Sunny greetings to all, today is our post for the Creative With Stamps Challenge for May, where the theme is MOM. In the month of May here in the United States we celebrate Mother’s Day and the start (at least this year) of the more summery weather and sunshine. That is why I had to use the beautiful stamp set by AALL and Create Stamp Set #37, which reminded me very much of the sun or a flower. It is a beautiful Zentangle style design. The set has a circle/spiral filled with all sorts of pretty doodles and there are extra stamps in the set as well. There is a cloud that also resembles a crown (ideas floating around in my head), leaves, scalloped arcs, striped arcs and bubbles. I won this and three other fabulous sets that I will feature in the near future.
I stamped it in VersaMark clear ink and heat set it using my antique gold embossing powder. I had a blast watercoloring it in with my Distress markers and water brush. I added a hillside using my Lawn Fawn Stitched Landscape die. I wanted to make it look like the sun was rising from behind the hill, but I didn’t want to hide too much of that gorgeous design. In addition to some embossed clouds that I had stamped from the stamp set, I also stenciled on additional cloud formations. I popped up the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment which is from a very old Close To My Heart set and mounted it all onto a medium blue card base.
Please head on over to the Creative With Stamps Challenge to get some inspiration and we would love to have you participate, so enter your Mom themed cards!