Stampin’ Blends and A Cozy Cottage Birthday

Cozy Cottage Hostess Stamp Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog by Stampin' Up! Birthday Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The Cozy Cottage Hostess Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog is the perfect canvas for coloring with the Stampin’ Blends Premier Alcohol Markers!  This serene setting is dreamy and makes me want to get away to warmer places.  It also reminds me of the movie, “The Holiday”…I may just have to watch it again!

Cozy Cottage Hostess Stamp Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog by Stampin' Up! Birthday Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Card Details:

  1. With your Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″, then score and fold at 5 1 /2″.
  2. Ink the Cottage Image, Fence, and Chairs in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink.  Stamp the Cottage Image, then the chairs on the card base.   Stamp the fence on a separate piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock, then snip it out with a Paper Snips.  After coloring, adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals to make it appear closer and add depth to the card.
  3. Ink the Happy Birthday Sentiment (from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set) in Basic Black Archival Ink and Stamp below the Cottage Scene.
  4. Color with the following Stampin’ Blends Markers:
    • Light and Dark Pool Party (Sky), Light and Dark Old Olive (Grass, Trees & Greenery), Light and Dark Crumb Cake (Cottage, Chairs, Fence, Walkway), Bronze (Various Shading), Light and Dark Daffodil Delight (windows)
Cozy Cottage Hostess Stamp Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog by Stampin' Up! Birthday Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The Cozy Cottage Stamp Set is only available on orders that qualify for Hostess Rewards.  Want to earn this stamp set?  Contact me to book a party, online or in-home!  I would love to show you how to color with our Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers!  They take a little bit of practice but are easy to obtain stellar coloring results. Cozy Cottage Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Cozy Cottage Hostess Stamp Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog by Stampin' Up! Birthday Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Here you can see the detail of how to add depth with coloring.  Stampin’ Blends are available in three ways:  individual colors, light and dark color pairs or as a bundle. Stampin Blends Premier Alcohol Markers Collection Item 147475 by Stampin' Up! Available November 1st 2017 from stampinhoot.com Stesha Bloodhart #stampinblends #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

Cozy Cottage Hostess Stamp Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog by Stampin' Up! Birthday Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Popping up the gate with Stampin’ Dimensionals really helps to set the scene and make it look like the cottage is cozy and set back on a hill.

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Southern Serenade for GDP126 Sketch Challenge

Southern Serenade Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! From the 2018 Occasions Catalog for GDP126 Sketch Challenge. Card designed and created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Happy Monday Everyone!

Today the Global Design Project brings you a sketch challenge, and it’s an absolute beauty.  The design team has knocked it out of the park with their creations!  Please be sure to check them out.  They are GORGEOUS!

I decided to use my new stamp set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog called Southern Serenade. I hope you love what you see!

Card Details:

  1. With your Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″, then score and fold at 5 1/5″.
  2. Cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.
  3. Ink up the Lace Background Stamp in Basic Black Archival Ink, stamp twice on the Shimmery White Cardstock as shown.
  4. With a Stampin’ Spritzer, add a few spritz of water to the Shimmery White Cardstock, then shake the Gamboge Brusho Colour Crystals until you get the effect you want.  If needed spritz it with water again to activate all the crystals.  Set aside to dry.
  5. Ink up the floral stamp in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink and stamp on Whisper White Thick Cardstock. Run through the Big Shot with the largest Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Use the Magnetic Platform to keep the die securely in place to get the perfect cut.
  6. Color the flower with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. I used Light and Dark of the following: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, and Pumpkin Pie.
  7. Ink up the lace ribbon image, along with the Happy Birthday sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink, stamp onto Whisper White Cardstock. Fussy cut/snip with your Paper Snips.
  8. Cut a piece of Basic Black Solid Bakers Twine to 16 inches, wrap around the Shimmery White Cardstock and secure with a bow.
  9. Adhere the images, as shown, to the Shimmery White with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  10. Color 5 Epoxy Circles with Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends, adhere those and the clear as shown.  The perfect final touch!
Southern Serenade Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! From the 2018 Occasions Catalog for GDP126 Sketch Challenge. Card designed and created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The Southern Serenade Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! was not a gotta have set on my list, I overlooked its beauty.  I am so happy that I ordered it because it is stunning! The flowers are fun to color with Stampin’ Blends, the lace accents add just the right touch to your creation and the fonts are gorgeous.  It pairs perfectly with a Brusho Colour Crystal background, Southern Serenade Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Southern Serenade Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! From the 2018 Occasions Catalog for GDP126 Sketch Challenge. Card designed and created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Brusho Colour Crystals make it easy to obtain a watercolor wash background as shown on my card.  There are several different techniques in using Brusho and each one results in a different look.  I have used Brusho in a few previous posts.  You can view them below:

