Sunday, September 8, 2013

RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour!

Hello, and welcome to the RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour!  Weren't Janet's creations just beautiful?  This month, we are featuring creations using products in the Holiday Mini Catalog:  Magnificent Maple or Halloween Bash.  I chose to feature projects created with the Magnificent Maple stamp. 
Magnificent Maple
#131868  Wood Mount Only  $9.95
This stamp is one of my favorites!  It lends itself well to Autumn-themed cards, and the lines in the image also make it the perfect stamp for a masculine card.

My cards for this blog tour are very easy and perfect for the beginning stamper.  If you are new to stamping, I would recommend this stamp. 

I used Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla card stock to make a simple thank you card.  I stamped the Magnificent Maple image in Cajun Craze ink full strength and also stamped off once to get the lighter version.  I layered the stamped piece on top of two pieces of our "perfect for Autumn" 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon.  I LOVE the texture of this Burlap Ribbon. 

I attached the Burlap Ribbon to the card front with Sticky Strip, then I used Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the stamped piece to the Burlap Ribbon.  The Stampin' Dimensionals give it a little pop off the front of the card.

My second project is a birthday card that has a masculine feel.  I chose Basic Gray, Whisper White, and Crushed Curry as my color scheme.  The Magnificent Maple is stamped in Crushed Curry, and the birthday greeting is stamped with Basic Gray.

I gave the front of the card a "pinstripe" feel by scoring a vertical line every 1/4" on the front of the card.  Quick and easy card, but so elegant!

My final project also uses the 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon, but in a different way.  Can you find it?

This card features the Magnificent Maple stamp and Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, and Crushed Curry ink.  I stamped in each color to make a background that certainly says "Autumn" to me.  I stamped one maple leaf with Crumb Cake ink and cut it out with my paper snips.  I used Cajun Craze ink to stamp the "Thank You" on this leaf, then I attached it to the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals to give it some pop.  Have you found the Burlap Ribbon yet?  Well, here's a hint: 

I cut the edging off of a piece of ribbon and pulled threads from it to make this knot.  I love how the threads are crimped.  I simply gathered some threads together, tied them in a single knot, trimmed the ends and attached it to the base of the leaf with a Mini Glue Dot. 

All of the greetings are from the Blooming With Kindness stamp set.  I hope you enjoyed these projects!  Now it is time to see Melissa Bollinger's beautiful creations.  Thanks for stopping by!

Here is the complete line-up for the blog tour:
Nancy Amato    YOU ARE HERE!
Melissa Bolinger
Jackie Bottomley
Susan Carlson 
Tamra Davis   
Connie Deibler
Sherri Eddleblute
Crystal Kondo 
Deb Lehigh     
Anne Matasci  
Robin Merriman
Audra Monk    
Maria Pane      
Andi Potler      
Michele Reynolds
Vicki Soni        
Pam Staples     
Jeri St. John     
Jeannette Swain
Janet Wakeland


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