Thursday, May 31, 2012

June Stamp of the Month Bloghop!

I LOVE the June Stamp of the Month, Life is Tweet.  It's totally my style.

Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month Bloghop!  If you've arrived here from {Shannon's Blog}, you're in the right place!

Card #1:  Since I love little cutesy stamps with birds and flowers, this was an easy stamp set for me to play with.  I used the clear cards for this.  When the card is closed, the white paper is hidden under the yellow paper.  I also used Glitz Glitter Gel on the flowers.

CARD #2:  I wanted to make a simple one, that was just one layer of paper.  First I used Garden Green, Pacifica and Sunflower inks.
Then I tried Garden Green, Hollyhock and Sunflower.  I like the Hollyhock bird better...
The Garden Green looks kind of washed out.  How about Olive with Goldrush?  I like the Olive.  The Goldrush is too dark.

Hmmm.  My bird stamping technique needs improvement.  It's kind of smeary, like I didn't ink the stamp with an up and down movement.  It looks like I did some some swishing/swiping.

Wait!  That looks kind of cool.  What if I swipe the bird stamp across the pad intentionally??  I like it!

An Olive mat looks nice.  I used a Bitty Pearl for the eyeball.

I like the Hollyhock mat, too.

Close up of the smeary bird.

CARD #3:  This is a little 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 card.  I used Roxy paper for the background, and stamped on it in Bamboo.  Smoothie ink pad for the floating sign and lots of Bitty Sparkles colored with my rainbow of Sharpies.  The square is a Cricut AP Cartridge shape.  It's mounted with foam mounting tape, so it looks like it's floating under the balloons.

Here's a close up of the balloon.  

I hope you enjoyed looking!  Now hop on over to {Nancy's Blog,} where she'll show you what she's dreamed up with this cute stamp set.

Have a GREAT June - and enjoy some sunny weather!  :)