Saturday, April 6, 2013

My Sunshine

    Welcome to our April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month's stamp from Close to My Heart is "My Sunshine" and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart consultant from April 1 - 30, 2013. You can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase.

    If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create  If you came from  Jennifer of  4 Hearts Scrapbooking then you are in the right place!

    For my project, I got my inspiration from the site splitcoast stampers. The technique
    I used is called "bargello" and you can find a link for it HERE. For
    my card, I decided to use the Chantilly paper pack. I thought that the
    theme of the stamp set went well with the paper.

     Select your patterned paper, and cut it a 3/4" x 6. Once you have done that, line them up on your 5x6 cut it a 3/4" x 6. Once you have done that, line them up on your 5x6 piece of card
    stock in a pattern that you like, and adhere them down. Then cut pieces at 1/2"
    and 5/8".

     Adhere these to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of card stock, in a staggered manner,
     creating a pattern. Adhere the strips. Trim the edges that may be over hanging,
     then trim the whole thing down to 4 x 5 1/2.

    For the bird, I stamp it in Twilight, and fussy (hand) cut him out. I could have used
    my Artiste cartridge (pg 51, cut @ 1 1/2) to cut him out, but I wanted his wing left in.
    For the sun, I cut it on the Artiste cart @ 3 1/2 inches. I stamped the sun in Sunny Yellow (retired)
    and glued ot to the base. The white rectangle is cut at 2 1/2 x 3 3/4, and is popped up. The sun center
    is also stamped in Sunny yellow. You're tweet is stamped in Twilight.

    Your next stop on our "My Sunshine" hop is Stephanie ~ -The Quilted Scrapper

      Here is the complete line up in case you get lost along the way:

    Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
    Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious
    Amber ~ Scrapper's Therapy
    Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
    Theo ~ Celebrate Crafts
    Stephanie ~ -The Quilted Scrapper

    Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.


  1. Love the bird in twilight, tfs!

  2. Lovely card, birds are my fav!

  3. Love the bird and the fact that you got your inspiration from "Bargello". I used to do that when I was younger. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Love how you you cornered the sun...and the pearls are super-pretty on the bird! :)

  5. Love the background you made with the strips of paper


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