Wednesday, February 29, 2012

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

I know February is a short month, but wow, that went by quickly!  It's already time for the March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  If you've arrived here from {Amy's blog}, Welcome!  The blog hop is a big circle, where you check out what over 50 different consultants did with the same stamp set.  I love the creativity!

This month's stamp set is called Potential, and you can just buy it for $17.95, or with a $50 purchase, you can get it for just $5.00!

It's very elegant, with flourishes and some really nice sentiments.

Here's my creations this month:

I really like the card in front -- because I LOVE the Rhinestone Designer Brads (Z1360, $5.95).  Did you know you can color them with Sharpies (or Copic markers)?  Look how pretty!

For the other card I made a fan circle.  I scored a 12" strip of paper at 1/4" intervals (with my Martha Stewart Scoring Board) and did a fan fold.  Then I glued the ends together, smashed it down, and made a scalloped/fan circle. I glued the fan circle to a 2" circle underneath (for stability).  Then I put the 2 3/4" circle stamp on top. Another colored Sparkle on top of that.

I stamped the Olive card stock with Olive ink, for a tone on tone effect.  The card element is big, but kind of cool.

Supplies Used:
March Stamp of the Month, Potential (S1203, $17.95 or $5 with your $50 purchase)
Florentine paper pack (X7153B, $9.95)
Card Stock Colors:  Olive, Cocoa, Creme Brulee, Colonial White
Stamp Pad Colros:  Olive, Cocoa, Twilight
Rhinestone Designer Brads (Z1360, $5.95)
Clear Sparkles (Z1104, $2.95)
Colored Sharpies
Martha Stewart Scoring Board (got mine at Michaels.  $20 regular price. Use your coupon!)

Now hop on over to {Teresa's Blog}, to see her creativity!