Saturday, July 31, 2010

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! We will be featuring the August SOTM, "Something Splendid", a set of 13 stamps.

If you have come here from Melinda's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Helen's Blog and start from the beginning!

This month we have 65 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
I felt this stamp set nicely lent itself to a technique called "Chalk Popping".  It's a tried and true technique that can be used on any image but especially, solid images. 
Using a Versamark ink pad, I inked up the largest floral, solid image on the right.  I stamped it on a White Daisy sheet of Cardstock and generously poured White Embossing Powder over the image.  I shook off the excess powder, using the Craft Tray to do so effectively, and then used a Craft Tool to heat and set the powder.  (This process is easy to view and you will know when it is finished.  Be sure not to overheat the image or you can burn the paper.)  Then, I used the Summer Soft Chalks to ink up the image, using Q-tips, working from the center out.  To create shading on the flower, I used the lighter color first on the middle of the image and then brought in the darker shade of blue.  I then used my finger tip to blend in the colors a bit.  Trying not to take away from the flower and the technique, I used some White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon, Topiary Brads and a simple sentiment to finish the card off.  The pattern used is from our "Wishes" book, "Background Bar", found on page 75.
Products Used: X7124B Splendor Level 2 Paper Packet, Z891 Versamark Ink Pad, Z673 White Daisy Embossing Powders, Z903 Summer Soft Chalks, Z270 White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon, Z2134 Moonstruck Ink Pad, Z2105 Black Ink Pad.

Now "Hop" on over to Wendy's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the August SOTM is only available until August 31, 2010. Contact me (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

To view other projects that have been made using this Stamp of the Month please click here.  Happy hopping!


  1. Isn't this stamp set great for different techniques? You did a lovely job with the chalk popping. Love it!

  2. Great idea with the chalk! I hadn't thought of that!

  3. Very pretty. I am going to have to try the chalk popping!

  4. SO pretty!! Splendor is sure popular for this stamp set :)

  5. The Chalk popping is just AWESOME!! It is so gorgeous in real life!!

  6. Simply beautiful card. Love the chalk popping.

  7. Thank you for the positive comments on the chalk-popping, Lori, Dawn, Jean, Jennifer, Kathleen, and Carol! :0)

    Jean, chalk-popping is a fun technique! If you have any questions, let me know and I would love to see what you create with it!

  8. This is a great set for chalk popping; thanks for sharing it.


Thanks for showing me some blog love with your comments!