Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring October's SOTM, which is called Home for the Holidays, a cheerful set of 7 stamps.  If you have come here from PAMELA'S BLOG, you are on the right path...Here we go!

I've got two cards to share today, because I simple cannot stop making cards with this adorable stamp set. I've got a bunch of cards I've made over that past few weeks linked at the bottom of this post. For my first card I started with the new RetroSketches sketch.I wanted to do a simpler treatment of the house image, so this time I stamped it in Whisper ink and detailed it with a couple alcohol markers.

I added a darker grey color, then took off ink using the blender pen to create texture on the door and chimney. A generous helping of glitter gel snow finished off this scene nicely. I'm linking this up to this week's  Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge.
I wanted to share a closer look at my button treatment. I adhered clear buttons to Lagoon Heart Washi Tape with Liquid Glass. Then on the rimmed buttons I added a ring of green with an alcohol marker. Each button got a silver sequin topper and a baker's twine bow. Swap cards for next weekend - done!
I was all set to post my blog hop card, when I saw the Mojo Monday sketch...and I apparently had one more card in me this morning! I grabbed my scraps of Snowhaven B&T to build the background, highlighting the B&T patterns with my favorite gelly roll clear stardust gel pen.
I stuck to my favorite technique for this stamp set, paper piecing, and I'm linking this card to the H2H Favorite Technique challenge. I've done quite a few cards with this set, all paper pieced in some fashion. I don't know that I've used many of the images whole in my projects. I absolutely adore this polar bear, and I can't believe I've waited so long to add some wiggly eyes onto him. I altered his paper pieced scarf with markers and sparkly gel pen. I grabbed that sentiment from the Trick or Treat Sweets stamp set.
In the top corner of the card I couldn't resist adding my last sparkly black button from my stash bowl. I tucked in a few sequins topped with bitty sparkles, and cut that red heart by hand from shimmer trim to finish off my cluster.

Now "Hop" on over to MARIA'S BLOG to see her festive work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, this SOTM is only available until the end of October!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set today! If you get lost hopping along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here

Here are some few more projects I have made using this Stamp of the Month...it's been like Christmas in September this last month!

16 comments:

Bonnie Turpin said...

This home for the holidays card is precious. I really like the non-traditional color scheme of lime and aqua.

Krista Hershberger said...

I Love the colors you used in the 1st card...and the polar bear card is adorable!!! Beautiful artwork!!

Melissa Robinson said...

Fabulous creations with the use of fun techniques! Love the Washi Tape behind the clear buttons!

Dawn said...

I've been enjoying all of your creations so far with this set, BUT this last one is SO FREAKING ADORABLE!!! You are so talented, Wendy!

Kristine Ponte said...

what a lovely card!

Kim Richardson said...

So so cute! You always take it to another level! Love that!

Adeline E. Brill said...

Lovin' this bear! Your home card was so unique!

Pam said...

Oh my goodness your cards are adorable! Love the home scene card & your googly eyes on the polar bear, too cute!

Susan Joyce said...

I like your cute little house and how you designed your embellishment. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Michelle Stewart said...

Simply fabulous, love both cards....now I need to add googly eyes to my bears....thanks for enabling me!!!LOL

Debbie Henderson said...

Two very pretty cards, you've been busy! I like how you used our challenge this week. Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

Nancy Womersley said...

Wendy, both cards are beautiful! Your outside themed card is so clever! Thanks for sharing.

Allison Kostiuk said...

Great cards, Wendy!! Love your paper piecing. So glad you played along with us at H2H!

Sarita Schraeder said...

Love the non-trad colors in the first one. Both are so cute!

Brandi said...

adorable! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

Sheila Bennett said...

Love the colors and added glitter of your Kraft card!

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