Saturday, August 18, 2012

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Baroque Borders

Welcome to our August CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!   Each month we will showcase the Stamp of the Month which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies!  There will be lots of fun projects.

This month we will be showcasing the August Stamp of the Month "Baroque Borders". This stamp can be used in so many different ways and we hope to inspire you with our creations!

You can purchase this stamp for only $5 with a $50 qualifying purchase (a $17.95 value).
My project is ... a card!

For my card shape, I used our fabulous, exclusive Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  The card shape can be found on page 32, A2, Card < 2 > cut at 4 1/2". 

I stamped the image from Baroque Borders using a technique called "variegated stamping".  I actually explain this technique in an earlier post.  You can see the instructions by clicking here.  I used Twilight, Sorbet, and Creme Brulee Ink to create this effect.  I also used a stamp set called "Casual Expressions" on my card for the sentiment "Great Job".  I stamped it in Twilight ink and outlined the words using a Sorbet marker.  What I love about this stamp set is that it coordinates with our Artiste cartridge which means NO MORE manually cutting out these images -- love it !!!  You can find this image on page 65, D5, Accent 3 < b > cut at 1 3/4" and 2".

3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)

I hope you enjoyed my project - you really should try this stamping technique -- it can really enhance your creation.

The next stop on your blog hop fun is Darla at Crafting is Contagious

Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create It All YOU ARE HERE
  2. Darla ~ Crafting is Contagious  YOUR NEXT STOP
  3. Judith ~ My Blog Adventure 
  4. Carolyn Heniges Nuts 4 Scrappin'
  5. Amie Kiger ~  Mimi, Myself and I
  6. Ryan  Piece and Paper
  7. Joanne Josie's Joy
  8. Pam Stewart - I Candy Scraps
  9. Kindred Hearts - It Makes Total Cents
  10. Julia Hammond  You Can Create 
Thanks for stopping by -- as always love reading your comments!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. I love how you faded into several colors on the corner stamp.

  2. Gorgeous stamping, Lucy! Loving that new card shape. Can't wait to figure out how you did that later, lol!

  3. Love it!!! Great colours Lucy. You always use the colours I can never seem to use and you make them look fabulous!!

  4. You colors are wonderful as they fade into the next. Great use of the stamp!!

  5. Very pretty card!


  6. I love the graduated color. Beautiful. TFS

  7. Nice use of the multi inks, Lucy! Cute Card :)


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