CTMH Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop: A Happy Hello

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Welcome to another Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop!  We’ve got a good group of consultants participating this month.  If you arrived from Carol’s blog you’re on the right track.  This hop is one big circle, so if you’re starting here, keep clicking the links in each post until you get back here.

This month’s stamp set is beautiful and I had a lot of fun working with it.

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I brought a limited amount of supplies to my crop last weekend and worked only with those, but was still able to create a few different looks with this set.  I’m very happy with how they turned out.  Here is my first card:

1502 card 1

The only paper I used was White Daisy and the Paper Fundamentals.  I love the shimmer on these papers and I had fun choosing which side I would use for these cards.  For this card, I used Glacier and Flaxen paper and added Black and Pixie inks.  I also embellished with staples, sparkles, and our new White Shimmer Trim.  Here’s a close up:
1502 card 1 closeup

For my next card, I went with a totally different colour palette, for a very different look. I love these warm colours.  They are among my favourites.

1502 card 3

I used Topiary, Honey, Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red, and Cocoa paper and matched the stamped images to the papers.  I popped the squares with Thin Foam Tape and added a strip of Metallic Bakers Twine and some Gold Sequins.  I also distressed the edges of the squares with the matching ink. Here’s another close up so you can see the shine.

1502 card 3 closeupI have one more card made with this set, but I think I’ll save it for another day.  😉

 

It’s now time to hop on over to Kami’s blog and check out what she’s created.  Happy Creating!

 

Supplies Used:
A Happy Hello stamp set
Paper Fundamentals, Whimsy
Paper Fundamentals, Enchantment
Paper Fundamentals, Adventure
Inks: Glacier, Flaxen, Pixie, Black, Cocoa, Honey, Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red
Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Sequins Gold Assortment
Sparkles Clear Assortment
White Shimmer Trim (on back order at time of writing)
Mini Stapler
Thin Foam Tape

 

14 Responses

  1. What a fun idea! I’ve never participated in a blog hop before!

    • Krista

      It is super fun. I do a couple of them a month. A great way to get new people to your blog.

  2. I really love the first card, it is soft and very lovely. The second card is very masculine, which is totally not what I would of thought of for this stamp set. Great job.

  3. Awesome cards! I love the colors in the first and the second is really cool the way you matched the colors to the fundamental papers.

    • Krista

      Thank you Cat. I had some input from other crafters at my crop for that little matchy, matchy bit. 🙂

  4. Brenda Lapp (centralNYscrapper)

    Wonderful cards. I am fond of the softer colors, but my mother loves what you did with the fall colors.

  5. Your cards are so different from what is expected with this stamp set and I LOVE them!

    • Krista

      Oh, thank you! I wasn’t trying to think outside the box. It just sort of happened! LOL

  6. Oh lovely cards!!! Pretty color combos and this stamp set is just beautiful 🙂

  7. I really like that first card, beautiful colors!