September is National Stamping Month, and what better way to celebrate then with a Stamping Challenge from Heart2Heart. This month, we are asking you to pull out those stamps and create something magnificent♥.
Before I show you my project, I want to preface by saying that this card was a challenge for me. I wanted to showcase as many elements as I could from our Share the Seasons bundle, and I just continued to face obstacles. (I am sure you have been in my shoes)
I debated remaking the card about ten times over, but decided that it was good as is, and it would provide me with a few techniques to share. Let me show you how I made this card.♥
I began by creating stencil with the Share the Seasons Thin Cut. It took me a few passes with my Sizzix to cut through the Stencil film, but I was able to create something I will be able to use over and over again. After masking of the edges, I used a blending tool to apply Nectarine and Paprika Ink onto the entire piece of White Daisy cardstock.
I chose to use two stamp sets for this month’s challenge. The Coffee Cup was cut from French Vanilla and Kraft Paper, then stamped in Espresso Ink. I created a mask for the cup, then began stamping the background images using leaves from the Giving Thanks stamp set.
I prefer to create “masks” from Full Adhesive Notes. They are super sticky, stay in place, and are easy to cut with a Craft Knife. When the Coffee Cup was complete, I stamped a Saffron Coffee Sleeve, and assembled the cup.
I added some Julip paper, White Burlap Twine, some Espresso Leaves, and a small acrylic Heart to the front of the card and decided it was complete…EXCEPT.. at that moment I decided to attempt to stamp a sentiment and it didn’t work out so well. Hey, it’s okay. We all have those moments and we all make mistakes that will be forever ingrained into our crafting brain.
I hope that this card has inspired you to join us for this month’s Heart2Heart Stamping Month challenge. Don’t forget to link-up your projects before September 30th.
♥I can’t wait to see what you create!
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3 thoughts on “Celebrate National Stamping Month with Heart2Heart”
Carrie, So glad you didn’t change your card…love your idea of stamping the leaves on the coffee cup and great background utilizing the Share the Joy thin cut….all special!
I am so happy that people don’t mind seeing my mistakes. We all have them and we have them and it can be hard to show them, but I still love the card.