Saturday, 12 January 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Welcome to our January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We are starting a new year of blog hops for you all featuring Close to My Heart's Stamp of the Month.

This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Happy Valentine's" throughout the month of January.  This versatile set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50.  (That’s a $17.95 value!)

This set is just so pretty and has 4 different sentiments included!

In this hop, you will see projects featuring this beautiful stamp set from many talented crafty ladies!  Enjoy  our blog hop!  

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create.   If you came from Donna's Blog of Diary of a Scrapbook Addict then you are in the right place!

My project is a Valentine's Day Card I made for my grandmother. I used a technique called "Triple Stamping" that I had seen done on a Youtube video, I can't seem to find the link, but it's pretty simple to do. I started with my card base and moved the dimensions in a 1/4" , then I cut a mat for the next stamped piece at a 1/2" smaller with the stamped cs at 1/4" smaller again, and then the same procedure again for the top layer.
I used Lagoon and Ruby Cardstock to make this card, and I used the single rose stamp off the SOTM Happy Valentine's Day, and stamped it using Versamark ink at a random pattern....then since the Versamark ink stays wet longer I had enough time to add the Black Embossing Powder to the images. Then I used the craft heater to heat the embossing powder which raises the image and gives it a bit of shine. My 8 year old daughter asked if she could help, and so she colored in the roses using the Tulip Alcohol Markers for me. Thank you Jaymee. I then took a little bit of Black reinker and added it to my spray pen and added a little distressing to the card, I blotted it with a sponge to help with the distressing. This is my very first time using heat embossing and the triple stamp technique, I think it turned out well, and I can only improve. If you would like the actual dimensions I used you can leave me a comment and I can send them to you.
I'm the last stop on this hop!

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

  1. Lucy ~ Love to Create
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Stamping is Contagious 
  3. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  4. Priscilla ~ Priscilla's Paperie 
  5. Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts 
  6. Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper 
  7. Cat ~ CatScrapbooking 
  8. Donna ~ Diary of a Scrapbook Addict 
  9. Michelle ~ My Creations with Michelle You are here

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


  1. Turned out great Michelle! Jaymee did a great job too!!

  2. I am going to have to try that technique. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love this technique. I have tried it too. It makes a beautiful card. Your grandma will love this card. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  4. I really like this technique. Sweet card!

  5. Perfect stamp for this technique!

  6. I love your card! I can't wait to try this too.

  7. Looks great. i love the triple stamping. Thanks for sharing

  8. I love the layered look! Really neat!


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