3-D Thursday: Bunch of Blossoms Gift Box

Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set and Coordinating Blossom Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! Take front and center for my 3-D Thursday Blog Post. See details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #3dthursday #bunchofblossoms #blossombuilderpunch #lemonlimetwist #tinytreatboxes #stampinup #stampinupcards #stampinupdemonstrator #cards #papercrafts #scrapbooking #rubberstamps #handmadecards #cardstock #handstamped #diy #cardmaking #imadethis #handmade #diycrafts #crafty #directsales #demonstrator #pocketsandpages #cardpacks #memoriesandmore #memories #stesha #watercolor #coloring #stampsinksdies #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #bigshot #framelits #thinlits @stampinup

3-D Thursday: Bunch of Blossoms Gift Box

Welcome to my 2nd week of the all new 3-D Thursday!  Today the Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set takes front & center.  This is another stamp set that I have had for over a year and it hadn’t been inked up yet.  After using it to create this card and tiny treat box, I am unsure how I hadn’t used it yet!  It’s gorgeous and I LOVE it!

Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set and Coordinating Blossom Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! Take front and center for my 3-D Thursday Blog Post. See details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #3dthursday #bunchofblossoms #blossombuilderpunch #lemonlimetwist #tinytreatboxes #stampinup #stampinupcards #demonstrator #cards #papercrafts #scrapbooking #rubberstamps #handmadecards #cardstock #handstamped #diy #cardmaking #imadethis #handmade #diycrafts #crafty #directsales #demonstrator #pocketsandpages #cardpacks #memoriesandmore #memories #stesha #watercolor #coloring #stampsinksdies #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #bigshot #framelits #thinlits @stampinup

Hoot-A-Riffic Color Combination Perfect Plum, Lemon Lime Twist, Elegant Eggplant #hootariffic #colorcombination #stampinup #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #cardmaking #handmade

Doesn’t his Hoot-a-Riffic Color Combination just POP! Wow, I am just loving it!  Gotta say, the New 2017-2019 In-Color Lemon-Lime Twist has be wrapped around it’s little re-inker!  Every time I use it and combine it with another color, I am in awe.  It just works with EVERYTHING!  You need to get this color into your collection.  It is a must have in my book!  you can see a variety of Lemon-Lime Twist products in the photo below.

New 2017-2019 In-Color Lemon-Lime Twist from Stampin' Up! A Variety of Products are Available to Purchase from Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #shoponline #incolor #lemonlimetwist

Clear Tiny Treat Boxes by Stampin' Up! Item 141699 Order Online via Stampin' Hoot, Stesha Bloodhart #tinytreatbox #stampinup #stampinhoot

Do you love the 3-D Item?  I took a Clear Tiny Treat Box and decorated it to coordinate with the Bunch of Blossoms thank you card.  They come in a Pack of 16, are super simple to assemble and can be decorated in just a few minutes.  All you have to do it add some ribbon, a tag and a focal point (my Bunch of Blossoms Flower).
I added some cardstock in Perfect Plum and Lemon-Lime Twist to each side of the box. You could also add tissue paper or shredded paper to the inside of the box and leave the outside of the box clear.  You can decorate to accommodate what you want to put inside of it.
I love when 3-D are already created for you! A complete time-saver and who doesn’t need more time in a day?

 

Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set and Coordinating Blossom Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! Take front and center for my 3-D Thursday Blog Post. See details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #3dthursday #bunchofblossoms #blossombuilderpunch #lemonlimetwist #tinytreatboxes #stampinup #stampinupcards #stampinupdemonstrator #cards #papercrafts #scrapbooking #rubberstamps #handmadecards #cardstock #handstamped #diy #cardmaking #imadethis #handmade #diycrafts #crafty #directsales #demonstrator #pocketsandpages #cardpacks #memoriesandmore #memories #stesha #watercolor #coloring #stampsinksdies #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #bigshot #framelits #thinlits @stampinup

Want to know how I created the Watercolor Background on the card?  The supplies I used are shown below (outside of the 2nd application of Lemon-Lime Twist Classic Ink).  I have used this technique on a card I post previously, you can see it, along with a video from Steffi Helmschrott showing you how easy it is to obtain this look:  Watercolor Technique Details.

