Thursday, October 31, 2013

Illuminate - November Stamp of the Month

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Illuminate, a set of 15 stamps. If you have come here from Elizabeth Mindemann'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 blog. Following the hop is easy- just click on the link at the bottom of each post and it will take you to the next blog!

This set was immediately one of my favorites when I first got my Autumn Winter Idea Book.  I've been so busy that I never had a chance to work with it until now.   I just love all the different lanterns.  I created three different cards using the Laughing Lola (X7170B) paper pack.



For this card I wanted to give the impression that the lights were hanging from a wire so I tied little knots where each lamp is hanging in some Black hemp and adhered them with liquid glass to hold in place.  I also added liquid glass to each bulb to give it a shiny effect.  Here is a close up:



For my next card, I stamped the lanterns with Black Pigment ink on the Laughing Lola Purple cardstock.  I stamped them again onto White Daisy cardstock.  I used Honey Alcohol markers to color the lights using the lighter shade for the very center for a soft glow.  Then I cut out just the light portion of the lantern and adhered them with glue dots on top of the stamped images on the Laughing Lola Purple Cardstock.   Again, I used Black Hemp to 'hang' my lanterns.



This last card was actually the first card I created with the set.  It was something that I had in mind all along and I found the perfect sketch for my idea in the How To Book - Originals.  The sketch is called Center Sash.



Remember!  You can only get the November Stamp of the Month during the month of November!  If you purchase $50 in Close To My Heart Products you can get Illuminate for just $5!!

Thanks for stopping by!  

Now it is time to hop over to Shirley Ross' Blog to see what she has created!


15 comments :

  1. All three cards are fabulous!.... you are on a roll this month!

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  2. Awesome cards! Love all your little details.

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  3. Beautiful cards, I especially like the last one (or first), that is one of my favorite sketches

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  4. Fabulous cards, they all turned out fantastic.....so clever.

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  5. Gorgeous cards. I can tell you really like this stamp set! :)

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  6. I like all of your cards, but my favorite is the second card. Loving the colors and ideas.

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  7. The first card is my favorite with all those cool details.

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  8. Cute! Cute! Cute! I like all the cards. I have to use my books more often.

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  9. Great cards! Love the paper choices - really highlights sayings!

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  10. They are all beautiful! And all of those little tiny knots must have taken forever!

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  11. These are stunning! I love the last one :)

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