Friday, September 30, 2011

October Stamp of the Month- Holiday Magic

Edited October 4th to add direct links to the Blog Hop posts :)

Welcome to another Stamp of the Month Blog Hop- where each month approximately 60 consultants showcase the next Stamp of the Month available through Close To My Heart.  From October 1-31, 2011- you have the opportunity to purchase this set at full price for only $17.95 OR get a great discounted price of only $5 when you make an additional purchase of $50 or more.

So... If you are coming from Lori's site- you are headed in the right direction BUT if you are just joining us- that is fine too as the hop (if all goes well) is in a circle loop and you can start right here and continue until you end up back at my blog.

So- on to the show:
The set has 18 stamps including stockings, a sled and several sayings.  There are two different stockings (and 2 different toppers) plus 2 different trees and a few little snowflakes.

I decided to create a little gift holder using those wooden handled "bags" from Hobby Lobby.

I started by mixing some smokey plum reinker and water in one of the CTMH spray pens, and spritzing ink all over my wooden container.  Because it is "raw" wood- it only took a few minutes to dry as the ink soaked in pretty quickly.

I finished it off by stamping the sleigh and it's runners in smokey plum ink on paper from the Wonderland Level 2 paper pack.  I inked up a snowflake in the same color and stamped off one time on scrap- then on the paper.  I repeated that for 3 total snowflakes.  I adhered my piece onto the wooden box and outlined the outside and runner, along with the centers of each snowflake with Silver Glitz Glitter Gel.
The photo really does not do this project justice- it looks very brown when really- it is purple.  Purple with grey and silver is very pretty- brown with silver and grey... not so much.  I will try to get a picture with natural light this week and re-post.
Until then- head on over to  Pamela's blog to see what she's cooked up for you!!

10 comments:

Mary Eisen said...

OH, too cute! Love it!

Krista Ritskes said...

Beautiful. I can picture purple. ;)

Closet Stamper said...

Very cute project!

Nancy said...

Great project. Pretty even if it was brown!!!

Wendy Coffman said...

Neat idea!

Scrapi Traci said...

Beautiful. Love the brown classic color choice!

Haley D. said...

Very pretty!

Dot said...

What a great idea!

Kathleen said...

Even if you can't tell the purple, it's beautiful!! WOW!!

Kristine Ponte said...

what a fantastic project! I wish we had a hobby lobby here!