Quick & Easy Watercolor Background - Stampin' Up! Supplies Needed - Acetate Window Sheet, Shimmery White Cardstock or Watercolor Paper, Stampin' Spritzer Filled with Water and Classic Ink Pads of Any Color #watercolor #backgroud #papercrafts #stampinup #classicink

I love the Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set and the Coordinating Blossom Builder Punch. Stampin’ Up! does an amazing job creating bundles of products that make paper crafting quick and easy.  Bundles created with Punches are both time and cost friendly.  I highly recommend you add them to your paper crafting supplies.

Bunch of Blossoms Photoplymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! and Coordinating Blossom Builder Punch #stampinup #blossombuilderpunch #bunchofblossoms

My ENTIRE list of products used in this post. Click on the images to shop or click on the link at the bottom to print a pdf.

 

 

Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set and Coordinating Blossom Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! Take front and center for my 3-D Thursday Blog Post. See details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #3dthursday #bunchofblossoms #blossombuilderpunch #lemonlimetwist #tinytreatboxes #stampinup #stampinupcards #stampinupdemonstrator #cards #papercrafts #scrapbooking #rubberstamps #handmadecards #cardstock #handstamped #diy #cardmaking #imadethis #handmade #diycrafts #crafty #directsales #demonstrator #pocketsandpages #cardpacks #memoriesandmore #memories #stesha #watercolor #coloring #stampsinksdies #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #bigshot #framelits #thinlits @stampinup

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Stesha

Birthday Blooms Card for Global Design Project 097

Birthday Blooms Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for Global Design Project 097 Color Challenge Crumb Cake, Berry Burst, Wild Wasabi find at Stampin' Hoot, Stesha Bloodhart #GDP097 #stampinup #colorchallenge #birthdayblooms #embossing #flowers #cardmaking #handmade #imadethis #demonstrator #fussycutting

Birthday Blooms Card for Global Design Project

Global Design Project Color Challenge 097 Crumb Cake, Berry Burst, Wild Wasabi by Stampin' Up! #GDP097

Global Design Project Color Challenge is front and center on my blog today! #GDP097.  I had just created a card with a very similar color combination of Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo and Garden Green, but used the You’ve Got This Stamp Set (it will be featured on my blog in the days to come).  So, I decided to use a similar layout, the new color combination of Crumb Cake, Berry Burst and Wild Wasabi but changed the stamp set to Birthday Blooms.

The Birthday Blooms Card uses another stamp set that I had on my list of sets that I needed to show some love.  I think Birthday Blooms works perfectly for this color combination and the use of White Embossing Powder for the line detail.  It works well against the Crumb Cake Cardstock background!

Birthday Blooms Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for Global Design Project 097 Color Challenge Crumb Cake, Berry Burst, Wild Wasabi find at Stampin' Hoot, Stesha Bloodhart #GDP097 #stampinup #colorchallenge #birthdayblooms #embossing #flowers #cardmaking #handmade #imadethis #demonstrator #fussycutting

Card Details:

