August SOTM Blog Hop - Floral Celebration
Welcome to our August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. In this blog hop we are featuring Floral Celebration This stamp set includes 20 images. If you arrived here from Becca Whitham's Blog you are on the right track. This hop is a big circle. Just look for the next blog link at the bottom of my post. If you are just getting started on the hop, when you get back to me you will know you have completed the circle! If you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of hoppers HERE.
When I first started my project with this stamp, it was originally going to be a card. I looked through several How To Books looking for a pattern to use, and perused a few catalogs for ideas. I pulled out my current pack of Mix In papers determined to use those - because I LOVE THEM SO! By the time I decided what I would do I needed to stop as I had other things I needed to do. (like WORK - lol). So I left my craft table for a while. While away, an idea suddenly came to me. I remembered a picture that my daughter posted of her and her sister of a recent trip they took. The colors just struck me. All the sudden I knew what I wanted to do. I love it when ideas hit that way... it makes creating so much easier. This is one of my favorites pages that I have done! I found my black shadowbox frame and placed this page in it. It needs to be on the wall for a while.
I used a combination of stamping directly on the page and also stamping with fussy cutting to add dimension to my page. The flowers that were more solid images were stamped directly on the page with Smoothie, Peach and Glacier inks. Here is what it looked like before I began added all the other pieces:
Then I chose the 'outline' flowers to use with the same color of cardstock as the inks for the fussy cut flowers. I stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with White Embossing powder. Here is a close up of the added flowers:
August Stamp of the Month - Floral Celebration
Tags and Tab Thin Cuts - Z3726
Mix In Paper - X9017
Peach Cardstock - X6044
Smoothie Cardstock - X5985
Glacier Cardstock - X6042
White Daisy Cardstock - 1385
Smoothie Exclusive Ink - Z2896
Peach Exclusive Ink - Z6502
Glacier Exclusive Ink - Z2841
Black Exclusive Ink - Z2805
VersaMark Ink - Z891
White Super Fine Embossing Powder - Z2068
Silver Glitter Gems - Z4191
Bitty Sparkles - Z1263
Black Velvet Ribbon - Z3568
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Now it is time to hop over to Brandi Robinson's Blog and see what she has created!