The Stamp Review Crew Brings Wood Words

Wood Words Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Friend Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #woodwords

The Stamp Review Crew Brings You Inspiration for the Wood Words Stamp Set!

Welcome to another blog hop with the Stamp Review Crew!  Today’s featured stamp set is the fabulous Wood Words!  I am crazy-mad over the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.   I am on my 3rd pack and use it on almost all my creations!  I love rustic and the Wood Textures Suite of Product calls to me on so many levels!

Wood Words Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Friend Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #woodwords

Not sure why, but I always gravitate to Bermuda Bay as my color choice when using the Wood Words Stamp Set.  I love how it looks against the Wood Textures DSP and Crumb Cake.  I used the Picture Perfect Paper Ribbon, a new product from the upcoming 2018 Occasions Catalog, to add some Bermuda Bay fringe to my layout!

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Wood Words Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Friend Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #woodwords

I used my Sponge Brayer to add color, in Bermuda Bay, to the Delicate White Doily I used in both corners of my card. Do you like?

Wood Words Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Friend Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #woodwords

I added three Rhinestone Basic Jewels and a tad of Wood Textures DSP punched out with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. The flagged ends were easily obtained by using the Banner Tripple Punch!

Now hop along to the next (and/or) previous blog to see what they came up with for inspiring you to use the Wood Words Stamp Set.

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Bonus Projects!  I wanted to also share with you two projects that I used the Wood Textures Suite of Products in my creation. If you click on the images, it will take you to my original post for more details or to my online store to view product details.

Stampin' Up Wood Words Bundle and Wood Textures Suite for Fab Friday 116 Color Challenge. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin' Hoot! #fabfriday116 #woodwords #woodtextures #card #papercraft #rooster #sun #handmade #stampinup #steshabloodhart #stamps #ink #dies #markers #coloring #ribbon #linenthread

Stampin' Up! Wood Words Bundle, Save 10% Purchase Online at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart Wood Crate, Rooster, Moon, Heart, Star and Circle #stampinup #stampinhoot #woodwords #thankyou #cards #stamps #dies

Wood Textures Suite of Products from the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Idea Book and Catalog #woodtextures

Sweet Little Something Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog for OnStage 2017 Display Stamper, Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #2017onstage

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The Stamp Review Crew Brings Painted Harvest

The Stamp Review Crew Brings Painted Harvest Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!

Welcome!  It’s the 3rd Monday of the month so that means it’s time for a Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who want to show you how much you can do with one stamp set. We will feature one stamp set with each blog hop, and each stop on the hop will show you a different idea using that set!

This hop we bring you one of my all-time favorites:  Painted Harvest! I have used this set so much already, I just cannot get enough of it.  I was excited to be able to play with it more and I hope you like what I came up with!

Painted Harvest Bundle by Stampin' Up! for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I wanted a soft feel this go-round so I decided to use Old Olive with Crushed Curry for my sunflower petals.  I really like the way those two colors look together.  I still like the dark center created when using Early Espresso Classic Ink.  The greens (leaves and ferns) were two-step stamped with Old Olive Classic Ink, all using 1st Generation stamping (full force ink, not stamped off).  I stamped all images on the white piece of DSP from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.    The sunflowers and ferns were fussy cut with my trusty Paper Snips, but the leaves were quickly cropped with the coordinating Leaf Punch.

Painted Harvest Bundle by Stampin' Up! for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

  • My card base is Crumb Cake Cardstock, cut to 5 1/2 in wide by 11 in long and scored/folded at 5 1/2 in to create a square card.
  • The 2nd layer is Early Espresso Cardstock cut 1/8 in smaller to 5 3/8 in square. It was adhered to the Crumb Cake Base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The next layer is the lighter piece of Wood Texture DSP, again cut 1/8 in smaller, to a 5 1/4 inch square. It is adhered to the Early Espresso Cardstock with Fast Fuse Adhesive.
  • I took another piece of the White Wood Textures DSP,  marked a spot near the middle but offset to one side.  Then took my Stampin’ Trimmer and cut at an angle from each side to my marked spot, creating an offset triangle. I then cut the tips of the sides to create the needed width of 5 1/4 inch.  I wrapped Linen Thread around the end 4 times and then secured it with a bow. I adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the sentiment on the White Wood Textures DSP with Early Espresso Ink.  I snipped it closey with my Paper Snips.
  • Images were adhered with Fast Fuse or Stampin’ Dimensionals, alternating to give it dimension.  The Sentiment was adhered last with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

