Saturday, 1 August 2015

August 2015 SOTM Blog Hop Framed

Hello and welcome to our Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. We have all been creating with "Framed – August 2015 Stamp of the Month " Stamp set. If you have arrived here from Wendy Hopper then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas and eventually you'll come right back here to where you started.

Today I would like to share with you my card which features the Framed – August 2015 Stamp of the Month   available exclusively throughout June for $27 or for just $5 when you spend $75. This is a great all-rounder stamp set for cards and DIY embellishments or tags.  
 
 
The first thing I did when I looked at this stamp set was pick two colours that I use most often - Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad and Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad. I am running low on Birthday Cards for that short notice birthday present that we always seem to be invited to (or remember at the last minute that I need a birthday card). So I focused on the Happy Birthday Sentiment and Frame.
 
 
I stamped one of each in alternative colours to see which I liked better... I liked both, so I decided to use both!! 
 
Next I used my Big Shot to emboss some scrap White Daisy Cardstock* with the Heart Embossing Folder. After embossing I used my Round Sponge (cut into wedges) to sponge one 5.5 inch long strip with Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad and one with Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad.
 
*My photos make the white daisy look like Colonial White Cardstock but its just the lighting so you can see both options with just one set of photos :) I have tried to brighten some of them to bring out the daisy white.
 
 
Then I fussy cut out the frames with my Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors 
and placed them on top to see the designs. To start with I thought I would alternate the sponged embossed hearts with the colours on the frames and then I decided to swap it around.
 
 
I pulled out my 5 1/2" X 4 1/4" White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack and stuck on the embossed strips with my Duck® Easy-Stick™ Adhesive and for the black card I cut in half a 5.5inch section of Black Shimmer Trim with my Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors a bit freehand. Then I adhered the Happy Birthday Frame and added some Coral Reef Sequins (which are WSL due to retire on 1st September).
 
I did my stamping and photographed my finished products on my Versamat™.
 
 
For my pink card and something a tad different but still following my theme. I put the Cotton Candy Embossed and sponged card with my Duck® Easy-Stick™ Adhesive and then adhered Black Arrow Washi Tape (WSL also retiring 1st September). To finish it off I added some Pixie Extra Thick Twine tying it into a knot and fraying the edges. Over the top I stuck the Happy Birthday Frame. On the inside of the card I used another piece of Black Arrow Washi Tape to adhere the Twine so it didn't move.

 
 
Remember this great stamp set Framed – August 2015 Stamp of the Month  is only available throughout June from your Close to My Heart Consultant
 
Also August is the last month to get many items before the new catalogue is launched in September and new prices take affect. Hint: Lots of items I have used this month are going up in price next month, so make sure you are aware and buy before the price rise. Many items are WSL.

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project, I hope you get to make a card this month too. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop which is Britt McDonald - Crafty Connections Australia. 

  Come back to see me again soon.
 
 

20 comments:

  1. These are great ideas thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Maz, I love sharing ideas.

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  2. Clever idea and I love the colour combinations.

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    1. Thanks Marguerite, picked my favourite two colours and went from there!

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  3. Lovely cards and colour combinations.

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  4. Beautiful, I too really like using the embossing folders.

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    1. I did these cards with 9yr olds at a 9yr old birthday party yesterday afternoon and they got giddy with excitement over the embossing folders :) - yes I am a 9yr old girl at heart!!

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  5. i love the embossing technique on the cards and the fact you have a male and a female card, great idea TFS Vandra

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    1. Its always funny when you don't start out with that idea to make a Male/Female card and you create and that's what you come up with.

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  6. Lovely Vandra, loving your creations! Embossing folders, shimmer trim & Framed stamp Happy Birthday! Thank you!

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    1. I think everything needs Shimmer don't you Meryl?? <3

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  7. I like the way you have lots of texture on your cards Vandra. Thank you for sharing. :)

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    1. Thanks Denise, Texture is so easy to create with embossing folders, shimmer trim and frames :)

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  8. I love all the elements you have used

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    1. Thanks Jenny, I did have fun creating and watching my cards come to life.

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  9. Love the colour choices! Thanks for sharing the techniques you've used :)

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  10. Great techniques in these cards. The spongeing on the embossed sections looks fabulous!

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