Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!
We will be featuring June's SOTM, which is Outdoor Borders, a set of 9 stamps. If you came here from Haley's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: HERE http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.
This month we have approximately 16 Close To My Heart Makers sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
Having just completed the slimline blog hop last week, I found I'm fascinated by the challenge to design more slimline cards. This is what I came up with combining the slimline card format with this month's SOTM. It's a great way to use up scraps of paper, cut them into 1/2 inch strips, stamped some with the SOTM and glued them starting with the full strip creating a large V then added an assortment of stripes, contrasting and color compatible until the entire front of the rectangle is covered, flip it over and trim off the extra. The card base is 3 1/2 X 8 1/2, the next layer is Sangria cut at 3 3/8 X 8 3/8 the patterned paper "quilt" is cut at 3 1/4 X 8 1/4.
The 1/2 inch strips I used were cut from the Mix-in paper packet, "You are Enough", and Hillside Cottage paper pack including ZipStrips and the Sangria exclusive CS with rose gold foil accents. I randomly arranged light against darker colors repeating as many of the 7 stamps that I could fit on the rectangle. The focus strip is the strip of word bubbles, stamped on White Daisy with Sangria ink, then masked to create the yellow around the stamped image using Spiced marmalade Distress Oxide, backed with more Sangria CS tearing along the edge for additional texture. The thread is Mink twine.
Now hope on over to Becca-expressions' Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the June SOTM is only available until June 30! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!