Thursday, July 1, 2021

Strong Roots - July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

 Welcome to our July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! The first of each month our group of talented Makers share artwork featuring the exclusive stamp set available only that month. 

The hop is one big circle so just click on the links in each post. It's that easy! The blog before mine is Melinda Everitt. Sit back and enjoy all the great ideas for the Strong Roots Stamp of the Month Set! Click here for a list of all participants.

I made a card with this set and love how it turned out. I used a pattern from our new Make It from Your Heart How-to Book Volume 5, Pattern 22. With photos, cutting guides and placement guides it makes crafting easy. Plus, there are patterns for layouts and cards!

I used a Circle Thin Cut die to cut the circle in the Wood Grain Paper. The image was stamped using Intense Black ink so it wouldn't bleed when I used the water brush. It was done on a piece of white cardstock just big enough to fit behind the circle.

The image was colored with Watercolor Pencils then a Water Brush was used to blend it together. I added the keys to the outside of the circle for some dimension along with some pretty sequins.

Inside of card. 

If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

Before you go...... be sure to sign up to follow my blog so you don't miss any great ideas! The link is in the column on the right.

Next up in our hop is Alyson Mayo. Have fun along the way!


#showandtellwithmichelle #stampofthemonthbloghop #ctmh #cardmaking


  1. This stamped image is featured well on the wood patterned paper. It causes the image to pop. So pretty!

  2. Super card! Love how the wood looks so real and the circle focus with the great coloring could hang on the wall or stand on a shelf like home decor!!

  3. That looks great on the wood panel background!
    :) Marie

  4. So that you showed the inside!

  5. Beautiful! I love it with the wood paper, fabulous!

  6. Love that woodgrain and the simplicity of your card design! It looks great!

  7. The woodgrain background is a perfect setting for you card - well done!

  8. Such a gorgeous, rustic card! I love it.

  9. Beautiful card! Love the choice of paper.

  10. Love that you paired it with the woodgrain! It really makes your image pop!

  11. That's beautiful with the woodgrain paper!!


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