Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. This month the featured stamp set is Choose Happy, with frames, borders, and accents which have a "hand doodled" appearance. See all the images in the stamp set in the picture at the bottom of this post.
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Inspired by a video shared on the @CTMHCorp Instagram feed a few months ago, this frame from the Choose Happy stamp set was embossed using a mixture of Silver and Gold powders. The sleepy cat image from Cuddly Salutations was stamped using Black ink and a calico coat created using a Pointillism technique. Using five different ShinHan Touch Twin markers (Pastel Peach, Light Orange, Mahogany, Clay, and Bronze), small dots of each marker color were dabbed on the image. By slightly overlapping the different colors, they blend together well to create a unique color pattern. This technique was shared at a recent CTMH Dream Team Consultant meeting, and I thought it would work well to for a calico cat. Patterned papers from both the Wanderful and Hopscotch kits were added to a card base of Flaxen cardstock. A border image from the Choose Happy SOTM was stamped twice, and some Metallic Baker's Twine adds another bit of gold color to the card. The sketch for the card is pattern #24 in Make It From Your Heart Volume 2.
Place a $50 minimum order this month (March 2015) and you are eligible to purchase the Choose Happy stamp set for only $5, or you can purchase it at the full price of $17.95 without a qualifying order.
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