Tuesday, August 02, 2011

August Stamp of the Month

I'm back with close ups of our August SOTM! This month we're featuring a lovely set of Sympathy stamps by Kraftin' Kimmie, which includes a floral image and EIGHT different sentiments, making this a very versatile set!
Here you can see all eight of the sentiments:
I think you'll find this to be a very versatile set and hopefully it will make it a little bit easier to make those difficult sympathy cards. My thought on sympathy cards is that we should make them ahead and have them in our card stash, as it can be so hard to create the perfect card when you are faced with sadness.

This month we decided to give our Design Team a bit of a break and Mom (Julie) and I created all the samples on the board ourselves. We chose to use a "Chapter One" paper pad by KaiserCraft together with some BoBunny & Making Memories papers.

This first card features gorgeous lace & glitter papers by Making Memories. One of the sentiments was stamped in black on a die cut tag from Kaiser Craft.

The design for this next card was borrowed from a member of the Kraftin' Kimmie Design Team. I loved the simplicity of it, but decided to kick it up a notch with some fabulous glossy paper and a 3D flower.
Here's a close up of the flower, which was stamped twice (I cut the petals apart on the second one), sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mist and shaped. I used Perfect Pearls and Stickles in the center of the flower.
On this next card I decided to focus on the flower. I coloured it up in shades of BlueGreen to match the papers from Kaiser Craft. The turquoise bottom layer on this card is by BoBunny. I chose one of the smaller sentiments and stamped it on a scrap of paper, cut it into a tag shape and tied it to the stem of the flower.
Mom made this final card. She embossed the sentiment on vellum and embossed the flower on patterned paper and vellum. The base of the card is Core'dinations cardstock which has been dry embossed. Mom used Glossy Accents to put some lovely glass glitter in the center of each flower.
I hope you like this month's stamp set... and I hope you won't have to use it for a very long time!

2 comments:

Nancy said...

your cards are gorgeous! I especially love the flowers you made :) beautiful!

Nancy said...

Tara, can you tell Julie that I love her flowers with the glass accents, so pretty!