I just love all the wonderful stamp of the months that Close to My Heart puts out. This month is no exception. I decided today I would sit down and make a couple of cards with this really cute stamp set.
On the first card I used the Back Country paper pack and the layout " Folded Focus" from the new Wishes book. I really love all the cards in the Wishes book that include little peep holes, circles and things that just seem to think outside of the box... Great book if you don't have it yet. With the olive ink pad I random stamped the interior of the card. The real creation here was the 3-D flower, where I used the Tender Tag stamps and cut off half of the tag...then folded and sewed the tags together to create the flower and give it a great POP! To top of the flower I folded and rolled a scrap piece of Back Country to be the center of the flower and glued it in place with a little liquid glass. I really loved the finished product on this and that you would never realize how altered the stamp was.
On the second card I used the Animals Cookies paper pack from CTMH and chose the layout "GALLERY" from the new Wishes Book. I random stamped the background of my card using Dutch Blue, Tulip and Sunflower inks along with the thanks stamp included in the Tender Tags set. I was really trying to think outside of the box with this stamp set. Of course, it's cute tags, but I wanted to use it as design elements not tags. Butting the stamped images of the tags together really made for a nice border edge. I used pop dots on the trees so it gives the card a little more dimension.
I challenge you to take some of you favorite stamps and try to think how you could alter them and make something new out of them verses just the obvious. It can be really fun, not to mention how it can get those old creative juices flowing.