Saturday, May 9, 2009

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Decided to try something different and joined a blog hop. Never done a blog hop - well its a fun way of sharing different ideas based on a theme. The theme for this blog hop is the CTMH May SOTM - you will get to visit 18 different blogs and see 18 different creations using this set. What a great way of see how versatile this set is. I know many of you already have it on your list for May but for those doubters around check out the cool ideas these consultants have come up with for it.

The way the blog hop works is that you move from blog to blog clicking on the links on each blog. So If you have come here from Shannon Laux's Blog, you are on the right path! But if this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Jena's Blog and start from the beginning - so you don't miss out on some of the great artwork being shared!

My input for the hop is a cool any occasion card. It could be for a girl friend who needs to be reminded the life is great or just to say Hi!

I used pansy purple for the background and used a flower template underneath the cardstock. Then I sanded the cardstock which brought out the flower shape which was highlighted again using the piercing tool. To make the center of the flower I punched a scalloped oval out of creme brulee cardstock which I then scored in both directions to make a grid which I highlighted using creme brulee ink. The images are from the Be Yourself Stamp Set (May Stamp of the Month). I just love how the lady is dancing - she looks so happy and when your happy everything is beautiful. The white core of the CTMH cardstock is what makes this card in my mind. A little bit of sanding can allow you to create such a different look than the basic cardstock.

Now "Hop" on over to Deb Young's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the May SOTM is only available until May 31st! If you want to order this stamp set - you can do it on my website at - remember depending on how much you order you can earn this set for FREE - combine it with an order for $60s of stamps you'll also get the tickled pink set for more details click here - tickled pink

Also before you go remember to check out earlier posts on my blog which features other cards using the May Stamp of the Month - you won't regret it! Remember also to sign-up for updates to this blog at the top right of the blog. Its easy to do and you ensure you won't miss out on any of my blog enteries
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roxybonds said...

I love the dry embossing you did with the sanded flower and grid on the middle!!!

Stamp Til Dawn said...

Great card! I love that you incorporated a cool technique and explained it.

Jane ... said...

What a unique card and pretty colors!tfs and telling about the techniques you used too.

Jena said...

What a fun card - I love your dry embossed big flower, so cute! TFS and thanks for hopping with us!

stampscrapnbowl said...

FUN! Great technique combined with the stamp set = really cool card idea.

Deborah Young said...

Your dry embossing rocks, as does the entire card. It's lovely!

Lucia said...

What a neat card.