Thursday, 1 October 2015

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to this month's Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Britt's blog you are in the right place, if you happened upon this hop by accident no worries just continue on by following the link at the end of the post.

October's stamp of the month is Twinkle S1510 and what a great stamp it is. I love everything about Christmas and this stamp set is no exception. It will make terrific cards and all sorts of crafty creations.

One of the many things I really like about our "Acrylix" Stamps is how easy it is to manipulate them. With this card I shaped the light strand into a gentle wave on my block and then stamped the image, rather than having a straight line. I stamped the light bulbs and fussy cut them and adhered them with foam tape, I liked this look better than stamping them directly onto the paper. Adding the little stars made it appear as if  the lights were twinkling. To finish off I used the Merry Everything stamp with the label stamp which I also fussy cut and adhered with foam tape. I sometimes think less is more and I felt that way with this card. 

I enjoy decorating bags for gifts rather than wrapping them, so for my last project that is what I did. You can buy small brown paper bags in shops like Red Dot or the Reject Shop and they are quite inexpensive. I stamped 7 of the ornaments, which I trimmed slightly then added the stars which I stamped in Honey ink adding the stamped Christmas Love image on top to created the flower shape. The white cricut cut out is from the Art Philosophy cartridge which can be found on page 66, it was cut at 4". For the bow I used Striped Twill Ribbon Z1987.

One of the other things I like about our stamps is how you can mix the stamp sets with other sets. In this card I also used the stamp set Make it Merry D1617 which you can find in the Holiday Expressions Catalogue. I also used the star and heart from the Zoe Workshop on the Go Kit G1096. I first stamped the scooter in black then I stamped it again in Cranberry and cut out bits and adhered them with the foam tape. The Christmas tree was stamped using Topiary ink and the ribbon was coloured with a ShinHan Marker. For the greeting I cut a 2" white circle and a 2 1/4" scalloped circle in cranberry cardstock using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. The stars were stamped using Honey ink and Joy in Cranberry ink. I added a little bling to the card by placing Bitty Sparkles on the hearts and stars. The red gingham paper is from the now discontinued Jubilee Paper Pack.

Thank you for joining us and I hope you are enjoying all of the great ideas, now please hop over to Maz's  blog and see what lovely project she has created. Please leave a comment as it encourages us to be more creative each month.