Friday, November 30, 2012

Year Round Cheer - December SOTM Hop

Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! This month's stamp set Year Round Cheer contains Twelve (12) stamps! One great set to get you through a year of stamping.  Check with your consultant to get this set before it is gone.

If you came here from Katy Taylor's Blog you are on the right track. If you would like to see a complete list of SOTM bloggers click here. We have sixty consultants who have projects to share with you.

Here is my first card:

I was fascinated by the gate fold cards on the new Cricut Artiste cartridge.  They are all located on the "S" Key.  I cut out shapes to match from colonial white cardstock to stamp and embelish.  I also challenged myself to use elements from stamps to enhance the borders.
and a detail shot:
I colored the BBQ from the stamp for the border stamping and used a blossom from the snowflake stamp in between the words.  I then added the red glitter to the main medalion and red sparkles to the border blossoms.
Second card:
The leaf from the top of the Christmas set was used for the border and around the scallop was used to look like a wreath.
Third Card:
Here is a detail of the border:
I colored the sun and the glass with markers and then added bling for the sun centers.

Fourth Card:
Detail using top of snowflake along the border to look like growing flower buds.

Fifth Card:
Detail using the top of the Lucky stamp for the border:

Did I say I was a little obsessed with the gate fold cards!  I don't think I have ever made this many cards for a blog hop.
Final Card (not a gatefold but from the same font cartridge):
Continue enjoying more ideas, using this stamp set, by joining Jen Patrick at her blog.