Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Jubilation "Super Mom"

This month's Close To My Heart stamp of the month, Jubilation, will have you smiling with all the possibilities! Join me to see what a (large) group of talented CTMH consultants have created with this versatile, celebratory set of 24 stamps. (If you're already hopping, then you should have arrived from Susan's blog. To continue hopping, visit my friend and fellow H2H design team member Melinda next.)

My CTMH team participates in a monthly stamp of the month swap, and this month we were required to use the Lucky paper pack, so I challenged myself to make a feminine card using the "Super Mom" seniment along with the heart and flower images. (The dotted circle stamp is from the Tag the Occasion stamp set.)

I random stamped the Sunset cardstock with the flower image in Sunset ink. Using my corner rounder (with the guard removed), I punched the scallops along the card edge and then distressed the edges with a sponge and Desert Sand ink. This card is the "Delightful Dots" sketch from the Wishes how-to guide. Since I only had a few scraps of the Lucky paper pack, I pulled in some Olive patterned paper from the Mayberry pack for the scalloped circle. Don't be afraid to mix up your paper kits!

When the card was all put together, I thought it was missing something, so I added the hemp along the bottom. It was the perfect finishing touch! To attach it, I pierced a hole in the card at the fold, threaded the hemp through, and then tied it around the card front. This simple addition really finished off the card nicely.

Thanks for stopping by! After leaving me a comment, be sure to hop on to visit Melinda next! (If you get lost along the way or find a broken link, come back right here and then click HERE for the complete list of hoppers. Thanks!)

Techniques: Faux sewing; rock 'n roll stamping; generational stamping; random stamping; direct-to-paper inks; sponging; scalloped edge with corner rounder

All supplies from CTMH: Jubilation & Tag the Occasion stamp sets; Lucky & Mayberry paper packs; Sunset card stock; Sunset, Olive, Desert Sand, & Dutch Blue inks; Cocoa marker; Mocha Opaques pearls; hemp; sponge; corner rounder; 3-D foam squares


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