Monday, June 30, 2014

July SOTM BlogHop - "Circus Alphabet"

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring July's SOTM, "Circus Alphabet", a set of 68 stamps.  If you have come here from Gina's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. A complete list of bloggers can be found here.  
This month we have approximately 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and fabulous Close To My Heart products on their blogs. Just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!

The stamp set looks like this: 

I chose to create a card using this stamp set. I wanted to do something other than just simply use the letters to stamp the sentiment so I decided to use them to create the background page for my card as well. I used the Black Chevron Paper from the Paper Fundamentals Paper Assortment and I placed various lower case stamps on a large block in three rows until I had relatively even rows of letters in various positions (upside down, sideways, etc.) I then stamped those letters using White Daisy ink and embossed them although that didn't seem to make a big difference in the end.
The card design is one I found on Pinterest and I really liked the design so I used the basis of it for my own card. Using the Laughing Lola Paper Pack and related coloured embellishments, this card took on several layers as you can see. It was fun to create, though. Details of all products can be found in the product description at the end of my post. 

 Now "hop" on over to Joy's Blog  to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the July SOTM is only available until the last day of July!
Click here to see how you can get this stamp set for 
just $5 this month!

Products used are all Close To My Heart: 

Paper: Laughing Lola Paper Pack  (includes cardstock specific with this paper pack), Lagoon Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment
Stamps: Circus Alphabet
Inks: Lagoon, Black, White Daisy Pigment Ink
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge, For Always Textiles, Lagoon Zipper Lace, Purple Shimmer Trim, Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements, Clear Detail Embossing Powder (ret.), Heat Tool, Purple Glitter Gems, Foam Tape



  1. Love the letters as a background. The colors are just stunning!

  2. Wowie!! That is so fabulous Alyson! Beautiful job :)

  3. Alyson - LOVE the chalkboard look on your card. It was nice getting you know you at convention. See you next year! - Gail

  4. I absolutely LOVE this card - Lola and chalkboard together - you can't go wrong!

  5. I can appreciate how much work you put into this stunning card. Love the colors.

  6. I love this dramatic card!😍


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