Saturday, January 31, 2015

February SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! You might be arriving here from ALYSON'S BLOG. We have almost 70 consultants sharing fabulous A Happy Hello artwork this month!
For this quick card I started with this week's Freshly Made Sketch. I knew I wanted to emboss the card front with the Heart Embossing Folder, so I grabbed the bright and cheery ColourQ colors to accent the simple design. I chose Ruby, Hollyhock, Smoothie, and Whisper to match the ColourQ palette. Each banner I stamped with a different color and a different tiny flower from A Happy Hello. First I stamped the banners cleanly, then went over them again second generation to mellow out the B&T pattern I was making. I swiped the edges of each banner, too. 
Our clear stamps made it easy to line up the different layers of the flower when I was stamping it. I added Bitty Sparkles all around the edges of the flower and colored them with an alcohol marker. you can see the reversed embossing here a little - I flipped the embossing so it was recessed and I had a hard time getting it to show in the photos. I stitched down each banner and all around the card as a final touch. The whole thing took about 15 minutes including stitching! 

Next up on the hop is MELISSA'S BLOG. Enjoy all the Happy Hello artwork, and don't forget you can only get A Happy Hello in the month of February!

Here's a couple more February SOTM projects I've done:

Love This Boy Layout
Atlantic Hearts Happy Hello Card

19 comments:

papercraftingwithkellyjanes.com said...

Super cute!! Love the custom banners and all of the details on this card!!!

Donna said...

Great card! Love the bling.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Beautiful card! I love all the little details- the rhinestones and stitching are perfect!

Shalana said...

Very nice card.

Lauren Moore said...

Gorgeous card, those banners are amazing!

Chris Lothian said...

Great Banners - they look awesome as does the card.

Mary Holshouser said...

Very clean design. Love the colors.
thanks for sharing a great card

Nikka Geers said...

Just adore this card

Michelle Stewart said...

Another fabulous card Wendy. Love the colors for this.

My Flower said...

sweet thank you for the chance

Melissa Robinson said...

I really like the look of your card! The stitching, while simple, adds so much!

Claire said...

Those stamped banners look gorgeous - I thought you'd used papers...love that heart emboss folder too. I fell a shopping spree coming on... Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

Cindy Hall said...

15 minutes??? Wow! I'm impressed! This is a fabulous card and the details are amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at FMS this week!

Katie H said...

Great card! Especially love those banners!

Wendy Kessler said...

Pretty card!

Helen Gullett said...

Loving your card, Wendy. Pretty color combo! Thanks for the inspiration.

centralNYscrapper said...

Gorgeous! I love how you created the banners and the colors you selected. Stunning!

Dari said...

TFS. You inspired me :)

Sheila Bennett said...

Very nice card. Really like your color combo, and all the little finishing details.

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