Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring With All My Love. This set is so versatile, I can't wait to see what all the consultants have for us. You should have come from Haley's blog. The hop is a circle, so start anywhere and just keep going. If you get lost along the way, head to Melinda's blog for a full list of participants.
I combined the SOM with a few other supplies, notably the Stitched Lattice Overlay and Heart Shaker Window die cuts from the Core Catalog plus the Mini Envelope die cut from the current Sept/Oct Seasonal Catalog. My first card uses only one stamp from the SOM set, but I promise you'll see more of it in the ones after this one:
I stamped the sentiment in New England Ivy and added some Clear Shimmer over the top, though the photo doesn't show it well. The gems were created by adding different sizes of Bisque colored Liquid Pearls. I filled the shaker with Gold Sequins and White Acrylic Hearts. I used the Stitched Rectangles die cuts for my main panel. Papers are from Bloom with Grace and current Mix-In paper.
Here's another anniversary card:
I started by white embossing the heart on white cardstock, then sponged over the top with Ballerina ink. I was nervous about running it through the Stitched Lattice thin cut after embossing, but it came out great. I added a vellum envelope filled with Ballerina and Flamingo hearts cut with the complimentary dies in the Heart Shaker Window die cut used on the first card. I glued a few of the hearts inside the envelope so you can see them. The sentiment was stamped in Flamingo and cut with Micro-tip Scissors. It has some foam mounting tape on the left side then is glued straight to the envelope on the right. I mounted it all on Flaming cardstock that I then glued to my card base.
Now here's my final card:
I love experimenting with different looks by twisting and turning things. Here I turned my Stitched Lattice piece, which was cut from Comfort and Joy paper then mounted on a similar size piece of white cardstock, at an angle. I popped this angled panel up on foam tape for added interest. The sentiment was cut using a complimentary die cut from the Waterfall thin cut. I could have easily hand cut a banner, but I had the die so...why not?
The flowers and envelope were created with vellum. Inside the vellum envelope is a hand-cut rectangle that I stamped with Scarlett ink using the XOXO stamp. I sealed the envelope with another heart cut using the same die for the hearts that filled the envelope in the second card.
I'm really happy with how all the cards turned out, but this last one is my favorite. I'll have to mail it in a 5x7 envelope because the banner and flowers hang off the edge. But again, I have that size envelope so...why not?
Now you're off to Kathy's blog. I'm so excited to see what she and all the other consultants have for us!
Until next time,