Sunday, March 31, 2013

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - April: My Sunshine

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we’re featuring the April set My Sunshine, a set of 8 stamps. If you have come here from Krista Hershberger’s blog, you’re in the right place! There are more than 50 independent Close to My Heart consultants sharing artwork made using the Stamp of the Month and other great Close to My Heart 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. You can use this list to pick up where you left off.
 
Off we go!
 
 

 


The My Sunshine set certainly says summer to me, and as I am someone who loves summer, I wanted to combine the stamps with papers that also make me think of summer. Surf’s Up seemed like the natural choice. It’s got fun colors and images. I think the sun image from the stamp set is fun, too.
 
This is what I came up with:

 

 


I made a larger card than I usually do (7" x 5") because I wanted to make use of the people and graphic elements in the paper. Popping up the ring of the sun as well as the Zip Strip and sentiment added some punch. The Epoxy Bubbles brought out a little more of the blues. Here is the complete supply list:

S1304 My Sunshine stamp set

1385 White Daisy cardstock

X7168B Surf’s Up paper packet

Z2164 Sorbet Exclusive Inks stamp pad

Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks stamp pad

Z1806 Epoxy Bubbles

Z1702 Baker’s Twine Paradise Assortment
 
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection

 
Now “Hop” on over to Tamytha Jenkins’ 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 through April 30th! Contact me to get yours today!

9 comments:

Wendy Coffman said...

Those blue epoxy bubbles are a nice touch. Great card!

Nancy Womersley said...

That is a "happenin'" card! I love it!

Krista Hershberger said...

Love your card! Your touch of the zip strip and the wording of this stamp set were put to GREAT use! :)

Jean M. said...

Love it:)

Dawn said...

Sure makes me anxious for summer or a vacation or both! LOL

Michelle Jones said...

I'm ready for summer after that cute card!

Susan Brooks - The Closet Stamper said...

Great card! Love all the details.

Peggy Lee said...

this card makes me want to go to the beach....love Fabulous

Tamra Pope said...

This is such an adorable card....love your paper choice!