Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - The Long Way Home

Welcome to June's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month, we are featuring the stamp set "The Long Way Home" - a set of 15 stamps. This stamp set is terrific for anyone going on vacation, who has been on vacation, thinking of going on vacation or even who is having a stay-at-home vacation! The bloggers along this blog hop will certainly show you many ways to use this awesome stamp set, so sit back and enjoy the tour. 

You should have arrived here from Wendy Kessler's blog.

If you get lost, a list of all blogs can be found here.

The stamp set looks like this.

I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this stamp set but I wanted to do something different so I decided to create a northern lights card. Talk about inky fingers as all the blending has to be done with sponges! One of the things about this technique is that the number of ink pads used doesn't really show on the final product because so many of the colours are almost completely covered or you can barely see them! 

I hope you enjoyed my project. 

The next blog on the hop is Darlys Recker's blog
I'm sure she has something wonderful to share with you.

You can get this stamp set for just $6 this month with a $50 purchase. 

Visit my shopping site here
Remember this stamp set is only available until June 30th! 

Products used are all Close To My Heart 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Thistle Cardstock Black Cardstock, Lagoon Cardstock
Stamps: The Long Way Home
Inks: Black Memento Ink, Black, Slate, Pacifica, Pear, Lagoon, Goldrush, Cotton Candy, Gypsy, Versamark
Accessories: Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Sponges, White Gel Pen (from my stash) 



  1. Wow...amazing! I've never created a Northern Lights card...a very neat card!

  2. Beautiful ink blending and I bet in person looks even more beautiful...such a creative idea for the northern lights!

  3. Your background is gorgeous! Would love to know how to do that!

  4. I love the stary sky background!

  5. Alyson, I love this card!!! What a great idea with the background!!

  6. LOVE the background you created. The overlapping of the colors is evident even if the individual colors aren't. Thanks for this great card - just a few more weeks and we can touch base in person at convention!

  7. What a great background, I will have to try it out

  8. Great way to use the Northern Lights technique!

  9. This card is awesome. Or should I say, very groovy! Inky fingers paid off

  10. The Aurora Borealis technique is outstanding - just love your cute card! The "VW bus" brings back lots of memories from a theatrical group I traveled with when I was in college in the 1960s.

  11. This is so cool!! Love the psychedelic sky! It is perfect for the hippy van.

  12. Love the background, beautiful technique. Love it.


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