Thursday, February 1, 2018

February SOTM Blog Hop - Sunny Thoughts

Welcome to February's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month, we are featuring the stamp set "Sunny Thoughts" - a set of 13 stamps. There are 5 perfectly spring-like sentiments as well as florals and leaves to adorn those sentiments - such a great way to start thinking about spring! The bloggers along this blog hop will certainly show you many ways to use this 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 participating bloggers can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog.

The stamp set looks like this.

I have seen these gorgeous Start Effect cards in various places over the past month and wanted to try them for myself. They are remarkably simple to create. 
The link is here if you want to try making one.

I used the Gimme Some Sugar paper pack for the decorative background. I learned that the small slit to cut in which to place the front piece needs to be very narrow or the top piece can seem to be top heavy, no matter what is placed on it. 

I varied the front and back papers along with the sentiments. I also brushed the main part of the sentiment using the Bashful Shimmer Brush. The flowers and greenery were all fussy cut and placed around the sentiment. It's tough to photograph light coloured papers without losing the details in the patterns. 

Which do you like better? 

The next blog on this hop is Jean McNulty's blog.
I am sure she has something wonderful to share with you. 

Products used are all Close To My Heart: 

Paper: Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack, Juniper Cardstock, Tangerine Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps: Sunny Thoughts
Inks: Heather, Juniper, Bashful
Accessories: Artistry Cartridge, Bashful Pearls, Gold Pearls, Bashful Shimmer Brush, Clear Shimmer Brush, ShinHan Markers



  1. Wow! Fabulous cards! You outdid yourself. Thanks for sharing a link to a tutorial.

  2. Oooh...I think both are beautiful! The gems look great as the flower centers!

  3. Oh my!! Love these cards ~ fantastic!


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