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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Family Is Forever (September SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  This month the featured stamp set is Family Is Forever, with seven stamp images that are perfect for decorating your scrapbook pages.  See all the images in the stamp set in the picture at the bottom of this post.    

If you have come here from the My Creations with Michelle blog, you are on the right path!  Blog Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!  

Even though I love the tree image in the Family Is Forever stamp set, I decided to use the floral heart image for a card.  In order to create the illusion that some hearts are in front of the others, a masking technique was used.  After stamping the center heart using Lagoon ink, another heart image was stamped on a piece of scrap paper and then cut out.  This was piece was placed on top of the stamped Lagoon heart so that when the Sorbet hearts were stamped, the ink in the overlapped area was on the scrap paper and not the main stamped image.  When you remove the scrap paper, the Lagoon heart appears to be on top of the Sorbet hearts.  The process was repeated to stamp the hearts using Flaxen ink.  

After stamping the hearts, some Lagoon Heart Washi Tape was added to the top and bottom of a piece of Flaxen cardstock.  Two strips of Gold Shimmer Trim were added, and then the stamped hearts.  Some Gold Bling gives the card some extra sparkle.      

Place a $50 minimum order this month (September 2014) and you are eligible to purchase the Family Is Forever stamp set for only $5.  


Now "Hop" on over to 'Judy Faye's Place' blog to see her work.  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas. 


http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html
If you get lost along the way, the complete list of participants is available on Melinda's 'If You Bling It' blog.   



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32 comments:

  1. I love how you went with the hearts theme. The masking technique is wonderful!

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    1. Thank you. I love the results of the masking technique and don't think of using it often enough.

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    1. Thanks, Judy. I thought the Washi was a good fit with the stamp image.

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  3. What a great use of this set for a card - love it!!

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    1. Thank you, Jacquelin. None of the other images really "fit" for making a card.

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    1. Thanks, Paige. I debated putting bling on the hearts, but decided against it.

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  5. Gorgeous, and that washi goes perfectly with the hearts on your card!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. I really like working with the Washi Tape.

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  6. I love your card! I can see this in 2nd and 3rd generation pinks for Valentines too.

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    1. Thank you! And yes, different generations of stamping would be good for this.

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  7. I love masking and it looks really cool with the hearts and the washi tape - fantastic card!

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    1. Thank you, Morgan. It was a fun card to create.

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  8. Super cute card Sheila!! Love your masking!

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  9. Love this card, CAS, think I might need to scraplift this one.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. CAS is definitely my style. :)

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  10. love the hearts too! great masking and you gotta love washi too huh?!!

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    1. Thank you, Kristine. And yes I love working with Washi Tape.

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  11. I really love this card! I had decided previously not to buy this SOTM. It really didn't do anything for me. But, now I may have to buy it. Yours is the first card I've seen with this set that rocks my boat. TFS

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    1. Thanks so much! Glad that I could help you find a way to buy more stamps. :)

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Thanks for your comments! It is always nice to hear some feedback. :)