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop Guest Designer : Brushos

From the Heart : January 2018 Pals Blog Hop

Southern Serenade Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! From the 2018 Occasions Catalog for GDP126 Sketch Challenge. Card designed and created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Be sure to visit the Global Design Project Challenge Blog to gain oodles of inspiration from the Design Team and others that play along!  Submit your creations and play along with us!

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IT’S MY ANNIVERSARY MONTH, CELEBRATE WITH TWO FREE ITEMS!

Place an online store order valued at $50 or more (before shipping and tax), enter the host code X6YJWTZD and you will earn BOTH the Whisper White Organza Ribbon and Petal Passion Embellishments from the 2018 Occasions Catalog for FREE!

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Stesha

#tgifc147 : Happy Wishes Sale-a-Bration Inspiration

Happy Wishes : Sale-a-Bration Inspiration #tgifc147

 Happy Wishes by Stampin' Up!, A Level 2 Sale-a-Bration Set Free with a $100 Purchase for #tgifc147 Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Happy Friday! TGIFC147

It’s Friday and time for an Inspiration Challenge!  This month’s Inspiration comes from Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-a-Bration Catalogs!  This year, all Sale-a-Bration items are fabulous and fun to work with!  I hadn’t yet inked up the Happy Wishes Stamp Set, a Level 2 Sale-a-Bration Item, so I decided to create a Birthday Card with it.

Happy Wishes by Stampin' Up!, A Level 2 Sale-a-Bration Set Free with a $100 Purchase for #tgifc147 Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Card Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  Score and fold at 4 1/4″.
  2. Cut a 2nd piece of Whisper White Cardstock to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Cut a piece of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper to 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ and adhere to the 2nd layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Ink up the Happy image in Basic Black Archival Ink and stamp onto Shimmery White Cardstock. Zip it through the Big Shot, along with the Magnetic Platform and the 2nd largest Lots of Labels Framelit Die.
  5. Ink up the “wishing you a” and “birthday” in Emerald Envy Classic Ink and stamp one above and one below the happy image as shown above.
  6. With an Aqua Painter and the following 16-18 In Color Classic Inks:  Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum, add color to the flowers within the Happy image.  Tip: Due to the size of the images, I recommend using very little water while applying the color.
  7. Cut 15 in pieces of the following ribbon:  Whisper White 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon, 1/4″ Organza Ribbon, and 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon.  Wrap back and forth two times and adhere to the back of the happy die cut with Snail Adhesive.  Adhere the die cut to the 3rd layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Add 5 Multi-sized Glitter Epoxy Shapes for a final touch!
Happy Wishes by Stampin' Up!, A Level 2 Sale-a-Bration Set Free with a $100 Purchase for #tgifc147 Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

This is one beauty of a stamp set, and what makes it even more beautiful is that it is available for FREE with a $100 Purchase!

Happy Wishes Level 2 Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set - Free with $100 Purchase

Happy Wishes by Stampin' Up!, A Level 2 Sale-a-Bration Set Free with a $100 Purchase for #tgifc147 Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Today is an exciting day!  The 2nd Release of Sale-a-Bration offerings (both Level 1s and Level 2s) are now live and available to earn for FREE with qualifying purchases.  Click on the image below to see the product offerings and samples created by Stampin’ Up!

Sale-a-Bration Items 2nd Release

Happy Wishes by Stampin' Up!, A Level 2 Sale-a-Bration Set Free with a $100 Purchase for #tgifc147 Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Mixing ribbon types and colors are an easy way to step-up a card.  What’s better?  If you don’t like the White of the Ribbon or the Clear of the Epoxy Shapes used in Today’s Creation, add color to them with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers! Your color choices for each just increased by 26!

