Thursday, September 1, 2016

September Stamp of the Month: Blessed Beyond Measure

Welcome to the September stamp of the month blog hop featuring Blessed Beyond Measure.  This lovely stamp set has me thinking of fall, cooler temperatures, and my many blessings.  Join me and my fellow consultants as we give you ideas of how to use this stamp set.  (If you're already hopping then you've arrived from Jennifer's blog, and you'll go to Maureen's blog next.)

This set coordinates with the CTMH/Cricut Artbooking cartridge.  I knew that I wanted to create multicolored leaves, so rather than cut out leaves with the Cricut, I made a mask so that I could sponge color onto my card to create some of the leaves.  (The little leaf at the bottom right was cut out of a piece of Saffron from the Enchanted Fundamentals.)

I lined up my ink pads and a sponge or dauber so that I wouldn't accidentally mix my colors.  No one wants Ruby in in their Saffron ink pad!  I lined them up from lightest to darkest, plus Fern.  (From left to right, the colors are Saffron, Goldrush, Poppy, Ruby, and Fern.  Not pictured is Cocoa, also used on this project.)
Then I sponged onto my mask from lightest colors to darkest to create the beautiful leaves.  (I finished them off with stamping the veins in Cocoa.)

Thanks so much for hopping by!  I hope that you and yours are Blessed Beyond Measure.  Now go see Maureen's pretty project!
{Click HERE for all the hop participants and their blogs.}


13 comments:

Jean McNulty said...

Wow, gorgeous....and great technique!!

Kathy Burrows said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing your technique.

Lela said...

Darling! I love the sponged leaves idea, TFS

nanapuddin said...

Wow, beautiful card and great technique! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Rubio said...

Brilliant!! Now I've got to try this too! Beautiful job Haley!! :)

123 flames said...

Beautiful card! Love the technique!

Lauren said...

So cleaver to create a sponged leaf from the cut stencil!

Tracie said...

Very creative!

Brenda Lapp said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing how you created it. This is something I definitely want to try.

Jacquelin Green said...

Beautiful! And great technique!

Joy said...

Haley, what a beautiful card! I'm late to the hop šŸ˜„ but I really like this one.

Darlys said...

Your card is amazing! creating a mask is brilliant, and with the random stamping, the effect looks like leaves blowing in the fall wind.

Catherine Nowak said...

Beautiful card. I love the way you colored your leaves.

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