Saturday, January 1, 2022

January SOM Blog Hop: Sweet Little Things

Happy New Year! Welcome to the first stamp of the month blog hop for 2022. This could be my favorite SOM of all time. Soooo cute! I can't wait to see what all our talented makers have made for us. You should have come from Gina's blog, but the hop is a circle so start anywhere and keep going until you've seen all the inspiration. Melinda has a complete list of participants on her blog if you get lost along the way.

Here's an up close look at this darling stamp set:

And here are my cards.

I watercolored on both, but on the first one I embossed the image whereas I only stamped in colorfast ink on the second. I used watercolor paper for both. You can see that the image is much crisper on the first card than on the second. Embossing lays down a natural barrier with that almost plastic line of melted embossing powder. I really love how that makes watercoloring so easy.

On the second card, I wanted the bee but knew it would be impossible to cut out. So I stamped the image directly over my background piece after I was done stamping the multiple sentiment lines and making my mushy mess. I didn't bother coloring in any of it except for the bee. I then stamped the image again on watercolor paper and cut it out to place over the top of the original image for a stand out piece. 

I'm not sure which background I like best, the clean and simple first one or the sloppy mess of a second one where I flicked color all over. Both have their place.

Now you're off to Darlys' blog. I'm SO EXCITED to see what our talented Makers have come up with. I have a feeling they're going to wow us all!!

Until next time, 


  1. I love your creations and the use of the watercolor products looks fabulous! Happy New Year!

  2. Your cards are beautiful, and your water coloring techniques are divine!

  3. Love the watercolour touch on your cards

  4. Absolutely beautiful! I love the color and textures.

  5. I especially like the first…clean and oh so sweet!

  6. These are stunning and I love them both. I was just thinking that I should create some cards using the long sentiments stamped multiple times. I love that look. Great job as usual. Thank you for sharing.

  7. These cards MAKE ME SMILE! Love the watercolor and the splatters!

  8. Ooooh ~ I love both of your cards!! Love that you used the watercolor paper as it adds so much texture.


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