Happy Wishes by Stampin' Up!, A Level 2 Sale-a-Bration Set Free with a $100 Purchase for #tgifc147 Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Be sure to visit the TGIF Challenge Blog to gain oodles of inspiration from the Design Team and others that play along!  Submit your creations and play along with us!

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IT’S MY ANNIVERSARY MONTH, CELEBRATE WITH TWO FREE ITEMS!

Place an online store order valued at $50 or more (before shipping and tax), enter the host code X6YJWTZD and you will earn BOTH the Whisper White Organza Ribbon and Petal Passion Embellishments from the 2018 Occasions Catalog for FREE!

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Stesha

A Birthday Brew for a Color Challenge : GDP125

Bubble Over Birthday for GDP125!

Bubble Over Bundle by Stampin' Up! for the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Happy Birthday Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the GDP125 Color Challenge #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Happy Monday Everyone!

Welcome to another Global Design Post, GDP125. This week is a color challenge, a bright and fun one!  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Dapper Denim join forces to make a bright and bubbly birthday card.  I love this bundle and there are so many great samples to be found on Pinterest!  You can follow my Pinterest Boards Here:  Stampin’ Hoot! Pinterest

Bubble Over Bundle by Stampin' Up! for the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Happy Birthday Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the GDP125 Color Challenge #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Card Details:

  1. With your Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut a a piece of Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (Free with $50 Purchase During Sale-a-Bration) to 3 3/4″ x 5″.  Adhere to the card base, slanted to the right, with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Cut a piece of Dapper Denim Cardstock to 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  4. Cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.  Ink up the Happy Birthday sentiment from the We Must Celebrate Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight.  Stamp off on a piece of Grid Paper to lighten the ink prior to stamping on the Whisper White.  Stamp the sentiment severals times, keeping it right justified, alternating length (as shown on the card above).
  5. Join with the Dapper Denim with the Whisper White. I used Mini Staples.
  6. Adhere the Dapper Denim to the Bubbles & Fizz DSP.
  7. Run the H & B Large Letters Framelits Dies through the Big Shot with Shimmery White Cardstock and again with Melon Mambo Cardstock. Adhere together, slightly offset, then adhere to the Whisper White with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Color the Shimmery White Letters with an Aqua Painter and Melon Mambo Classic Ink. Tip: Wet the Shimmery White Cardstock with a clean Aqua Painter to saturate it and prevent unwanted ink splotches.
  9. Run the Small Bottle from the Bottles & Bubbles Framelits dies through the Big Shot with Shimmery White Cardstock.
  10. Color the Shimmery White Bottle with an Aqua Painter and Daffodil Delight Ink. (using the same technique as the letters)
  11.  Ink up the Happy Birthday Sentiment in Dapper Denim then stamp on Whisper White Cardstock.  Using a Paper Snips, trim to size and flag the end.  Adhere to the bottom half of the HB.
  12. Ink up the Sketched Circle Stamp in Dapper Denim, stamp onto Shimmery White Cardstock. Ink the Heart Stamp in Melon Mambo, then stamp in the middle.  
  13. Using the Bottle Cap Thinlit Dies and the Magnetic Platform, crop out the image you just stamped.  Take an Aqua Painter and add Melon Mambo Ink to the edges.  Cut a 1 1/2″ piece of Dapper Denim 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, flag the ends, adhere to the back of the bottle cap first, and then to the front of the bottle.
  14. Run one of the Straw Thinlits through the Big Shot with a piece of Melon Mambo Cardstock. Adhere behind the bottle. 
  15. Cut a piece of Shimmery White or Whisper White Cardstock to 1″ x 2″.  Flag the end quickly with the Triple Banner Punch.  
  16. Ink up the Bubbles Stamp in Melon Mambo Ink, stamp on the flagged banner, then adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  17. Ink up the Have a Birthday Brew Sentiment in Dapper Denim on Shimmery White Cardstock.  Crop with a die and the Big Shot.  Adhere to flagged banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  18. Color five glitter epoxy circles and 3 glitter epoxy raindrops with a Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends, then adhere to the card and bottle as shown.
Bubble Over Bundle by Stampin' Up! for the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Happy Birthday Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the GDP125 Color Challenge #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

