Monday, May 1, 2017

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Live, Laugh, Love


Welcome to May's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month, we are featuring the stamp set 
"Live, Laugh, Love" - a set of 9 stamps. This is a fabulous set of stamps - perfect for so many purposes. Everyone can use it: card makers, scrapbookers, home decor artists - everyone. The images are perfect for colouring and I am certain that you will see a lot of that on this blog hop! The bloggers along this blog hop will certainly show you many ways to use this stamp set, so sit back and enjoy the tour. 

You should have arrived here from Jen Rubio's blog.

If you get lost, a list of all blogs can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog

The stamp set looks like this.

I chose to create two 6 x 6 cards. Due to the size of the words, I had to use that size of card to get the words to fit on the cards and allow for everything else to fit as well. 

For the first card, I wanted to include all three words and have room for some of the flowers. That took a little bit of arranging to make that happen. Placing the largest word in the centre made sense so I could cluster the flowers in the corners. I did this using my favourite colours and a lot of blending with the markers. I love colouring accessories to match my artwork.




I had a terrible time editing this second card to get the colours looking like they actually do on the card ... this isn't what they really look like. This looks rather orange instead of pink and the Peacock colour looks almost black. The Shimmer Trim is NOT the retired pink trim but it is actually the White Shimmer Trim that I used the Raspberry ink pad and a sponge dauber to colour it to create my own pink trim. Be aware that if you do this, be sure to take you finger and and rub it across the trim several times before you adhere it to your project as much of the colour will come off the trim. If you don't do this first, you will end up with bleeding of the colour all over your project... You will end up with coloured fingers but that's a small price to pay rather than ruining your project! You can see how light my trim is after using the very dark Raspberry colour... 



The next blog on the hop is Brenda Lapp's blog
I'm sure she has a wonderful project to share with you.

You can get this stamp set for just $6 this month with a $50 purchase. 

Visit my shopping site here

Remember this stamp set is only available until May 31st! 

Products used are all Close To My Heart

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Lagoon Cardstock, Peacock Cardstock
Stamps: Live, Laugh, Love
Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Black Pigment Ink, Peacock Pigment Ink, Peacock, Raspberry
Accessories: Heat Tool, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Clear Sparkles, Black and White Dots, Foam Tape, Thin Foam Tape, ShinHan Markers, Aqua Shimmer Trim, Silver Shimmer Trim, White Shimmer Trim, Sponge Dauber

Enjoy, 
Alyson

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful colors! Love the shimmer trim!

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  2. Beautiful cards, I love both of them!

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  3. Woot, woot!!! Love both of your cards.

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  4. Both cards are gorgeous. Love. your color choices

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  5. Very pretty and vibrant! Love the choice of colors!

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  6. I love your color choices...such beautiful cards!!

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  7. These are stunning! I especially love the first one!

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  8. Lovely cards. I too am fond of the blue (first) card.

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  9. Both cards are gorgeous but the first is my favorite!

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  10. Both of your cards are stunning...I've got to use this stamp set...why haven't I?

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