Thursday, February 1, 2018

February SOTM Blog Hop - Sunny Thoughts

Welcome to our blog hop featuring the CTMH Stamp of the Month for February, Sunny Thoughts! If you just arrived from Priscilla Gotham's blog, you're on the right path. You can see the entire list of participants here at Melissa Everitt's blog.



Are you tired of the drab white, grays and browns of winter? I'm ready for some sunny colors! This is a great stamp set for birthdays! The sentiments are larger and in an informal script that's so popular! So I used it to make three larger cards that are 5" x 6.5." I chose to use the sunny, flowery papers in the Be-YOU-tiful Picture My Life Cards along with some favorite Cricut Artbooking and Artistry cuts. I welded rectangles to borders to make the bordered mats.


I trimmed one of the 4" x 3" cards into a bottom point and added marker dashes to resemble stitches.
The sentiment is white embossed.


For the last one I cut the Artbooking sunshine pattern out of kraft cardstock, paperclipped it to the 4" x 6" pml card and sponged Canary ink in the spaces, then Tangerine ink closer to the sun for a sort of ombre effect.

If you have the Artbooking cartridge (and Artistry for the sun shape) you can use my cut files from Cricut Design Space. I've included a few more product details below. You can get this lovely $17.95 stamp set from your consultant at a discount for $5.00 with a $50.00 order or you can find it here.

Thank you for visiting!  Now you're ready to move on to see what Darlys Recker has for you to enjoy!


Materials used:
Gimme Some Sugar Coordinating Cardstock: Bashful (dark side), Tangerine, Juniper (light side), Picture My Life Be-YOU-tiful cards, Kraft Cardstock
Inks: ! & 2- Tangerine; 2- Pixie and Canary, 3- Versamark and Ranger white superfine embossing powder
Ribbons - Adventure Ribbon Pack (yellow dotted), Whimsy Ribbon Pack (Juniper fiber), Blush Shimmer Ribbon
Bitty Sparkles, Light Orange ShinHan Touch Twin Marker, Thin 3-D Foam DotsSponge Daubers

12 comments:

Darlys said...

Great cards, You've been busy! Love the sun burst!

Brenda Lapp said...

Fabulous cards! I really like the sponged sun rays. Very cleaver!

Sarah said...

Oh snap! I love the one with the sentiment on the sun! Excellent work!

Casandra Bennett said...

Fabulous cards. You outdid yourself.

Michelle Stewart said...

Love these cards. They are fabulous.

Kathy Burrows said...

Gorgeous cards!

Tracie said...

Great colors! The birthday one is my favorite.

Wendy K. said...

Stunning cards! I love your use of the PML card as well as the unique color combinations.

Haley D. said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Melissa Robinson said...

Are you serious?! These are SO gorgeous! WOW! Every color and paper combination is perfect!

Catherine Nowak said...

Stunning cards! I love how cheerful they all are.

Jean McNulty said...

Wow, gorgeous cards!!