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Bubble Over Photopolymer Stamp Set
This set is so versatile that you’ll simply bubble over with ideas. Uncork your creativity and add some serious pop to your spritzy projects.
* Quantity: 17 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (not included): a, b, h

Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies
Create die-cut bottles in record time with Framelits dies and the Big Shot.
* 19 dies
* Largest die: 3-3/8 ” x 1″ (8.6 x 2.5 cm)
*Use with Big Shot

Bubble Over Bundle from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Order Online at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart

Bubble Over Bundle by Stampin' Up! for the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Happy Birthday Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the GDP125 Color Challenge #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Did you know you can color embellishments with our new Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers?  A quick and easy way to make custom colored accents for all your needs. The Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes are clear but can be customized with the touch of a marker tip!

Bubble Over Bundle by Stampin' Up! for the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Happy Birthday Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the GDP125 Color Challenge #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Be sure to visit the Global Design Project Challenge Blog to gain oodles of inspiration from the Design Team and others that play along!  Submit your creations and play along with us!

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IT’S MY ANNIVERSARY MONTH, CELEBRATE WITH TWO FREE ITEMS!

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Stesha

A Barn Door Birthday Card for Grandpa Ray

A  Barn Door Belated Birthday Card

Barn Door Bundle by Stampin' Up! From the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Happy Birthday Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The Barn Door Bundle is so fun and easy to create interactive cards!  You can make a SLIDING BARN DOOR!  I am all about rustic decor, so as soon as I saw this bundle in the 2018 Occasions Catalog, I knew I had to have it.  So far I have made 2 cards with it.  This Belated Birthday Card was made for my Step-Dad. The kids thought it was so much fun to make and slide.

Barn Door Bundle by Stampin' Up! From the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Happy Birthday Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I highly recommend watching the video below.  It contains step-by-step instructions on how to create and assemble the Sliding Barn Door.  The tips and tricks are essential for a smooth sliding door.

Barn Door Bundle by Stampin' Up! From the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Happy Birthday Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

This is my second creation with the Barn Door Bundle!  It was polled, amongst demonstrators, to be the number one seller of the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  So far, Petal Palette is in the lead, but the Barn Door Bundle is still holding its own. It has been the most popular amongst my customers and I hope it continues.

Barn Door Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Barn Door Bundle by Stampin' Up! From the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Happy Birthday Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

This time I used Crumb Cake Cardstock as my base and Tuxedo Black Momento Ink to stamp the image. As you can see on some of the images that I colored, I must have grabbed the Basic Black Archival Ink by mistake and it smudged when it came in contact with my Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.  Oooops…

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* Quantity: 8 rubber stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, e

Sliding Door Framelits Dies . . . by creating fabulous doors that you can actually slide!
* 15 dies
* Largest die: 2-1/4″ x 3-3/8″ (5.7 x 8.6 cm)
* Use with Big Shot

To create the sliding door, you will need to have Eight, #6 sized washers and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  If you do not have washers on hand, you can also use anything similar in size to a dime, buttons work well too!

Barn Door Bundle by Stampin' Up! From the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Happy Birthday Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Barn Door Bundle by Stampin' Up! From the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Happy Birthday Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

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IT’S MY ANNIVERSARY MONTH, CELEBRATE WITH TWO FREE ITEMS!

Place an online store order valued at $50 or more (before shipping and tax), enter the host code X6YJWTZD and you will earn BOTH the Whisper White Organza Ribbon and Petal Passion Embellishments from the 2018 Occasions Catalog for FREE!

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

Stesha

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop Guest Designer : Brushos

Brushos! Amazing Crystals of Color!

Beautiful Day Stamp Set from 2018 Occasions Catalog using Brusho Color Crystals for Stampin' Sunday Blog Hop by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #BRUSHO #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Today I have the great honor of hopping with the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop Design Team as the Guest Designer.  When Sara approached me about hopping with them, as soon as I heard that the theme was Brusho, I was in!  I have been wanting to play with the wonderful Colour Crystals a bit more and this was my chance!  I hope you like what I have created for you, although Brusho is said to be a bit messy, I haven’t had an issue and have enjoyed creating with it.

