Welcome to the Pals August 2018 Blog Hop. We love to cut it out so this month our creations feature our favorite “cuts” using punches, Framelits, and Thinlits from the current Stampin’ Up! catalog.
You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
Cut it Out! Lilypad Lake Birthday Card
Since the Lilypad Lake Bundle has die cuts that coordinate with all the stamped images, I decided to use that set to create a birthday card for the Pals Blog Hop: Cut it Out! The largest die cut from the Limited Release Stitched Season Framelits creates a framed card scene that makes the card stand out.
- With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score and fold at 5 1/2″.
- Using an Aqua Painter, create a watercolor wash background on a piece of Watercolor Paper. I used Classic Inks: Sahara Sand, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, & Crushed Curry. After the ink dries, crop out the background using a Big Shot and the largest label die from the Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies. Adhere to the center of the card base with Snail Adhesive.
- Cut a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Crop the frame using the same Stitched Seasons Framelit Die. Adhere to the card base with Foam Adhesive Strips.
- Stamp the following images onto Shimmery White Cardstock using Stazon Ink: Sun, Sail Boats, Lilypads, Crane. Crop with a Big Shot and the coordinating dies from the Lakeside Framelits Dies. Also, crop two grass die cuts of Shimmery White Cardstock.
- Color the images with an Aqua Painter. Crane: Smoky Slate, Grass: Old Olive & Pear Pizzazz, Lilypad: Petal Pink, Old Olive, & Pear Pizzazz, Sail Boats: Smoky Slate & Coastal Cabana, Sun: Crushed Curry & Mango Melody
- Adhere all images with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The card is fairly simple to create, I recommend using a fair amount of water when creating the watercolor wash background. I applied the ink at an angle, adding a bit more ink to spots that I wanted a little deeper tone.
When coloring the images with an Aqua Painter, you want to use very little ink and water, adding ink to areas to create a shading effect, little by little. I like to cover the image very lightly with the base color, then slowly add more ink to spots that I think might have a shadow cast.
You can also use Shimmery White Cardstock as the base for your watercolor wash background. I tend to gravitate towards Watercolor Paper as it absorbs more water and I can get a bit more of a washed look.
Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have created to inspire you!
Mark your calendars for September 12, 2018, for the next Pals Blog Hop. We’ll inspire you with projects for the upcoming holidays and seasons including Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Don’t miss the fun.
Blog Hop Line-Up:
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Denise at The Mountain Magpie
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot! ****YOU ARE HERE****
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Lisa Milligan at Stamp Create Share
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
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