Color Your Life – April SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the blog hop! Today you should have arrived from Colleen’s blog. If not, that’s ok, as it’s a big ol’ circle! If you get lost along the way, Melinda has the full list here.

This set is such a fun set! Today, I’m using two of the stamps from this set, and making two cards. They don’t look tremendously different, but I do like how they did turn out!

As you can see, I did one card with traditional boy colors and one with traditional girl colors. I really do like how they both turned out! I used pattern 15 from the Make it from your Heart Volume 4 book. I am LOVING this book, I’m telling you, you really need to get it! I added a layer behind the sentiment layer, to help give it more pop (and to use the second stamp in a fun way!).

I was using scraps for both of these cards. This first one uses both Make Waves and Gimmie Some Sugar. They mixed up so well together! I used pixie ink to stamp the ‘feather’ type line stamp on either side of the mat layer under the sentiment, and then ran the flat edge of all four sides of the mat on the ink pad to get the darker line to help the color pop a bit more. (I took care to make sure that the lines were going in the same direction!)

I added 3 sparkles to help it pop, and my card is done! Now, let’s look at the other card, shall we?

For the second card I used pieces from the Stargazer paper pack. I did everything the same with this card, well, mostly. The pieces are lined up slightly differently, however, they are all the same sizes. I used Sapphire ink on the mat piece for this card.

I did similar placements on the Stargazer dots, it just worked so well. I stamped both “Celebrate” sentiments with black Memento ink.

Did you know that you can get the April Stamp of the Month for just $5 with your qualifying purchase. That is a GREAT deal!

Want to know my secret for getting everything lined up both as a square and in the middle of the card base? I use washi tape! I tell my ladies to bring their “ugly” washi to classes! (now, what I used wasn’t ‘ugly washi’, but it still works!) I linked up some inexpensive washi below, in case you need to add some more to your collection! The secret is to flip your paper over, and use washi to tape your pieces together, so you have one block of papers. Then, use liquid glass to attach to the card base. This gives you a little bit of wiggle room when you put it on your card base! I LOVE using this little secret on my cards and my layouts too!

I hope you like my little cards today! Over in my facebook group, I am having a little contest, and you could win one of these cards! Come and check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have enjoyed my cards! Now, hop on over to Kathy’s blog and see what fun stuff she has for you!

Items used to create my cards today:
Make Waves Paper Pack
Gimmie Some Sugar Paper Pack
Stargazer Paper Pack
Make it from your Heart Volume 4
Cards & Envelopes
White Daisy Cardstock
Sparkles
Stargazer Dots
Pixie Ink
Sapphire Ink
Black Memento Ink
Washi Tape
Liquid Glass

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