Pals Blog Hop August 2018 – Cut It Out

Welcome to the Pals August 2018 Blog Hop. We love to cut it out so this month our creations feature our favorite “cuts” using punches, Framelits, and Thinlits from the current Stampin’ Up! catalog.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

 

Lilypad Lake Bundle by Stampin' Up! Handmade Birthday Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for Pals Blog Hop August 2018 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Cut it Out! Lilypad Lake Birthday Card

Since the Lilypad Lake Bundle has die cuts that coordinate with all the stamped images, I decided to use that set to create a birthday card for the Pals Blog Hop: Cut it Out!  The largest die cut from the Limited Release Stitched Season Framelits creates a framed card scene that makes the card stand out.

Lilypad Lake Bundle by Stampin' Up! Handmade Birthday Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for Pals Blog Hop August 2018 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5 1/2″.
  2. Using an Aqua Painter, create a watercolor wash background on a piece of Watercolor Paper.  I used Classic Inks:  Sahara Sand, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, & Crushed Curry. After the ink dries, crop out the background using a Big Shot and the largest label die from the Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies.  Adhere to the center of the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x  5 1/2″.  Crop the frame using the same Stitched Seasons Framelit Die.  Adhere to the card base with Foam Adhesive Strips.
  4. Stamp the following images onto Shimmery White Cardstock using Stazon Ink:  Sun, Sail Boats, Lilypads, Crane. Crop with a Big Shot and the coordinating dies from the Lakeside Framelits Dies. Also, crop two grass die cuts of Shimmery White Cardstock.
  5. Color the images with an Aqua Painter.  Crane: Smoky Slate, Grass: Old Olive & Pear Pizzazz, Lilypad: Petal Pink, Old Olive, & Pear Pizzazz, Sail Boats:  Smoky Slate & Coastal Cabana, Sun: Crushed Curry & Mango Melody
  6. Adhere all images with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Lilypad Lake Bundle by Stampin' Up! Handmade Birthday Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for Pals Blog Hop August 2018 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The card is fairly simple to create, I recommend using a fair amount of water when creating the watercolor wash background.  I applied the ink at an angle, adding a bit more ink to spots that I wanted a little deeper tone.

Lilypad Lake Bundle by Stampin' Up! Handmade Birthday Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for Pals Blog Hop August 2018 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

When coloring the images with an Aqua Painter, you want to use very little ink and water, adding ink to areas to create a shading effect, little by little. I like to cover the image very lightly with the base color, then slowly add more ink to spots that I think might have a shadow cast.

Lilypad Lake Bundle by Stampin' Up! Handmade Birthday Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for Pals Blog Hop August 2018 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

You can also use Shimmery White Cardstock as the base for your watercolor wash background.  I tend to gravitate towards Watercolor Paper as it absorbs more water and I can get a bit more of a washed look.

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

Stesha

Pals Blog Hop – July 2018 – It’s a Pattern Party!

Welcome to the Pals July, 2018 Blog Hop. We’re having a “Pattern Party”. This month our creations will feature our favorite Designer Series Papers and coordinating embellishments from the new annual catalog from Stampin’ Up! 

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

 

Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper and Little Twinkle Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Pals Blog Hop. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

It’s a Pattern Party!

I love the Pals Blog Hop and today I am showing off a Pattern Party of a Baby Card! Oh, my stars, how I love the final result.  The Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper is one of my favorites from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

Stars for babies and other VIPs in your life, plus all-occasion designs.

