Friday, January 1, 2016

January SOTM (Beloved Bouquet) Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM: 
Beloved Bouquet S1601

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Today I'm sharing two standard-size cards I created using this stamp set. The card on the Left features paper from the "La Vie En Rose" packet (X7201B) and the card on the Right features paper from our brand-new "Charlotte" paper packet (X7205B). The fun of a "Base and Shade" stamp set like this one, is how easy it is to stamp (in two steps) with two different ink colors to add depth, detail, and create a more realistic look with each stamped image. To achieve the look of my flowers, I stamped the "shade" or "outline" stamp first with Black memento ink (Z899). Then I stamped the "base" or "solid" stamp image on top of the first with Sorbet ink using the second generation "stamp-rolling" technique. To do this I inked the stamp with Sorbet ink and stamped it once on scratch paper. Then, by rolling the stamp so that only the outside edges of the image touch the Sorbet ink pad a second time, I get the extra dark Sorbet color on the outside edges of the solid image. I also used the same technique to stamp the leaves (with Slate ink) on the card on the Left (and below).

Here's a closer look (below) at what all of the images included in this stamp set look like:

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


Gina Brandstetter said...

Very pretty! I love the colors.

Lori said...

Love them both! Great colors

Wendy Coffman said...

These are just lovely!

Unknown said...

Great cards! Love your colors!

Haley D. said...

Your cards are so pretty!

Lauren said...

Such gorgeous soft cards!

Unknown said...

Great cards!

Wendy K. said...

Beautiful cards!

Carol Loftus said...

Gorgeous Cards as usual! :)

Cat Nowak said...

Really beautiful cards!

Vicki Price said...

Love your use of non-traditional colors. So pretty!

Brenda Lapp said...

Beautiful cards. I wouldn't have thought to use black but it looks fabulous!