Thursday, October 6, 2016

Spread the Love Operation Smile Blog Hop! (featuring the "True Love" stamp set - D1711)

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
Spread the Love
Operation Smile Blog Hop!

Today, 15 consultant artists are sharing
artwork they've created using this stamp set
available NOW through the end of July 2017
only from Close to my Heart!
When you purchase this stamp set 
(True Love - D1711) for $17.95,
a $7.00 donation will be given to
Operation Smile, our affiliated charity!
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I just adore this stamp set! It inspires so many creative possibilities, but I'll start by sharing just one card I've designed with it for now. This Standard-size card features the Swan Lake papers (X7212B). All images are stamped with a Black memento ink pad (Z899) and colored in with Shin Han Touch Twin Markers (Barely Beige for skin, Golden Yellow girls hair, Marigold boys hair, Turquoise Blue dress, Warm Grey 4 on the heart & boys shirt). SPECIAL TIP:  To achieve the "Peacock" color on the small balloon & boys shorts I simply colored them in with a Marine Blue marker first, then colored a second layer on top of that color with Peacock Green!...Super easy!!

Finally, I couldn't decide which side of the Poppy B&T duos paper I liked the best, so here's a view of the card (below) shown both ways. I love that it's so easy to simply flip our patterned papers over for another option whenever we want to change the design up just a little bit. The top card is perfect for giving in the Summer/Fall, while the bottom card looks more appropriate for Valentine's Day.

Now you can continue on with hop...
and be inspired by more creativity
using this stamp set by visiting
GINA's BLOG next!
Enjoy the hop!!


Melissa Robinson said...

Adorable! Enough said! :)

Gina Brandstetter said...

This is so cute!!

Brenda Lapp said...

I love how you used Swan Lake in the larger balloon. Your cards are so cute!

Darlys said...

Love, Love your card, the colors and design are amazing.

Catherine Nowak said...

So cute! Great cards.