Monday, April 30, 2012

Friendship Bouquet - May Stamp of the Month

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring "Friendship Bouquet", a set of 8 stamps.  If you have come here from Krista's Crafty Corner 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!

When I got this stamp set back in January along with my new Idea Books, this was the first stamp I wanted to play with!  I've got three cards to share with you today.  One of these cards I made way back in January.  

This card is a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card.  The base of the card is our Kraft cardstock.  I stamped the flowers with Cocoa Ink. To color my sunflowers, I used the waterbrush and ink from the pad. I squeezed the pad together while it was closed to get ink onto the inside top cover. Then I used the waterbrush to pick up the ink and painted it onto my flowers. I LOVE this Cocoa Striped Ribbon with these cards.  Notice my delicate Bitty Pearls at the bottom next to the sentiment? 


Here is another 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card.   For this card, instead of using the waterbrush and ink, I colored the flower with watercolors pencils.  Then I blended the colors together with the Blending pen.  I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut my scallop ovals for the sentiment.   I added Mocha Bitty Pearls and again used the striped Cocoa ribbon.  

My last card was actually the very first card I made back in January.

This is a 6x6 Kraft Die Cut Card (Z1474).  I used the watercolor pencil/blending pen technique for these flowers.  Here, I added the large Opaque Adhesive Pearls.  

I hope you enjoyed my cards!  Don't you just love this stamp?  Remember, you can only get it during the month of May!  With a $50 purchase you can get this set for just $5.  

Now hop over to Susan Brook's blog and see what she has created!


12 comments :

  1. Cute cards! The Brown and White stripe ribbon is perfect choice.

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  2. love the Chocolate striped ribbon paired up with this set! Great idea! :) sweet leaf is a color I didn't think of either - but I LOVE it! :)

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  3. I really like how you made the flower look like they are in their natural settings by using the colors they would be.

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  4. Your cards are lovely and your artwork is always so nice and clean!

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  5. Beautiful cards! I love how you combined the ribbon and kraft paper!

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  6. OMG these are gorgeous cards!!

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