Monday, July 1, 2019

"Bear Hugs" - July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Happy July! Welcome to this month's Blog Hop where our focus is the "Bear Hugs" Stamp of the Month. It's available this month only for $5, with a qualifying purchase! (All details can be found here.)

Check out the adorable images and sentiments. Isn't it super sweet? Who can you see these sentiments applying to, in your life?

If you are coming from Katy's Blog, you are on the right track. You can find a complete list of participants here

Using the True Love paper pack, I chose to make this different fold card for this stamp image. I know I want to continue making cards with it - and have some ideas to do so - but thought I'd start here. 

I didn't do anything fancy in the way of stamping. I inked up the bears in Espresso ink and then used a color pencil to color in the cub. A few Sugarplum Glitter Gems and that was it! 

To create this style of card, I scored the front of my base at 2 1/8" (half of 4 1/4"). Then, I bent it backwards and added the focal point. When it's closed, as seen in the top image, you'll see that some of the patterned paper, placed on the inside of the card, is exposed. In most cases, you'll want to stamp the image behind the focal point so you can't see it. I used Sapphire ink to do so.

Here's a view of it open so you have a better understanding of how it's designed.

I truly appreciate you stopping by and am excited to see what variations the other Consultants have created with this set! I know it's going to be fun!

Now head on over to Michelle's Blog to see what she has created with this stamp set! Consider leaving a comment before you move on. I love hearing from you!

Have a wonderful July!