  • Card Base Crumb Cake Cardstock cut to 4.25 in x 11 in and scored/folded at 5.5 in.
  • Berry Burst Cardstock is cut to 4 1/16 in x 5 3/16 in and adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Crumb Cake was used again and cut to 4 in x 5.25 in.  I added Berry Burst Classic Ink to an Aqua Painter, squeezed it and then shook it over the top of the card to get the ink splatter effect.
  • I stamped the Floral Images from the Birthday Blooms stamp set on Crumb Cake Cardstock in Versamark Ink. I then added White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated with the Heat Tool. After cooling, I fussy cut each image with my trusty Paper Snips!  Did you know you can get a set of Paper Snips free during the Month of July? Click here for details.(Christmas in July)
  • I added color to the flowers using Blender Pens.  Blender Pens are great to obtain a watercolor look on paper that is not so watercolor friendly, such as Crumb Cake. The Rose Petals are colored with Berry Burst and the leaves are colored with Wild Wasabi.  Tip:  The Crumb Cake Cardstock grabs the color quickly and hangs on tight to it.  So, you want to add the color first to the areas that you would like darker, then work your way out.  (I always started on the tips of the leaves first). You do not want to stay in one area for too long, otherwise the cardstock starts to pill (if you look closely you can see it a bit on the large rose).
  • I stamped the sentiments in Versamark on Basic Black Cardstock and added the White Stampin’ Emboss Powder to make them pop.  I fussy cut with the flow of the sentiments, I think they look lovely this way!
  • The Dear Friend sentiment was adhered with Fast Fuse Adhesive, the flowers and other sentiment were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The final touch was added by strategically gluing (with a fine-tip glue pen) various sizes of Metallic Sequins to the card front and adding a few flowers to coordinate the envelope.  Although Crumb Cake Envelopes are no longer available, you can easily create one with Crumb Cake Cardstock and the Envelope Punch Board.

Birthday Blooms Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for Global Design Project 097 Color Challenge Crumb Cake, Berry Burst, Wild Wasabi find at Stampin' Hoot, Stesha Bloodhart #GDP097 #stampinup #colorchallenge #birthdayblooms #embossing #flowers #cardmaking #handmade #imadethis #demonstrator #fussycutting

Now are you thinking about adding this stamp set to your collection?  Feel free to click on the image below and it will take you to my store where you can place your order!  Lots of specials are to be had during the Month of July! Don’t let them slip away!
See them here: Amazing July Specials
Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms Stamp Set Clear 140658, Wood 140655 Available to Purchase Online from Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #birthdayblooms #flowers #peonies #stampinup #cardmaking #orderonline

Birthday Blooms Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for Global Design Project 097 Color Challenge Crumb Cake, Berry Burst, Wild Wasabi find at Stampin' Hoot, Stesha Bloodhart #GDP097 #stampinup #colorchallenge #birthdayblooms #embossing #flowers #cardmaking #handmade #imadethis #demonstrator #fussycutting

My list of products used in this post. Click on the images to shop or click on the link at the bottom to print a pdf.

 

Birthday Blooms Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for Global Design Project 097 Color Challenge Crumb Cake, Berry Burst, Wild Wasabi find at Stampin' Hoot, Stesha Bloodhart #GDP097 #stampinup #colorchallenge #birthdayblooms #embossing #flowers #cardmaking #handmade #imadethis #demonstrator #fussycutting

Make sure you hop on over to Global Design Project to see all the wonderful Designer Creations and fellow player submissions!

Stampin' Up! Amazing July 2017 Specials found at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart Bonus Days, Christmas In July and Hoot Loot! #specials #hootloot #stampinup #bonusdays #christmasinjuly

 

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Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha

A Flirty Birthday for Global Design Project 094 Sketch

Flirty Flowers and Milestone Moments Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up Make a Fabulous In-Color Birthday Card for Global Design Project 094 Sketch Challenge #GDP094 #cards #globaldesignproject #stampinup #stesha #incolor

Welcome to the Global Design Project #GDP094 - it's time to be inspired by a SKETCH, and we think you'll agree that today's sketch is AWESOME! Today’s card is going to a very special person!  The Global Design Project Sketch Challenge 094 helped to inspire my creation!  My Mother-in-Law turns 78 years-old today and I wanted to make something bright and fun for her.  The new 2017-2019 In-Colors are fabulous and bright so I decided to go with those as my color combination.  The 1/2″ Finely Woven In-Color Ribbon works well for the stripes/blocks shown in the sketch.  I decided to use the Milestone Moments Stamp Set and Wish her a 78th Birthday by using portions of the stamps available.  The sizing worked out well, each of the words were cut to 2 3/4 in x 1/2 in and adhered to the top of the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

 

