Sunday, November 1, 2009

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

I can't believe that another month has passed. This month Close To My Heart has a great stamp of the month called "Around The Block." The possibilities are endless for this set. The set contains a house frame, windows, doors, roofs and sentiments. I liked this set the minute I saw it in the Idea Book.

This month we have over 60 CTMH Consultants participating. If you arrived here from Carla's blog you are on the right track. I am anxious to see every one's project.


This month, I wanted to show the versatility of CTMH stamps. To complete the card, I combined 3 different sets. "Around The Block" is not a Christmas set, but using accents from other sets, it became a Holiday Card.


This card is done on a 5 X 7 White Daisy base that was sponged with Cranberry. There are three mats each cut 1/8 inch smaller than the preceding one and those colors are Cranberry, Vanilla Cream and Garden Green. The top color is Colonial White and was sponged with Heavenly Blue and Crystal Blue for the sky. The sidewalk was sponged with Cocoa and Gray Wool. The house and door was stamped on Vanilla cream, the windows on Colonial White and the roof on Cocoa. All pieces were heat embossed using cocoa powder. Each piece was cut out. I also cut out the "glass panes" of the windows. I hand drew the tree and candles on the house base before I attached the windows. I wanted to give the appearance that you were looking through the window at them. The curtains and accents on the door were colored using my Copics. The wreath was done with Vintage Christmas Flower Soft. A white gel pen and glitter was used to create the snow on the roof.




To finish off the card, the tree from "Neighborhood" was used to stamp the bushes. I masked off the trunk and rock and rolled the leaves in Garden Green and New England Ivy. The white pen and glitter were used again to add the snow accents. "Merry Christmas" was stamped in Cranberry and is from "Ornate Ornaments." Whew, that was a lot! :o)

Here is another card made from the "Around the Block" stamp set.

This card is done on a 6 x 6 inch base in Indian Corn Blue. The pattern paper is from Grace and it is accented with Garnet. The images were embossed in Cocoa and colored with my Copics.

It's time to hop on over to Laurie's blog to check out here creation using "Around The Block."

If you get lost on the hop, the full list of participants can be found in this post. For Now, Happy Crafting!

16 comments:

fan2daryl said...

Very pretty Cindy.

Barbra

Michelle Nist said...

Very Cute! I love both of them! The pine cone in the photo is a nice touch!

Helen Onulak said...

How fun! Love the additions of the little details: candles, wreath and tree in the window.

Mary Eisen said...

Very pretty Card!

Cibele Glazer said...

Very cute. Love the wreath!

Carla said...

Cute cards Cindy!

Nancy said...

GREAT card!
I love all of the details you added.

Amy said...

Very cute, love the flower soft for the wreath.

Tammy Lea Pinchard said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the wreath on the door! Nice touch!

Terrie in AZ said...

Love the tree and candles in the window and how you cut things out to give the "looking through the window" look. Great job!

Haley D. said...

Lovely cards!

Kathleen said...

I love all your artwork on this new stamp of the month! I especially love the way the roof seems sparkley!

Paige Dolecki said...

Cindy -

I love the soft, frosty look of your first card. Very festive and wintry!

Paige

Krista Ritskes said...

Wow, what a lot of work you put into this beautiful card! They both look great.

Debsg said...

Love this card. I have house stamps that could be 'altered' for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

Jena said...

Very nice, especially your Christmas house - love the sidewalk! TFS!