WOW! This month just FLEW by! Or maybe it's because February is short a couple of days. Anyway, here we are with another brand new Stamp of the Month! This month the Stamp of the Month Blog Hoppers are showcasing Floral Happiness. The stamp is a great Base and Shape set that includes 16 stamps!
If you have come here from Michelle John's blog you are on the right track! This hop is a big circle so if you are just starting, when you go all the way through and get back to me, you have completed the circle!
I've got 3 cards to share with you today. The first card I created with a bit of Later Sk8r paper to show you that this paper doesn't have to be ALL BOY!!
I used a sketch from Jeanette's How To Book- Originals (9036). (Now Available in Soft Cover for $14.95!) For this card I used Slate Cardstock as my base. I scuffed it up a bit with some sanding to blend with the 'rough' look of the Later Sk8r paper (X7167B). Next I 2nd generation stamped the base stamp of the rose with Lagoon and used Slate Ink for the Shade stamp. I used the same technique for the leafs - 2nd generation Slate for base and 1st generation Slate for the shade. I used Slate Polka Dot Washi Tape (Z1817) in place of the cardstock strip on the sketch. I accented with Sparkles Clear Flourishes - Small (Z1812) and 2 adhesive backed lagoon resin flowers from For Always Assortment (Z1811).
For my next card I used the For Always Paper (X7165B) and another sketch from the Originals book. The large square piece of For Always paper is folded up to show the underside of the paper. The button gives the impression that the piece is buttoned down. I used Ruby ink to stamp the roses using the 1st and 2nd generation stamping technique to stamp the base and shades. I used all three roses to cascade them across the card. I used another Sparkles Clear Flourishes - Small (Z1812). These fourishes are great for adding to cards! Also, if you look closely, you will see that I used the Black Shimmer Trim (Z1809) under my sentiment and also with my button. I love this adhesive backed trim as it is a great accent for the For Always paper. The button is from the new Black Button Assortment (Z1821).
On my last card I decided to use the smallest rose shade stamp to create an elegant background. I used Honey Ink and stamped on the White Daisy Cardstock. I created a fan with Black Tulle Ribbon (Z1798) and added bitty black sparkles the edge of the tulle. I used the chipboard circle from inside of a frame from the Irresistibles Frames (Z1843). I added 2 Honey resin flower pins from the For Always Assortment (Z1811). On this card, I added a Black Sparkle Flourish (Z1745). The other sparkles on the card and tulle are from Sparkles Black and Grey Assortment (Z1754).
Which card is your favorite? I would love to know!
Remember you can get this set for just $5 with a $50 purchase!
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Ready to see more inspiring works of art with Floral Happiness?
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