* 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Gray Granite, Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White

Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper and Little Twinkle Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Pals Blog Hop. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Whisper White 12″ x 12″ Cardstock to 6″ x 12″.  Score and fold at 6″.
  2. Using the other half of the 12″ x 12″ Whisper White, cut two squares to 5 3/4″.  Adhere to the inside of the card with Snail Adhesive to reinforce it.
  3. Using the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, cut the following pieces to 5 3/4″ x (right to left): Navy Blue Sky – 3 3/4″, Striped – 1″, Green Stars – 1/2″, Baby Stars – 3/4″, Blue Sky – 1/2″, Baby Dots – 1/2″.  Adhere together, with Snail Adhesive, to make a 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″.
  4. Stamp the “love you more than all the stars” sentiment in Versamark Ink.  Cover with Whisper White Stampin’ Embossing Powder and set with a Heat Tool.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Cut 6″ strips of the following:  Silver Mini Sequin Trim, Silver & Petal Pink Baker’s Twine, Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine.  Adhere to the card base as shown with 2 Mini Glue Dots.
  6. Stamp the letters “baby” from the Lined Alphabet Stamp Set in Stazon Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Using a Big Shot and the coordinating Layering Alphabet Edgelits Dies, crop the letters and then snip the remaining with a Paper Snips.  Apply color with an Aqua Painter and the following Classic Inks:  Night of Navy, Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink, & Balmy Blue.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Crop pieces of Vellum Cardstock with the Everyday Label and Starburst Punches.
  8. Cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to a 2 1/4″ square.  Zip through the Big Shot in the Maps, Etc Embossing Folder.
  9. Stamp the heart in Night of Navy Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock. Use an Aqua Painter to add color to the heart if desired. Snip out with a Paper Snips.
  10. Assemble the elements as shown, using Snail Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals, adding Silver Metallic Thread & Silver Mini Sequins Trim to complete the look.
  11. For a final touch, add Silver Adhesive-Backed Stars to various areas of the card.
Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper and Little Twinkle Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Pals Blog Hop. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I had an idea of the layout I wanted to use, but it took me some time to get it finalized.  I am hoping my instructions help those that may want to CASE it complete it faster than I.  Stampin’ Up! has done a fabulous job with the coordinating products in the Twinkle Twinkle Suite. I love the Twinkle Adhesive-Backed Sequins and they really make the card.

Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper and Little Twinkle Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Pals Blog Hop. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The card contains 3 new Core Colors”  Soft Sea Foam, Balmy Blue, and Petal Pink…all part of the Subtles family!  This color combination used in the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper is spectacular and is perfect for a baby card or decoration.

Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper and Little Twinkle Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Pals Blog Hop. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper and Little Twinkle Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Pals Blog Hop. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper and Little Twinkle Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Pals Blog Hop. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

What do you love about this card?  The layout, colors, embellishments or everything?  I vote for everything :).

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

Stesha

Pick a “B” Pals Blog Hop : Meet Lined Alphabet

Welcome to the Pals June 2018 Blog Hop. This month we’re going to Pick a “B”. Projects for Babies, Birthdays or Brides, that is. Be on the lookout for creations using new products from the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! 

