Sunday, June 30, 2013

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly
Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Today we will be featuring July’s Stamp of the Month (SOTM), which is called “Sweet Life”, a set of 9 stamps.

A beautifully sketched stamp set, that is PERFECT for creating hand stamped cards, capture memories through scrapbooking OR creating home décor pieces!!! 
If you have come here from Fancy Melissa’s Blog, you are on the right path!

The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here HERE

This month we have 54 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's stamp set!!  So, sit back and enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of the post to see what EACH Consultant has created!!
Here is the card I created with this set…2013-7 July SOTM_Sweet Life_DSC_2218
 I’m not sure if I like this card yet, (it’s growing on me) J
however, with CTMH’s Convention taking place in Orlando this week (check out tomorrows blog post for some pictures of Convention), I didn’t have time to revamp or recreate another card. 
Let me share the main item I used in creating this card…
I wanted to use PIGMENT ink on this card…so, I used pigment ink on TWO different places on this card.

1. I used the Enchantment pigment ink set, to stamp the cherries in the center of the card.

I LOVE the 1” cube size of these inks!!!
You can ink up a small portions of the stamp images with multiple colors!
 I used the Ruby & Olive pigment ink cubes, and then took my watercolor pencils and blending pen to color in the image!
July SOTM_close up cherries_DSC_2219
2. I also used colonial white pigment ink to stamp the cherries as the background image. I LOVE how pigment ink stays bright and bold when it is stamped. 

In this case, I wanted to tone the ink down a bit, so I used the Distressed Backgrounds stamp set (mesh image) to stamp over the cherry outline design.
2013-7 July SOTM_Sweet Life_background_DSC_2223
 Other products used on this card…
Corner Rounder (new one arriving Aug 1st!)
I hope you enjoyed my card and now head on over to Maureen’s Blog  to see what she has created using this stamp set!

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

****Remember, the July SOTM is only available
until July 31st! J

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this EXCLUSIVE stamp set ONLY during the month of July for a 77% savings of just $5.00!!!

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!
Krista J


  1. Your card is really pretty! I like it.

  2. Great card...luv the use of the pigment inks!

  3. the white on the red is very striking.

  4. I really like your card...I Just may have to CASE it!!

  5. I think this card is GORGEOUS!!

  6. Pretty design. Like all your layers and texture.


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