Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we’re featuring the August set Poster Tidings, a set of 2 stamps. If you have come here from Maria Myers‘ 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!
After much thought about what I wanted to do for this month’s hop, I decided that I wanted to basically deconstruct one of the stamped images. I chose 5 colors from the Huntington color palette and stamped my selected image onto Colonial White cardstock in each of the colors (Autumn Terracotta, Olive, Barn Red, Cashmere, and Slate). Once I did that I set about cutting these word puzzles into strips.
My next step was to play with the pieces until I figured out how I wanted them to look. When I had my basic layout I switched out words in different colors to come up with the final design. I attached all the strips to the gorgeous Barn Red pattern from the Huntington paper packet and added some embellishments to finish the card.
Here’s what I used. All products are Close to My Heart:
S1309 Poster Tidings stamp set
X7174B Huntington paper packet
1388 Colonial White cardstock
Z1375 Kraft cardstock
Z2101 Autumn Terracotta Exclusive Inks
Z2137 Olive Exclusive Inks
Z2104 Barn Red Exclusive Inks
Z2175 Cashmere Exclusive Inks
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks
Z1874 Trinkets Wooden Shapes
Z1837 Wooden Mini-Medley Accents