Thursday, July 22, 2010

July Stamp of the Month!

July Stamp of the Month:

Happy Forever (D1423)

I love this little hedgehog. He just makes me smile. I wanted to use the Cherry-O Creative Basics paper pack, because it comes with 6 sheets of this plaid paper (so I can make lots of these cards).

I stamped the outline of the hedgehog in Cocoa ink. I then used the little Desert Sand marker to accentuate the outline and bristles. To color it, I used the Autumn Soft Chalks...just smeared it around with the applicator. You can't tell, but I used a little bit of the Glitz Glitter Glue on the butterfly. It made him stand out a little better.

I hope if you have chalk lying around your house, you get a chance to experiment on your stamped images! It's a great way to add a little color, but not too much.

I also used a sponge and Heavenly Blue Ink and sponged in some sky. It's a nice finishing touch.

Have a wonderful, sunny day!

Supplies Used:
Happy Forever (July Stamp of the Month) (D1423, $22.95 or with your qualifying purchase, you can get a discount on it or even get it for free!)
Grown With Love (the grass) (D1372, $22.95)
Cherry-O Creative Basics (X5810, $7.95 for 6 sheets each of 2 designs)
Chocolate Stamp Pad (Z2111, $5.25)
Garden Green Stamp Pad (Z2120, $5.25)
Heavenly Blue Stamp Pad (Z2126, $5.25)
Desert Sand Marker (Z2305, $2.95)
Bubblegum Marker (Z2309, $2.95)
Autumn Soft Chalks (Z904, $9.95)
Buttercup Card Stock (1271, $9.50 for 24 sheets)
Colonial White Card Stock (1388, $9.50 for 24 sheets)
Sponge (Z697, $1.25)