Friday, May 31, 2013

June SOTM - A Flowering Bunch

Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! Check with your consultant to get A Flowering Bunch before it is gone.

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This month's set, A Flowering Bunch which has great floral graphics, just in time for summer!

Below are two cards made with A Flowering Bunch stamps.  One card highlights the negative image and the other highlights the positive.  Hope you enjoy the contrasts.

The upper card is made with various images stamped with Versa Mark, the images were coated with clear embossing powder and heat embossed.  Three ink colors (crème bruele, hollyhock and blush) were sprayed over the embossed images using the spray pens.  The Thanks A BUNCH saying was a little larger than the size of label I cut out with the Cricut, using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  So, I used a black marker to color Thanks and then cleaned the stamp and colored A BUNCH to give me flexibility in placing the saying on the label.  Once the label was stamped I inked the edges before placing the label on coordinating mat.  A hollyhock double tied bow was added to the label to complete the card.

The second card was made using hollyhock, sorbet, crème bruele, and topiary to make this layered card (I threw in a little sunflower as well).  The two part label had a ribbon space in the base, the ribbon was placed through the base and around the white cardstock prior to the top piece being attached allowing for the ribbon to lay down nice and flat on the card.  Once again the saying was placed in two parts to ensure a good fit on the label.  This card was intended to provide bursts of color without spending lots of time coloring.

 Continue enjoying more ideas, using this stamp set, by joining Angela Tutton at her blog.