January SOTM Blog Hop!

Welcome to the January Stamp of the
Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring January’s Stamp of the Month, Happy Valentine’s, a set of 7 stamps.  If you have came here from Wendy’s Blog,
you are on the right path.  The blog hop is a great big circle, you can
start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way,
you can find a complete list of participating consultants here.

 This stamp set comes with a gorgeous trio of roses stamp.  I can see this stamp being the focal point of many cards in the future! I colored my image with the Close To My Heart Exclusive Inks alcohol markers in Ruby and Olive.  The colors were blended with the Alcohol Blending Marker.  If you are just starting out with the alcohol markers, be sure and pick up the blending marker.  The blending marker will be your best friend in coloring your images!  I added a second layer of roses to my card for added dimension.  The chevron border panel is from the Whooo’s Your Valentine Kit stamp set.  I stamped the chevron background stamp in third generation Ruby ink.  My bling button and color ready seam binding ribbon were colored with the alcohol inks markers as well. I love the smooth even color you can obtain on the seam binding ribbon with the markers!

 Additional artwork by Close To My Heart

The January Stamp of the Month can be yours for only $5 with a qualifying Close To My Heart purchase.  You can see all the details on my Current Specials page! 

My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at Retro Sketches.

I finished out the inside by adding another fussy cut rose to the side of my card.  I rounded the two corners, keeping with the theme on the front of the card.


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

S1301 Happy Valentine’s-January SOTM

CC1022 Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

X5927 Ruby Cardstock

Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento

Z2170 Ruby Ink

Z2429 Ruby Markers

Z2425 Olive Markers

Z1466 Bling Assortment

Z1732 Seam Binding Ribbon

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

Card Crafter’s Circle-Anything Goes

Charisma Cardz-Anything Goes

Link up for Pink-Dash of Pink

Pile It On-Embellishments

Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

Stampin for the Weekend-Anything Goes

We have 49 consultants participating in the blog hop!  Hop on over to Sarita’s Blog to
see her artwork.  Be sure and continue on with the hop for more
stamping inspiration!  Get your set before it’s gone!  The last day to
order is January 31, 2013.

27 thoughts on “January SOTM Blog Hop!”

  1. This is gorgeous! Beautifully executed design.. great job with the sketch! 🙂 Thanks for joining us in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xo

  2. This is so pretty and the colours are a fantastic choice.
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Hope we see you again in 2013.
    Happy New Year!
    Sheryl Hugs xx

  3. Beautiful image and lovely card. The whole composition is so elegant looking. Thank you for joining this week's challenge at Card Crafter's Circle.


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