Heart 2 Heart–Stamping Month

Hello Friends!

September is National Stamping Month and we will be celebrating stamping at Heart 2 Heart the next two weeks.  This week the challenge is to feature STAMPING in your projects.  Fun, fun, fun!

I chose to use a few different stamping techniques on my card–creating a background, heat embossing, sponging and using coordinated Cricut cuts with the stamped images of the September Stamp of the Month.  I really love this “Blessed Beyond Measure” stamp set, mainly because of the sentiments, but also because I love the Fall colors you see in pumpkins and falling leaves.  How about you?

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I used the gold embossed striped paper from the Rustic Home collection along with Chocolate cardstock for the background of the card.  I stamped the small leaf multiple times on the Chocolate cardstock in Versamark ink, applied clear embossing powder and then heat embossed.  I really like the tone on tone, shiny effect this creates.

Since the leaf stamps on this set have coordinating Cricut cuts from Artistry, I just cut a bunch of leaves and randomly sponged them in various Fall colors.  I then stamped the “veins” in Chocolate ink.  I adhered the leaves along the card as if they were blowing in the wind, added a strip of lacy ribbon from the Rustic Home collection and a simple sentiment matted in a shiny gold paper.

Close To My Heart has so many wonderful stamping products that it makes it very easy to create beautiful stamped artwork!  Check out the other design team projects at Heart 2 Heart and then get busy stamping!  We love it when you link up your work for everyone to enjoy!

If you need the beautiful September Stamp of the Month or any other Close To My Heart products, you can SHOP HERE!  Thanks for stopping by today!    Laurie

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