Monday, April 1, 2019

April SOM Blog Hop - Love So Sweet

Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. You should have come from Gina's blog. As always, the hop is a circle so keep going until you get back to your first stop to take advantage of all the great inspiration.

This was my favorite SOM in the catalog. I loved everything - absolutely EVERYTHING - about it. So I made two cards for the hop, one featuring the butterflies and one featuring the flowers.

I layered the largest butterfly (in Sapphire ink) with the medium butterfly (in Lemon ink). So quick and easy! And that small diagonally striped line...LOVE it! You can't tell from the picture, but the background piece of Lemon was stamped with the branch and leaves in the center of the pictured set. It shows up better in real life.

Who says leaves have to be green? I forget when I first saw someone use an alternative color for leaves, but it's been a technique I've used over and over again. The only other technique I employed here was sponging Nectarine ink in the centers of the Lemon inked flowers. I really liked how that addition of color made the centers pop. I adore the fresh, vibrant colors of the So Much Happy paper.

Here's the supply list with shopping links for your convenience:
Next up is Haley's blog. Remember that this fabulous stamp set is only available this month, and that all the papers and most of the stamps from the current catalog are retiring at the end of April. There's a new, gorgeous catalog headed your way, but I wouldn't want you to regret not getting the items that are available now.

Until next time (which could be a while because I'm at a writer's conference for the next week then on the road to do house-hunting for our next military move--the third in two years),


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