Welcome to the our first Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop for 2019. This is a circular hop. If you arrived from Doreen’s Blog, you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it. Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from. Each blog will showcase a project featuring the Card Captions (S1901) stamp set which is January’s Stamp of the Month.
At first glance this stamp set appears to be only for cards but as a diehard scrapper I could see potential for use on celebration pages too.
Today’s page features photos of a birthday celebration. I took inspiration from the placement of sentiments on the carrier sheet and arranged all the birthday-ish stamps along one edge of the 5” x 6” block. The little line drawn images fill any spaces beautifully. I stamped in Pebble ink as I didn’t want the words to dominate on the page. Once completed I felt these sections needed a little ‘pop’ so I stamped ‘Happy’ onto scraps of the yellow stripe paper, fussy cut and glued over the original stamping.
This layout design was featured on Close To My Heart’s Make It From Your Heart blog during December. I loved the simplicity of it and printed the pattern. The newly released Mix-in papers suited my photos beautifully. Once completed I played with two new stamp sets for the decorative elements.
The balloons and streamer clusters come from the Something Fierce Cardmaking set. My tip for stamping the string is to stamp on the background first, then stamp the bow on the balloon and layer over the image on the background. Pop the front balloon up on foam dots.
The cupcakes are from Years of Sweetness. I love the effect of shading the icing with two different stamps and ink colours. There is a matching Cricut cut for this cupcake but I fussy cut it quite easily.
Card Captions (S1901) is only available during January, 2019. Full retail price is $29.50 AUD but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 AUD when accompanied by an $82.50 AUD order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.
Did you like this layout? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Nell’s Blog , Nelliebligh, to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.
A list of the products used for this project follows. All items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant.
Products used in the Project
S1901 Card Captions Stamp Set
X9003 Mix In Paper Pack
C1749 Something Fierce Cardmaking Stamp Set
D1827 Years of Sweetness Stamp Set
Z2833 Pebble Exclusive Ink
Z2824 Linen Exclusive Ink
Z6510 Nectarine Exclusive Ink
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Ink
Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots Z3341