July Stamp of the Month: Sweet Life

Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

I don’t know what’s going on weather wise for anyone reading this, but it is HOT here!! Convention just got over in Walt Disney World, and I think a number of consultants brought that heat and mugginess with them back from Florida! It’s H O T!!

This month’s stamp set is perfect for all sorts of things! It would be great for gift giving with some jam and bread, or fresh picked fruits, or even so many different treats!! So, hop along with me, and let’s check out some of the great goodness that we have for you! Today you should have come from Michelle Jones’ blog (She’s such a great gal! I met her last year at a dinky little airport on the way home from convention!). If you happen to get lost along the way, Helen will have a whole list of everyone available for you to check out.

Did I mention that it’s hot? Well, I have no AC at my house and it was 96 degrees when I was working on this card! Sooooo, I took a small basket of supplies and headed down to my favorite Starbucks. When I got there, I realized that I could have brought a few more supplies, but I decided to make due with what I brought! And, I think that it turned out pretty good! (there will be another card that I created at the same time, in another blog post!)

Isn’t this adorable? I used a piece of kraft that I punched. I stamped the cherries on a scrap of paper (since I forgot my baggie of pre cut circles that would have been perfect for this .. ) and colored it with my watercolor pencils. These things are FABULOUS!! I love them so much! I used just 4 colors; Chocolate, Clover Meadow, Holiday Red, and Cranberry.

I added a bit of cranberry on those shaded spots, and it made them look so much better! Once I was all done coloring, I decided on which card style I wanted to do (from an idea list that was about 6 cards long). I realized I would need to make my cherries a circle . . . soooo, I grabbed my roll of washi tape, and drew a circle around my cherries! I just quickly cut them out with my micro tip scissors. Then, I though, well, I will need a pop of color behind it. However, I didn’t bring any red cardstock with me. Sooooo, I flipped my cherries over, and drew a circle on some more scratch paper (which, was actually another card base, because I didn’t have any white cardstock with me! Ack!). I used the holiday red pencil and scribbled a wreath type shape around the circle that I drew. Then used my blending pen to make it a pretty color without lines. Added some glue and plopped the cherries on top of the red wreath. Then I just fussy cut around the cirle, and viola! I have a matted image!

I used some retired red ribbon assortment, because I thought the gingham fit perfectly with the stamp, and put the card together with some foam tape! I think it turned out fabulously, don’t you?

Thank you so much for visiting my little spot on the interwebs! I do hope you will come back throughout the month to see different ideas on what to do with this stamp set! Until then, you can hop along to Traci Godbee’s blog!

Happy Hopping!

~Michelle

6 thoughts on “July Stamp of the Month: Sweet Life

  1. Kathleen Androlewicz says:

    Michelle,

    The gingham with the Kraft paper makes such a perfect combo with the cherries!! Beautiful card!

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