Painted Harvest Photopolymer Bundle by Stampin' Up! Stamp Set and Coordinating Punch #stampinhoot #stampinup #steshabloodhart #paintedharvest

Save 10% by purchasing the Painted Harvest Bundle, over purchasing the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and Leaf Punch Individually!

Painted Harvest Bundle by Stampin' Up! for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I kind of got away from making coordinating envelopes to go with my cards.  Since this is a square 5.5 in x 5.5 in card, I decided to create an envelope to go with it since they are not something available from the Stampin’ Up! catalog.  The Envelope Punch Board helps you create any size envelope in a snap!  I used coordinating Crumb Cake Cardstock (use Fast Fuse or Tear Tape Adhesive to ensure it holds together) to create my envelope, stamped and snipped another matching sunflower, added a few ferns and leaves as well as more linen thread to complete the coordinating look.

Painted Harvest Bundle by Stampin' Up! for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I sincerely hope I have inspired you today!  Now hop along for more inspiration using the Painted Harvest Stamp Set!  If you are starting with me, you can hop back to the talented Tanya Boser @ Tinkerin In Ink or hop along to Debra Burgin @ Heartfelt Inkspiration.

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The Stamp Review Crew Brings Eastern Beauty

Eastern Beauty Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Colored with Stampin' Blends for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #easternbeauty #stampreviewcrew #stampinblends

Welcome to another blog hop with Stamp Review Crew!  Today’s featured stamp set is the beautiful Eastern Beauty!

The Stamp Review Crew Brings You: Eastern Beauty Stamp Set

Eastern Beauty Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Colored with Stampin' Blends for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #easternbeauty #stampreviewcrew #stampinblends

So I am a little obsessed with the New Stampin’ Blends and try to incorporate them into as many projects as I can….cause, let’s face it, I just can’t get enough of them!  So when I grabbed the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set, I envisioned something that I could color…and so my card was born!

Eastern Beauty Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Colored with Stampin' Blends for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #easternbeauty #stampreviewcrew #stampinblends

The focal point of my card uses three stamps from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set. Tip: Make sure to use Tuxedo Black Momento Ink and Whisper White Thick Cardstock when using Stampin’ Blends.  I started with the flower petal-like image and then added the dots around the outside.  Once that was complete, I grabbed the largest circle framelit die from Layering Circles pack and quickly cropped it out with the assistance of my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform. I decided that the inside of the petal-like image needed a little boost, so I added the additional image.  You can see them in the product photo below.

Eastern Beauty Bundle by Stampin' Up! 145308 Purchase Online at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #easternbeauty #stampinup #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

 

Eastern Beauty Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Colored with Stampin' Blends for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #easternbeauty #stampreviewcrew #stampinblends

I colored the focal point with the following Stampin’ Blends (from the middle of the image, out): Light Pumpkin Pie, Dark Daffodil Delight, Light Pool Party, Dark Pool Party, Light Bermuda Bay, Dark Bermuda Bay, Light Calypso Coral, Dark Calypso Coral.

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I used Bermuda Bay Cardstock as my base, cut to 4.25 in x 11 in and scored/folded at 5.5 in.  I then layered Basic Black Cardstock cut 1/8 in smaller at 4 1/8 in x 5 3/8 in., adhering it to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I took Shimmery White Cardstock and added Bermuda Bay Ink using the Paper Smooching Technique.  (Download the Tutorial Here). I added the focal point, laying Calypso Coral 1/8 in. Sheer Ribbon behind it, prior to adhering it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then stamped the two sentiments in Basic Black Archival Ink and added Black Rhinestone Jewels as a final touch.

