Monday, April 30, 2012

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Friendship Bouquet


Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring May's SOTM, which is Friendship Bouquet, a set of 8 stamps.  If you have come here from Georgia's Blog, Trust Your Crazy IdeasTrust Your Crazy Ideas 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.

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!


 For this month's project, I decided to make a card that has some embossing and sponging.
I based it off of Sketch 215 from Mojo Monday





For the background, I clear embossed a stamp from Friendship Bouquet in a random stamping pattern.
I used chocolate ink for the centers and sunflower ink for the petals and sponged the color onto the embossed image for the softer look and shading (the sunflower ink is deeper near the centers of the flowers and lighter on the ends of the petals and in between flowers)

For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment from Friendship Bouquet in Chocolate ink onto Colonial White cardstock.  I then sponged on the top of the sentiment with Chocolate.

Inside of the card:


The flowers were stamped in second generation Chocolate ink (where you stamp the image on a scrap paper and then stamp the image a second time on your project without reinking).
They were then lightly sponged with Chocolate and Sunflower inks.

Supplies used (all CTMH unless stated):
Friendship Bouquet Stamp Set (May SOTM)
Chocolate and Colonial White Cardstock
Chocolate and Sunflower Ink Pads
Clear Embossing Powder
Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
3D Foam Tape

Not CTMH:
Make up wedge for sponging (all for a soft blending)


Now "Hop" on over to Dawn's Blog, I Am a Happy Stamper,  to see her fantastic 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 31!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

21 comments:

  1. Love all your techniques you used on this card! Love the embossing and the inside!

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    1. Thank you Mary! I was really excited when all these techniques came together like this. I love embossing and this stamp set was perfect for this.

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  2. Wonderful! I love the BOLDNESS of the colors - I bet its even prettier than the picture <> LOL

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    1. Thank you Angel! Yes, I do think that it is even prettier in person.

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    1. Thank you Susan! I love these techniques.

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  4. Love your random stamped background & color resist!

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    1. Thank you Pamela! I love doing the color resist.

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  5. Very pretty. I love the soft colors on the inside.

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    1. Thank you Marilyn! I love that too.

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  6. Beautiful card, I love the how subtle and soft the embossing looks.

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  7. Your beautiful techniques make for a beautiful card!

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  8. Gorgeous resist technique!! Love how bright and happy this looks!!

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