Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July Stamp of the Month

Time is running out to purchase this month's fun, funky and very frivolous Stamp of the Month set called Circus Alphabet...and you can add it to your stamp collection for only $5 with a purchase of $75 or more from my Online Shop. Simply tally up your purchases in the shopping cart and you will be prompted to add it when you check out - how easy is that??

It comes as no secret that I love to colour in... place some water colour pencils, alcohol markers or ink & a paintbrush in my hand and I retreat off into my "happy place". That being said, I knew my crafty friends would predict that I would be stamping and colouring to my heart's content with this stamp set...and they would have been correct. This is such a fun set to add colour and life to, but like all Close To My Heart stamp sets they offer so much more versatility than you initially see...and sometimes keeping things really simple with a little black ink can have just as much impact as a whole palette of colour. I decided to go down this path and create a simple but classy card of love with this month's Stamp of the Month - I still kept a bit of predictability about myself and reached for some lovely tones of pink to piece it all together.

I photographed this card with a flash so that I could highlight the "glossy accents" in the Paper Fundamentals Assortment - love, love, love this paper pack 20 double-sided 12 x 12 sheets - one side has a high gloss resist pattern and the other a great matt finish. You might also notice a fine strip of black glitter paper? this is from the Black & Grey Glitter pack - be sure to check out all Close To My Heart's Speciality Papers there is certainly something there for everyone. Another of my favourite products ( & quite possibly my all time favourite ) is the Micro-Tip Scissors and they came in very handy for cutting the leaf shapes from the Ariana Complements - the leaves added a nice bit of dimension to my card and were the perfect compliment for the flowers. The flowers and heart shapes were all cut from the Cricut Artiste Collection and if you are a fan of our Cricut collections - I will have a nice surprise for you next month...make sure you stay tuned! The faux stitching was created using the Black Marvy Pen and I think it was just the right finishing touch.

A number of the products used to create this card will be retiring over the next couple of weeks. This is the list that will be going, going, gone!! If your favourites are on this list??.... stock-up while you can, with an order at my  Online Shop...remember all orders totalling $75 or more will qualify you to purchase the Circus Alphabet for only $5. If you have questions regarding this list, please email  me happy to help.

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