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I hope you have enjoyed my creation with the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set.  Please Comment Here if you have any questions, I love hearing from you!  Be sure to hop along to find more inspiration from the Stamp Review Crew, using the buttons below.

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The Stamp Review Crew Brings Pick a Pumpkin

The Stamp Review Crew Brings You: Pick-a-Pumpkin Stamp Set

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Hop featuring the Pick-a-Pumpkin Stamp Set or Bundle!  This is one of my favorite sets in the 2017 Holiday Catalog and I am so happy to be sharing more creations with you!  I decided to try a mixed metals themed card for today’s hop, something outside the favorited orange and greens normally seen when pumpkins are involved!

Pick A Pumpkin Bundle by Stampin' Up! for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop, See details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #pickapumpkin #stampreviewcrew #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I have been wanting to use my New Champagne Foil Sheets and the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.  While looking at the designs within the Year of Cheer DSP Pack, I thought that the shapes of the one sheet closely resembled the die from the Pick-a-Pumpkin Bundle. My card creation started there.  Metallic Pumpkins are all the rage right now, so I decided to use the metallic theme for the rest of my card. I stuck to Champagne and Copper, as those two compliment each other very well.

Pick A Pumpkin Bundle by Stampin' Up! for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop, See details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #pickapumpkin #stampreviewcrew #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Card Details:

  • Card Base is Whisper White Thick Cardstock cut to 4 1/4 x 11, then scored/folded at 5.5 in.
  • 2nd Layer is a piece of Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 in and adhered with Fast Fuse Adhesive.
  • 3rd Layer is Champagne Foil Sheets cut to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • 4th Layer is Watercolor Paper cut to 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.  I added Smoky Slate Classic Ink, in multiple layers, with an Aqua Painter.  I then took my Embossing Paste, Diamond Pattern Party Mask, and a Palette Knife and spread Embossing Paste at an angle.  I then took my Heat Tool, heat the Embossing Paste up just a bit, then dipped it into my Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and reheated until the Copper melted.
  • I cut a piece of 1/4″ Copper Trim, spread it apart to create a mesh look and then adhered it to the Watercolor Paper with Fast Fuse Adhesive.
  • I used my Big Shot, along with the dies from the coordinating Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits and cropped out the pumpkins and sprigs in the Champagne Foil.  I used a small piece of the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP to crop out two more sprigs to match.  I stamped the pumpkins from the Pick A Pumpkin Stamp Set in VersaMark Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock, added Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and Heated it with my Heat Tool. All adhered with a generous amount of Regular and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The ‘Give Thanks’ sentiment is from the Labels to Love Stamp Set.  It was stamped with VersaMark onto Whisper White Cardstock and embossed with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I cut it to size then flagged the end with my Banner Triple Punch.  It adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Pick A Pumpkin Bundle by Stampin' Up! for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop, See details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #pickapumpkin #stampreviewcrew #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I like the “rustic” feel of the imperfect copper embossing.  I was really happy with the way this card ended up.  I wish there was a way around the embossed dots on the Foil Papers from the Thinlits, but I have not found one yet.  You can minimize them by running it through your Big Shot with a shim and clean cutting plates, but I feel it’s not worth the time.  They just add additional texture. 🙂

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I hope you enjoyed my card for today’s Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop.  Be sure to check out all the other creations and inspiration for the Pick A Pumpkin Stamp Set.  You can view the previous or next blog by clicking on the buttons below.

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The Stamp Review Crew Brings Spooky Cat

The Stamp Review Crew Brings You Spooky Cat

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

Welcome to my 2nd Blog Hop with the Stamp Review Crew!  Today the team is featuring the fabulous halloween set called Spooky Cat.  This bundle is wonderful and has been used by me to create a variety of halloween cards and decor.  It has been my most loved stamp set (so far) from the Holiday Catalog. I wanted to create another card using the galaxy background, so I decided to try it with this set.

