I wasn't sure how I'd use the July Stamp of the Month until I saw the Washi Wonder stamp set that made a comeback for this month. I'm still making cards for the sorority sister being treated for cancer. I thought stamping "HUGS" on the card might give her a lift for the day she gets this one. I used the Color Throwdown #449 palette of orange, green and brown because the alphabet is embellished with leafy foliage designs.
This month Close To My Heart is having a Stampaganza, buy two stamp sets, get one free! They are also re-introducing several stamp sets from the past, like Washi Wonder, You can see these here. I'll also be using several of these on my cards this month.
If you'd like more ideas on using the Storybook Alphabet, here's a link to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop that my fellow consultants are having tonight, starting with Cat Nowalk's fun creation.
I stamped my washi tape images using Cashmere, Willow, and Tangerine inks. I stamped each washi tape image twice, above and below a center line to make them seem longer. I stamped the word on Kraft cardstock to match the Kraft card base using New England Ivy ink, then colored it with colored pencils. The white minimized the outline of the letters so I retraced with a fine point journaling pen, adding a little shading on one side of the letters. It's mounted on a strip of white glitter paper. The background paper panel is from Prickly Pear paper pack.
Thanks for visiting!