Sunday, December 8, 2013

December Stamp of the Month Blog Tour



Thanks to fellow RemARKable teammate Tamra Davis for getting my post up and running last night at midnight while we were traveling back from Michigan. I'm so grateful for my stampin' sisters!

Anyway, I'm sure you've seen some fantastic projects from the other bloggers on this tour, here are my two projects using one of my favorite stamp sets - Spread the Joy.

Here is my first card:

I used one of the Note Cards with Envelopes as my card base for this simple, masculine note card. The background was stamped with the Dictionary Background stamp in Soft Suede ink. I added a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock sponged with Soft Suede ink and layered it with a smaller strip of Soho Subway Designer Series Paper, also sponged. 

The greeting is stamped on a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock. I colored the stamp with Soft Suede and Midnight Muse Markers before stamping to give it the multi-color look. This would make a great encouragement card for someone who needs a little lift. 
We'll be making this card at stamp camps this month! 

Here is my second project: 


I was wanting to do the chalkboard technique, but when I chose my background paper from the Soho Subway suite again, I decided to emboss the main image with Pool Party on Basic Black. The photo doesn't show the blue tint very well, but it's pretty cool in real life. You just have to trust me on this one! 

I dry embossed the Basic Black accent strip with the Alphabet Embossing Folder and added two Naturals Buttons tied with pieces of the Burlap Ribbon that had been pulled apart. A strip of Twill Ribbon adds a finishing touch. The cardstock layers for the card are Soft Sky and Island Indigo, coordinating with the Designer Paper. 

Hope you like the masculine turn I took with this stamp set - it's so versatile, you can do almost any style with it! 

Now on to the blog of Andi Potler at  http://www.absolutekreations.com or you can just click on the picture below.


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