Flirty Flowers and Milestone Moments Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up Make a Fabulous In-Color Birthday Card for Global Design Project 094 Sketch Challenge #GDP094 #cards #globaldesignproject #stampinup #stesha #incolor

I used several of the flowers from the Flirty Flowers stamp set.  I stamped them on Whisper White Cardstock with Basic Black Archival Ink. I colored them with the Stampin’ Write In-Color Markers, using the Lemon-Lime Twist for the flower stems and Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig as the petals.  I cropped the flower bunch with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Large Circle.  I cut the side and bottom so it mimicked the corner of the card and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The other flowers were fussy cut with the Paper Snips and also adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Flirty Flowers and Milestone Moments Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up Make a Fabulous In-Color Birthday Card for Global Design Project 094 Sketch Challenge #GDP094 #cards #globaldesignproject #stampinup #stesha #incolor

I think the New 2017-2019 In-Colors compliment each other so very well.  I love using them together on a project.  I finished off the card by adding 5 of the Glitter Enamel Dots.  They work wonderfully as flower centers!

Flirty Flowers and Milestone Moments Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up Make a Fabulous In-Color Birthday Card for Global Design Project 094 Sketch Challenge #GDP094 #cards #globaldesignproject #stampinup #stesha #incolor

I hope you enjoy my creations!  If you have any questions as to how a technique is done or anything regarding paper crafting with Stampin’ Up! Products or placing an order, please feel free to contact me!  I will respond pronto!

Flirty Flowers and Milestone Moments Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up Make a Fabulous In-Color Birthday Card for Global Design Project 094 Sketch Challenge #GDP094 #cards #globaldesignproject #stampinup #stesha #incolor

My FREE HOOT LOOT for July are the Hearts and Stars Elements! See how to earn Free Monthly Hoot Loot by clicking on the photo below:

Stampin' Hoot! July Host Code - Free Hearts and Stars Elements with a $50 Purchase from Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart

 

My list of products used in this post.  Click on the images to shop or click on the link at the bottom to print a pdf.

 

 

Stampin' Up! Bonus Days are Back! For every $50 spent in July, You'll get a $5 Bonus Days Coupon to Redeem in August

STAMPIN’ UP! BONUS DAYS!  JULY 1 – 31.  EARN IN JULY.  REDEEM IN AUGUST!

  • For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend between July 1-31,  you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between August 1 – 31, 2017.

EARNING (JULY 1-31)  IMPORTANT DETAILS!

  • Keep Your Codes!  Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Requires Email!  An email address is required to participate; bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • No Limit!  There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.

REDEEMING (AUGUST 1-31)  IMPORTANT DETAILS!

  • No Limit!  There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • What Will You Use Your Coupon Codes For?  Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any Stampin’ Up! product, excluding Starter Kits, Stampin’ (Host) Rewards and Paper Pumpkin month to month subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin kits (1, 3, 6 and 12 month fixed subscriptions) can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.

Christmas in July Starter Kit Special, Get The Free Essentials Gift Pack, A $72 Value - Join my Team - The Hootenannies at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart

THE BEST JULY DEAL OF ALL!  The $99 Starter Kit is a fabulous way to purchase Stampin’ Up! products at a discount.  Get $72 worth of BONUS products when you purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! in July.  No risk.  No obligation to purchase anything further.  No penalty to drop!  

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the kit and join through me and enjoy the benefits of being part of my team – The Hootenannies.   My community is pressure-free, friendly and loaded with exclusive paper crafting ideas and resources (and you the get benefit of also being part of the Pals).  Get the full scoop here and please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions.  I’m happy to help.

Click to Shop Stampin' Up! Product, Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart, Hootlet

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha

Happy 4th of July and 18th Birthday John!

Stampin' Up! Number of Years Photopolymer Stamp Set, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, Balloon Celebrations Stamp Set and Balloon Bouquet Punch, 18th Birthday Card with Lemon-Lime Twist and Basic Black created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #stampinup #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #birthdaycard #handmade #papercrafts

Happy 4th of July and 18th Birthday John!

