Thursday, June 30, 2011

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop {American Celebration}

It's time once again for our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month, we are featuring July's Stamp of the Month, American Celebration, set of 12.


If you've come from {Lisa's Blog}, you're on the right path. We have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I absolutely LOVE this stamp set! I think I used every stamp in it except for 2.  I created a one page layout using Background and Texture (B&T) paper from Fanfare.


I stamped the fireworks images in Versa Mark ink, then embossed them. The 1/2 scallops across the bottom, are just that - 1/2 of our 2" scallop punched circles. I accordion folded each 1/2 for a ruffled look.  The centers are done with the small heart firework image then punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch, then cut in half.  The flag was stamped in Pacifica for the star and Cranberry for the stripes.  I used a piece of our Kraft Borders for the flag pole.  "America" is also embossed.  The "Celebrate" is stamped in Cranberry, then cut out. I used a couple of small pieces of foam tape on the ends to raise it up off the photo mat so a photo could be slipped under later.

Here's a couple of close ups...



Supplies:
Embossing Powders: Cranberry, Outdoor Denim, Gold, White

Now "Hop" on over to {Melinda's Blog} to check out her fabulous artwork! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! The complete list of participants is here. Remember, the July SOTM is only available until July 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!    

Until next time...
Debra

11 comments:

Paige Dolecki said...

I'm an embossing nut too so I LOVE your layout! Your swag at the bottom with the scallop punch and circle stamp rocks!

Paige

Lisa Sargent said...

I never thought of embossing these stamps. Thanks for the inspiration!

Terrie in AZ said...

Great minds think alike....I embossed too! Love your layout!

Krista Ritskes said...

Looks great! And very festive.

Diana said...

beautiful layout!!

Jill (Scrap Wench) said...

I absolutely love it! Putting it all on black makes it pop wonderfully.

Helen Onulak said...

Interesting take on black...which of course, most firework photos are. Nice idea!

Haley D. said...

Oooh, I love the look of this set being embossed on the dark card stock! You'll have to add some of your awesome fireworks pictures. I also really like the half circle "bunting."

Kathleen said...

This is the most amazing LO! I love all the embossing and you had me when I saw the black CS (which everything is my favorite when it's on black CS)! Super job Debra!!

Vickie Tagatz said...

Very clever and fun!

Nancy said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE IT!!!!!!

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