Sunday, August 31, 2014

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


This month we have 80 Consultants featuring the September Stamp of the Month, Family is Forever, a set of 7 stamps.  This stamp set is only available during the month of September.  Place an order of $50 and get the Stamp of the Month for just $5.

  2014 - September SOTM - Family is Forever

If you have come here from Donna Digby’s Blog you are on the right path! If you get lost along the way you can find the complete list on Melinda’s Blog here.

 I created a simple card for the make-n-take for my All-Day Crop this month.

SOM 09 Family is Forever (1)

One of my new favorite techniques is applying two ink colors to a stamp and THEN stamping it on your paper.  And that’s what I did here.  I inked the entire tree with Desert Sand and then just sponged daubed the leaves with Olive Ink.

SOM 09 Family is Forever (2)

I stamped the tree again in Goldrush Ink and just cut out the hearts to apply on top with 3-D Foam Tape. 

I finished the card off by matting my stamped image with a piece from the Pathfinding paper collection (X7186B) and just a few of the Durables Triangles (Z1928) to embellish.

Now it is time to hop over to Morgan Vogt’s Blog to see what she has created!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Love the sponged leaves!!! And the goldrush hearts are such a perfect addition!

  2. fantastic stamping! this tree was a little scary for me but now I think I'll have a go at it :)