Happy 4th of July! The USA celebration, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776.  On this day, we also get the honor of celebrating the birth of our nephew John, who graced us with his presence 18 years ago!  We met for dinner the night of the 2nd to celebrate, as John will be on a plane to Japan for a school trip!  Here’s to a fun and safe trip John!  Excited for your return and to hear all the things you got to explore and see.

Stampin' Up! Number of Years Photopolymer Stamp Set, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, Balloon Celebrations Stamp Set and Balloon Bouquet Punch, 18th Birthday Card with Lemon-Lime Twist and Basic Black created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #stampinup #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #birthdaycard #handmade #papercrafts

I apologize for the lighting for the photo on my card.  I missed the prime natural light opportunity for my photography, but I captured it the best that I could.

Card Details:

  • The base of the card is Basic Black Cardstock cut to 4.25 x 11 and scored/folded at 5.5 in to make a standard sized card.
  • I cut a piece of Lemon-Lime Twist Cardstock to 4.125 x 5.375 in and adhered to the card base with Fast Fuse Adhesive.
  • I cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 4 in x 5.25 in. I applied the watercolor technique I learned from Steffi Helmschrott’s You-Tube Video shown below, using my favorite new In-Color Lemon-Lime Twist.  A special shout out to Steffi on being the first German Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator to achieve $1 Million in Personal Sales!
  • Next I stamped the card elements on Shimmery White Cardstock and cropped them out with the coordinating Balloon Bouquet Builder Punch and Large Number Framelits.  Most elements were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals, although ones I wanted to look set back I adhered with Fast Fuse.
  • I adhered a balloon and stamped the balloon string that has the sentiment “Let Us Celebrate” incorporated in, onto a Whisper White Medium Envelope.

Stampin' Up! Number of Years Photopolymer Stamp Set, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, Balloon Celebrations Stamp Set and Balloon Bouquet Punch, 18th Birthday Card with Lemon-Lime Twist and Basic Black created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #stampinup #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #birthdaycard #handmade #papercrafts

I also took an Aqua Painter and some Lemon-Lime Twist and added some color to the banners to help coordinate with the background.

Stampin' Up! Number of Years Photopolymer Stamp Set, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, Balloon Celebrations Stamp Set and Balloon Bouquet Punch, 18th Birthday Card with Lemon-Lime Twist and Basic Black created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #stampinup #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #birthdaycard #handmade #papercrafts

I also cropped out the 18 in Basic Black Cardstock and adhered to the back slightly offset to make a shadow look.

Stampin' Up! Number of Years Photopolymer Stamp Set, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, Balloon Celebrations Stamp Set and Balloon Bouquet Punch, 18th Birthday Card with Lemon-Lime Twist and Basic Black created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #stampinup #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #birthdaycard #handmade #papercrafts

My FREE HOOT LOOT for July are the Hearts and Stars Elements! See how to earn Free Monthly Hoot Loot by clicking on the photo below:

Stampin' Hoot! July Host Code - Free Hearts and Stars Elements with a $50 Purchase from Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart

 

My list of products used in this post.  Click on the images to shop or click on the link at the bottom to print a pdf.

 

I hope you all enjoy celebrating this Independence Day!  I know we have a full day planned of family activities.  Happy 4th!  Stay safe everyone!

Stampin' Up! Bonus Days are Back! For every $50 spent in July, You'll get a $5 Bonus Days Coupon to Redeem in August

STAMPIN’ UP! BONUS DAYS!  JULY 1 – 31.  EARN IN JULY.  REDEEM IN AUGUST!

  • For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend between July 1-31,  you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between August 1 – 31, 2017.

EARNING (JULY 1-31)  IMPORTANT DETAILS!

  • Keep Your Codes!  Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Requires Email!  An email address is required to participate; bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • No Limit!  There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.

REDEEMING (AUGUST 1-31)  IMPORTANT DETAILS!

