My Artisan Instagram Tip: Ink Smooching

Fable Friends Stamp Set byStampin' Up! Coastal Cabana Ink Smooching by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Fable Friends Stamp Set!  Such a cute collection of critters that are fun and easy to color.  

As part of the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Artisan Design Team, we are asked (and honored) to supply a tip to fellow stampers that is shared on Instagram by @stampinup.  My first tip was published back in February and I shared how you can use punches to create notches to hold twine and thread.  You can see that post here

Fable Friends Stamp Set byStampin' Up! Coastal Cabana Ink Smooching by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11″.  Score and fold at 5 1/2″.

Cut a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8″.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4″.  Adhere with Snail Adhesive. 

Cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 3 x 4 1/2″.  Smooch with Coastal Cabana Classic Ink.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

SMOOCHING INSTRUCTIONS:  Cut a Window Sheet down to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 or similar size.  Take the edge of a Classic Ink Pad and press it onto the Window Sheet multiple times, criss-crossing the edge to get decent ink coverage.  Use a Stampin’ Spritzer to apply three pumps of water onto the Classic Ink on the Window Sheet.  Carefully flip it over and gently apply to the piece of Shimmery White Cardstock (NOTE: You must use Shimmery White to get the effects shown). Pick it up off the Shimmery White and apply it again (in a different area) until the desired coverage is

obtained.  Set aside and let dry completely.

 

Use the Daisy Punch to crop two daisies of Vellum Cardstock.  Adhere together (alternating petals) and to the smooched cardstock with Mini Glue Dots.  

Cut a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock to 5/8″ x 3 1/2″.  Rub with an Embossing Buddy.  Stamp the sentiment (Fable Friends) in Versamark Ink.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Flick to remove the excess and set with a Heat Tool.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the squirrel image (Fable Friends Stamp Set) in Jet Black Stāzon Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Color with an Aqua Painter and the following Classic Inks:  Soft Suede (squirrel and daisy center), Coastal Cabana (sailor jacket), Old Olive (daisy leaf/stem), Crushed Curry (daisy petals).  Snip with a Paper Snips and adhere to the strip of Coastal Cabana with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Add three Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins as shown. 

Fable Friends Stamp Set byStampin' Up! Coastal Cabana Ink Smooching by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Here is my tip that was published on Instagram by Stampin’ Up! on May 21st:  

• @stampinup From #ArtisanDesignTeam member Stesha Bloodhart (@stampinhoot):
“Create a quick but gorgeous smooched background using a Classic Ink Pad, Window Sheet, Shimmery White Cardstock & a Stampin’ Spritzer.” Swipe left to see! #ADTtipsandtricks#stampinup #handmadecards#papercraft #crafting #cardmaking#card #watercolortechnique#watercolorwash

Fable Friends Stamp Set byStampin' Up! Coastal Cabana Ink Smooching by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

The smooching technique is so simple and every background turns out different. You can add multiple colors of ink, add more ink for depth, or less for a softer feel.  The possibilities are endless!  Play, play, play and you will get a result that you love.  

Fable Friends Stamp Set byStampin' Up! Coastal Cabana Ink Smooching by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

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All the Good Things Stamp Set

All the Good Things Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Happy Friday, My Hoot-a-riffic Peeps!

Today, my family and I are on the road from Wisconsin to sunny & warm Florida for Spring Break. We are taking the scenic route and enjoying some close-knit time on the way.  We will arrive in Florida on Sunday and splitting our time between two resorts.  I cannot wait, we have nothing planned but to sit back and relax…which is much needed after an end to a crazy winter and hockey season. 

I didn’t have time to make any new creations while prepping for our trip, but I did remember this card that I made back in October 2018 and had yet to share it.  This stamp set is from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, which I feel has been lost in the shuffle of the Holiday and Occasions Catalogs. If you haven’t sat down and looked through the annual catalog lately, take a minute and see what you’ve missed.  Need a catalog?  Request one here. 

