Thursday, March 31, 2011

April SOTM Blog Hop - Blessed

Welcome to our April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!   

  If you have come here from Angel Sawyer's blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here on Helen's Blog.

We have bunches of Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. To keep on hoppin' just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!

Here we go!

April's SOTM, is called Blessed, and it is a beautiful set of 12 stamps,
including two part images.

Perfect for spring, Easter, weddings etc.
I have to admit that when I first saw this set I wasn't in love with it. That's OK,  I don't have to LOVE every set CTMH comes out with (in fact my budget is glad when I don't). Since I participate in both a SOTM swap and this blog hop I knew I needed to play with this set anyway. 

Here is what I made using this set.

I wanted something elegant for a wedding, so I took another look at this set and decided to play around and see what I could come up with. I love the elegance that can be created with embossing so I pulled out the heat gun. The colors of the wedding were pink and silver so I thought the Bliss paper would go well too. I added a scalloped punch flower and just a little bit of bling and ta-da!

In the end I LOVE how simple and elegant this came out.

Here is a closer image of the embossed image.

Usually I would painstakingly brush away all of the extra spots of embossing powder that stuck on the bird image, but in this case I liked the "speckled" effect it gave so I left it. 

Products Used:
April SOTM - Blessed
Bliss Level 2 Paper Pack
Grey Flannel Cardstock
Silver Embossing Powder
Exclusive Inks in Blush
Versamark Ink
Craft Heater
Sparkles - Pink/Red Assortment

  Thanks for looking. Now "Hop" on over to Melissa Laverty's, blog  to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants' blogs to see some awesome artwork and fun ideas! Share the love and leave some comments as you go.

Remember, the April SOTM is only available through the month of April! Contact me to see how you can get yours at a discount or even FREE.


Tammy Lea Pinchard said...

Very pretty! Love the flower :)

deedoodle said...

I am in awe, beautiful card.

Michelle said...

Very elegant! A beautiful card for a wedding.

Doreen said...

GORGEOUS card - love the silver embossed bird and the scallop flower!
- doreen at

Jean M. said...

Gorgeous card!!! I love it:)

Scrapi Traci said...

I'm so going to have to recreate this beautiful card. It's perfect! Great taste in blog patterns too!

Sheila Bennett said...

Very elegant card. The embossing looks great.

Vickie Tagatz said...

Beautiful and elegant card!

Melissa Laverty said...

Gorgeous card! Perfect for a wedding!!!

Patti said...

Very pretty card Leanne, wishing you to soon find your best job ever!

Closet Stamper said...

Very pretty wedding card! TFS!

Annette said...

Lovely card and that flower is perfect!

peggylee said...

Beautiful card, I too thought the same thing about this stamp set, but now seeing your beautiful creations wow. love it.

Haley D. said...

Beautiful card! I'm sure the couple loved it.

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