  • No Limit!  There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • What Will You Use Your Coupon Codes For?  Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any Stampin’ Up! product, excluding Starter Kits, Stampin’ (Host) Rewards and Paper Pumpkin month to month subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin kits (1, 3, 6 and 12 month fixed subscriptions) can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.

Christmas in July Starter Kit Special, Get The Free Essentials Gift Pack, A $72 Value - Join my Team - The Hootenannies at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart

THE BEST JULY DEAL OF ALL!  The $99 Starter Kit is a fabulous way to purchase Stampin’ Up! products at a discount.  Get $72 worth of BONUS products when you purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! in July.  No risk.  No obligation to purchase anything further.  No penalty to drop!  

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the kit and join through me and enjoy the benefits of being part of my team – The Hootenannies.   My community is pressure-free, friendly and loaded with exclusive paper crafting ideas and resources (and you the get benefit of also being part of the Pals).  Get the full scoop here and please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions.  I’m happy to help.

Click to Shop Stampin' Up! Product, Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart, Hootlet

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha

Global Design Project Guest Designer 093 Color Challenge

Stampin' Up! Graceful Garden Stamp Set for the Global Design Project Guest Designer Stesha Bloodhart #GDP093 Color Challenge Lemon-Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Pool Party, Come Play Along and Check Out Stampin' Hoot! Handmade Paper Craft Creations, Cards and Scrapbook Pages #stampinup #stampinhoot #papercrafts #cards

Global Design Project Guest Designer Stesha Bloodhart for Color Challenge 093 Lemon-Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Pool Party #GDP093 #SteshaBloodhart #GuestDesigner #stampinup #stampinhoot

Global Design Project Guest Designer Stesha Bloodhart for Color Challenge 093 Lemon-Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Pool Party #GDP093 #SteshaBloodhart #GuestDesigner #stampinup #stampinhoot

This week I have the great honor of being the Global Design Project Guest Designer for Color Challenge 093. How did I receive this honor? By participating in the Color Challenge 089 and being selected by the Design Team as a Winner! You can see the card that was selected and my post with details by clicking this link (or the photo below): Take a Bike Ride to Global Design Project 089 Color Challenge!

Stampin' Up! Bike Ride Photopolymer Bundle, Bike Ride Stamp Set and Build a Bike Framelits Dies, Along with #GDP089 Global Design Project 089 Color Challange, Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #stampinhoot

So today is the debut for my week long honor as the Guest Designer and I couldn’t be more humbled and excited.  When I first received the colors for the challenge, I was a little worried.  I love the color combination of the all new In-Colors: Lemon-Lime Twist and Berry Burst, but trying to implement the light blue of the Pool Party color into the mix had me thinking outside my norm.  I decided to go Bright and Bold with the two New In-Colors and subtle with the Pool Party.  I hope you like what I came up with.

Stampin' Up! Graceful Garden Stamp Set for the Global Design Project Guest Designer Stesha Bloodhart #GDP093 Color Challenge Lemon-Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Pool Party, Come Play Along and Check Out Stampin' Hoot! Handmade Paper Craft Creations, Cards and Scrapbook Pages #stampinup #stampinhoot #papercrafts #cards

This card features several new items from the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog that was released on June 1st.  I have been dying to use the new Graceful Garden Stamp Set.  It has perfect images for watercoloring and if you follow my blog, you know that the watercolor techniques are a signature of mine.  Keep checking back as I am going to try and step-it-up with watercoloring and also share some videos in the near future.

I use the Aqua Painters to apply my color, the brushes make it simple to get just the right amount of water you need for each application. If you haven’t used them yet, add them to your collection and take some time to practice and test out the different looks you get with more/less water and color. Once you get the hang of it (and believe me, I am still learning) a whole new world of card making / paper crafting opens up.

