From the Heart : January 2018 Pals Blog Hop

Jan 10, 2018 | 2018 Occasions Catalog, Love You Cards, Pals Monthly Blog Hop | 10 comments

Sure Do Love You, Pals Blog Hop!

Pals Blog Hop January 2018

Sure Do Love You Bundle and Heart Happiness Stamp Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created for the January 2018 Pals Blog Hop Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #palsbloghop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Pals Blog Hop, First of 2018!

Welcome to the Pals January 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “From the Heart” featuring heartfelt projects like Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and Sympathy. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

I have a feeling that a lot of the Pals will be using the same bundle & suite from the 2018 Occasions Catalog as I am!  The Painted With Love Suite of products and the Sure Do Love You Bundle are a hit so far and the catalog just launched!   Add the coordinating Heart Happiness Stamp set and you have everything you need to make fabulous Valentine’s Day Cards!

Sure Do Love You Bundle by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog #suredoloveyou #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Sure Do Love You Bundle and Heart Happiness Stamp Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created for the January 2018 Pals Blog Hop Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #palsbloghop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Card Details:

Card Base:  Whisper White Thick Cardstock cut to 4 1/4 x 11 in. Scored/Folded at 5 1/2 inches for a standard sized card that fits perfectly in our Medium Sized Envelopes.

2nd Layer: Real Red Cardstock cut 1/16 smaller than the Card Base (4 3/16 in x 5 7/16 in) and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

3rd Layer: Watercolor Paper cut 1/16 in smaller than the 2nd Layer (4 1/8 in x 5 3/8 in), Smooched with Water and the All-New Brusho Watercolor Crystals in Brilliant Red.

Embellishments: Brusho Colour Crystals, Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Glitter Flakes, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Stamp Sets: Sure Do Love You Stamp Set / Bundle, Heart Happiness Stamp Set.

Ink: Brusho Colour Crystals in Brilliant Red, Real Red Classic Ink Pad, Versamark Ink Pad

Tools & Adhesive:  Aqua Painter, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot, Lots to Love Boxed Framelits, Paper Snips, Clear Stamp Blocks A & D, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Fine-Tip Glue Pen

Creation Details:  I first used the Brilliant Red Brusho and added it to a small pool of water.  I then took my stamp and used that pool as an ink pad.  After stamping those two images on Watercolor Paper, I let them dry, then added a Tear and Tape Adhesive to the center stripe.  I used the adhesive as my canvas for adhering the Gold Glitter Flakes, then quickly cropped the hearts with my Big Shot and Coordinating Framelits Dies.

The ‘Always’ heart sentiment was stamped with Real Red Classic Ink, then touched with an Aqua Painter to add a watercolor look.

I stamped the remaining images in Versamark Ink on Vellum, then heat embossed with my Heat Tool and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  All images were quickly cropped with the Big Shot and Framelits.

Sure Do Love You Bundle and Heart Happiness Stamp Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created for the January 2018 Pals Blog Hop Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #palsbloghop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

This was my first time playing with the Brusho Crystal Colours and so far I am liking them.  Very easy to use and so versatile, you can create so many different looks with one product.  I will be doing some tutorials in the near future on how to create different looks with the Brusho.

To create the background look on this card, I first added splashes of water by squeezing my Aqua Painter and flicking the drops randomly across the watercolor paper.  I poked two holes in the top of my Brusho Brilliant Red and GENTLY tapped the container to allow the crystals & powder to lightly cover the Watercolor Paper.  Larger drops of water from my Aqua Painter were added but I didn’t achieve the look I was going for so I joined the large droplets of water to create a wash background.  I then took a paper towel and soaked up the extra color.  This was not necessary, but I wanted to see what the result would be.  I was happy with it so continued with the creation of my card.

Sure Do Love You Bundle by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog #suredoloveyou #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set, Level One Free Item during Sale-A-Bration by Stampin' Up! Shop with Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #saleabration2018
Sure Do Love You Bundle and Heart Happiness Stamp Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created for the January 2018 Pals Blog Hop Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #palsbloghop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The All-New Gold Glitter Flakes add so much pop to your creations!  I decided I wanted specs of gold on the watercolor paper, so I added drops of glue with my Fine-Tip Glue Pen and then dropped some of the Gold Glitter Flakes into it.  I am loving the results and cannot wait to use it again!

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10 Comments

  1. Mary Blahnik

    Beautiful card. Loving your different techniques. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
    • Stesha Bloodhart

      Thank you so much!

      Reply
  2. Jennifer Michalski

    Stesha, you knocked it out of the park with this card!!! I am in awe of your talent. Such a beautiful project. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Reply
  3. Rae

    Bright, bold and beautiful!

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  4. Amy B

    Stella,
    This card is beautiful! Love the way you put it together and the texture that it has. Great work!

    Reply
  5. Su Mohr

    Wonderful heart collage, Stesha! The gold glitter is perfect. It will be on my next order.

    Reply
  6. Denise Ferguson

    What a fun card Stesha! This is my favorite so far on the hop. I really love the layering and beautiful colors. Thank you for sharing it.

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  7. Ann Murray

    I may have to make myself the President of the Stesha Bloodhart fan club. This card is awesome. I love the Brusho. Never thought to just put drops of water on paper then sprinkle. Off I go now to give it a shot. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  8. Sue Jackson

    Beautiful card! I haven’t been sold on the Brusho yet, but your card is making me see how beautiful the end product can be.

    Reply

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