January Stamp of the Month - Happy Valentine


I can't believe it is already 2013 and I'm going into my 3rd year participating in the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  It's been so much fun to participate and see what creative ideas other consultants have on the same stamp.  

Well - 2013 is no different.  We've got some GREAT stamps in store for you this year that you are really going to enjoy.   We are starting the New Year off with Happy Valentine, a set of 7 stamps.

If you have come here from my dear friend Krista Hershberger's blog you are on the right track!  The Blog Hop is one big circle so you can start here and go all the way around until you come back to me!  If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of participating consultants HERE.  

We have over 40 consultants participating in the hop this month.  Just look for each link to the next blog at the end of each post.

Now on to my artwork for this stamp!  I created three cards with this set using sketches from our Make It From Your Heart Vol 1 Book.  I used our Alcohol Markers to colors the roses on each of the cards but still each card is a bit different.

Here is the first card I created using Sketch #26.

I used Universal Backgrounds (D1477) to stamp on the 5x7 White Daisy base. The roses were colored with Blush (Z2408) and Olive (Z2425) markers.   I got happy with embellishments using the Silver Shimmer Ribbon (Z1799) for trim and Sparkles Flourishes (Z1708).  I added the Slate Satin Polka Dot Ribbon (Z1802) as a banner to adhere "Happy Valentine" too.  Notice how my roses sparkle?  I debated whether or not to add Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1313).  I finally added it and then decided I didn't like the look.  So, I scrapped it off while it was still wet.  I thought it actually left a nice touch of shimmer!  So my 'mistake' actually turned out OK!   

My next card I used La Belle Vie (X7158B) paper.

This card was created based on Sketch #22.  My card is 5x7.  I used Black Tulle Ribbon (Z1798) under my roses.  The little epoxy bubbles are left over from my Avonlea Card Making Kit.  My roses were colored with Blush and Olive Markers.   Notice the difference in color between the roses on this card and the first card.  

I used the Blush and Olive Alcohol markers on both of these cards.  The roses on the first card were colored on White Daisy cardstock.  The roses on the second card were colored on Bamboo cardstock.  Using different cardstock color brings a different color to the ink.  The bamboo color brought a darker color to the roses.  

Now - my last card.  (I can never make just ONE for our Stamps of the Month!)

I completely CASed a card in the Make It From Your Heart Vol. 1 book.  It is Sketch #25.  The paper is from Pear & Partridge for my background. Perfect for Valentines don't you think?  I inked only the flourish portion of the "Happy Valentine" stamp to stamp around the edges of the paper.  I used our new Alcohol Markers - Ruby (Z2429) and Olive to color the roses.  The sparkle in the center of the rose is Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel. 

Remember!  Happy Valentine is ONLY available during the month of January!  When you spend $50 you can get this set for just $5!  

And don't forget to add the Whooo's Your Valentine Kit for $10! (a retail value of $40).  Grab this special Kit before it's gone! (It's WHILE SUPPLIES LAST and they are FLYING out the door!) 

Now hop on over to Angel Sawyer's blog and see what she has created for you!


  1. Your cards are SO pretty! I love the tulle accent.

  2. They are all pretty, but I love that one with the Tulle fan!

  3. Wow! Such pretty creations!!!

  4. Love your cards... esp the roses on the bamboo... you should check out ABC Challenges... they are doing sparkley this week... I know you like challenges... have you checked that one out yet? Keep inspiring :) Kathi

  5. Great cards, thanks for the inspiration :)

  6. What a fantastic card. Thanks for sharing, and Happy New Year!


  7. Beautiful cards. Love the tulle ribbon!

  8. Love love your cards! Thanks for sharing

  9. Beautiful cards Gina! :) Love the script paired up with this stamp set...I did that too in an upcoming card. :) Also, LOVE the black tulle!!! Thanks for sharing!!!


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