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Saturday, July 31, 2010

August Stamp of the Month

Welcome to the CTMH Stamp of the month Blog Hop~ This month we are featuring the lovely stamp Something Splendid. You can buy this stamp set, or even earn it for free in August.

We have over 60 participants in this hop, so I'm sure you'll see lots of wonderful ideas using this stamp set. You probably got here from Tammy Lea's blog. Since this is a circle hop, you will eventually return to your starting place.

For my card, I used goldrush and creme brule ink for the flower and topiary and pear ink for the leaves. I used both flowers and stamped them directly on top of each other. I made two of them and layered them. I cut between the petals on the upper and curled each of the petals. I also punched holes into the flower center and layered chocolate cardstock below it. I stamped the phrase, Seize the Day in versamark and embossed in clear detail embossing powder. I layered the sorbet B&T from the Twitterpated paperpack over Chocolate cardstock card base. I added 3 mocha opaques along the top right of the card. All items can be purchased from your Close to My Heart independent consultant.


Now, hop on over to Jen's blog and see what she has in store for you.


  1. Your card is beautiful! I love that stamp and the way you put little seeds in the middle - clever!

  2. thecolor combo on the flowers.

  3. Carol- Sarita is not participating this month, can you link to me:

  4. I like your color combination!

  5. Pretty! I like the layers of your flower and what you did to the center.

  6. Beautiful card! Just love the blossom!

  7. Lovely card! Neat idea with the seeds.


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