Close To My Heart's April Stamp of the Month is called "My Sunshine" and has some fun images for Spring and Summer cards and layouts. You can view all eight images in this great stamp set in the right-hand column of my blog. And you can get this set for only $5 with any $50 purchase from your CTMH consultant.
Now for the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. With 61 consultants participating in the hop, you're sure to get some great inspiration this month. If you are already hopping, you came here from Kathleen Androlewicz's blog. To see where to go to next, keep scrolling to the end of my post and I'll take you there. And if you happen to get lost or stuck along the way, you can always go here to view the entire list of Blog Hoppers.
My creation is a 5 x 7 inch card...
Several of the stamp images coordinate with cuts on the Cricut Artiste cartridge which makes things so easy for card making! The three images I used are an example of that. The hot-air balloon, the starburst, and the sentiment all match cuts from Artiste. I love that!
I used the new "Later Sk8r" papers and some blue epoxy bubbles. My edge distressing tool got a lot of work on this card too. After raking up the edges of all my papers, I inked them with Outdoor Denim.
I love all the blues and greens in this paper pack, but I felt my card needed a contrasting color. In this case, Sunset. This bright orange is a perfect accent that really pops.
Here's a tip if you don't already do this: print a color wheel from the internet and keep it handy when making cards and layouts. I look at the wheel, see the colors I have to work with, then look across the wheel to the opposing colors and pull one or two of those into my design. See how orange is across from blue and green?
Now on with the hop. Let's see what Laurie Newton has come up with. Enjoy the blog hop and then contact your CTMH consultant to get yours today!