Friday, April 30, 2010

It's Hop Hop Hoppin time....

Welcome to another round of blog hoppin!

You have found yourself at your next stop on the Close To My Heart Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop. If you have come from Carol's blog then you are on the right path!


Well you can cherish this moment if you'd like but I'm referring the stamp set for May! This is a set of 8 and perfect for invitations, birthday, congrat's, cherish, thank you or happy anything... Use this fun set as your focal image or tags. They'll also make great quick little journal entries on your scrapbook page.

I just love this stamp set! Each image is like a check box system to say your message -- too fun! I've enjoyed placing a decorative brad, sparkle or eyelet as my "check" mark next to what I'd like to say.

I chose to combine this set with the Bella papers and the Endless Friendship stamp set -- I am finding myself going back to this stamp set over and over again lately. I love those flowers!!

I ran with the WISHES card pattern DESIGNER TAB and added my own twist. First off, it's supposed to be a 6x6 card but I made it a 4.25 x 5.5 card. So I really just used the pattern as my inspiration and ran with it from there.

I used the Bella papers and Colonial White Cardstock.

I used my Euro Trimmer's track and measurements and a ball point pen (retracted) to create the lines -- it is embossed the old fashioned way.
  • Just place your paper or cardstock into the trimmer. We are NOT using the blade! I put the top of my project face down.
  • Decide where you'd like your lines to be, I did them at about 1/2 inch intervals.
  • Using the ball point pen, with the ink part retracted (no ink on my project), I pressed the ball point pen into the cutting track back and forth to create a raised line on the front of the project.
  • I did the horizontal lines at 1/2 inch but the vertical lines are about 1/2 inch and not full lines.
I did a little stamp rolling again on this card, I love that technique with this flower! I cut out the flower and pinched each petal to give it dimension.

There are square sparkles for my embellishments.

I used the Edge Distresser and a little Cocoa ink on the cards edges.

When you are through browsing around, be sure to hop on over to Allison's blog to see what she came up with.


Carol said...

Very nice card!!!!!

Krista Ritskes said...

It's beautiful. Nice job.

Closet Stamper said...

Love the dry embossing!

Kathleen said...

Kristie, I can see why you love the Bella & Endless Flower. It is gorgeous!!

Cheryl Even said...

Your card is so beautiful! I love the combination of the SOTM with the Bella papers.

Haley D. said...

Great dry embossing! I really like how your vertical lines are incomplete. I'll have to try that sometime.

Pamela O'Connor said...

Love the your card's shabby chic look!

Jen Rubio said...

Wow!! So lovely! Your dry embossing is so unique and creative - just fantastic!

Anonymous said...

love it!