Thursday, April 1, 2021

April SOTM Blog Hop - Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings


Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! I hope you will hop along with us and check out all of the amazing artwork created using the April SOTM, called Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings it is a set of 17 stamps.

 If you arrived here from Gina's Blog, then you are in the right spot.  The blog hop is a big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, Melinda's Blog has a complete list of all the participating consultants.  

 This month we have around 12 Close To My Heart Makers/Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. 

So, I wasn't a huge fan of this set when I got it and I challenged myself to create art with it that would make me and people like me fall  in love with it.  I think this is the most art I have ever created for a SOTM blog hop and I have lots more ideas.  My original thought was to do some masking of the flowers growing out of the tops of everything but I didn't end up doing that.  I am very happy with the 4 cards I created using this set and the variety of ways I used it.  

So, the first 2 cards are based off Pattern 17 of  Vol. 4 of the Make it From your Heart book and were inspired by a card Shannon Smoldt created using the March SOTM.  When I saw her card it was like a light bulb went off in my head and I was like here is a way I can use this set that I like.  These were the first things I created using this set and I plan to create some layouts using the boot image this way to create base pages for some Cowboy photos of my son.  

The base layer was sanded and then stamped on and again sanded.  I used Fern & Sapphire cardstock & ink for them as well as Black Archival ink and the Floral Lace embossing folder.  There is lots of sanding on these cards.  LOL.  

Then the next 2 cards I combined the Kitchen Gnomes set with the SOTM and used 1/2" strips of paper.  This a great way to use up paper scraps and I learned how to create this background from Sara Baktin.  I did a video yesterday showing how to create this background. You can view it HERE.

I used a few of the SOTM stamps to do tone-on-tone stamping on the Sage & Peach strips.  The colouring was done with the Tri-Blend markers and shimmer brushes.  I added some Liquid Glass, Liquid Pearls and Stickles to add some dimension & interest.

Products Used:
- Kitchen Gnomes stamp & thin cuts set
- Sapphire Cardstock
- Fern Cardstock
- Sage Cardstock
- Desert Rose Cardstock
- Peach Cardstock
- Pewter Cardstock
- Sapphire ink
- Fern ink
- Peach ink
- Sage ink
- Diamond Stickles
- Silver Stickles
- Blue Belle shimmer brush
- Red shimmer brush
- Bisque Liquid Pearls
- Fair Skin marker
- Dark Red marker
- True Black marker
- Ice Grey marker
- Earth Brown marker
- sanding block

The Stamptacular Sale is also happening this month and you can save up to 50% on stamp & thin cut sets and save up to 35% on stamp sets.

I hope you enjoyed these cards and I would love to hear what you think of them.

Now "Hop" on over to Miss Carrie's Blog to see what she has created! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the April SOTM is only available until the 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!  If you are in Canada and don't have a consultant I would be happy to help you.

Blessings,  Kim