Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - January: This Moment

Welcome to the January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month’s set is This Moment, a set of 12 stamps.

If you have come here from {Jilena Paskett’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.

Let’s get started!

My swap group decided to use one of the papers from Seasonal Expressions 1 for this month’s assignment, so I had the Heartstrings paper to use with this valentine-themed stamp set. I knew right away I wanted to do something that didn’t look like a valentine.

I thought it might be nice to have a card for any occasion so I went with the “Hello” sentiment as the focal point for my card. I stamped it in Lagoon ink near the right edge, and then stamped the arrows in Whisper. I added the Hollyhock cardstock for a little pop of color, and I edge-distressed it with scissors to add some other texture. I did the same to the edges of the B&T above and below the sentiment.

I love the Teal Shimmer Trim and thought it was a great way to add a bolder shade of the Lagoon. I pulled the metallic string out of the Slate Baker’s Twine and tied the arrow from the Base & Bling Charms into the knot in the twine.

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

S1501 This Moment stamp set
X7193B Heartstrings Paper Packet
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim
Z1921 Baker's Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z2024 Base & Bling Signature Charms
Z534 Micro-tip Scissors

Now “Hop” on over to {Lori Brown’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 January 31st. Click here to order yours today!


Lori said...

Love this! Great design & I love the arrow charm.

Wendy Kessler said...

Great minds think alike! Awesome card!

Catherine Nowak said...

Great card! I really like the added touch with the arrow.

Alyson Mayo said...

Amazing how many people are using this set for ideas not related to Valentines - great ideas abound and yours is another one of them!

Lauren Moore said...

Great idea to use a base and bling charm, it gives such a great finishing touch to the card!

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Jacquelin Green said...

I love the use of the charm and the design is great!

Pam said...

Great card! Love the arrow charm with the stamped arrows!

Krista Hershberger said...

Great Card!! Love the lagoon shimmer trim with this :)

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centralNYscrapper said...

Beautiful card. I love the ideas that are for more than V-Day.

Sheila Bennett said...

Nice Card! Really like the simplicity of it, and the great green color with the green glitter strip.