Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Hop! This month we have a beautiful stamp set called Paper Garden. Now, if you've arrived from Gina Brandstetter's blog you're on the right track. This is a big circle and all you have to do is click the link at the end of the post to continue with the hop!
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I just couldn't wait to work with this stamp set! If you looked through my stamp drawer you'd find I'm very partial to flowers! I stamped the large image in 2nd generation ink to create a background. But I did something a little different while inking the stamp. I tapped it on the ink pad to make sure the image was completely inked. Then I pulled it across the pad to streak the ink and stamped it on the cardstock. The streaking gives a nice texture to the image. After that I stamped a smaller image in 1st and 2nd generation ink to create depth. The background layers are from the Paper Fundamentals packs. One side of each sheet has a glossy tone on tone pattern. The pattern on the opposite side is the same but has white with the color of the sheet.
Here is the same design with different colors! What a difference changing the colors can make!
All products are Close To My Heart: (click for image)
--Cardstock: Colonial White, Kraft, White Daisy, Whisper
--Paper Fundamentals: Enchantment, Adventure, Whimsy
--Cards & Envelopes Value Pack: Colonial White, White Daisy
--Ink: Desert Sand, Hollyhock, Goldrush, Slate, Glacier, Sapphire
--Embellishments: Coral Shimmer Trim, Gold Sequins, Bitty Sparkles, Aqua Shimmer Trim, Enamel & Glitter Duo Blue Dots, Grey Enamel Gems
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Now it's time for more inspiration! Hop over to see what Chris Robertson has created on her blog.
Thanks for hopping by!