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Happy Birthday Card using the Lined Alphabet Bundle by Stampin' Up! From the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Handmade card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Soft Seam Foam Cardstock to 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  Score and fold at 4 1/4″.
  2. Using the Big Shot, Magnetic Platform & Layering Alphabet Edgelits Dies, crop “birthday” using a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock cut down the middle at 4 1/4″.
  3. Click to watch this video, from Stampin’ Up!, for tips on using the Layering Alphabet Edgelit Dies. 
  4. Using an Aqua Painter, color the Shimmery White Cardstock with the following Classic Inks:  Top – Flirty Flamingo, Middle – Soft Sea Foam, Bottom – Coastal Cabana.
  5. Using a Clear Block C and the Lined Alphabet Photopolymer Stamps, stamp the letters as shown using StazOn Ink.
  6. Note: If you want perfect placement, I highly recommend using a Stamparatus – Stamp Positioning Tool.  I like the sketched look I obtained by double stamping the letters and not going for perfection.
  7. Adhere the pieces together as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then cut down to 2 3/4″ wide.  This makes the border one inch above and one inch below the letters.
  8. Cut an additional piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″.  Color with Aqua Painters to match the letters and adhere to the “Y” panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Adhere to a piece of Basic Black Cardstock cut to 2 7/8″ x 6 1/8″ with Snail Adhesive.  Then adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  10. Stamp the balloon bouquet (Hand Delivered Hostess Only Stamp Set) in StazOn Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Color as shown with an Aqua Painter (same colors as letters).  Crop with a Paper Snips and adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  11. Using a Big Shot and Basic Black Cardstock, crop the Happy Birthday using the Happy Birthday Thinlit Die.  Snip apart with a Paper Snips and adhere the “Happy” with snipped to size Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  12. Add 3 Share What You Love Artisan Pearls for a final touch!
Happy Birthday Card using the Lined Alphabet Bundle by Stampin' Up! From the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Handmade card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
This is my first time playing with the all-new Lined Alphabet Bundle.  At first, I was reluctant about purchasing the Layering Alphabet Edgelit Dies, but now that I have them in hand and have used them, I can’t believe I ever second-guessed this purchase!  They are so very it!  I will be using these on upcoming scrapbook pages!  Stay tuned!
Happy Birthday Card using the Lined Alphabet Bundle by Stampin' Up! From the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Handmade card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
There are several different ways you can use this bundle and I highly recommend watching the video that Stampin’ Up! has released to help you understand the variety this bundle offers.  The font is fun and easy to mix and match. I love how well it works with the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die I used on this card.
The Share What You Love Artisan Pearls add the perfect touch to any project!  The array of color options makes it versatile and a great addition to your embellishment stash!
Happy Birthday Card using the Lined Alphabet Bundle by Stampin' Up! From the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Handmade card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see which “B” the rest of my Pals are using. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for July 11, 2018, for our annual Pattern Party featuring projects using favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers and coordinating embellishments… Don’t miss it!

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

Stesha

Varied Vases Bundle : Pals Blog Hop – May 2018

Welcome to our Pals Blog Hop, May 2018. This month we’ll be “Stepping Up with Textures or Techniques.” What’s that? Projects that are “stepped up” by using textures, such as embossing folders, or fun techniques. Who knows, maybe both! Join us in the fun while we inspire you to step-up your creations.

 

Varied Vases Bundle and the Masking Technique!

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Varied Vases Bundle by Stampin' Up! for Mary Fish Million Dollar Stamp Set. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the May 2018 Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

Today’s card is showing off several new products:  The New 2018-2020 In-Color Stampin’ Pads & Cardstock (available now!) and also the FABULOUS Varied Vases Bundle (available June 1st) that was inspired by Mary Fish, Million Dollar Sales Achiever, my friend, and upline!  I cannot wait to play with this bundle more!  There are 34 amazing images and sentiments to use for so many different occasions!

Varied Vases Bundle by Stampin' Up! for Mary Fish Million Dollar Stamp Set. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the May 2018 Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Blueberry Bushel Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  Score and fold at 4 1/4″.
  2. Cut a piece of Watercolor Paper to 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  3. Use a Stamparatus to stamp the three vases outline in Black StazOn Ink onto the Watercolor Paper. Stamp again onto the top of a post-it note and snip them out using a Paper Snips.
  4. Place the post-it note images over the top of the previously stamped images to mask them.  Place and stamp the vases as shown (using the Stamparatus and Black StazOn).
  5. Stamp the Birthday Wishes Sentiment in the upper left corner using Black StazOn Ink. Tip: When stamping on Watercolor Paper, sometimes you need to stamp the image twice to get full coverage.  The Stamparatus is perfect for placing the image and stamping exactly where needed to make your image coverage perfect.
  6. Stamp a second set of the 3rd and 5th (from the left) vases & flowers in Staz-On Ink onto Watercolor Paper.  Snip them out (closely) with a Paper Snips.
  7. Color all images with an Aqua Painter and the All-New 2018-2020 In-Colors:  Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, & Pineapple Punch.
  8. Add a bit of shading below the vases with an Aqua Painter and Smoky Slate Ink.
  9. Adhere the 2nd set of images over the top of the original image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Varied Vases Bundle by Stampin' Up! for Mary Fish Million Dollar Stamp Set. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the May 2018 Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

Just a few short weeks before the Stamparatus will be available to order!  It will launch with the New 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! I am starting to use it a lot more than when I first got it and am loving the benefits it brings to stamping! Get it on your wish list!

