Wednesday, March 31, 2010

April Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop!

I'm back in the SOTM blog hop!  And so happy to be back.  This month we are featuring the set called "Flower Pot".  It is simply adroable!  Perfect for all those spring and summer occasion cards and layouts.  If you've come from Michelle's blog, then you're on the right track. If this is your first stop, be sure to keep clicking until you get back here.  There are 67 consultants participating this time so I'm sure you'll get lots of fabulous inspiration.

Here is the project I created with this sweet stamp set:

The idea for this card came from the title page in our book, Wishes.  I loved the card pictured there, so I set about copying it.  I found the pattern that was used and then used my own supplies.  I changed the colour from blue to Hollyhock and stamped the flowers from Flower Pot instead of using our Just Blooms paper flowers.  I also used Spot on Backgrounds for the dotted background, which has been adhered with 3-D Foam Tape.  The lines on the card front were scored and then sanded.  I stitched, which is still something I'm relatively new at, used a heart punch that I had given to my daughter to play with (guess I'll have to borrow it from her now) and a Dimensional Element for the large heart.  I also used a Foundry Bookplate and Hollyhock Ribbon Rounds.  I used Liquid Glass to attach the flower in the focal point.  I also added some Bitty Sparkles (love those!) and some Pewter brads.  Here is the inside:


I carried the scored and sanded look to a strip here and then stamped a few more flowers (with a few more Bitty Sparkles) and then added the sentiment.  All the stamping was done in Grey Wool ink. 
I plan on giving this to my mom for mother's day.  (I can say that because she's rarely online and doesn't look at my blog.) I am quite proud of how this turned out.  Now I want to make another one!
If you'd like to get this stamp set, just contact me today to find out how you can get it at a discount or even for free.  Only available during the month of April.

And now it's time to hop to the next blog.  Click here to go to Jenna's blog and see what lovely project she has created!

If you get lost along the way just click here to go to Helen's blog.  She's got the whole list of participants.

15 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I love your little cluster and that you finished it off on the inside too!

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  2. Oh I really love your card it is so darn cute!

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  3. This is one of my favorite card patterns and I've made this card many times. Interesting use of the flowers to create your own little flower embellishments. Great job!

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  4. How beautiful! I didn't even recognize your card as using the Flower Pot stamp set at first. I love how you finished off the inside too.

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  5. So pretty! I love the way you used the stamps!

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  6. Super cute card! I love the colors and the metal adds a great touch!

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