Thursday, September 1, 2016

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Blessed Beyond Measure

Welcome to September's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month, we are featuring the stamp set "Blessed Beyond Measure" - a set of 19 stamps. This set of stamps is a perfect set for the autumn season, filled with leaves, berries and wonderful sentiments related to gratitude and blessings. It is perfect for Thanksgiving and any time a grateful sentiment is required (which should be ALL the time!) 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 Brenda Lapp's blog

If you get lost, a list of all blogs can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog

The stamp set looks like this.

I LOVE the autumn season - it is a time in my area where the leaves are turning to gorgeous colours and we see visitors from all over the world to view the changing of the leaves. 

I created two cards for this blog hop. 
The first one keeps the greenery green but uses fall colours for the basis of the card. I love the sentiment because gratitude is SO important. 

On my second card, I used a technique called "tissue stamping". For the leaves, I first inked them lightly with a sponge dauber, just to give them some colour (in Fern). Then I stamped the image in one colour and quickly took a tissue and rubbed it in another ink colour and dabbed it on top of part of the stamp. I did that again with a second tissue in a third ink colour. This has to be done quickly as dye inks dry quickly. Then the image was stamped onto the cardstock, resulting in a mixed coloured image. I did this three times, each with slightly different effects. I used Fern, Goldrush and Ruby. I also distressed the edges of the leaves and the flowers both with ink and by turning up the edges by bending them slightly. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects. 

The next blog on the hop is Jennifer Bennett'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 September 30th! 

Products used are all Close To My Heart

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Lemon Cardstock, Sorbet Cardstock, Pomegranate Cardstock, Saffron Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Canary Cardstock, Black Glitter Paper, Memo Fundamentals, Uptown Fundamentals, Enchantment Fundamentals
Stamps: Blessed Beyond Measure
Inks: Cocoa Pigment Ink, Pomegranate, Goldrush, Ruby, Saffron
Accessories: Artistry Cartridge, Artbooking Cartridge, Flower Market Cartridge, Gold Sequins, Foam Tape, Thin Foam Tape, ShinHan Marker (Sap Green), Sponge Dauber




Brenda Lapp said...

Beautiful cards! I love the tissue stamping on your leaves.

Kathy Burrows said...

Beautiful cards. Love your color choices.

123 flames said...

Love your technique! I will have to try that out!

Lauren said...

Both such gorgeous cards, I love the detail you have created in the leaves with the tissue technique.

Greetings from Gail said...

Great cards, Alyson! Thanks for the inking techniques.

Shaunna Richards said...

Gorgeous! I'm going to stretch each on a bit and use them as page borders. Thanks for the inspiration

Unknown said...

Love These! The colour combo is perfect!

Haley D. said...

Very pretty!

Darlys said...

Lovely cards. I especially like the tissue technique. TFS

Cat Nowak said...

Beautiful cards Alyson!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

first, love, love. second, love, love. Great technique, I'll have to try the fall colors...beautiful card.