Thursday, May 31, 2012

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Life is Sweet.

Or should I say "Tweet?"

"Life is Tweet" is the name of Close To My Heart's June Stamp of the Month. Each month when you spend at least $50 with your CTMH consultant, you qualify to get the Stamp of the Month stamp set for only $5!

You can view all the great images in this cute stamp set in the right hand column of my blog page. It's got sweet little birdies, flowers and cute phrases, plus the added bonus of a Cricut cut to match two of the large images in the set from CTMH's Art Philosophy cartridge.

And by the way, this is a Blog Hop, so you can view over 50 other consultants' creations with this same stamp set. If you're already hopping, you came here from Adeline Brill's blog. Keep on reading to the end of my post to see where to hop to next.

I made this card yesterday with the intention of making a birthday card (There are also party hats and balloons in the set) BUT after looking at the set and thinking about it, I started to imagine the birds standing on each other's heads. Thus, my card idea...


I used Smoothie and Chocolate card stock with some soft yellow floral B&T paper from the Pemberley paper pack, embellished with Dark Chocolate striped grosgrain ribbon and Smoothie Mini Medley Accents, with a bit of Baker's Twine from the Paradise Assortment.



See the teeny black bird on the top? That little guy was part of one of the phrases in the stamp set, but I cut him away from the phrase (an easy thing to do with our soft, pliable stamps) and mounted him to a small acrylic block and stamped him in black. I colored the large bird with Smoothie and Buttercup markers and added Liquid Glass to the eye as well as the flower centers in the background.



Making a bow like this is so simple. I used two independent pieces of ribbon. I cinched a straight piece with some strong thread where the bow would lay over. This gives the appearance in the end that the whole thing is one continuous piece of ribbon. Then, with a longer piece of ribbon, I created a loop, gluing the ends together, slightly overlapping using Fabri-Tac. When the glue was almost dry, but still pliable, I cinched the bow with Baker's Twine and tied that into a bow. Bow on bow, get it? A little more Baker's Twine in the Smoothie button gets glued over the whole thing. It's all about illusion!


Now, let's get some more inspiration and keep on hopping through this Blog Hop. Next up is Shannon Beck's blog. Can't wait to check out what she's come up with!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous day!

15 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning...as always. great job! AND congratulations to your daughter as well...a budding graphic artist like her mom!

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  2. So tweet! LOVE your colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love this card! Great job :)

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  4. Annette, I love the colors and the stacked birds! So cute!

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  5. Gorgeous card, love your color scheme and your double bow!

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  6. I love the stacked birds...very creative! Love the colors that you used!

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  7. So tweet! I like how you didn't make a birthday card. Your color combo is beautiful as is your design.

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  8. stunning! I love the colors you used!

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  9. I absolutely adore your card. ♥

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  10. LOVE your card Annette!! Too cute! :)

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  11. Fantastic - everything about it!

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  12. I just love the stacked birdies and the ribbon is my favorite ribbon!!

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