Wednesday, March 21, 2018

March Stamp of The Month | Monthly Stamp Club Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!

Today I'm here to talk about the monthly stamp club. With the monthly stamp club subscription you will receive a 2 x 3 stamp in the mail for only $5.00 once signed up! That also includes shipping plus a 10% discount to the store. Such a great deal! You will receive a monthly email with product inspiration and digital content that coordinates with the stamp. For more information about stamp club or to sign up click this LINK

The March Stamp of The Month is this super cute Hippo!

To begin my card I started with my background using a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I chose the Bristol Smooth cardstock because it is so easy to blend inks. Today I used used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide to blend the background and Blueprint Sketch for ink splatters. 

Then I colored the hippo with Copic markers. I wanted him to have balloons attached to his sign to draw attention to him, so I pulled out the Birthday Bears stamp set. Those balloons were perfect, plus the sentiment went well too! I just had to do a little masking to get the sentiment on the sign. Then I cut a little notch in the top of sign to hide the balloon string and later added twine, maybe that part wan't needed after all. :)

I used a scrap piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and ink blended Luck Clover Distress Oxide, and die cut it out with a grass die. I trimmed the panel down with a rectangle die and also trimmed the grass with the same rectangle die so the edges would match. I adhered the grass to the panel with Brutus Monroe craft glue and then adhered the panel to an A2 sized 4.85 x 5.5 sized note card with the same glue. 

I popped the hippo and balloons up on with foam tape for dimension and added Wink of Stella and Stickles to the balloons. I added Cotton Candy Bottle Cap Sequins to the card for interest and Stickles on the sequins for more sparkle!

Here's another look at my card for today.

This is part of a blog hop so be sure to head over to Brutus Monroe to start at the beginning to see what the rest of the design team has created! There will be plenty of inspiration along the way!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, all Brutus Monroe products will be listed and linked below.


Copics used:
Hippo- W1, W2, W4, W5  Ears-R22  White Gelly Roll Pen 08
Sign-   C1 YR24 YR27 E99
Blue Balloon- BG000, B00, B01, B02
Green Balloon-YG11, YG03, G14
Yellow Balloon-Y06, Y13, Y15
Red Balloon- R21, R22, R08


  1. Great card. Love how you added the balloons!

  2. Beautiful card Lori! Love the idea of the balloons.

  3. Just love this! Adorable and love that background and the balloons are perfect with this little guy!


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