April SOTM Blog Hop - Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings

Welcome to our April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. In this blog hop we are featuring Scandinavian Folk Art  This set includes 17 images! If you arrived here from Lauren Moore'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

I have to admit, I had to search Scandinavian Folk Art for some inspiration to get my creative juices flowing on this set.   Most everything I found had clean looks so I decided that I would stick to just one or two colors and use a lot of the stamp images.   Here is my collection of cards that I created.   We will take a closer look at each one.

I started my first card using Bluebird and Sundance inks.  I first stamped the envelope and then filled in the spaces around it and above with the other images.   I stamped the birds and hand trimmed, then added to the card with foam dots for dimension.

On this next card, I used only the Bluebird ink.   I'm not used to keeping my cards simple without a lot of layering some one, so I decided to turn the window image into a shaker.  First, I stamped the window directly on the card.  I stamped it again on a piece of white daisy cardstock and hand-trimmed it, cutting out the 'window panes'.   I uses a 2x2 flip flap to create the window for the shaker and added Silver Star confetti.  

Of course, I had to create a Slimline card!!  I started with the house and stamped it in the center.  Then I stamped the rows of flowers on each side.   I used the heart and flower image to create another type of flower with the heart representing the leaves.   I added a dot of Carnation Red Pearls between the heart and flower.  I wrapped some Silver Embellishing Thread around it several times and tied it off.

These cards a simple but I think the effect is what I was going for and in line with most of the Scandinavian Folk Art that I looked at.  

Here is a list of everything I used on these cards:
April Stamp of the Month - Scandinavian Folk Art
X254 Cards & Envelopes
X257 Slimline Cards & Envelopes
X6037 Bluebird Cardstock
X6038 Candy Apple Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock
Z6508 Bluebird Exclusive Ink
Z6521 Sundance Exclusive Ink
Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Ink
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3799 Carnation Red Liquid Pearls
Z4213 Silver Embellishing Thread

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I can't wait to see what everyone else is creating with this stamp!  Let's continue the hop by hopping over to Kim Loewen's Blog


  1. I really like that blue and yellow combination 💛

  2. Love your cards! I like that you created a shaker with the window stamp.

  3. These are so cute - love the minimalistic colour schemes.

  4. Great cards, I love the shaker card element. I love how you did a slimline card too and the simplicity of this card.

  5. All of these are inspiring, but I particularly love the red one!

  6. I love your cards! Each is creative in its own way!

  7. Beautiful cards and I love the little shaker part!

  8. These are all so pretty- I especially love the monochrome blue one!

  9. Love all three!! You did an amazing job!!

  10. Great cards. Thx for the inspiration.

  11. WOW, Gina! I love the monochromatic designs and overall results of your awesome cards! Love the slimline!


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