Varied Vases Bundle by Stampin' Up! for Mary Fish Million Dollar Stamp Set. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the May 2018 Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

This was my first go-round with the New In-Colors and I have to say, I have fallen for them!  Their bright and cherry tones bring a smile to my face when I see them combined on a card.  I have yet to use the green shade: Call Me Clover, but I am certain it will be used on a soon-to-be papercraft creation!  Stay tuned!

Lots of Lavender Stamp Set, Level One Free Item during Sale-A-Bration by Stampin' Up! Shop with Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #saleabration2018
Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set, Level One Free Item during Sale-A-Bration by Stampin' Up! Shop with Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #saleabration2018
Varied Vases Bundle by Stampin' Up! for Mary Fish Million Dollar Stamp Set. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the May 2018 Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

My tip for watercolor:  I wanted my vases to have a shading effect, so I started with a very light application of Blueberry Bushel that covered the entire vase.  I slowly added more color to the left-hand side of all vases, lightly dragging the color to the right.  The result is a beautiful ombre look! Blue is my favorite color so Blueberry Bushel is now at the top of my list.

Varied Vases Bundle by Stampin' Up! for Mary Fish Million Dollar Stamp Set. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the May 2018 Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

Now it’s time to see how the rest of the Pals are Stepping up with Textures or Techniques. Please use the Blog Hop Line-Up below to move from blog to blog. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for June 13, 2018 where we feature projects for Babies, Birthdays and Brides. You’ll probably even see products from Stampin’ Up!s All-New 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Don’t miss it!

Blog Hop Line-Up:

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

Stesha

Family First! Pals Blog Hop – April 2018

Peaceful Reflection Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek 2018-2019 Annual Catalog #lakelife scrapbook page by Stesha Bloodhart for #onstage2018 Milwaukee Display Board #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #stampinup30

Welcome to the Pals April 2018 Blog Hop. Join us while we put “Families First” in our hop this month. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with family-related projects like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation or Family Vacations. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Scrapbooking is what got me started in the paper crafting realm.  I love to make a scrapbook layout that reflects back on a memorable moment with my family.  This page shows my husband and son enjoying the view of the lake while dipping their toes in the water, I wish I could see that view every day!

Peaceful Reflection Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek 2018-2019 Annual Catalog #lakelife scrapbook page by Stesha Bloodhart for #onstage2018 Milwaukee Display Board #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #stampinup30

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Start with a 12x12 piece of Whisper White Cardstock as your canvas.
  2. Create a mat for your photo (1/4″ larger) with a piece of Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (Available May 1, 2018).
  3. Using the Peaceful Reflections Stamp Set (Available June 1, 2018), stamp 5 large and 5 small water ripples with Basic Black Archival Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  A Marina Mist Ink with an Aqua Painter.
  4. Cut each of the water ripples out with a Paper Snips.  Adhere as shown with Snail Adhesive, cut some in half and place along the edges and under the photo.
  5. Adhere the photo/mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp the “waves” as shown in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Add Marina Mist Ink with an Aqua Painter.
  7. Using a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Large Letter Framelits and Shimmery White Cardstock, crop out #LAKELIFE.
  8. With an Aqua Painter, add the ombre look with Old Olive (bottom), Lemon-Lime Twist (middle), and Marina Mist (top). Adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Stamp 4 dragonflies using Basic Black Archival Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Stamp one set of leaves in Pool Party and the other in 2nd Generation Night of Navy (stamp on scrap paper first).  Cut them out with a Paper Snips.
  10. Stamp 4 of the plants in Old Olive Ink, blend and add more color with an Aqua Painter.  Crop with a Paper Snips.
  11. Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper to 1″ x 3″.  Flag the end with the Banner Triple Punch. Adhere to the upper left corner with Snail Adhesive.
  12. Adhere the plants and dragonflies with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  13. If desired, stamp the place and time using the alphabet stamps from the Pick a Pennant Stamp Set (Available June 1, 2018). Snip with a Paper Snips and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Peaceful Reflection Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek 2018-2019 Annual Catalog #lakelife scrapbook page by Stesha Bloodhart for #onstage2018 Milwaukee Display Board #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #stampinup30

