Monday, September 1, 2014

Stamp of the Month...Something New

Hello there! It's a new month here and I thought it would be fun to try something a little different. I picked a stamp set to be my Stamp of the Month and I will post a new card or project made with that stamp set each day this month. (I will try to anyway). At the end of the month I will be giving away all those cards and projects to someone or maybe a couple of someones. :o) Not sure how I'm going to do the give-a-way yet, but I thought I'd go ahead and start posting  the projects and figure out the give-a-way a little later. Hopefully, this will help inspire both you and me to get a little creative this month.

The stamp set I chose for this month is Gorgeous Grunge. Absolutely love this set. It's so versatile and can really be used on just about any project from cards to scrapbooks. Here's my first card:
What do you think? I love this color combination: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, & Soft Suede. I used Petite Petals with the matching punch for the flower, and Something to Say for the sentiment.
Here it is with the coordinating envelope:
A quick tip to give smaller flowers some "life" is to use the Stampin' Pierce mat and a rounded tool. I used a paint brush in this photo, but you could use anything..even your fingers if they're small enough. Simply put the flowers on the mat and push down in the middle of them with the paint brush. Voila! instant dimensional flowers. Then just use a glue dot in the center to adhere to the card.
Can you see what I mean in this photo? The petals have a bit more life and it gives some dimension to the card.
Well, there's my first installment for the Stamp of the Month. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Till next time...
God's love and blessings!

1 comment:

  1. Your sparkle are so nicely and tastefully placed, too pretty ^_^