Monday, May 1, 2017

Live, Laugh, Love Blog Hop

Welcome to the May 2017 SOTM Blog Hop featuring the stamp set Live, Laugh, Love. This month there are about 25 bloggers sharing projects they created with the CTMH Stamp Of The Month. If blog hopping is new to you, we try to keep it easy: just keep clicking on the link to the next blog (typically near the bottom of the post) to visit the next stop. Our blog hop is circular so visiting the next blog will take you back to where you started.

You should have arrived here from ***Create with Alyson by Alyson Mayo***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

I used this stamp set to create a Mother's Day card. It's not exactly what I pictured in my mind's eye, but I am growing to love it. I choose silver because the gift that will accompany it is silver.

I used a technique, background stamping, that I typically shy away from because I am not confident with my results. I also do not tend to make monochromatic cards so this card is a bit out of my comfort zone. The front of my card starts the sentiment.

I finished the sentiment inside with a bit of a surprise.

The letters were easy to cut apart after stamping–without cutting the stamp first–as the artist left just enough space between the letters. I was a little worried that the design may be too intricate to heat emboss, but I was very pleased with results. Click on either of the photos below for a larger view of some sections of the card.

Before you head to ***Stampin' Maui by Jean McNulty***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Consultant website.

Before you leave I would be delighted if you left me a comment letting me know what you think of this Mother's Day Card. On this hop I hope you are finding many ideas for how you might use the Live, Laugh, Love stamp set. Thanks for hopping with us! So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Stampin' Maui by Jean McNulty***.


  1. Very cool! I like the monotone combined with the embossing.

  2. A great stamp set to use with embossing.

  3. The silver embossing looks great!

  4. WOW!! Beautiful card, love it!

  5. This is really an elegant card. Very nice job, Brenda. I really like it!

  6. love love love the embossing, i havent embossed in ages, now im inspired to get my powders out. thanks for sharing


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