Thursday, December 1, 2016

December SOTM - Thoughtful Flowers

Welcome to December's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month, we are featuring the stamp set "Thoughtful Flowers" - a set of 14 stamps. This is a gorgeous set of stamps, filled with all sorts of flowers and beautiful sentiments, perfect for any occasion, be it card making, scrapbooking or anything else you can imagine. 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 Darlys Recker'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 chose to create two cards for this blog hop. 

The first card is one with 5 different flowers along the right side. Since some of them didn't reach quite to the edge of the card, I placed a black panel behind and cut around the edges that didn't touch the right side of the card. I did touch some areas with the Shimmer Brush but it didn't show up very well in the photo. 

The second card is a technique that I am still spending quite a bit of time with - and at times, it is really frustrating but I wanted to post it here anyways. The flowers here are coloured using reinker picked up with the small round water brush. I decided to place the large thin cut snowflake under the flowers to add some interest to the card. The centres of the flowers were made by simply separating the twine into single pieces and it was then wrapped on a glue dot and secured with Liquid Glass at the end. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects. 

The next blog on the hop is Lauren Moore's blog.
I'm sure she has a wonderful project 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 December 31st! 

Products used are all Close To My Heart

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Colonial White Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Willow Cardstock, Watercolour Paper, Gold Glitter Paper
Stamps: Thoughtful Flowers
Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Poppy Reinker 
Accessories: Rustic Home Ribbon Pack, Black Shimmer Ribbon, Snowflake Thin Cuts, Small Round Waterbrush, ShinHan Markers, Shimmer Brush, Foam Tape, Thin Foam Tape, Confetti Embossing Folder



Unknown said...

All your flowers are beautiful and vibrant!

Lauren said...

I love how you put the glitter snowflakes under the flowers on your second card!

Sheila Bennett said...

Such vivid colors! Love that you just created a border with the flowers.

Cat Nowak said...

Both of your cards are fabulous!!! said...

Love love love!!!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Really pretty cards Alyson! Nice blend of bold, vivid colors in the first card and softer, subtler sparkling coloring of the second card. Thanks for inspiring me today.
:) Marie

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Oooh, having trouble picking a favorite...the border on the first card is fantastic and so bright. And the glitter and the ribbon and embellishments on the second card is stunning too. Thinking about that stamp, thanks for the inspiration.

Julie Carriere Orleans ON Canada said...

Wow Alyson, these are stunning!