Saturday, July 31, 2010

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! You will be amazed and inspired with all the wonderful artwork from this group of Close To My Heart Consultants. If you've come from Katy Donaldson's blog you're on the right track. Enjoy!

D1424 Something Splendid is only available during the month of August. This is a stamp set you'll use over and over again! Here are several different looks all from this one set!
This card features the Faux Velvet technique (from the Technique Junkies newsletter) in the background. I also made my own "glimmer mist" with our Close To My Heart reinkers, Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint and some rubbing alcohol. Colors are Juniper, Creme Brulee and Petal.


I love the look of this card, too. B&T is from the Passages paper kit paired with Cocoa and Colonial White cardstock. Barn Red ink was used for the flower. Dry embossed lines on the Colonial White cs add some subtle detail.


Here's a good example of looking beyond the larger images in a set. This card was created with just the smaller images! The bottom houndstooth pattern is from D1412 Noted Background. The B&T strip of paper is from the Twitterpated kit and is layered on a piece of Chocolate cs. Inks used are Sorbet, Sweet Leaf and Chocolate. It's hard to see, but there is a touch of Liquid Glass on the center of each flower. Across the B&T layer is a piece of the Chocolate ribbon with the white dash. Just pull on the white part and the ribbon gathers up for a great look on cards and layouts!

Now, isn't this a "must have" stamp set? Click here to orders yours now!

Want to see more great artwork featuring this set? Hop on over to Mary Eisen's blog to see what she has in store for you!

Thanks for stopping by!




14 comments:

  1. Your Faux Velvet background looks very pretty. And I really like the elegance of the card with the Barn Red flower. Of course, I also really like how you used the little flowers in the stamp set for your third card.

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  2. Very pretty..love the faux velvet background.

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  3. Amazing combination of cards!!

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  4. Michelle, you showed us some amazing versatility with this stamp set, from ultra feminine to masculine, from serious to whimsical! Great work!

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  5. WOW! They're such great cards!!

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  6. Wow! Great job - love them all but I think the Passages one is my favourite!

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  7. They are all great, but I love love love the faux velvet. how do you do that?

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  8. These are all so lovely! I love the way that each card is so different while using the same set.

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  9. Love all of your cards, but that first one is STUNNING!

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  10. I loved your cards so much I cased them and posted them on my Blog! LOL
    (giving you credit of course)

    mfkupo.blogspot.com

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