Thursday, October 31, 2013

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Illuminate

We're going to light a crafty fire under you with the November stamp of the month, ILLUMINATE, blog hop!  If you're already getting inspired, then you probably have arrived from Lori Brown and will head to Vicki Price next.)
My card uses the fab & funky Sarita paper pack.  The strand of lights reminded me of camping (which we love!), so I made an "awning" out of the coordinating Sarita fabric.  I just laid down a strip of Tombow adhesive, pleated my fabric across the top, and then with another strip of Tombow acrosss the back, I folded down the excess fabric.  I really wish that you could see it in person!

Now here are the rest of the details, if you're interested: the banners were both cut with the CTMH/Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, and I stamped the lanterns with Lagoon ink.  I had to use that great houndstooth Lagoon washi tape on the card too!  The candle uses Goldrush ink, and the sentiment is stamped in Outdoor Denim.  To make my lights shine, I colored in the "bulbs" with my Creme Brulee marker, and I used a sponge dauber dipped in Creme Brulee to make that pretty candlelight glow.  I also had to stick on a tan sparkle on the lantern.

I can't wait to play more with ILLUMINATE!  I have tons of ideas rolling around in my head, so be sure to come back by later this month to see how I incorporate this great set in my scrapbooking and paper crafting.  I'd love it if you'd leave a comment before heading off to Vicki's creation next!

P.S.  If you get lost along the hop or a link doesn't work, come back here for a COMPLETE LIST OF HOPPERS!  Thanks!


  1. Very clever idea- this stamp set reminds you of camping... me os summer parties...very interesting!

  2. Love the use of the fabric, great idea with the awning.

  3. Very sweet card. Love this sentiment.

  4. Wow! An awning! And I love the tan sparkle at the top of the lantern. So many details! Love it!

  5. Great use for the fabric! Love the use of the strip of lights right under it.

  6. Love the paper choice and the awning is so clever! I love ghe camping interpretation.

  7. Great idea to use the textiles, love how you folded the fabric.

  8. Love this idea! Definitely something to scraplift.


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