making this card.

Tamytha said...

Love your card and how you used the "celebrate". I especially love the diamond dry embossing with the opaques. Lovely!

Melinda said...

Love all the added touches to your card. Very simple and elegant.

Haley D. said...

Very elegant card! Thanks for the tech talk too.

Krista Ritskes said...

So elegant! Fabulous, since the stamp set doesn't seem very elegant.

Annette said...

Beautiful card. Love the effect the dry-embossing gives. Nice job!

Mary Eisen said...

very cute - love the dry embossing!

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