Thursday, January 31, 2013

February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Hello!  Welcome to the February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you've arrived here from Kami's Blog, welcome!  If you're just starting out here, you can click at the link at the end of my post to go on to the next blog hopper.  It's a big circle, and hopefully, you'll have time to go all the way around and end up right where you started!

Everyone is using the same February Stamp of the Month stamp set, Home Sweet Home.  If you haven't seen it yet, here it is:

I thought this stamp set was kind of challenging, mostly because I don't really like big word stamps.  Plus, it's kind of square, so it takes up a lot of space on the card front.  I dealt with that by using a bigger card base, the 3 1/2" x 8" size.

I LOVE the Chantilly paper pack, which is what I used for my cards here...but I bet you knew that.  :)

I used the Olive/Buttercup paper first.  It looks like wallpaper to me, so I thought it would work nicely as a background.  I edged it with Twilight ink, just to give it some depth.

I used the Olive Mini-Medleys that I had hanging around.  They're cool, because they have an assortment of embellishments that are all the ribbon and the "belt buckle" that I used here.

The second card I made was a total  "stamplift" from the Chantilly Workshop on the Go.

Here's the card that that CTMH designed:

Here's my version:

I just think that big stamp is too big for a "standard" 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card.  I think it would work great on a 6"x6" card, though.

CTMH used Twilight, I used Lagoon.  Instead of ribbon, I used the Glitter Tape.  I also used the darker grey glitter paper for a mat, but it's hard to tell.

Buttons go like this:

I used a button from the Blue Button Assortment and a sparkly top from the Boutique Assortment.  I had to use a tiny piece of foam mounting tape, because the top of the button was too bumpy for anything to stick to.  On the bottom of the button, I used Liquid Glass as an adhesive.

So, I hope you had fun looking.  Don't forget, if you want to shop for anything you saw here, you can go to my website.

Now you can hop on over to Beth's Blog and check out her beautiful creations!

Happy Stamping!