Saturday, March 31, 2012

April's Stamp of the Month - You Are...

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring "You Are...", a set of 15 stamps.  If you have come here fromJudy Burger's blog you are on the right path!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.   If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultant's HERE  




We have over 50 consultants participating in the hop. Following the hop is easy, just click on the link at the end of the post and it will hop you right over to the next blog!
This month I chose to feature the Stamp of the Month with the new Victory paper to create some masculine cards.  I had fun creating cards combining the You Are... stamp and the Victory paper (X7150).
My first card is 6x6 and I used a sketch from Wishes.  




Although the pattern was for a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 card, I altered the size a little to make it bigger.  I needed a bigger opening for the stamp I wanted to use in the center.  The center is slit and corners are folded back to expose the back side of the paper.   This paper was just perfect for this technique.  I made it look like I fastened the corners down with the small wooden buttons from the Wooden Designer Buttons (Z1387)
Here is a little close up view.  I used one of the new Tough Tags (Z1692) in the corner of my card.




My next card is also adapted from a sketch in the How To Book - Wishes.  This is a 3 1/2 x 8 card.  


I used the criss-cross stamp to create a background on Bamboo cardstock.   I stamped a little starburst image across 2 strips to create a border for my "AMAZING" piece.  Foam tape was applied to the edges of the center to pop it up from the border.   Next, I covered my dimensional element star (Z1680) with the plaid pattern paper from Victory.  (Of course - I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut it out first!).   I used the Natural Hemp to wrap around my star and added an Olive Button under "You Are Truly".   The button and button brads are from the Mini Medley Accents Olive Collection (Z1489).  


My last card was simple and easy.....  It's 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. 



I used a inked one of the Dimensional Element Tags with Chocolate ink and then covered the bottom portion with stamped background bamboo cardstock.   I added another tag from the Tough Tags (love these!).  The strip of stars across the card is one of the zip strips from the pattern paper.  (LOVE how these can be used!)   My little bit of ribbon is from the Designer Ribbon Blue Collection (Z1385).

I hope you enjoyed my cards!   Be sure to let me know which one is your favorite!  Now hop on over to Kristine Ponte's blog and see what she has created!





11 comments:

  1. Nice cards Gina! I especially like the second one.

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  2. You've outdone yourself! All great cards!

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  3. great cards - I especially like the second one!

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  4. All of these are great, but I sure do love that second card! It gives it an almost lacy look. Who would have thunk it?

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  5. Great job on your combination of cards! Love them all.

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  6. They are all great Gina! I really love the added texture you've created with the Natural Hemp too:)

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