21 March 2013

March Stamp Of The Month with Kraft-y Hearts

Hi All!
I'm sorry to have been MIA from the blogosphere, but I'm back!

The Kraft-y Hearts are sharing a little Floral Happiness (the March Stamp of the Month) this weekend so be sure to tune in today through Saturday to be inspired. And if you haven't been to see Lynn Darda at From My Bungalow, stop reading this and go there now! I mean, come back after you see them and all, but kids, her projects today are G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.! That's nothing new for Lynn, but honestly, I could have looked at her cards all day. (She's one talented Kraft-y Heart!)

For my little share today, I used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Here it is:
And now for my take:

I've been all about bright colors lately. So for this card, I flipped the sketch sideways and used Honey Cardstock for my base. I cut two strips of Lagoon Cardstock and edged them with my deco scallop border punch. The black and white paper is from the For Always collection. (The black border is one of the zip strips off the top of the paper. I love that every part of these papers are usable!) For the roses, I stamped the large and medium backgrounds in Honey Exclusive Ink using the 2nd generation stamping technique. I then stamped the shadows using Ruby Exclusive Ink. (I think Cranberry might be a little brighter, so I'll try that next time.) I popped the largest rose up a little using dimensional adhesive. The leaves are stamped in Pear Exclusive Ink and the veins are stamped in Lagoon. The sentiment is stamped in Lagoon Exclusive Ink on White Daisy Cardstock. I edged it with a fancy corner rounder I have, and then added a little Lagoon bling. I thought about using pearls on the boarder, but decided to use a white gel pen instead. 

Here is the inside:

I love this sentiment! I added a piece of White Daisy Cardstock to the inside and stamped the sentiment in Lagoon Exclusive Ink to match the front.

Here are a couple of close-ups:

And here is the front, once again:

I hope you enjoyed my bright little roses. Remember, Floral Happiness can be yours for $5 with any qualifying order of $50 or more, or you can purchase it on its own for $17.95. It is available through 31 March.

See you tomorrow!


  1. Your roses are so pretty! I love the pops of yellow at the top and bottom. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. Absolutely beautiful Kim! The colors you chose compliment each other very nicely!

  3. Hi Kim! This is so beautiful! Bright and bold! Lovely!

  4. Beautiful card Kim! I never would have thought of pairing those colors on the roses but I like it! I have a similar color combo for a future post...Kraft-y Hearts think alike?!

  5. Bright and cheerful! The layered flowers are fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Very colorful, gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!