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

I have had several people ask me how I created the Galaxy Background, so I thought I would include a few photos of the steps that I take to get the results shown here.

Items Needed:  Watercolor Paper, Aqua Painter and Classic Ink Refills

1) Start with a piece of Watercolor Paper. 2) Saturate it with water from your Aqua Painter. 3) Grab Night of Navy Classic Ink with your Aqua Painter and add it to random areas on your paper.  Be sure to keep the water flowing with your Aqua Painter.  The Night of Navy should be your most dominant color. 4) Add Rich Razzelberry to the Watercolor Paper in areas alongside the Night of Navy, don’t be afraid to mix the colors together. 5) Finish filling in open areas of the Watercolor Paper with the remaining colors:

  • Perfect Plum
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Dapper Denim

After all colors have been added, take the Aqua Painter and swipe from left at an angle across the entire sheet.  You can see it in the last photo how the end result looks.  It will dry lighter and the colors will show through after drying. Make sure the Watercolor Paper is completely dry before proceeding to the next step.  Use your Heat Tool to speed up the process if needed.  6) Add the ‘stars’ to the background by grabbing color with your Aqua Painter from your Whisper White Craft Ink Refill, squeeze a small amount of water then tap on the Aqua Painter while over the top of your Watercolor Paper.

Galaxy Watercolor Background Steps by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

I used the largest circle die from the Layering Circles Framelits Die Set to crop out a piece of Watercolor Paper to create the moon.  I colored it with my Aqua Painter and Crushed Curry Classic Ink.  After allowing it to dry, I added a bit more ink to small areas to get a more realistic looking moon.  Tip: Stay light on the water when adding the 2nd layer of color.

I used the Cat Punch to crop the Cat out of Watercolor Paper.  I colored it with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, then lightly went over it with my Aqua Painter to achieve a more blended look.  After allowing it to dry, I stamped the eyes with Whisper White Craft Ink.

The Witch Hat was stamped with Night of Navy Ink onto Watercolor Paper.  I blended it with my Aqua Painter, lifting some of the dark ink off and then adding Crushed Curry to make it look like the moon is reflecting off of it. I fussy cut the hat with my Paper Snips, removing the spider and web as I cut.

The Happy Halloween and Label were stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink on Watercolor Paper.  I added Pumpkin Pie Ink, again with my Aqua Painter and used my Paper Snips to cut away the pieces I didn’t want leaving what you see on the card.

The Owl was stamped on Whisper White Cardstock with Basic Black Archival Ink. I again fussy cut the image with my Paper Snips. I colored the beak and talons with my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker. The branch was created with Basic Black Cardstock, paired with my Big Shot and the branch from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies Set.

All Images were adhered to the background with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

I know the above photo is a little on the dark side, but I liked the spooky effect it added to the card.

I am so happy you have stopped by my blog to see my creation using the Spooky Cat Stamp Set. Please to hop along to see all the other creations from the rest of The Crew by clicking on the buttons below!

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A little more details on the Spooky Cat Bundle!

Spooky Cat Photopolymer Bundle by Stampin' Up! Great for all your halloween paper craft needs. Buy online at Stampin' Hoot! #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

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Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set
Tattooed cats, witches’ hats, growling owls, bubbly potions, and a rat—who needs “the Scottish play” when you can have this!
* Quantity: 18 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, g

Cat Punch
Quickly punch out a cat silhouette for Halloween or for cat lover projects.
* Punched image: 2″ x 2″ (5.1 x 5.1 cm)
* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable

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The Stamp Review Crew Brings Beautiful You

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Welcome to my very first hop with the talented Stamp Review Crew!  I am so excited that I was asked to become a part of this talented team and look forward to hopping along with them every month. Today we are featuring a stamp set from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog called Beautiful You!  This is one of my favorite sets and I was excited for it to be the feature of my first hop.