 

All the Good Things Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Step-by-Step Instructions:

With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  

Cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4. Using an Aqua Painter, add a watercolor wash of Calypso Coral Classic Ink.  Let dry completely. Use the Stamparatus to position and stamp the sentiment in Cajun Craze Ink. Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Color the Koi using the brush ends of a Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker.   Huff on the stamp to rejuvenate the ink, and stamp onto Whisper White Cardstock.  Snip with a Paper Snips and adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Add Rhinestone Basic Jewels that have been colored with a Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blend.

 

All the Good Things Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Watercolor wash is such an easy technique to create a background fit for a masterpiece.  Tips: Use an Aqua Painter (water only) to first wet the cardstock.  This helps the ink float arounds and not soak immediately into the cardstock.  Let dry completely and add more layers of ink to get the ink edge created when the two layers dry.

All the Good Things Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

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Country Home Happy Card & 10% Off Coming Soon!

Country Home Stamp Set from the 2018 Holiday Catalog by Stampin' Up! Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
My 2nd to last card to share with you from my craft retreat back in October!  Country Home has by far been one of my favorite stamp sets.  I have always been a fan of rustic and country themed decor, so this set speaks to me on so many levels.  I decided I needed to try a purple, I don’t use enough purple!
Country Home Stamp Set from the 2018 Holiday Catalog by Stampin' Up! Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Step-by-Step Instructions:  COMING SOON!
Country Home Stamp Set from the 2018 Holiday Catalog by Stampin' Up! Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Lemon Lime Twist and Gorgeous Grape make a perfect match.  I love the Mini Ruffled Ribbon, available in the 2017-2019 In-Colors!  It looks great just folded and tucked behind a focal point, as shown my card here. Of course, I had to smooch my background, one of my favorite and most-used background techniques. Don’t know what the smooching technique is?  You can download my step-by-step tutorial here:  Smooching Technique
Country Home Stamp Set from the 2018 Holiday Catalog by Stampin' Up! Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
This time I used Shimmery White Cardstock for my floral and milk can images & watercolored them with an Aqua Painter and Stampin’ Up! Classic Inks. The trick for a great watercolor look is to add color in thin layers, allow it to dry completely and then add more color for depth and shading.
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Accented Blooms Beautiful Hello Card

Accented Blooms Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Hello Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
This was the first time I inked up the Accented Blooms Stamp Set and I LOVE it!  I created this card during my retreat back in October, so I went with fall-themed colors, do you like?  I think it would look just as beautiful in holiday colors such as Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, & Daffodil Delight!
Accented Blooms Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Hello Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Step-by-Step Instructions:
  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut a piece of Soft Suede Cardstock to 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 3 3/4″ x 5″.  Smooch with Soft Suede and Daffodil Delight Ink.  (See smooching instructions here)
  4. Create a notch at the top left with the Daisy Punch to hold the Linen Thread in place.  Wrap three loops and secure with a bow. Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Stamp the floral image in Versamark Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, flick to remove excess, then set with a Heat Tool. Color with an Aqua Painter and the following classic ink colors: Mango Melody, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green. Snip closely with a Paper Snips.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp the “Hello” sentiment in Soft Suede Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock. Blend with an Aqua Painter.  Crop with the Tailored Tag Punch.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Add 5 Rhinestone Basic Jewels, colored with the Bronze Stampin’ Blends Marker for the final touch!
Accented Blooms Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Hello Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
One of my favorite techniques is embossing with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and watercolor in the image.  Having the lines embossed makes it so much easier to color the image and stay within the thin lines.
Accented Blooms Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Hello Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
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Accented Blooms Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Hello Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
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#tgifc169 Blended Seasons & Heat Embossing

Blended Seasons Bundle by Stampin' Up! Heat Embossed Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #tgifc169 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Happy Friday! TGIFC169

It’s Friday and time for a Technique!  This month’s technique is Heat Embossing.  I decided to showcase the upcoming, limited release, Color Your Season products, available August 1, 2018.  I love this floral image and decided to indulge in the new colors from the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2, available as part of this release.

