Sunday, September 6, 2015

National Stamping Month "Hello Life" Blog Hop

Welcome to our National Stamping Month Blog Hop!  We are featuring artwork from the three exclusive Hello Life stamp sets available only in September.  If you have come here from DONNA'S BLOG, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  

This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here is my card:

There are actually three different stamp sets available this month designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting.  I love making cards so I chose the Cardmaking Stamp set.  I also used our new watercolors and watercolor paper.  I took one of our clear acrylic blocks (the 1 x 3 1/2) and used my paintbrush to load it up with a vibrant pink color and stamped it at the top of the card.  I cleaned off the block and then loaded up the orange shade and stamped it below the pink.  Then a yellow and a green.  The image turned out very messy - not all all like stamping with our inks and a stamp - more organic.  And it doesn't matter that the colors bled into each other.  That's the whole idea with watercolors - they blend together.  AND I think they work!  The "Hello" stamp works perfectly with it too.  I stamped it with Archival Black ink on a tag and matted it on black cardstock.  Tip:  Make sure you use the Watercolor paper to stamp the "Hello" instead of just White Daisy cardstock, there may be a slight color variation.  

Now "Hop" on over to CAROL'S BLOG to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, these three exclusive National Stamping Month stamps are only available in September.  Click HERE to your yours. 

September is National Stamping Month, and this year Close To My Heart has something to help every kind of papercrafter say a big “hello” to life! Available only during the month of September, these exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets can be purchased for $13.95 each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95 —a savings of $6.90! Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection to help expand your artwork options even further. Remember, these stamp sets are available for one month only, so get your orders in for one stamp set—or all three—before these gorgeous stamps disappear!