Stampin' Up! Graceful Garden Stamp Set for the Global Design Project Guest Designer Stesha Bloodhart #GDP093 Color Challenge Lemon-Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Pool Party, Come Play Along and Check Out Stampin' Hoot! Handmade Paper Craft Creations, Cards and Scrapbook Pages #stampinup #stampinhoot #papercrafts #cards

Card Details:

  • Card Base is Thick Whisper White Cardstock cut to 5 in x 11 in and scored / folded at 5.5 in.
  • I wrapped three of the new ribbons around the base of the card.  The Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon was wrapped through middle and adhered with a touch of Snail Adhesive. Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon was wrapped twice, once on the top and once on the bottom of the Berry Burst (also adhered with Snail Adhesive).  The Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon was wrapped twice over the top of the Berry Burst and then secured with a bow.
  • I cut a piece of Pool Party Cardstock to 4.25 in x 5.25 in and adhered it to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I offset it so that it would not cover up my Whisper White Bow.
  • The Shimmery White Cardstock (great for watercolor techniques) was cut to 4 in x 5in.  I added a drop of Pool Party Ink to a touch of the new Embossing Paste (which I just love) and applied it to the Shimmery White Cardstock with the help of the Diamond Pattern Decorative Mask and the Long and Skinny Palette Knife. I let the Embossing Paste dry while I cleaned off the tools (it dries fast so tools need to be washed pronto).  I then grabbed an Aqua Painter and added some Lemon Lime Twist Ink over the top of the Pool Party Embossing Paste.
  • I stamped two of the Large Roses and three of the Small Roses from the Graceful Garden Stamp Set with Basic Black Archival Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  I then added the color (Berry Burst on the Roses and Lemon-Lime Twist on the Stems/Leaves) again with an Aqua Painter.  I cut each image out with the Paper Snips (fussy cutting is my therapy) and adhered them to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Snail Adhesive.  Any leaves that overhung the card base were snipped off to keep the edges clean.
  • The ‘I Adore You’ Sentiment (also from the Graceful Garden Stamp Set) was stamped in Basic Black on Shimmery White and then snipped out with the Paper Snips, using the curvature of the letters as my guide.
  • The final touch was added by placing three of the yellow toned Glitter Enamel Dots strategically on the card.

Stampin' Up! Graceful Garden Stamp Set for the Global Design Project Guest Designer Stesha Bloodhart #GDP093 Color Challenge Lemon-Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Pool Party, Come Play Along and Check Out Stampin' Hoot! Handmade Paper Craft Creations, Cards and Scrapbook Pages #stampinup #stampinhoot #papercrafts #cards

I hope you like my Guest Designer Card Creation for this week’s Global Design Project. I was unsure at first of the color combination but actually think it works pretty well together. Please feel free to leave comments on what you like, don’t like or questions you may have.  I read and respond to every one of them!

Stampin' Up! Graceful Garden Stamp Set for the Global Design Project Guest Designer Stesha Bloodhart #GDP093 Color Challenge Lemon-Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Pool Party, Come Play Along and Check Out Stampin' Hoot! Handmade Paper Craft Creations, Cards and Scrapbook Pages #stampinup #stampinhoot #papercrafts #cards

The natural lighting in this last photo really brought out the watercolor dimension of this card.  It is amazing what proper lighting can do for the presentation of any creation!

Only a few more days to take advantage of the Stampin’ Rewards Free Product Bonus and the Enamel Glitter Dots as the Free Hoot Loot for the Month of June!  See details below:

LOVE FREE PRODUCTS?  GET A $35 BONUS!  June 1 – 30.  Place an order of $350 or more and get $35 in BONUS FREE STAMPIN’ REWARDS!   Bonus applies to individual on-line customer order, as well as a workshop host benefit.  Details are shown below!

My FREE HOOT LOOT for June is Glitter Enamel Dots! See how to earn Free Monthly Hoot Loot by clicking on the photo below:

Stampin' Hoot! June Hoot Loot! Free Stampin' Up! Glitter Enamel Dots with $50 Purchase, #hootloot #stampinup #stampinhoot #freebies

My list of products used in this post.  Click on the images to shop or click on the link at the bottom to print a pdf.

