From the Heart : January 2018 Pals Blog Hop
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!
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.
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.
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!
Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on February 14, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. We love to hear from you, so if you would grace us with your comments, it would be greatly appreciated. Comment Here
Blog Hop Line-up:
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme Crafts
- Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
- Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
- Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
- Kat Chancellor at Stamp ART Connection
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Lisa Milligan at Stampin’ Made Simple
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