Friday, October 31, 2014

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - November: It's the Little Things

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we’re featuring the November set It’s the Little Things, a set of 15 stamps. 

If you have come here from {Katy Taylor’s blog}, you’re in the right place! There are more than 60 independent Close to My Heart consultants participating. Click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move through the Hop.

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!

Attending a Close to My Heart event is always very inspiring, and my team’s Thriving 30 Celebration in Boise in September was no exception. One of the projects we did while I was there included creating our own background paper. I know how to do this, and I’ve done it in the past, but it had been a while.

When I pulled out this month’s stamp set to start thinking about what I wanted to create, I immediately saw a great opportunity for creating my own background paper. There are plenty of colors in the Pathfinding palette to make a vibrant and interesting pattern.

I wanted a lot of the stamped paper to show so I chose a card pattern that would let it be seen. This let me use smaller pieces of the patterned paper from the kit, but you can see them well, too. I had originally used a plain piece of Barn Red cardstock for contrast, but then I changed it to a piece of the Barn Red from Paper Fundamentals, and I liked that better. If you look closely you can see the embossed design.

The flowers did require a bit of what we like to call “fussy cutting,” but I didn’t mind because the results were worth it. A little piece of 3-D Foam Tape to pop up the center and a few Sparkles were all I needed to finish it off.

Here is what I used. All products are Close to My Heart:

S1411 It’s the Little Things stamp set
X7186B Pathfinding Paper Packet
Z2031 Paper Fundamentals Enchantment Assortment
Z2104 Barn Red Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2174 Champagne Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2101 Autumn Terracotta Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2137 Olive Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z1753 Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z1836 Non-Stick Micro-tip Scissors

Now “Hop” on over to {Melissa Laverty’s blog} to see her work, and be sure to visit each consultant’s site to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas! Don’t forget, this exclusive stamp set is only available through November 30th. Click here to order yours today!


Michelle Stewart said...

Great work. The background pattern you created is lovely, well done.

Catherine Nowak said...

Love your random stamped background! Beautiful card!

Paige Dolecki said...

Your focal point drew me in so much I had to take a second look to realize the background paper was hand random stamped! Fun card!

Lauren Moore said...

Your background stamping is AMAZING!