Watercolor Background Tutorial Just For You!

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Watercolor Background Tutorial Just For You!

As promised in my post yesterday, here (click on the photo below) is the Step-by-Step Tutorial on creating both watercolor backgrounds.

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog takes the stage for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop - September 2017 Halloween Theme, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

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Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop September 2017

The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop, Line-up of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Showcasing Paper Craft Creations, Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #bloghop #stampinup

Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop September 2017

This month our theme is Halloween!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Stesha Bloodhart @ Stampin’ Hoot! or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full line-up below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the wonderful paper craft projects and inspiration!

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog takes the stage for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop - September 2017 Halloween Theme, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

Today I am bringing you two cards created with the Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog.  I wanted to feature two different backgrounds that I have been using a lot in my current creations!  Like what you see?

Click for a PDF tutorial on how to create each of the backgrounds featured in this post!

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog takes the stage for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop - September 2017 Halloween Theme, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

The card above features a watercolor wash background created with Watercolor Paper paired with an Aqua Painter. All the images used on this card are from the Spooky Cat Bundle. It is one of my favorite Halloween sets that Stampin’ Up! has released. So many great images to make your Halloween creations.  

**Click here to get your free PDF tutorial on how to obtain this background!

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog takes the stage for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop - September 2017 Halloween Theme, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

The owl was stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock with Basic Black Archival Ink.  His beak and feet were colored in with a Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker. He was adhered to the Watercolor Paper with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The Branch was quickly cropped on Basic Black Cardstock using the Big Shot and Die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. I snipped down some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to hide behind the Branch and to help it pop up off the page.

The sentiment  ‘A Wicked Yummy Treat for You’ was also stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock with Basic Black Archival Ink. I quickly cropped it out with the Coordinating Everyday Label Punch. I stamped the “washi tape” both on the Label Image and on Shimmery White with Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink. I snipped out the second image with a Paper Snips and adhered to the label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The Happy Halloween Sentiment was also stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink on Shimmery White and snipped out with a Paper Snips and adhered with cut in half Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog takes the stage for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop - September 2017 Halloween Theme, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

I added a smidge of Fast Fuse directly to the Watercolor Paper so that I could add the Black Metallic Thread to the area I wanted it. You can then easily manipulate the thread to where you want it to lie. I wrap it around three fingers until I have the amount I want, pull it off and push it down on the adhesive.

The Cat of Many Words was also inked up with Basic Black Archival Ink and stamped onto Shimmery White Cardstock. It was quickly cropped with the Coordinating Cat Punch. It’s popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The Witches Hat and Mouse were again inked up with Basic Black Archival Ink and stamped onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  They were both fussy cut with Paper Snips and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You can easily add the color of your choice to the buckle by using the coordinating stamp included in the Spooky Cat Stamp Set.  I used Cajun Craze to match my background.

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog takes the stage for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop - September 2017 Halloween Theme, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

The final touch was added by strategically placing Black Rhinestone Jewels to a few spots on the card.

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog takes the stage for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop - September 2017 Halloween Theme, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

The card above features an easy technique (thanks to Steffi Helmschrott) using Shimmery White Cardstock, Acetate and a Stampin’ Spritzer filled with water.

**Click HERE to get your free PDF tutorial on how to obtain this background! 

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog takes the stage for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop - September 2017 Halloween Theme, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

**these instructions are the same as those listed above for the previous card**

The owl was stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock with Basic Black Archival Ink.  His beak and feet were colored in with a Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker. He was adhered to the Shimmery White Cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The Branch was quickly cropped on Basic Black Cardstock using the Big Shot and Die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. I snipped down some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to hide behind the Branch and to help it pop up off the page.

The sentiment  ‘A Wicked Yummy Treat for You’ was also stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock with Basic Black Archival Ink. I quickly cropped it out with the Coordinating Everyday Label Punch. I stamped the “washi tape” both on the Label Image and on Shimmery White with Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink. I snipped out the second image with a Paper Snips and adhered to the label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The Happy Halloween Sentiment was also stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink on Shimmery White and snipped out with a Paper Snips and adhered with cut in half Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog takes the stage for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop - September 2017 Halloween Theme, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

**these instructions are the same as those listed above for the previous card**

I added a smidge of Fast Fuse directly to the Shimmery White Cardstock so that I could add the Black Metallic Thread to the area I wanted it. You can then easily manipulate the thread to where you want it to lie. I wrap it around three fingers until I have the amount I want, pull it off and push it down on the adhesive.

The Cat of Many Words was also inked up with Basic Black Archival Ink and stamped onto Shimmery White Cardstock. It was quickly cropped with the Coordinating Cat Punch. It’s popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The Witches Hat and Mouse were again inked up with Basic Black Archival Ink and stamped onto Shimmery White Cardstock. They were both fussy cut with Paper Snips and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You can easily add the color of your choice to the buckle by using the coordinating stamp included in the Spooky Cat Stamp Set. I used Cajun Craze to match my background.

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog takes the stage for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop - September 2017 Halloween Theme, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

The final touch was added by strategically placing Black Rhinestone Jewels to a few spots on the card.

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog takes the stage for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop - September 2017 Halloween Theme, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog – Stesha Bloodhart @ Stampin’ Hoot!, so check the blog hop line-up list below to see who is next in line.


My list of products used in this post. Click on the image to see the product in store or print a pdf by clicking the link at the bottom!

 

Need a copy of the 2017 Holiday Catalog by Stampin’ Up?  Click on the image below and leave me your Name, Address and Email and I will pop one in the mail!

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Welcome to my Blog!
My name is Stesha Bloodhart -Pronounced STE-shuh BLUD-harrt
I live in River Falls, WI with my husband and two young boys.

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