Sunday, January 31, 2010

February SOTM Blog Hop

After taking a month off from the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop, I'm BACK! I missed it so much last month, December was just so hectic for our family, I realized it was one of those times when I just had to let something go. Needless to say, I am so excited to be back!

Many of you are already familiar with the format of the hop, but for those of you just checking it out for the first time, here's a little about how it works. After you are finished browsing my post, click on the link I will provide at the bottom. That will take you to another consultant who is sure to have another fabulous piece of artwork to share, she will also post another link. Continue to follow the links until you get back her to mine. You are sure to be inspired by the creativity of my fellow CTMH consultants!

I simply LOVE the images in this month's Stamp of the Month set, Piece of Cake. Filled with whimsical images of cakes and cupcakes, this set is almost good enough to eat!!

These fun images will work great in ANY color scheme, but I decided to go a little outside the box and pair it with our funky new My Reflections kit, You Rock. Since the paper had a bit of a tye-dyed look to it, I figured my stamped image should too. Yes, it was time to pull out my re-inkers and create my own "puddle pad". To create your own puddle pad, you will need the following supplies:

*3-4 Re-inkers in coordinating colors (I used Goldrush, Indian Corn Blue, Outdoor Denim and Olive)

*1 paper plate

*1 small piece of felt (I used pink as it was the only color I had laying around - using white would allow you to see your colors much better)

With the felt on the paper plate, start with your lightest color and drop a few drops of re-inker onto the felt.

Add the remaining colors around the edge of the first color allowing the colors to run together.

Be sure your puddle pad is large enough to accommodate your stamp - I had to make mine large enough for a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" stamp.

Place your stamp onto the puddle pad as you would if you were using a traditional ink pad.

Stamp onto your paper as usual.

I LOVE this technique for adding several colors to my stamped images!

I dressed up the cake with a touch of Liquid Glass and some Sparkles - after all, everything is better with a little bling!

Don't forget, the February Stamp of the Month, Piece of Cake is only available through February 28th! Head on over to my website (or check with your own consultant) to see how you can earn yours at an amazing discount, or even FREE!

Be sure to check back later in the week - I have more fun artwork using the February SOTM set to share with you!

Now onto the next stop...I'm sure the fabulously talented Brenda has something wonderful to share with you! Head to her blog by clicking on her name above. If at anytime you get lost along the way or come across links that are not working, Jena's blog has a complete list of this month's "hoppers"! Happy Hopping!


  1. Nice choice for paper and cool technique too!

  2. The paper and technique go together so well. Love the sparkles in the candles. :)

  3. Wooo Hoooo - doing the happy dance for a FUNTABULOUS card and a quick way to add a LOT of color to an outline image stamp. Perfect way to color this for the You Rock papers!

  4. love that you used You ROCK! And thanks for the tutorial. And your blog looks awesome!

  5. I love it Beth -that is one of my favourite techniques!

  6. Your tutorial is wonderful...I know so many people will learn from it.

  7. Wow that is a neat technique I will have to try it! Thanks for sharing~

  8. Wow! Great card & cool technique! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Beautiful card. I love that technique but never thought to use it on this image. Thanks for jogging my memory!

  10. Cool! I love how this all came together, from the tie-dye paper to the tie-dyed stamp and all that bling!

  11. I love this technique, goes very well with that paper :)

  12. Great card! Perfect technique for this paper.

  13. AWESOME! I love this!! That's perfect for pre-teen boys!

  14. I LOVE this technique...I just learned something new :) Thanks! I love your paper pack works well and wouldn't have thought to use it. The bitty sparkles are a nice touch, too.

  15. great technique and it worked perfectly with You Rock