Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Welcome to the July stamp of the month blog hop! If you've arrived here from Antoinette's Blog, you are in the right place! If you get lost, here's the link to Helen's blog where the whole list can be seen. I've had many requests to make a video to show how I make the dry embossed lines on my cards so here it is finally!!

This month's stamp is Happy Forever, the cutest little stamp set with hedgehogs on it. For my card I used Caboodle paper. Distess all pieces with chocolate ink as you go. Cut yourself a colonial white card base that measures 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 and fold it in half. Cut a piece of crystal blue cardstock measuring 5 1/2 by 4 1/2 then dry emboss 3/4 of it as shown in the video above. I made my lines 1/4 inch apart and then sanded them to expose the white core.

Cut a piece of the blue pattern paper 4 1/4 inch by 1 1/4 inch, glue to the right hand side of your horizontal card flush with edge. Cut some sorbet colored pattern paper 3/4 inch by 4 1/4 inch and glue next to the blue piece. Take some of the plaid paper from the kit, cut it 3 1/2 by 2 inches and glue 1/4 inch from left hand side of the card, centered.

Using a 2 1/2 inch circle punch, cut a sorbet cardstock circle then cut about 3/4 inch off it in a straight line and place it next to the sorbet strip.

Stamp one of the hedgehogs on a colonial white cardstock. Color it in with chocolate ink. I used a flesh colored copic marker for his "skin." Cut it out.

Punch a sweet leaf colored circle using same 2 1/2 inch punch. Dry emboss it in a grid pattern and sand. Attach hedgehog to the center and then glue circle piece on card 1/2 inch from bottom and left of the card.

Stamp "Love is all you need" on a piece of colonial white cardstock 2 1/2 inches long, 1/2 inch wide. Add to upper right of the card 1/8 inch from right hand side, 1/2 inch from top.

Add three brads to left hand side and use a corner rounder to cut off corners. Attach to card base (make sure to round off it's corners too.) That's it, simple and sweet. Now it's time for you to hop to Shannon's Blog and see what wonderful artwork she has there for you!


  1. What a fantastic card and technique!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Very sweet! You put a lot of different techniques into one great card!

  3. Good job on the technique!! Cute card!

  4. Oh so sweet. Love the dry embossing.

  5. Love your card and the great instructions you've provided! You've really put a lot of thought and effort into this project and it's just grand!

  6. This is absolutely darling! I love it all of the details!