Blended Seasons Bundle by Stampin' Up! Heat Embossed Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #tgifc169 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  Stamp the floral image on top and bottom (rotating it 180 degrees within the Stamparatus) in Versamark Ink.  Cover in Whisper White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set with a Heat Tool.
  3. Color the floral images with Watercolor Pencils and blend with a Blender Pen.
  4. Crop a piece of Granny Apple Green & a piece of Vellum Cardstock with the smallest Stitched Season Framelit Die.  Adhere together with a Mini Glue Dot.
  5. Apply a strip of Snail Adhesive to the backside and add several loops of Rose Metallic Thread.  Adhere to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Add Share What You Love Artisan Pearls as shown for a special touch.
Blended Seasons Bundle by Stampin' Up! Heat Embossed Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #tgifc169 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I used the Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Flirty Flamingo, Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry Watercolor Pencils.  All but Rich Razzleberry are from the Assortment 2 pack available August 1st.  They blend nicely with a Blender Pen!  The lines just disappear.

Blended Seasons Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Just the right elements for any season of stamping.
* Quantity: 12 rubber stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, c, e, g, h

Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies
Create delicate die-cut frames and embellishments with this versatile set that celebrates the seasons.
* 10 dies
* Largest die: 4-7/8″ x 3-3/8″ (12.4 x 8.6 cm)
* Use with Big Shot

Blended Seasons Bundle by Stampin' Up! Heat Embossed Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #tgifc169 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

White Stampin’ Emboss Powder looks fabulous on Crumb Cake Cardstock.  I have also created this card using Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder, which I will share with you in the near future.

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Blended Seasons Bundle by Stampin' Up! Heat Embossed Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #tgifc169 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

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Day 7 #OnStage2018 Sample & Blog Candy Winner

Love What You Do Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! #OnStage2018 Display Board Sample. Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Day 7 of my #OnStage2018 Display Board Samples! Another card using the fabulous Love What You Do, Share What You Love Early Release Products! This is one of my favorite creations, what do you think?

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Comment #7: Jane Harrah!  Jane, please email me your mailing address so that I can drop your Hoot-a-Riffic Blog Candy winnings in the mail!  Congratulations!  Thank You for your wonderful comment!

Jane Harrah: Happy Anniversary Young lady! Beautiful card. I love how you fussy cut the lowers around the “amazing” die. Everything just pops and is so colorful. I love the early release items because they go together so beautifully. The paper is colorful and the stamps seem perfect with it. Thank you so much for sharing, as always.

Love What You Do Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! #OnStage2018 Display Board Sample. Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. With a 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 piece of the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″. Adhere at a slight slant with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock to 3 3/4″ x 5″. Adhere two 3 3/4″ strips of ribbon to the end as shown.  Adhere at a slant with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to 3 1/2″ x 4 5/8″.  Ink up the background stamp (Love What You Do Stamp Set) in Rich Razzleberry Ink and stamp as shown.
  5. Stamp the trio flower image in Basic Black Archival Ink and then onto the Rich Razzleberry background.
  6. Use the Stamparatus to line up the trio flower image to the one you just stamped.  Stamp again using Versamark Ink.  Add Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set with a Heat Tool.
  7. Adhere Metallic Sequins as shown using a Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
  8. Stamp the “I’m Lucky..sentiment in Versamark Ink onto Basic Black Cardstock.  Add White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, set with a Heat Tool.
  9. Crop the sentiment with a Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, and the Stitched Circle Framelit Die.
  10. Add two strips of Snail Adhesive to the back of the cropped sentiment.  Adhere Basic Black Metallic Thread as shown. Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Love What You Do Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! #OnStage2018 Display Board Sample. Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The Stamparatus is the perfect tool to align an image for a “double stamp”.  I wanted to emboss the trio of flowers outline, so I first stamped it in Basic Black.  Then I used the Stamparatus to perfectly align the stamp to apply Versamark Ink directly over the Basic Black.  Add your embossing powder, set with a Heat Tool and your done!

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Love What You Do Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! #OnStage2018 Display Board Sample. Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Although you cannot purchase the Love What You Do Stamp Set and Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper individually (Yet, available June 1st), you can purchase them as part of fabulous bundles, each containing FREE merchandise.

You can see all the SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE SUITE – EARLY RELEASE PRODUCTS HERE, in my online store!

Love What You Do Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! #OnStage2018 Display Board Sample. Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I cannot wait to see what everyone does with this fabulous Share What You Love Early Release Bundle!  You can download the FLYER that walks you through each bundle by clicking on the photo below!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Share What You Love Suite of Product Early Release

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