Thursday, January 31, 2013

February SOTM Blog Hop


Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring February's SOTM, which is called Home Sweet Home, an elegantly detailed set of 4 oversized sentiment stamps.  If you have come here from ANNETTE'S BLOG, you are on the right path!

This month we have 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!

This month I used a sketch from Retro Sketches to start my project. I chose only one color of cardstock (Whisper) and two inks (Whisper and Slate) to create this card. Inspired by the Moxie Fab World Stamp with a Home-made Stamp Challenge, I created three stamps of my own to support the lovely mixed font sentiment. I created a speckled background using burlap ribbon wrapped around a block, I stamped the studded border using a self adhesive Sparkle stuck to a block, and I stamped the base for the flower cluster using the filigree edge of the IKEA wastebaskets I keep on my Stamp Pad tables!
Can you believe that pretty filigree background texture came from a garbage can? I speckled the Art Philosophy flowers with the Burlap ribbon "stamp" before distressing them with my Slate Pigment Ink pad. I like to work over the petal of flat flowers with the back, rounded end of my piercing tool on the back of my piercing mat to give them curve and dimension when creating these layered flowers. Plus I used a bit of our new Slate Washi Tape in the background - I was so excited to see that in the new book!

I popped up a few of the lines of the sentiment stamp for more texture and interest. Here you can really see the burlap texture of that "stamp" I made. I found it easier to control the texture if I trimmed off the bound edges of the burlap and only used the center strip wrapped around my block. I'm linking this to the Heart 2 Heart All That Glitters challenge because the layered glitter button flower centers, which really brings the eye to the floral focal point on this card.

Now "Hop" on over to TERESA'S BLOG to see what cuteness she's been creating with her inky paws! Be sure to visit all the Consultants' Blogs to soak in the great crafting and SOTM ideas. Remember, this SOTM will be gone at the end of February.  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for just $5!

Here are some other projects I have made using this Stamp of the Month!
Team Meeting Sneak Peek Card
Home Is...Card
Freshly Made Sneak Peek Card

And here's our first Friday Favorite Things giveaway of the new catalog! Check out the new catalog online and let me know which new paper packet is your favorite - I might be sending it to you next week!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for hoppin' by!

32 comments:

Annette Green said...

You've got all your challenges mastered. Beautiful monochromatic theme here. Just lovely!

Tamra Pope said...

All I can say is .....well,I don't know what to say....totally amazing doesn't cover it....I'm speechless! and that doesn't happen often :) You inspire me with every post! Thank You.

Hansi Brittain said...

Beautiful! I love how you used things around the house to create texture. Now I am going to have to follow your example and do something in white, whisper and slate. The effect is so soft.

Karen said...

It has to be For Always for sure!

Karen said...

I got cut off. I love love love your beautiful card! All the extra work you put into it really paid off!

Kathleen said...

This monochromatic card is strikingly beautiful!!

Shirley Ross said...

A beautifully striking card, love it

Michelle said...

I am loving this card! Did you have it at the meeting on Tuesday? I must have missed it!

Adeline E. Brill said...

I love the added accent with the Washi tape!

Susan Brooks - The Closet Stamper said...

This is all stunning! The card, the techniques, the color scheme - WOW!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card!!! Love all the textures you added.

Jean M. said...

WOW..stunning!!!

Amy said...

Your card is so elegant, I love every little detail!

Traci Pasqualone said...

Gorgeous!

Lynn said...

Beautiful design and color choices.

Wendy Coffman said...

Thanks, ladies! And yes, Michelle, I did have it at the meeting...we must've been giggling too much!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely beautiful card (as always)! My favorite pack of paper has got to be For Always - I'm doing our family's calendar with that paper & using one bright color each month.

CreatErin said...

What a beautiful card Wendy! So soft and pretty. You've got some serious talent! *Ü*

Haley D. said...

So beautiful- and creative!

Joy said...

wowowow...strikingly gorgeous!

Misty said...

This monochromatic card makes my heart skip a beat. So beautiful!

luv2srap said...

Wow I love the colors. So neat to use other stuff as stamps.

Allisa said...

Gorgeous card, great creativity in getting your patterns! Thanks for playing with us at H2H!

Design Originals by KC said...

Beautiful card Wendy... I am a follower on friend connect. I like the Chantilly paper packet the most of these papers but love Tommy too! Thanks for offering a great card to inspire and a giveaway too! Kathi

candra said...

As always I humbly bow before your creativeness! Love the card and I have been a follower for a number of years now... :)

I think Chantilly is my current favorite paper but Bee and Bumble looks like fun!

Miss you, Candra

Miriam Prantner said...

Slate is my current color crush, so I'm totally crushing on this card! Chantilly is my favorite from the new book!

Katy said...

LOVE...EVERYTHING...ABOUT...IT!!! Thanks for playing along!

centralNYscrapper said...

Beautiful card. I love these hops, but just when I decide I don't need a SOTM people create amazing projects that make me NEED it.

Cath said...

Hey Wendy! Thanks for linking this up to the Stamp with a Homemade Stamp Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Anonymous said...

CHANTILLY...followed by Claire. actually came by today so i could send a friend info on jamberry!!!
Cindie

debpaint16 said...

I just Love "Claire"!! Love the color scheme!!
debpaint16@aol.com

Krista Hershberger said...

BEAUTIFUL Wendy...I'm amazed...just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your talent with us! :)

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