Saturday, June 30, 2012

July SOTM Blog Hop: Live Out Loud


Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring July's SOTM, which is Live Out Loud, a set of 8 stamps.  If you have come here from Teresa Scriven's Blog, Creating with Inky Paw, 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 really love the July Stamp of the Month: Live Out Loud...



I wanted to make some cards using some sketches that I had found by Nichole Heady. 

Sketch #1


Main-sketch


Using our fabulous double sided paper, I was able to cut the red double sided paper and fold back the edges to have a strip of the comic strip design peeking through.

Supplies used (all CTMH):
Superhero paper pack
Live Out Loud:July SOTM
Archival Black ink pad
Moonstruck marker
Licorice opaques

On my next card, I based it off of this sketch:



Sketch-5

I was able to keep the card pretty simple to make, thanks to the addition of the zip strip across the top.



Supplies used (all CTMH):
Superhero paper pack
Live Out Loud: July SOTM
Archival Black ink pad
Sponge dauber (to ink edges)

And then I made this final card from this sketch and inspiration:


Sketch-6

I simply cut the Typeset paper and once again used the zip strip in place of a ribbon.
I also inked all the edges of my papers.



Supplies used (all CTMH):
Typeset paper pack
Live Out Loud: July SOTM
Vineyard Berry ink pad
Black ink pad (for edges)
Sponge dauber
Licorice opaques

Remember that the Superhero and Typeset papers will be retiring at the end of July.  If you need them, now is the time to get them from your Close to My Heart Consultant.


Now "Hop" on over to Dawn Heuft's blog, Stamping til Dawn,  to see her fantastic artwork! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the July SOTM is only available until July 31!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!



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Here are some more projects I have made using this Stamp of the Month...



See all the details on this card here.


Thanks for looking and have a crafty day!
~Amy

16 comments:

  1. Great collection of cards! Love them all. =)

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    1. Thanks Susan! That's my favorite too!

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  3. Great cards! I love how you tore the one with the comic strip peeking through! very creative!

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    1. Thanks Karen! CTMH's wonderful double sided papers made that a fun one to do, especially with that comic strip paper.

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  4. Your cards are super cute! I especially love how you used the Superhero paper and the sketch on the first card!

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    1. Thanks Haley! That was a fun card to create!

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  5. Love how that hero is bursting out of your card. Nice work - Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Wendy! I love how that turned out too.

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  6. What great cards these are! I especially love the super hero busting out of the first one. Fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Annette! I love how that ended up turning out.

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  7. These are great cards!!! I pinned the first one :) The first and last are my favorites - great job :)

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! I appreciate it!

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