Beautiful You Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop See Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampreviewcrew #stampinup #steshabloodhart #papercrafts #watercolor #bokehbackground #beautifulyou

I wanted to make sure to capture all of the images in this set, so I decided on a three card spread, each featuring a different image and coordinating sentiment. I had been dying to try a watercolor and bokeh background and decided that it would pair beautifully with this stamp set. I am pretty excited about the results!  You can see the supplies and instructions on how the background was created at the end of this post.

Beautiful You Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Clear Mount Item 143637 #stampinup #beautifulyou #stampset

Beautiful You Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!® Images © Stampin’ Up!

 

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The sentiment “Wishing You Brighter Days to Come” pairs well with the women holding the umbrella.  Both the image and sentiment were stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink on Shimmery White Cardstock.  The umbrella and dress were colored with Blushing Bride Classic Ink, So Saffron Classic Ink and an Aqua Painter.  She was snipped out with a Paper Snips and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I strategically placed the Iridescent Sequin Assortment on the Watercolor + Bokeh Background (see end of post) and adhered them with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

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The sentiment “Happy Birthday Gorgeous” pairs well with the Stylish Fashionista.  Both the image and sentiment were stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink on Shimmery White Cardstock.  The umbrella and dress were colored with Blushing Bride Classic Ink, So Saffron Classic Ink and an Aqua Painter.  She was snipped out with a Paper Snips and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I strategically placed the Iridescent Sequin Assortment on the Watercolor + Bokeh Background (see end of post) and adhered them with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

Beautiful You Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop See Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampreviewcrew #stampinup #steshabloodhart #papercrafts #watercolor #bokehbackground #beautifulyou

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The sentiment “Live, Laugh, Love” sentiment pairs well with the dancing queen.  Both the image and sentiment were stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink on Shimmery White Cardstock.  The umbrella and dress were colored with Blushing Bride Classic Ink, So Saffron Classic Ink and an Aqua Painter.  She was snipped out with a Paper Snips and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I strategically placed the Iridescent Sequin Assortment on the Watercolor + Bokeh Background (see end of post) and adhered them with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

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Beautiful You Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop See Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampreviewcrew #stampinup #steshabloodhart #papercrafts #watercolor #bokehbackground #beautifulyou

I think the photo above captures the Bokeh Circles beautifully and really shows off the cards well.  I am already dying to try it in different shades of colors to see what the result may be.

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How did I create the Watercolor and Bokeh Background?  The photo above speaks volumes on how and what I used to create the background.

  1. Start by using painters tape to adhere Shimmery White Cardstock to some Grid Paper to hold it in place and keep the Shimmery White Cardstock from warping.
  2. Use your Large Aqua Painter to add water to the entire piece of Shimmery White Cardstock.  Then grab some Blushing Bride (or your choice of a lighter colored ink) with the Aqua Painter and add it to various spots, using a fair amount of water to ensure the color blends nicely.  Clean your Aqua Painter and then grab your 2nd color (So Saffron for this card) and add to the other areas of your background that still need color.
  3. Let the cardstock dry completely. A Heat Tool can be used to speed up the process.
  4. Take a scrap piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock and various sized Circle Punches (I used 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, and 1 1/4″) and punch holes as shown above.  This will be your mask to add the Bokeh Circles to your background.
  5. Grab the Whisper White Craft Ink Pad along with a Piece of Sponge or a Sponge Dauber (a dauber would be ideal, I didn’t have a spare one on hand).
  6. Lay your handmade mask over your background and start by adding the white ink to large circles first.  Then add smaller circles that slightly overlap the larger ones.  Make sure to add circles off the edges as well.  This helps to maximize the Bokeh Effect.
  7. Let the White Craft Ink dry completely.  It will lighten as it dries.  If you are in hurry, use your Heat Tool to speed up the drying process.

Bokeh Plus Watercolor Background

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