Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we’re featuring the November set Illuminate, a set of 15 stamps. If you have come here from Haley Dyer’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!
I really wasn’t sure how I felt about this set when I first saw it. It’s not my typical style, and so I thought about what I was going to do for the Blog Hop for a while - nothing solid, just ideas bouncing around in my head.
When I actually sat down to work on my card, I decided I should look at papers again. I had originally thought I’d pair Illuminate with the Sparkle & Shine paper (which happens to be the assigned paper pack for the person using the Stamp of the Month for my team’s Display Board Swap), but I wasn’t sure. I went through my paper samples a couple times and realized that this particular pattern from Laughing Lola was speaking to me. The paisleys look to be made of gold and sort of twinkling like lights! (The color is actually called Laughing Lola Gold, but if you see the coordinating cardstock it’s also got a slight green hue to it.)
I think I ended up with another simple, yet elegant result.
Here is what I used. All products are Close to My Heart:
S1311 Illuminate stamp set
X7170B Laughing Lola paper packet
1388 Colonial White cardstock
44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2167 Crème Brulee Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z1862 Black Mini-Medley Assortment
Z1335 Opaques Licorice Adhesive Gems
Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim