Sunday, May 31, 2015

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - June: Ice Cream Dream

 

Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month’s set is Ice Cream Dream, a set of 7 stamps.

If you have come here from {Michelle Jones’ blog}, you’re in the right place! There are more than 50 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!


Ice Cream Dream. Definitely one of my favorites from this year’s set of stamps of the month. It’s fun, playful, and just downright adorable. Of course, pairing it with the Blossom papers was still a bit of a challenge.

Fortunately, the colors in the Blossom palette are soft, much like ice cream, so the challenge was more in choosing my papers than anything else. Once I really took a look at them, I had to highlight Sunset because it reminds me of my childhood favorite, Orange Creamsicles. 

I chose pattern #21 from Make It from Your Heart Volume 1. This design was perfect for the sentiment I wanted to use. It also lent itself well to using one of the zip strips. 


The other thing about this stamp set is that it forced me to use my ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers. I tend to be afraid of them for some reason, but I really enjoyed using them for this project and like how it turned out.

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

S1506 Ice Cream Dream stamp set
Z1853 Aqua Dots

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

14 comments:

Doreen Watkins said...

I love the colours of your ice cream on the Blossom paper

Jen Patrick said...

Love your card- especially the orange and green together with the blossom papers!

Haley D. said...

Very sweet!

papercraftingprincess said...

One of my favorite cards so far!

Darlys said...

Beautiful card. love your colors

sarahstone said...

I love Orange Creamsicles! This is perfect!

Maureen said...

Very nice! Love the colors.

Lisa Plummer said...

Love the color combo - especially the way you colored "ice cream" in!

Melissa Robinson said...

I really really like this!

Lauren said...

Love all the colour tones in this!

Terrie Shortsleeve said...

Love your color choices for this card! Great job!

Michelle Jones said...

Ice cream perfection!

Nikka Geers said...

I like how you colored the sentiment

Brenda Lapp said...

Wonderful card. I love the colors you used on the sentiment. You should use your markers more because you do an excellent job coloring with them.