Monday, April 30, 2012

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring May's SOTM, which is Friendship Bouquet.  If you have come here from Allisa Chilton's blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here 

This month we have over 50 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!

 I couldn't wait to use a Bleach Stamping technique on this set! First I used Desert Sand ink to cover a piece of Honey cardstock. Don't forget to heat set the ink before the next step! Next I embossed the flower in Outdoor Denim. Now the fun part! With a brush and fresh bleach I "painted" the petals to let the Honey cardstock show through. The key is to use fresh bleach. I also painted some Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel on the center of the sunflower to add a bit of sparkle!

What I did here was to cut one of our 6" x 6" Kraft Die Cut cards in half to get a 3" x 6" card! The flower and message were stamped in Cocoa ink. The background paper is from the Footloose paper kit and the green dot paper is from the Dotty for You (May special). I used Creme Brulee, Sunflower, Desert Sand and Sweet Leaf markers to color the sunflower. A touch of Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel for the center adds some nice sparkle. Finish it off with some Cocoa ribbon and Mocha Pearls!
Isn't this a great set! Lovely images and beautiful messages. You know you want one! It would also make a great gift....Mother's Day perhaps? Or maybe a birthday? 

Friendship Bouquet is only available from May 1-31, 2012. You can get this set for as little as $5 with a min. $50 order! With a $50 order you can also get the Dotty for You paper packet for $5! Stock up and get in on TWO great specials!

Now hop on over to Brae Montgomery's blog to see even more great ideas! Click here to get your stamp set now!

Thanks for hopping by!


  1. Love that first card - I would never have thought of using blue as the outline embossing powder! Thanks for the refresher on the bleaching technique.

  2. Wow! Great card designs - the first one is very different and stands out in this swap!

  3. Nice cards. Great idea to cut the 6x6 card base in half to create a 3x6 card.

  4. Such sweet cards! I'm gonna have to try that bleaching technique.

  5. Wow! Both cards are so fantastic!!'s hard to pick my favorite! THANKS for inspiring me! :)

  6. Such pretty cards! Cool bleach technique!

  7. OMG I really love the bleaching technique!! The Dotty for you card is so cheery looking too!!