I love the ombre look and using an Aqua Painter to add the color makes it easy to obtain! I will be sharing more of my creations from my #onstage2018 Display Board, which shows off more ombre with the Large Letter Framelits!  Stop back soon or sign-up to follow my blog posts so you don’t miss out!

Peaceful Reflection Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek 2018-2019 Annual Catalog #lakelife scrapbook page by Stesha Bloodhart for #onstage2018 Milwaukee Display Board #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #stampinup30

Have you heard about the Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp?  Marina Mist will not be around after May 31st, so if you like the color, make sure you add it to your collection before it is gone for good!

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

Stesha

Spring has Sprung! Pals Blog Hop – March 2018

Welcome to the Pals March 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “Spring has Sprung”. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with Spring or Spring-related projects. You may see floral, Easter or other general Spring-inspired designs. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

 

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Proceeds to Ronald McDonald House with Every Purchase. Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for Spring Has Sprung Pals Blog Hop! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I decided to use the Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set in my creation for today.  I usually do not CASE (copy and selectively edit) other creations, but this time I decided to re-create a card by the talented Steffi Helmschrott, a fellow demonstrator from Germany! I love the cute little ladybugs and I think they speak spring!  Enjoy!

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Proceeds to Ronald McDonald House with Every Purchase. Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for Spring Has Sprung Pals Blog Hop! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

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 Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  Adhere with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut a piece of Watercolor Paper to 3 3/4″ x 5″.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Using 2nd Generation Stamping (Ink the Stamp then stamp once on scrap paper, then on final project for a lighter ink image) stamp the jar image, in Basic Gray Archival Ink, on Watercolor paper.
  5. Crop the image with the coordinating jar framelit (Everyday Jars Framelits Dies Set) using a Big Shot and a Magnetic Platform.
  6. Add shading to the jar and background by applying Smoky Slate Ink with an Aqua Painter.
  7. Stamp the grass image 3 times using Old Olive Ink.  Blend lightly with an Aqua Painter.
  8. Use 2nd Generation stamping on the twig inside the jar.  Add Old Olive and Soft Suede Ink with an Aqua Painter.
  9. Stamp two ladybug images (one inside the jar, one to crop out with a Paper Snips) in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Add Real Red Ink with an Aqua Painter.
  10. Cut a piece of Linen Thread.  Tie in a bow as shown and adhere with a Mini Glue Dot.
  11. Adhere jar and ladybug images with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  12. Use Versamark Ink to stamp the Sentiment on Basic Black Cardstock.  Add White Embossing Powder and set with a Heat Tool.  Snip with a Paper Snips and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  13. Add Clear Epoxy Raindrops for the Final TOUCH!
Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Proceeds to Ronald McDonald House with Every Purchase. Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for Spring Has Sprung Pals Blog Hop! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp SetSharing Sweet Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp Set  – Item 144051 – Price: $21.00 

For all the sweet things in life you wish you could bottle up and keep with you forever, this stamp set will help! The dextrous jar is just waiting to be filled with whatever inspires you!

Stampin’ Up! donates time and money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date, we’ve contributed over $1,000,000 to RMHC and their network of local RMHC Chapters. When you buy the Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set, we donate a portion of the proceeds to RMHC.

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Proceeds to Ronald McDonald House with Every Purchase. Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for Spring Has Sprung Pals Blog Hop! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I am trying to step-up my watercolor game!  This time I went with more of a no-line watercolor look!  I kept the image simple and had a great example to follow! Steffi does amazing watercolor work and I am going to use her creations to practice and hopefully get to her level of expertise!

Birthday Card by Steffi Helmschrott

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

Stesha

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