Monday, March 1, 2021

March SOM Blog Hop: Winged Masterpiece

Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring Winged Masterpiece. You should have come from Haley's blog, but don't worry if you started here. The hop is a circle. Keep going until you get back where you started so you see all the fabulous inspiration. If you get lost along the way. head to Melinda's blog for a full list of participants.

Here's a look at this beautiful set.

I made two cards for this hop, one is fairly straightforward for the included images and one is...let's just say it's a little outside of the box. 

Here's card one:

I started by cutting apart the sentiment that says "forever wouldn't have been long enough." I am a huge fan of cutting apart stamps, particularly sentiments. It really stretches their usefulness. I then cut my panel using one of the Fancy Border thin cuts. 

I stamped my dragonfly and "forever" in Toffee ink. I also stamped the Toffee background paper with the small flower from the stamp set. The paper is from the March-April Mix-In collection. 

My final touch was to use Moon Dust Glitter gel through a stencil I created with the CTMH USA Cricut Collection. I angled the stencil over my dragonfly and the added the gel, making sure I didn't go to the edges. That gave it a more organic feel.

For my second card, I used the CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge. I also stole a couple ideas from other CTMH Makers, namely Trina Wirihana and Jean Johnson. This one features the Garden Gnomes stamp set, which is in the Core Catalog.

Cute, right? I just love these gnomes!! 

The sentiment is from Winged Masterpieces. That's it. The paper is from the same Mix-In collection as the first card, this time in Canary and Fern colors. I did some paper piecing on the gnome's hat an clothes, using plain Fern cardstock stamped with the new Charming Backgrounds stamp set. I surgically removed a few of the lines in the Multi Square Window thin cut (also part of the Core Catalog). It changes up the look in a really fun way.

When the card was done, I went back in with some of the Moon Dust gel. I added it to the sentiment, behind the gnome, and a couple other places. I thought it gave my card a bit of leprechaun magic.

Now you're off to Kim's blog. I can't wait to see what she and the other talented Makers have created for us!

Until next time,


  1. Your dragonfly card is gorgeous, and the gnome one is so fun!

  2. Love the use of the sentiment for your cute gnome card...and using the paste is fabulous! Great cards!

  3. Fantastic cards! I love, love, love the dragonfly and love how you used the Moon Dust gel.

  4. I love the added Moon Dust!! I keep forgetting to use that!

  5. Love both cards, but I can't get enough of the Gnomies!

  6. I love these, especially the second one!

  7. I love them both! The dragonfly card is wonderful, i love the bottom paper you created. Your gnome card is great too!

  8. You're so talented! I adore the dragonfly card.

  9. That gnome card is absolutely adorable!


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