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha

A Shimmery Happy Birthday Gorgeous

A Shimmery Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Today is all about the shimmer! I have been eyeing up the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle for awhile so decided that I would attempt to create a card.  I basically stuck with my signature style…Square, Watercolor Wash, Ribbon….it was my first time using the New In-Color Fresh Fig and I went all out on the shimmer!

A Shimmery Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart Buy the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle from my Online Store and Check Out My Blog for Lots of Inspiration #happybirthday #handmadecards #stampinup #bundleandsave #steshabloodhart

Want to get your shimmer on?  Below shows the items I used on my card to add a whole lot of shimmer.  It is hard to capture the beauty of the Shimmer Ribbon on camera, is is probably at the top of my list (for today anyway) for my favorite ribbon in the New 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.
Stampin' Up! 3/8" Shimmer Ribbons In Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Powder Pink and Basic Black; Wink of Stella Clear; Glitter Enamel Dots and Shimmery White Cardstock at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinhoot #shimmer #handmadecards #inspiration #stampinup

The Shimmery White 8.5 x 11 Cardstock is wonderful for the watercolor wash background technique.  The new In-Color Fresh Fig was applied with an Aqua Painter.  I added several layers to create depth and dimension. You can see it well, along with the shimmer, in the picture below.

A Shimmery Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart Buy the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle from my Online Store and Check Out My Blog for Lots of Inspiration #happybirthday #handmadecards #stampinup #bundleandsave #steshabloodhart

Card Details:

  • Card Base is Whisper White Thick Cardstock cut to 5.5 in x 11 in and scored / folded at 5.5 in to make a square card
  • Black Cardstock is cut to 5.25 x 5.25 in and adhered to the card base with Fast Fuse Adhesive
  • The Shimmery White Cardstock is cut to 5.1875 in x 5.1875 in.  Fresh Fig Classic Ink was applied (in layers) with an Aqua Painter to create a watercolor wash background.  A piece of Shimmer Ribbon in Black was wrapped around the left side and secured with a bow. It was adhered to the Basic Black Cardstock with Foam Adhesive Strips to give it some extra lift.
  • The Happy Birthday Die (from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle) was zipped through the Big Shot twice.  Once with Fresh Fig and then again with Basic Black Cardstock . They were adhered together (slightly offset) with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then attached to the Shimmery White Cardstock with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The flowers were all stamped first in Fresh Fig Classic Ink and then the outline was applied with Basic Black Archival Ink.  I then took a Wink of Stella Clear Brush and applied it to each of flowers to add some more shimmer. The flower stems were stamped Basic Black and then colored with Lemon-Lime Twist.  I snipped out each flower and stems (which were also snipped in half) with the Paper Snips, adhered them together and to the card with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The sentiment ‘you look gorgeous’ was stamped in Basic Black and quickly cropped it out with the Coordinating Classic Label Punch.
  • The final touch was added with the two Glitter Enamel Dots.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle by Stampin' Up! Find it at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #happybirthday #handmadecards #stampinup #shimmer #bigshot #dies

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle –  Price: $36.75

I hope you enjoyed todays card! If was fun to make and I absolutely love the shimmer effect!

A Shimmery Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart Buy the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle from my Online Store and Check Out My Blog for Lots of Inspiration #happybirthday #handmadecards #stampinup #bundleandsave #steshabloodhart

LOVE FREE PRODUCTS?  GET A $35 BONUS!  June 1 – 30.  Place an order of $350 or more and get $35 in BONUS FREE STAMPIN’ REWARDS!   Bonus applies to individual on-line customer order, as well as a workshop host benefit.  Details are shown below!

My FREE HOOT LOOT for June is Glitter Enamel Dots! See how to earn Free Monthly Hoot Loot by clicking on the photo below:

Stampin' Hoot! June Hoot Loot! Free Stampin' Up! Glitter Enamel Dots with $50 Purchase, #hootloot #stampinup #stampinhoot #freebies

My list of products used in this post.  Click on the images to shop or click on the link at the bottom to print a pdf.

 

Click to Shop Stampin' Up! Product, Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart, Hootlet

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha

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