Saturday, February 1, 2020

February SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 

This month, the featured stamp set is called "Cherishing Her". It is a beautiful set with a bouquet of flowers and sentiments that are perfect for so many occasions! 

You should have arrived here from Brandi Robinson's blog.
If you get lost, a list of all participants can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog.

I created two cards for this blog hop. The first is a card that has the bottom section of the front piece cut away. The sentiment shows underneath as it is mounted on the inside of the card. The bouquet of flowers was stamped, coloured and fussy cut. I used both the Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Squares Thin Cuts to cut the shapes I needed. The flower bouquet is mounted with foam tape on the Dreamy Holographic paper. The inside of the card has the second part of the "Smile" message just above where the card sits closed. Some of the flower edges were brushed with the Clear Shimmer Brush. 

The second card that I created has a raised centre panel. The white cardstock was stamped using Versamark ink and then embossed in silver. I cut out the centre rectangle, stamped the sentiment on that piece and then mounted it with foam tape. I used the Pewter Journaling Pen (0.1) to draw around the centre panel. Some of the flowers were brushed with the Clear Shimmer Brush and I coloured some white dots using coordinating markers. 

I hope you enjoyed my cards. 

The next bog on this hop is Haley Dyer's blog.
I am sure she has something amazing to share with you! 

Products used are all Close To My Heart 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Lagoon Cardstock, Pixie Cardstock, Clover Cardstock, Dreamy Holographic Paper 
Stamps: Cherishing Her
Inks: Intense Black, Versamark, Lagoon, Clover, Wisteria 
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts, Stitched Square Thin Cuts, White Acrylic Hearts, Black and White Dots, Spectrum Noir Markers, Clear Shimmer Brush, Silver Embossing Powder, Pewter Journaling Pen (0.1), Heat Tool, Foam Tape



  1. Love the coloring on your first card and those bright colors!

  2. Oh my goodness! Your cards are so pretty and used the holographic paper. Swoon!!

  3. I love how fun these cards are and they are so pretty.

  4. Great cards! I love the top card. I didn't realize the bottom front was cut away until I saw the second photo. You did a fabulous job making it "seamless".

  5. Such pretty cards Alyson! Love your use of that holographic paper too! <3

  6. LOVE both cards! That holographic paper makes pretty background for the flowers. Great job coloring!

  7. I totally love how you utilized the holographic paper on this card. Fantastic job.

  8. Beautiful cards! I love the holograph paper behind the first bouquet. I also really love the silver embossed flowers!

  9. Both cards are so pretty! I love your gorgeous flowrs and beautiful colouring!

  10. That blows my mind the variations we can see at different angles! That holigraphic paper is cool! Love the floral bunch, too. Your second card is very nice as well with the silver embossed flowers! xoxo

  11. Beautiful cards Alyson. You know that I love your work!

  12. LOVE the color variations of the Holographic Paper behind these beautifully colored flowers, Alyson!


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