Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we’ll feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of fabulous card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a wide variety of cards and ideas.
The month of April features a Showdown! A stamp set showdown, that is. We’re using one stamp set in various ways. Let’s face it, stamp sets are getting more and more expensive; so we’re here to inspire you by demonstrating how to s-t-r-e-t-c-h those stamps!
If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
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We have an amazing sponsor this month, Wilma Payne of Fun Stamper's Journey:
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And the awesome prize this month is:
We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. One winner will be chosen from all comments on the hop as of April 28, 2017. The winner will be announced in our May hop; so be sure to come back next month.
You should have arrived here from the wonderful Sharon. If you're visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing and increase your chances of winning by leaving a comment on each blog.
Here are my projects for this month. I used our Close to My Heart "Hello Lovely" stamp set.
I started out by stamping the roses bunch in "Whisper" ink, a light grey color. Two samples are covering the whole page, one sample creates a border and one is arranged in the middle. I left some of these samples plain and colored others in. I will show you more information and pictures of each project on the next two Fridays (otherwise this post will be too long ;-) ), so don't forget to tune in ....
I couldn't part with the middle that I die-cut out, so I decided to turn it into an inter-logging closure.
On the left you can see how the stamped image started. I replaced the front of the card with acetate so when you close it the stamped image appears to be intact.
I hope you liked the inspiration and techniques shown. Let me know if you have questions and don't forget to comment. I love to hear from you and maybe you are our April blog hop winner. Good Luck!
Remember, I will have more pictures and information about each card on my follow up posts on the next two Fridays. :-)
"Art comes from the heart.
So there is never a right way or a wrong way;
there is only YOUR WAY."
Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost: