Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Stamp with "Jubilation" in June!!

Welcome to our June Stamp of the Month blog hop featuring this month's new SOTM - Jubilation D1457! If you've just joined me from Beth's blog, then you are on the right path!
All of my artwork today also features the Mayberry paper pack X7136B (colors include Cocoa, Colonial White, Honey, Olive, and Smoothie). First, I'm sharing a 4.5" circle card inspired by Wishes - Side Note (p. 127). The Christmas tree image was done with the "paper-piecing" technique. To do this, I stamped the image with Olive ink on Olive cardstock (tone-on-tone stamping), then cut out around the outside edge of the tree with my micro-tipped scissors, then adhered the Olive tree to the center of the same image already stamped with Honey ink on Colonial White cardstock. The "holiday cheer" image is stamped with 1st and 2nd generation Cocoa ink. Another great tip for you: Our 1.25" circle punch Z1311 is the perfect size to punch out all of the images included in this stamp set - love that!!
Next I have a 3.5"x8" card (above). My design is inspired by Originals - Bound Together (p. 33). I've stamped and cut out a few of the cute "daisy" flower images to embellish my card and notice that the "daisy" stamped with Honey ink and cut out makes a good center for the folded paper flower focal point. To create the largest petals of the flower I used the 2" scallop circle punch to punch out four circles of B&T paper that are then folded to create my dimensional petals. Here's a closer view of the flowers (below):
and finally, here is a view of all of the images included in this stamp set (below). There's such a big variety of holiday images and sentiments here that I can totally see myself using this wonderfully versatile stamp set over and over again throughout the year!!
Now you can continue on with the rest of the SOTM blog hop and see more creative ideas for using this stamp set by visiting Paige's blog next! Enjoy!!

12 comments:

Sheila Bennett said...

Nice cards. I really like the non-traditional colors of the Christmas one, and how you repeated the 'circle' theme of the card.

Kathleen said...

Jen, that flower image is quickly becoming a favorite for me! Cute Card!

Pamela O'Connor said...

Great cards! I like the non-traditional colors for the Christmas card you made. =)

Elizabeth said...

Love the larger flower with the yellow stamped center - great idea!

Tamytha said...

Love both of your cards. The second is my favorite, but I like how you used paper piecing on the first.

Helen Onulak said...

The layered flower is great! I love adding brads to the centers of flowers, really gives them personality.

Haley D. said...

This set really helps us celebrate! I love your cards.

Cindy said...

Really cleaver and cute cards!

Shirley said...

Love them all!

Krista Ritskes said...

Both so beautiful! Love the non-traditional Christmas colours.

Mary Eisen said...

Love the cards!

Annette said...

Fantastic cards, as always Jen.