Saturday, January 31, 2015

February 2015 SOTM Bloghop

Welcome to this month's edition of the SOTM Bloghop featuring CTMH's February Stamp of the Month, "A Happy Hello".

You are about to experience a wonderful hop of almost 70 CTMH consultant bloggers representing what each has done using this February SOTM stamp set.  You can start anywhere in the loop and look for highlighted words in the blog posts for the next participating consultant.  Or you can go backwards on this hop by looking for who the preceding blogger was in each post.

For instance, you may have come to me by way of Dawn Ross' Blog.  When you have finished with my post you will go see what Gina Brandstetter has done.  If you want to see the complete list of bloggers just visit If You Bling It.

So I created a greeting card for my group of card makers using the colors from the "Hopscotch" Paper Packet.  I wish I'd used a larger card base because the flower looks bit to powerful for the stem stamp.  But I try to stay with a standard card base for this class.  So I've decided that my flower has a whimsical look.  Don't tell anyone that this was not my original intent!

I stamped the largest 1/2 flower to create a circle on Sunset Cardstock using Sunset Ink then fussy cut this out.  I stamped the next largest size flower onto White Daisy cardstock with Glacier Ink.  Then I used an embossing pen and dabbed it on the small dots on the perimeter and the inner ring.  I adhered Dutch Blue (retired) Embossing Powder to this and set it with our Craft Heater.  When it was cool, I cut around the flower so that the dots are on the edge.  I stuck this to the Sunset flower with 3-D Foam Tape.  I chose one of the medium images and stamped onto White Daisy CS using Flaxen Ink and used our new 1" punch to cut it out.   Within this I stamped the small "mum" type flower in Flaxen also.  I added a touch of Gold Glitter Gel to the very center. When this was dry, I popped it onto the medium flower with another piece of 3-D Foam Tape.

The stem was stamped right onto a 4" x 5.25" White Daisy Base with Ponderosa Pine Ink.  I added the little leave image to poke out just under the multi-layered flower.  I just used Tombow adhesive to stick down the flower over most of the stem.

The framed phrase at the bottom was made with the Art Philosophy cartridge. I needed to find a skinny frame to contain the phrase.  Even then, I still had to mask the bottom flourish to fit the words, "A Happy Hello" within the space. The two cardstock colors are Sunset and Glacier.  I tied a piece of the Flaxen Extra Thick Twine around it, put more 3-D Foam Tape under it and glued it down below the stem.  It actually covered some of the stem.  The border is the blue patterned B&T from Hopscotch Paper Packet cut at 4.25" x 5.5".  Stick this onto a standard card base and you have a greeting card!

That's it!!  Thanks for stopping by!  Nancy


  1. Pretty flower! Very happy card.

  2. Such a pretty card -- love the colors! Thank you for sharing.

    Ellen "CardMonkey"

  3. I love the sentiment in a frame. Cute card.

  4. Love that big flower! The sentiment is cute with the twine :)