Lovely Valentines : The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop!

Jan 21, 2018 | 2018 Occasions Catalog, The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop | 11 comments

The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop!

Bird Banter Stamp Set by Stampin' UP! 2018 Occasions Catalog for The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop: Theme Valentines by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

It’s a Valentines Blog Hop!

Making Valentines is one of my favorite past times.  In the past few years, I have neglected to create them for myself and for my boys’ school exchange.  I have committed to making sure that I make handmade valentines with them so they can give a special gift to all their classmates.

We have a great line-up of today’s Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop! Please make sure you hop along to see all the awesome inspiration from the 20+ demonstrators that are participating!

 

Bird Banter Stamp Set by Stampin' UP! 2018 Occasions Catalog for The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop: Theme Valentines by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Card Details:

Card Base:  Real Red 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: Lemon-Lime Twist Cardstock cut 1/8 in smaller than the Card Base (4 1/8 in x 5 3/8 in), and adhered to the Card Base with Fast Fuse Adhesive.

3rd Layer: Bermuda Bay Cardstock cut to 3 1/2 in x 5 in.  I then cut two strips of Basic Black Cardstock, cropped them with the Ticket Tear Border Punch, adhered them to the back side of the Bermuda Bay with Fast Fuse, the to the 2nd Layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

4th Layer: Shimmery White Cardstock cut to 3 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in, then adhered to the 3rd Layer with Fast Fuse Adhesive.

Focus Element:   Shimmery White Cardstock stamped with Images from the Bird Banter Stamp Set (2018 Occasions Catalog) and Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set (2017-2018 Annual Catalog) in Basic Black Archival Ink then colored with the Medium Aqua Painter.  All Images were fussy cut with my Paper Snips.  Some adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals and some with Fast Fuse.

Stamps: Bird Banter Stamp Set (2018 Occasions Catalog) and Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set (2017-2018 Annual Catalog)

Ink: Basic Black Archival Ink Pad. Real Red, Lemon-Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate & Powder Pink Classic Ink Refills

Tools & Adhesive:  Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Trimmer,  Paper Snips, Clear Stamp Blocks A, C, D, G & H, Fast Fuse Adhesive. Stampin’ Dimensionals, Ticket Tear Border Punch

Bird Banter Stamp Set by Stampin' UP! 2018 Occasions Catalog for The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop: Theme Valentines by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I rarely do bold and bright creations and I am not sure why!  They stand out, they brighten the room and put a smile on my face!  I tend to stick to an earth tone color palette but have it on my resolutions to expand to create with all color families.  Anyone else get stuck in a color family and forget how beautiful the other colors are?

I thought it was cute to have the birds on the branch facing the other bird, looking as though he the minister marrying the two birds in love…not sure everyone will see it the same way, but I liked it.

Bird Banter Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog. Order online at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart
Bloomin' Love Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Order online at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart
Lots of Lavender Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set FREE with $50 purchase. Shop with Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #lotsoflavender

When coloring with images with my Medium Aqua Painter, I made sure to use only enough water to help blend the ink.  I wanted the ink dark and bold to closely represent this tropical beauty, so I really kept the water at bay.

I searched Pinterest for “Tropical Birds”, it was extremely helpful to have one to view while coloring, this helped me keep it close to what they really look like.  Feel free to follow me on Pinterest here:  Stampin’ Hoot! 

 

Lots of Lavender Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set FREE with $50 purchase. Shop with Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #lotsoflavender

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Please take a few minutes and hop along to gain oodles of inspiration from all the other talented demonstrators participating in today’s Valentines Theme Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop!

Click on the images below to shop my online store or click the link below to print to pdf!

Need product now? Place an online store order valued at $50 or more (before shipping and tax), enter the host code 22R6RVNP and you will earn the all-new Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon from the 2018 Occasions Catalog for FREE!

And don’t forget NOW is the best time to join the Stampin’ Up! Family!  I would love to have you as part of my team, the Hootenannies.

CREATE YOUR OWN KIT!  The Stampin’ Up! $99 Starter Kit is the Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle.  Get YOUR CHOICE of up to $125 in products for $99 (that’s $26 in free products) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  You may include NEW Occasions Catalog as well as Annual Catalog products in the kit.  Sale-A-Bration gifts are excluded.  It’s already a fantastic deal!

BONUS!  CHOOSE TWO FREE STAMP SETS STARTING JAN. 3!   Add 2 FREE stamp sets (any price) of your choice to the $99 Starter Kit during Sale-A-Bration (starts Jan. 3).  That’s up to an additional $101 value!   Host Rewards & Sale-A-Bration stamp sets are excluded.  Sign up online here to purchase your kit thru me during Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 3 – March 31).

HAPPY SHOPPING!  Enjoy 20 – 25% off Stampin’ Up! products on subsequent orders from the day you purchase the kit and join Stampin’ Up! (demonstrator status and perks) through at least July 31, 2018.  You’ll get to take advantage of your demonstrator discount on the new Occasions Catalog products as well as earn Sale-A-Bration Rewards!  There’s no penalty to drop!

11 Comments

  1. Su Mohr

    Love your birds, Stesha, and your fabulous fussy cutting!

    Reply
  2. Katrina Wolfe

    Just too cute! I love these little birds. You’ve brought them to life!

    Reply
  3. Kadie Labadie

    Your card is just precious…..and your coloring skills are OFF THE CHART Stesha!

    Reply
  4. Catherine Steele

    Your card is just delightful! Love the colors and those birds!

    Reply
  5. Linda Suarez

    I love all the layers and bright colors! Great valentine card!

    Reply
  6. Debra Meissner

    I love how the multiple layers match the birdies. Cute card, Stesha.

    Reply
  7. Libby Dyson

    Great card. Wonderful colouring and fussy cutting

    Reply
  8. Ginny Harrell

    Darling! I love those sweet birds. It looks like they are fighting over their sweetie!

    Reply
  9. Christy Fulk

    What a cute Valentine card, Stesha! I love it!

    Reply
  10. Ellen Downs

    Love your card. Like this stamp set.

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Thanks for stopping by! Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha

Get Notified…Subscribe Today!

* indicates required



I’d like to receive your: