#tgifc146 – Sketch Challenge : Bloomin’ Heart

Bloomin’ Love & Hearts

Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits Dies and Bloomin' Love Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the #tgifc146 Sketch Challenge. Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

Happy Friday! TGIFC146

It’s Friday and time for a Sketch Challenge!  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so how fun the sketch is that of a heart!  The Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies are so beautifully detailed, you do need to do much to make it a wow card! This card quick fairly simple to create, the Big Shot and Dies do most of the work for you!

Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits Dies and Bloomin' Love Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the #tgifc146 Sketch Challenge. Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

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. Cut a piece of Wood Texture Designer Series Paper to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″, adhere to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  3. Cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.  Smooch with Melon Mambo Classic Ink. You can download a tutorial on the Smooching Technique Here.
  4. Run a matching piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper with the Large Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits through the Big Shot.  Adhere to the card base with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Tip: For a precision cut that is easy to remove, use the Precision Plate as the cut plate in your Big Shot sandwich. You can Watch a Video Here for more detail.
  6. Ink up the two flowers from the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set in Basic Black Archival Ink, then stamp onto Shimmery White Cardstock.
  7. Run through the Big Shot with the Coordinating Dies from the Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits to quickly crop them out.
  8. Color the flowers with an Aqua Painter and Melon Mambo Classic Ink.  Adhere to the heart (in the spots they belong, as shown above) with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Add a Pearl Basic Jewel to the center of each flower and also the small holes in the heart die cut (9 Total).
  10.  Ink up the Love You Sentiment from the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and stamp on a scrap piece of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.
  11. Pour White Stampin’ Emboss Powder over the Versamark Stamped Image, tap the paper to remove excess powder, then heat to melt with your Heat Tool. 
  12. Adhere to the card with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  13. Cut a 6-inch piece of Linen Thread, tie into a bow and adhere with a Mini Glue Dot. 
Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits Dies and Bloomin' Love Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the #tgifc146 Sketch Challenge. Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart
Bloomin Love Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer Stamp Set 140643 Price: $17.00 151,000,000,000. That’s about how many valentine cards are exchanged each year. Yours will stand out when you make them yourself. This set has the right mix of images and sentiments for all the people in your life, from family and friends to your one-and-only. This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want. Quantity: 16 photopolymer stamps Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, g, h

 


Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies 140621
Price: $25.00
Cut delicate hearts in record time with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot.
Thinlits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle. Dies include ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily.
Because of the intricate design of this die, you’ll get best results if you use it with the Precision Base Plate.
* 3 dies
* 3-3/8″ x 3-1/2″ (8.6 x 8.9 cm)
* Use with Big Shot and Precision Base Plate

We Must Celebrate Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog for #tgifc143 Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I am sure you have noticed how much I absolutely love the Ink Smooching Technique!  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.

The Pearl Basic Jewels are the perfect accent to step up this card.  The muted tone goes well with the Wood Textures DSP that adds a little rustic touch to the heart.

Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits Dies and Bloomin' Love Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the #tgifc146 Sketch Challenge. Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

Melon Mambo goes so well with the tone of the Wood Textures DSP.  I am on my 3rd pack of the Wood Textures DSP, that is how much I LOVE it.  I really hope it stays around for awhile as I will be lost without it….but then again, I am sure that Stampin’ Up! will come out with another fabulous DSP stack and I will fall head over heals for…as I always do!

Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits Dies and Bloomin' Love Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the #tgifc146 Sketch Challenge. Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

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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From the Heart : January 2018 Pals Blog Hop

Sure Do Love You, Pals Blog Hop!

Pals Blog Hop January 2018

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

Pals Blog Hop, First of 2018!

Welcome to the Pals January 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “From the Heart” featuring heartfelt projects like Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and Sympathy. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

I have a feeling that a lot of the Pals will be using the same bundle & suite from the 2018 Occasions Catalog as I am!  The Painted With Love Suite of products and the Sure Do Love You Bundle are a hit so far and the catalog just launched!   Add the coordinating Heart Happiness Stamp set and you have everything you need to make fabulous Valentine’s Day Cards!

Sure Do Love You Bundle by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog #suredoloveyou #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
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

Card Details:

Card Base:  Whisper White Thick 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: Real Red Cardstock cut 1/16 smaller than the Card Base (4 3/16 in x 5 7/16 in) and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

3rd Layer: Watercolor Paper cut 1/16 in smaller than the 2nd Layer (4 1/8 in x 5 3/8 in), Smooched with Water and the All-New Brusho Watercolor Crystals in Brilliant Red.

Embellishments: Brusho Colour Crystals, Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Glitter Flakes, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Stamp Sets: Sure Do Love You Stamp Set / Bundle, Heart Happiness Stamp Set.

Ink: Brusho Colour Crystals in Brilliant Red, Real Red Classic Ink Pad, Versamark Ink Pad

Tools & Adhesive:  Aqua Painter, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot, Lots to Love Boxed Framelits, Paper Snips, Clear Stamp Blocks A & D, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Fine-Tip Glue Pen

Creation Details:  I first used the Brilliant Red Brusho and added it to a small pool of water.  I then took my stamp and used that pool as an ink pad.  After stamping those two images on Watercolor Paper, I let them dry, then added a Tear and Tape Adhesive to the center stripe.  I used the adhesive as my canvas for adhering the Gold Glitter Flakes, then quickly cropped the hearts with my Big Shot and Coordinating Framelits Dies.

The ‘Always’ heart sentiment was stamped with Real Red Classic Ink, then touched with an Aqua Painter to add a watercolor look.

I stamped the remaining images in Versamark Ink on Vellum, then heat embossed with my Heat Tool and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  All images were quickly cropped with the Big Shot and Framelits.

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

This was my first time playing with the Brusho Crystal Colours and so far I am liking them.  Very easy to use and so versatile, you can create so many different looks with one product.  I will be doing some tutorials in the near future on how to create different looks with the Brusho.

To create the background look on this card, I first added splashes of water by squeezing my Aqua Painter and flicking the drops randomly across the watercolor paper.  I poked two holes in the top of my Brusho Brilliant Red and GENTLY tapped the container to allow the crystals & powder to lightly cover the Watercolor Paper.  Larger drops of water from my Aqua Painter were added but I didn’t achieve the look I was going for so I joined the large droplets of water to create a wash background.  I then took a paper towel and soaked up the extra color.  This was not necessary, but I wanted to see what the result would be.  I was happy with it so continued with the creation of my card.

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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

The All-New Gold Glitter Flakes add so much pop to your creations!  I decided I wanted specs of gold on the watercolor paper, so I added drops of glue with my Fine-Tip Glue Pen and then dropped some of the Gold Glitter Flakes into it.  I am loving the results and cannot wait to use it again!

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A Sheltering Tree Shines in Metallics

Sheltering Tree Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Shines in Metallic Copper and Gold Embossing Powder, See Details on Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator #stampinup #shelteringtree #embossing #copper #gold #tree #handmadecards #cardmaking #demonstrator

A Sheltering Tree Shines in Metallics

Today I decided to grab a stamp set that hadn’t been inked up yet (a little challenge for myself) and create a card with it.  I have had Sheltering Tree for over a year now and hadn’t taken the time to put it to work.  I am sure I have said this before, I LOVE DIMENSION! Since I didn’t see the need to fussy cut an image, I went ahead and added the dimension by embossing the image and sentiment.  I also popped up the middle of the main focal point.

Sheltering Tree Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Shines in Metallic Copper and Gold Embossing Powder, See Details on Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator #stampinup #shelteringtree #embossing #copper #gold #tree #handmadecards #cardmaking #demonstrator

I didn’t want to stick with just one color so I decided to go ahead and use two.  I wanted to use the sentiment “you warm my heart” and felt that the card should give a feeling of warmth and comfort.  To me, Gold and Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder give off the kind of warmth I was looking for.

Sheltering Tree Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Shines in Metallic Copper and Gold Embossing Powder, See Details on Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator #stampinup #shelteringtree #embossing #copper #gold #tree #handmadecards #cardmaking #demonstrator

Card Details:

  • Card Base is Whisper White Thick Cardstock cut to 4.25 in x 11in and scored / folded at 5.5 in.
  • 2nd Layer is Whisper White Cardstock cut to 4.125 x 5.375 in and adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I first stamped the tree trunk with Early Espresso Classic Ink.  I then stamped the leaves and lawn in Versamark and embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I let is cool, stamped both images again in Versamark, as well as the sentiment,  but this time I embossed with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I flagged the end of the sentiment piece with the Banner Triple Punch.
  • I placed the 2nd layer on the Magnetic Platform, placed the smallest heart die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits strategically over the tree and zipped it through the Big Shot. I then grabbed the next size larger heart die and zipped that through the Big Shot with a small piece of copper foil.
  • I adhered a piece of Gold 3/8″ (1 Cm) Metallic-Edge Ribbon to the back side of the 2nd Layer with Glue Dots.  I then did the same with the 1/4″ Copper Trim.  I took a small piece and made a bow, then adhered the bow to the card in the exact place I wanted it.
  • I finished off the card by adding Gold and Copper Metallic Sequins and a Gold Metallic Enamel Shape.

Sheltering Tree Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Shines in Metallic Copper and Gold Embossing Powder, See Details on Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator #stampinup #shelteringtree #embossing #copper #gold #tree #handmadecards #cardmaking #demonstrator

There are so many great sentiments in the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set.  You can see all that is included in the Photopolymer set below. Have you decided you need to add this wonderful set to your collection?  Click on the image below and it will take you to my on-line store to place your order!

 

Sheltering Tree Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Shines in Metallic Copper and Gold Embossing Powder, See Details on Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator #stampinup #shelteringtree #embossing #copper #gold #tree #handmadecards #cardmaking #demonstrator

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A Touch of Texture for TTTC 006

Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture Stamp Set for #TTTC006 Square Card with Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon and Layering Love Sentiment #stampinup #stamps #inks #dies #papersnips #ginghamribbon #layeringlove #touchesoftexture #handmade #stampinhoot #tictaxtoechallenge #bees #flowers #dragonfly #woodgrain #dsp #layers #coloring #honey #plaid #woodgrain

A Touch of Texture for Tic Tac Toe Challenge Board 006 #TTTC006

#tttc006 tictactoe challenge board 006 honey plaid wood-grain play along #challenge

I have found my love for challenges!  They make me think bigger, better and outside my ‘box’. The TTTC006 Challenge Board had me grab a set and use the images I haven’t used yet. I have seen samples and have been wowed and inspired but haven’t gone ahead and created with it until now. I decided to go with the bottom row, across on the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Board choosing Honey, Plaid and Wood-grain!  The Honey is represented by the Honey Bees.  The Plaid is represented by the All-New Night Of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon (Love, Love, Love!).  The Wood-Grain is represented by the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.

I tend to navigate towards square cards.  I don’t know if it because it allows me to have a larger palette to create my work of art or if it is just the symmetry that draws me in.  I would say 50% of my creations end up square. I ordered all available 12 x 12 cardstock and hadn’t used it yet, so when I decided to go with the Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon, I checked to see if I had Night of Navy 12 x 12…and I did!  So my 6×6 card was born!

Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture Stamp Set for #TTTC006 Square Card with Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon and Layering Love Sentiment #stampinup #stamps #inks #dies #papersnips #ginghamribbon #layeringlove #touchesoftexture #handmade #stampinhoot #tictaxtoechallenge #bees #flowers #dragonfly #woodgrain #dsp #layers #coloring #honey #plaid #woodgrain

The next item I picked out was the Wood Grain DSP from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (one of my top-ten items from the 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog).  I wanted to stamp directly on the DSP so I chose to go with the white, one of the many tones available in the stack (see the variety below).  Since I was planning on using Stampin’ Write Markers to color in the floral images, I didn’t need to use an archival ink so I went with Always Artichoke Classic Ink for all floral greenery.  The Honey Bee and Dragonfly images were stamped in Soft Suede Classic Ink.

Stampin' Up! Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, Shop Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #masculine #stampinup #woodtextures #stampinhoot

I have wanted to expand my use of Stampin’ Up! Ink Colors (I tend to hover around the same colors for my creations) so I grabbed one that I do not remember using in a very long time.  I wanted to stay within the Regals family so I thought Rose Red was perfect for adding color to the large flower images. I wanted the middle of the flower to coordinate with the honey bees so I used Crushed Curry (one of my favorite colors) for the center of the flower as well as some of the smaller petals.

The wonderful sentiment is from the Layering Love Stamp Set.  I stamped it in Rose Red Classic Ink to compliment the flowers.  I also layered a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock behind the Wood Textures DSP.  I wrapped the Night Of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon around the Crumb Cake / Wood Textures DSP prior adhering it to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture Stamp Set for #TTTC006 Square Card with Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon and Layering Love Sentiment #stampinup #stamps #inks #dies #papersnips #ginghamribbon #layeringlove #touchesoftexture #handmade #stampinhoot #tictaxtoechallenge #bees #flowers #dragonfly #woodgrain #dsp #layers #coloring #honey #plaid #woodgrain

The Touches of Texture Stamp Set is an all-time favorite of mine.  Although this is the first time I have used the floral images from the set, I have used the texture images several times on past creations. It is the perfect addition; that subtle touch of texture to step up a work of art. Take a stroll through my Pinterest Board, can you tell which cards contain a touch of texture?

Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture Stamp Set for #TTTC006 Square Card with Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon and Layering Love Sentiment #stampinup #stamps #inks #dies #papersnips #ginghamribbon #layeringlove #touchesoftexture #handmade #stampinhoot #tictaxtoechallenge #bees #flowers #dragonfly #woodgrain #dsp #layers #coloring #honey #plaid #woodgrain

I hope you have enjoyed my creation for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  Please hop on over and check out all the wonderful submissions and great design team creations! It’s great inspiration all on one page!  If you have any questions on today’s card, please feel free to email me or leave a comment on this post.  I will respond with an answer pronto!

Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture Stamp Set for #TTTC006 Square Card with Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon and Layering Love Sentiment #stampinup #stamps #inks #dies #papersnips #ginghamribbon #layeringlove #touchesoftexture #handmade #stampinhoot #tictaxtoechallenge #bees #flowers #dragonfly #woodgrain #dsp #layers #coloring #honey #plaid #woodgrain

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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

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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

Copper Foil Is Lovely with the Inside and Out Bundle

Stampin' Up! Lovely Inside and Out Bundle with Copper Foil Sheets and Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper in Berry Burst Foil. #shine #stampinup #stampinhoot #bundleandsave #handmadecards #papercrafts

Copper Foil Is: Lovely Inside and Out Bundle

Copper Foil and Foil Frenzy DSP is paired with the Lovely Inside and Out Bundle.  I love the shimmer and shine of reflecting light on the beautiful foil paper.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Inside and Out Bundle with Copper Foil Sheets and Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper in Berry Burst Foil. #shine #stampinup #stampinhoot #bundleandsave #handmadecards #papercrafts

Berry Burst is a yummy new 2017-2019 In-Color that I seem to be grabbing for a lot lately.  The Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP in Berry Burst is BEAUTIFUL!  I wasn’t sure what to pair it with but as I was flipping through my DSP and Cardstock, I saw the Copper Foil!  After pairing it close to each other, I new I had found the perfect match.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Inside and Out Bundle with Copper Foil Sheets and Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper in Berry Burst Foil. #shine #stampinup #stampinhoot #bundleandsave #handmadecards #papercrafts

This card was fairly quick and simple to create.  It only took a few minutes and the foil paper does all the talking, makes you say WOW! Don’t you think?  Save 10% Now by Buying the Lovely Inside and Out Bundle.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Inside and Out Bundle with Copper Foil Sheets and Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper in Berry Burst Foil. #shine #stampinup #stampinhoot #bundleandsave #handmadecards #papercrafts

Card Details:

  • The card base is Crumb Cake Cardstock cut to 4.25 in. x 11 in. and scored / folded at 5.5 in. to make a standard size A2 card.
  • The piece of Berry Burst Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper is cut to 4 in x 5.5 in. and adhered to the card base with Foam Adhesive Strips for a larger lift off the card (then Stampin’ Dimensionals).
  • I punched two 4 inch strips of a Copper Foil Sheet with the new Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and adhere the edges to another piece of Copper Foil cut to .75 in x 4 in.
  • I wrapped a piece of 1/2 Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon around the Copper Foil piece and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I zipped the Lovely Heart Die from the Lovely Inside and Out Bundle along with the slightly larger heart from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies through the Big Shot and adhered it to the ribbon with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals cut in half.
  • I finished off the card with two pieces of Copper Foil flagged with the Banner Tripple Punch, added Glitter Enamel Dots and the sentiment stamped in Momento ink on Berry Burst Cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Inside and Out Bundle with Copper Foil Sheets and Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper in Berry Burst Foil. #shine #stampinup #stampinhoot #bundleandsave #handmadecards #papercrafts

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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