Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Limited Edition (September 2011)

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month blog hop featuring September's Limited Edition stamp set! (If you've already started the hop, then you should be coming from my friend Pamela O'Connor's blog and heading next to Judy Burger's blog, after you stay here a moment or two.) This set of 21 stamps is only available for a limited time, so be sure to contact your CTMH consultant to get yours!

The vintage images inspired me to create two different cards with the Sonoma paper pack. The first (8"x3.5") uses a glove template that you can find HERE (and that I modified for my card). I used up some of my stash of retired Passages paper for the Cocoa "leather." Isn't that Heirloom Assortment "button" divine? I can just picture a fancy lady in her fancy gloves!




The addition of the Colonial White "lace" (from a Martha Steward punch) also added a lovely finishing touch.







For my second card, I wanted to try a masculine look using the same papers and stamp set. I chose the "Far-Sided Focus" 6"x6" card sketch from Wishes because I really like the tag element. The only "bad" think about this sketch was that the tag needed to be much longer than the actual stamp. Never fear, CTMH clear stamps are here! I inked up the entire stamp except the end (or bottom) of the tag. I stamped it on the strip of Colonial White card stock, cleaned the stamp, and inked up the end and sides of the stamp (not inking the triangle end). Then I lined up the stamp and stamped it again, making a long tag.



Even though the Foundry Pin Clips can be jazzed up, leaving it plain with a wooden button seemed pretty manly to me.

Thanks for hopping by! If you have any questions about my creations, leave me a comment and I'll get back to you ASAP. Now, be sure to visit Judy's blog next!

14 comments:

Judy said...

Cute cards! I especially like the second one.

Traveling Bells said...

Elegance for one; manly for the other. Very nice!

Teresa Kline said...

adorable cards...hope you have a super week!

enjoy *~*

Amy McVey said...

Very creative! Great job Haley!

Jean M. said...

Beautiful cards..love them both:)

Shirley said...

Cool glove! And I love the Heirloom button! As always, Haley, awesome!

Katy said...

LOVE the glove, girl!!!

Krista Ritskes said...

Both are very creative! Great job.

Adeline E. Brill said...

Very clever! I am waiting for my Sonoma paper as we speak! :) Great job! (as always) :)

Diana said...

great projects. Love the glove idea!!

Helen Onulak said...

Great way to show the versatility of this stamp set!

Cheryl Even said...

You are so creative! Love all the details on the glove card, especially the fasteners and the accents on the fingers. Wow!

Tamytha said...

Love both your projects, but the glove is just awesome! Love the holes and heirloom flower.

Traci Godbee said...

very cute projects!! always love your ideas :)

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