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

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.

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Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha

Lots of Love for Tranquil Tulips Hostess Set

Stampin' Up! Tranqul Tulips Hostess Set and Tabs for Everything Bundle on Stampin' Hoot!, Stesha Bloodhart #tulips #lemon-limetwist #steshabloodhart #handmadecards

Lots of Love for Tranquil Tulips Hostess Set

The all new Tabs for Everything Bundle is great for adding small sentiments and elements to any paper craft creation.  I have used it on a few of my past creations which I will share links to at the bottom of this post.  I started this card with intention of using just the Tabs for Everything Bundle, but it evolved into something more.  The final item I added to the card were the Tulips from the Tranquil Tulips Hostess Set.  I think they finished off the card nicely.

Stampin' Up! Tranqul Tulips Hostess Set and Tabs for Everything Bundle on Stampin' Hoot!, Stesha Bloodhart #tulips #lemon-limetwist #steshabloodhart #handmadecards

I have been itching to try the new Embossing Paste that has been all the rave among the Stampin’ Up! Community of Crafters.  I decided instead of using the natural white color of the paste, I wanted to add some color.  Rich Razzleberry is one of my favorite colors, so I grabbed my re-inker, added one drop to the small dollop of white embossing paste and mixed it up.  (Note: Mix it up on the Silicone Mat that Stampin’ Up! offers, it allows for easy clean up).  Here are the items you need and a couple to help step-up the embossing paste application technique.

Necessities for the Embossing Paste Technique

Stampin' Up! Embossing Paste, Palette Knives and Decorative Masks at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart, #embossingpaste #stampinup #stampinhoot

Step-Up Add On’s for the Embossing Paste Technique

Stampin' Up! Silicone Craft Sheet and Classic Re-Inkers for the Embossing Paste Technique at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #embossingpaste #stampinhoot

Here is a close-up view of the Embossing Paste in action on the card.

Stampin' Up! Tranqul Tulips Hostess Set and Tabs for Everything Bundle on Stampin' Hoot!, Stesha Bloodhart #tulips #lemon-limetwist #steshabloodhart #handmadecards

Stampin' Up! Tranqul Tulips Hostess Set and Tabs for Everything Bundle on Stampin' Hoot!, Stesha Bloodhart #tulips #lemon-limetwist #steshabloodhart #handmadecards

Card Details:

  • Card Base is Whisper White Thick Cardstock cut to 4.25 in x 11 in and scored / folded at 5.5 in to to make a standard size A2 card that fits in a Medium Stampin’ Up! Envelope.
  • Embossing Paste is mixed with a drop of Rich Razzleberry Classic Re-Inker and applied to the card with the Brick Decorative Mask and a the long and thin Palette Knife.
  • I then added the Lemon-Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon and Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon to the bottom 1/3 of the card.
  • The greens of the tulips were stamped with Lemon-Lime Twist Classic Ink and the petals were stamped in Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink on Shimmery White Cardstock.   I stamped the second tulip petal an additional time and snipped it out with the paper snips.  All elements were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to make them pop.
  • The sentiment of Love and the Heart are from the Tabs for Everything Stamp Set.  I cropped the Tab out first with the Punch and then stamped the images, as I felt this was easiest.  The tab was folded in half and adhered to the ribbon with Snail Adhesive and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • The final touch was adding 4 Green Glitter Enamel Dots.
  • I also took the time to stamp the Tulips on the Whisper White Medium Envelope for an added wow factor.

Click on the picture above to view the Tabs for Everything Bundle in my on-line store.

The Tranquil Tulips Hostess Set (shown below) is only available via Hostess Stampin’ Rewards with an order of $150 or more.  Want to host an Online Facebook Party and earn extra hostess rewards in the month of June?  Contact me for details and to set a date!

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Stampin' Up! Tranqul Tulips Hostess Set and Tabs for Everything Bundle on Stampin' Hoot!, Stesha Bloodhart #tulips #lemon-limetwist #steshabloodhart #handmadecards

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

This Little Piggy Stamp Set Makes Me Happy! Sneak Peek!

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy Stamp Set and Wood Crate Framelits #sneekpeak #stampinup #piggy #love

This Little Piggy Stamp Set Makes Me Happy!

Today’s card is a sneak peek of an extremely cute stamp set called This Little Piggy, available from Stampin’ Up! on June 1st with the New 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Launch.  Also included is a peek at the New Wood Crate Framelits paired with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.   The Wood Crate was modified by using only one side of a complete crate and snipped down to fit on the front of the card.

The Hoot-A-Riffic Color Combination for this card pairs well for baby themes, but works fabulously for the Piggy!

Hoot-A-Riffic Color Combination Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky With Stampin' Up! Colors #stampinup #colorcombinations Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy Stamp Set and Wood Crate Framelits #sneekpeak #stampinup #piggy #love

Card Details:

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White Cardstock Cut to 4.25 in x 11 in and scored / folded at 5.5 in. Shimmery White Cardstock, which is watercolor friendly was cut to 3.5 in x 5.5 in.  I applied color with an Aqua Painter to create the look of the sun, sky and dirt.  Prior to adhering to the base of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals, I mirrored the color of the sun, sky and dirt onto the card base.
  • The piggy was stamped two times with Basic Black Archival Ink.  Once on Whisper White Cardstock and the other on Water Color Paper.  The image on the Whisper White Cardstock was colored in with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and then cropped with a Paper Snips to fit behind the piggy to represent a shadow.  The Piggy was colored with an Aqua Painter and Blushing Bride Classic Ink and then adhered to the shadow image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The sentiments are from This Little Piggy Stamp Set, Available to order June 1st.  The flagged end on the You Make Me Happy Sentiment was quickly created with the Banner Tripple Punch.  The Love You was cropped out with the Big Shot and the Heart Framelit from the Wood Crates Framelits, also available to order June 1st.
  •  Blushing Bride is the perfect color for Piggy.  Daffodil Delight was used for the sun and flower, Soft Sky for the sky and Crumb Cake for the mud / dirt. The entire card was colored with an Aqua Painter.
  • A piece of DSP from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack was used for the crate.  The Crate was created by slightly modifying one side of a crate.  I snipped a 1/4 inch border around a side of the crate and adhered it to the card by adding a few strips of Fast Fuse Adhesive.  The extra adhesive is hidden well by the crate.

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy Stamp Set and Wood Crate Framelits #sneekpeak #stampinup #piggy #love

There are so many cute images available in the This Little Piggy Stamp Set.  I cannot wait to create more Piggy Cards and other paper crafts using this cute set.

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy Stamp Set #sneekpeak #stampinup #piggy #love

This view of the card shows the edges of the crate after cropping it down and scoring and folding the edges to adhere to the card.

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy Stamp Set and Wood Crate Framelits #sneekpeak #stampinup #piggy #love

This view shows the shadow behind the pig and the top of the crate. Hopefully this will visually help those that would like to CASE the card.

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy Stamp Set and Wood Crate Framelits #sneekpeak #stampinup #piggy #love

Here is my list of items used to create this card.  Click on the images to order (some are not available until June 1st). You can also Print a PDF of supplies by clicking the Supply Link below.

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View the retiring products lists here in PDF format and Excel format.

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha

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