Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Happy Valentine - Stamp Of the Month

Oh how I love the Stamp of the Month - Happy Valentine, the elegant roses & love themed phrases 
make it a perfect set - not just for Valentines day but for Weddings, Engagements and any project where you want to show your love for someone.
I used Ruby cardstock on this 5"x7" card - I scored the pieces at the top and bottom and then rubbed the ruby ink pad over them to accentuate the score marks.
The middle pieces were sanded using the coarse side of the sanding block
I stamped the image in Ruby ink and colored it using the ruby markers and olive markers.
I made swirls with the Black Sparkles and then added a scrap of Black tulle ribbon and 
small pieces of black gingham ribbon. Narrow strips of Black cardstock top and bottom to separate the areas and as a mat for the stamped image finishes it off.
 This gorgeous cream card is probably one of the easiest ever. A Colonial White cardstock base has a wide strip of Desert Sand cardstock and a piece of Black and White Striped ribbon wrapped around it.
A smaller piece of Colonial White cardstock is then stamped with 2 of the rose images in black ink 
& has Almond Glitz Gel Glue in the center of the flowers. 
The word Love comes from my favorite stamp set ever - Love Life - D1482. 
A knot of matching ribbon is glued to the front.
 Again Black cardstock is featured along with the Black & White striped Ribbon. 
This time I colored the images using the Sweet Leaf Markers and the Sorbet markers.
 This card was fun to do - I used the Casual Expression stamp set - D1525 and stamped it in Cotton Carndy ink - matted on matching cardstock and on Sweet leaf cardstock. 
The flowers were heat embossed using versamark ink and white embossing powder. I colored the embossed images using the cotton candy and Creme brulee and sweet leaf markers. 
Black sparkles added some 'bling'
 The last card featuring black hahaha - this time the large rose cluster stamp was embossed in Gold embossing powder and then the cardstock cut into 4 equal pieces and added to a white cardstock base. Again another very easy but very effective card.
 This card uses Chocolate cardstock which has been scored and rubbed over with the chocolate ink pad and then added a scrap of Avonlea paper and Smokey plum cardstock. the images were all stamped in smokey plum and then colored with sweet leaf and blush markers with a dot of honey ink in the center of the flowers. Then lots of Glitter tape for shine and glitter.
 The long card above uses Hollyhock and cocoa cardstock and matching inks. I stamped tone on tone with the small rose stamp on the flap and added the small strip of cocoa cardstock which I used the corner rounder with the guard removed to make the scalloped edge. Then pierced holes using the piercing tool kit.
The heart was stamped from the Love Life stamp set. Brown sparkles added shine.
 And this final card uses paper from Scholastic paper pack and the ribbon from the Pear and Partridge WOTG. I used silver embossing powder this time to give shimmer to the flower.
And this cute desk top calendar is the fun project we are making this month - the colors are Gypsy and Sweet Leaf. The calendars were bough online by a friend so I'm sorry I can't help you with the supplier :O(
We are using a mask to cover the center of the area and then removed when the stamping is finished so that you get a clear space - in the center of this is the sweet leaf cardstock mat.
The gypsy cardstock is tone-on-tone stamped with the same color ink - then I added the cricut cut image from Cricut Artiste and stamped 'Celebrate Today' from Casual Expression stamp set in Sweet Leaf ink. 
A little piece of the Black & White striped ribbon and a Bling gem finishes it off .
Well I hope I have given you lots of inspiration for using this gorgeous stamp set.
As with all of our limited edition Stamp of the months sets there are 2 ways of receiveing this set. 
You can pay the full price of $17.95 (+tax & S/S) or if you spend $50 on other items you will qualify 
to receive this set for just $5 (+tax & S/S)
Let me know if you would like this set 
Love Sara x

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