Beautiful Day Stamp Set from 2018 Occasions Catalog using Brusho Color Crystals for Stampin' Sunday Blog Hop by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #BRUSHO #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Card Details:

  • Card Base:  Pacific Point 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: Basic Black Cardstock cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 in.  Adhered with Fast Fuse Adhesive.
  • 3rd Layer: Shimmery White Cardstock cut to 4 x 5 1/4 in.  Sprinkled with Prussian Blue Brusho Colour Crystals.  I then applied small amounts of water using my Stampin’ Spritzer.  After the Brusho Crystals started to melt, I left alone to dry.
  • Butterfly Image: From the Beautiful Day Stamp Set.  Stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink on Shimmery White Cardstock, then fussy cut / snipped out with my Paper Snips. I then took my Aqua Painter and added water to the areas I wanted to color with the Prussian Blue Brusho.  The Brusho ONLY adheres to the area that is wet.  I spread it evenly with my Aqua Painter, then let it dry.  I did the same to the four smaller areas, only this time I used the Moss Green Brusho Colour Crystals. It adhered to the 3rd Layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Sentiments: Also from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set.  I stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock with Basic Black Archival Ink, then fussy cut / snipped out with my Paper Snips.  I wrapped some Black Metallic Thread around three fingers, carefully pulled it off and adhered to the Happy Birthday sentiment. Both adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals, cut to size needed.
  • Embellishments: Five Multi-Sized Dots from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes were strategically added to the top and bottom of the 3rd Layer for a final touch!
  • Tools & Adhesive:  Blender Pens, Stampin’ Spritzer, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Clear Stamp Blocks E & H, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Beautiful Day Stamp Set from 2018 Occasions Catalog using Brusho Color Crystals for Stampin' Sunday Blog Hop by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #BRUSHO #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

There are so many different ways to use Brusho.  I am highlighting 3 ways in this post, but I will be experimenting with it and will share with you my findings.  You can also watch the video by Stampin’ Up! to see their recommendations and watch it in action.

 

The Beautiful Day Stamp Set is PERFECT for using with Brusho Colour Crystals.

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

I wanted to create a Valentines Themed Gift Bag to go with the card I shared in a previous post (shown below).  I started with a piece of Watercolor Paper.  I added a layer of water with my Aqua Painter, then added the Brilliant Red Brusho.  I didn’t want the “crystals” look on this one so I immediately blended the Brusho Crystals with my Aqua Painter and set it aside to dry.

I wanted to add the water droplet look, so after drying, I took my Aqua Painter and squeezed it so that drops of water fell sporadically on the watercolor paper.  I let it sit for about a minute then took a piece of paper towel to soak up the droplets.  I am so happy with the results.

Not sure about Brusho but love the watercolored background look?  I use Watercolor in 75% of my creations, it just adds so much to the card and is so easy to do.  I have shared a step-by-step tutorial on ink smooching and watercolor background, you can download it now by CLICKING HERE.

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

Feel free to click on the image above and it will take you to the details of my first creation with Brusho, but be sure to come back to hop along with the rest of the Stamping Sunday Team!

The Sure Do Love You Bundle is one of my favorite Valentines Themed Bundles from Stampin’ Up! The coordinating Heart Happiness Stamp Set is a huge bonus and brings more bang for your buck!

I used the Hearts Framelits Dies from the Lots to Love Box Framelits to cut out the hearts to place on my Delicate White Doily.  The Fine-Tip Glue Pen was used to add drops of glue to the hearts to adhere the Gold Glitter Flakes that I sprinkled on the top of the glue.

 

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

The photo to the left shows the watercolor paper after applying Brilliant Red Brusho, blending with an Aqua Painter, letting it dry, then adding water droplets and soaking them back up with a paper towel. Then I zipped it through my Big Shot with the heart framelits.

Sure Do Love You Valentines Gift Bag Using Brilliant Red Color Crystals for Stampin' Sunday Blog Hop, Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

A few loops of Gold Metallic Thread were added behind the group of hearts prior to adhering. I love that little pop that the metallic thread adds to my creations!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Teams creations using the fabulous Brusho Colour Crystals!

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Stesha