Sunday, September 6, 2015

National Stamping Month Blog Hop! (Hello, Life!)

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
National Stamping Month Blog Hop!

 If you've just arrived here from WENDY's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.

Today, 40 consultant artists are featuring 
artwork created using these special limited edition 
stamp sets that are available for purchase now:

Hello, Life! - Scrapbooking 


Hello, Life! - Cardmaking 

Hello, Life! - Pocket Scrapbooking 

You can purchase any of these stamp sets
during September 2015 only for $13.95 each,
-or- get ALL three stamp sets for $34.95!!
(which is a savings of $6.90)!

 The card on the top right (above) features a background paper I created myself using our NEW watercolor paints (Z3132) on watercolor paper (Z3146) with our new paintbrush set (Z3188). I also used the September Stamp of the Month, Paper Garden (S1509). The ink colors I used on this card include Black, Fern, and Goldrush. The "Hello Friend" sentiment is from the 
Hello, Life! - Cardmaking stamp set (CC1041).

The card on the left (and below) also features the fun "brushstroke-looking" stamp
that is included in the Hello Life! - Pocket Scrapbooking stamp set (CC1042).
To create the background of this card, I simply started by stamping the same image from top to bottom with Eggplant, Goldrush, and Fern inks. The first (top-most) image is stamped with solid ink coverage on my stamp, and then the second time I stamped it I used "second generation stamp-rolling" technique, which is done by inking the stamp and stamping it off on scratch paper (or why waste ink? Stamp some of the ink off as you stamp the solid image on the card the first time), then roll just the outside edges of the stamp image in the same color ink before stamping it on the card again 
(the white daisy cardstock front is cut to 3.75" x 5").

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my creations!
Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
using this stamp set by visiting
BETH's BLOG next.
Enjoy the hop!!


jd designs said...

Beautiful cards and color combo!

Haley D. said...

These are really cool!

Lela said...

Both of your cards are wonderful! I really like the colors you chose

Melinda Everitt said...

Beautiful cards and I love their composition.

Krista Hershberger said...

I always LOVE to see what you create...beautiful as always! :)

Nikka Geers said...

Love the swishes

Beth Naumann said...

Beautiful color combo!

Lauren said...

Really like the striped effect of your card!

Melissa Robinson said...

FUN cards with a unique color combination that looks great!

Terrie Shortsleeve said...

Great cards and I love your color choices!!

Kathy Burrows said...

Love your cards.

Michelle Stewart said...

More fabulous creations. Great job.

Maureen said...

Beautiful color combo, reminds me of an older CTMH paper line. Great cards, per usual!

Shaunna Richards said...

Cool technique on the first card!

Lee Kendel said...

great cards, really eyecatching