Friday, November 30, 2012

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: December - Year-Round Cheer

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This time we're featuring the December set Year-Round Cheer, a set of 12 stamps.
If you have come here from Karen Fullam’s blog, you’re in the right place! There are more than 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their artwork made using the Stamp of the Month and other great CTMH products. 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. The Blog Hop is a great big circle. Start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a complete list of participating consultants here.

Here we go!
I was really happy that my assigned paper pack for this swap was La Belle Vie. Why? Because I thought the purples and the black would make a great Halloween card. I knew immediately that I wanted to use the cat.

I cut the stamp set apart to make it easier to treat the image and the sentiment differently. The cat is heat embossed and the “trick-or-treat” is stamped in Slate ink. I also used Slate to sponge the edges of the Whisper card base and squares. All the other pieces are edge distressed with scissors.

Supply list:

S1212 Year Round Cheer stamp set

X7158B La Belle Vie Level 2 Paper Packet

X5929 Whisper cardstock

Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks stamp pad

Z2503 Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Pad Set (Black)

Z821 Clear Detail Embossing Powder

Z1781 Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim

Z1741 Haunted Assortment

I made this card a month ago, and as I sit here looking at it again, I realize how much I love the design. I’m inspired to make a whole set of cards with this stamp set!
Here are the rest of the cards from the swap. The Price of Paper Group:

The Monumental Moments Group:
Now "Hop" on over to Jean McNulty’s blog to see her work, and be sure to visit each consultant's blog to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas! Don't forget, this exclusive stamp set is only available thru December 31st. Contact me to get yours today!