Stamp Review Crew Brings You: Birch

Birch Background and Nature's Beauty Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Birch! I love, love, love the Birch Background Stamp!

The Stamp Review Crew, a ground of stampers from around the globe that love Stampin’ Up! products,  is hopping and featuring the Birch background stamp!  This stamp pairs with so many different sets and is perfect for masculine creations.  In today’s card, Birch paired with Nature’s Beauty, a sneak peek of a new stamp set from the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  Nature’s Beauty is the “making a difference” stamp, which means for every stamp set sold, Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 towards mental health organizations.  How amazing is that?  I don’t know if there is a family out there that hasn’t been affected, in some way or another, by mental health, so what a better way to help raise money for a cause and earn an amazing stamp set as well!

Birch Background and Nature's Beauty Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

I love the sepia look and I think the Birch Background stamp is stepped up by adding a little water and giving it a sepia feel. What do you think? 

Cut a piece of Soft Suede Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.

Adhere a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 piece of Soft Suede to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Use a Stamparatus to stamp the Birch stamp in Soft Suede Ink onto Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  Use an Aqua Painter to add water to the lines of the Birch stamped image.  Cut to 4 x 5 1/4 and adhere to the card with Snail Adhesive. 

Use the landscape die (In The Woods Dies) and a die-cutting machine to crop 3 1/4 x 4 piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  Stamp the grass with a Clear Block A and Soft Suede Ink onto the two pieces of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  Add water from an Aqua Painter.  Adhere together and to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the deer (Nature’s Beauty) and bushes in Soft Suede Ink onto Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  Add water with an Aqua Painter.  Snip with Paper Snips and adhere with Snail Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the sentiment (Itty Bitty Birthdays) in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Soft Suede Ink that has been rubbed with an Embossing Buddy.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, flick to remove the excess, and set with a Heat Tool. Snip to size with Paper Snips.  Adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

Birch Background and Nature's Beauty Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

What do you think?  Anything you would change or do differently? Do you like the watercolor look?  I love to hear your thoughts!

Birch Background and Nature's Beauty Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Do you struggle with masculine cards?  I hear that a lot, but masculine cards are some of my favorite to create…it may be because of the way I was brought up (horses, hunting, and more) so they come easier to me, not sure, but I truly hope I am inspiring others to help create more masculine creations. 

Birch Background and Nature's Beauty Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
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Artisan Blog Hop August 2019 : Shimmer Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper

Artisan August 2019 Blog Hop _ Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper_Bride & Wedding Gift Set

Welcome to the August 2019 Artisan Blog Hop!

The Stampin’ Up! 2019 Artisan Design Team has so many amazing creations for you to see!  I hope that you take the time to check out all 16 blogs!  This blog hop will feature creations using the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper from the  2019-2020 Annual Catalog. 

My trio of bridal/wedding creations were inspired by a birthday invitation that I received in the mail the day that I sat down to create!  It was gorgeously done in blues, grays, and roses…I just had to give it a shot. 

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Artisan 2019 Blog Hop _ Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper_Bride & Wedding Gift Set

The wedding card above was created as follows:

1) Cut a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock to 7 1/8 x 7 1/8.  Score and fold at 3 5/8.

2) Smooch a 7 x 3 1/2 piece of Shimmery White Cardstock with Smoky Slate Classic Ink. (You can see my instructions regarding the smooching technique here).  Adhere to the card base with Snail Adhesive. 

3) Use Paper Snips to cut the sections of the FULL 12 x 12 Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper into individual sections.  Use the following Stampin’ Blends Markers to color the VANILLA side (not the shimmer):  Light & Dark Smoky Slate, Light & Dark Night of Navy, Dark Balmy Blue.  Adhere to the card with snipped-to-size Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

4) Stamp the sentiment (twice) in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock that has been rubbed with an Embossing Buddy (removes static). Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, flick to remove the excess and set with a Heat Tool. Snip one full sentiment to size and flag the end with the Tailored Tag Punch.  Use Paper Snips to closely trim the “congratulations” of the 2nd stamped sentiment, then adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

5) Use a Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend to color several multi-sized Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  Adhere to the card and flowers as shown.

Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper from Stampin' Up!

The Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper Pack comes as 6 sheets; 3 with a full 12 x 12 design and 3 with distinct patterns that can be cut to size and used as card fronts.  My three creations only utilize pieces from the full 12 x 12 design.  Several of the Artisan’s in the hop will also showcase designs from the distinct patterns, so be sure to have a peek. 

Artisan 2019 Blog Hop _ Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper_Bride & Wedding Gift Set

The gift tag above was created as follows:

1) Cut a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock & Shimmery White Cardstock to 5 1/4 x 2.  Crop the top of both pieces with the Delightful Tag Topper!

2) Smooch the piece of Shimmery White Cardstock with Smoky Slate Classic Ink. (You can see my instructions regarding the smooching technique here). Thread together with a piece of 3/8 Denim Ribbon that is held in place with a double wrap of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine, secured with a bow. 

3) Use Paper Snips to cut the sections of the FULL 12 x 12 Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper into individual sections.  Use the following Stampin’ Blends Markers to color the vanilla side (not the shimmer):  Light & Dark Smoky Slate, Light & Dark Night of Navy, Dark Balmy Blue.  Adhere to the card with snipped-to-size Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

4) Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock that has been rubbed with an Embossing Buddy (removes static). Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, flick to remove the excess and set with a Heat Tool. Snip sentiment to 5/8 X 2 size and adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

5) Use a Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend to color several multi-sized Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  Adhere to the tag and flowers as shown.

Artisan 2019 Blog Hop _ Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper_Bride & Wedding Gift Set

The bridal card above was created as follows:

1) Cut a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock to 5 x 10.  Score and fold at 5.

2) Smooch a 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 piece of Shimmery White Cardstock with Smoky Slate Classic Ink. (You can see my instructions regarding the smooching technique here).  Adhere to the card base with Snail Adhesive.

3) Use Paper Snips to cut the sections of the FULL 12 x 12 Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper into individual sections.  Use the following Stampin’ Blends Markers to color the VANILLA side (not the shimmer):  Light & Dark Smoky Slate, Light & Dark Night of Navy, Dark Balmy Blue.  Adhere to the card with snipped-to-size Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

4) Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock that has been rubbed with an Embossing Buddy (removes static). Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, flick to remove the excess and set with a Heat Tool. Use Paper Snips to closely trim the sentiment, then adhere as shown with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

5) Use a Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend to color several multi-sized Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  Adhere to the card and flowers as shown.

Below is a grid of photos showcasing the creations from the 2019 Artisan Design Team.  Be sure to hop along to gain oodles of inspiration for the Come Sail Away Suite of Products. 

August 2019 Artisan Blog Hop Grid Shimmer Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper
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My Artisan Instagram Tip: Ink Smooching

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

obtained.  Set aside and let dry completely.

 

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

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

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

Add three Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins as shown. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THREE IS BETTER THAN ONE! Become a part of Stampin’ Up!, The Hootenannies, & Mary Fish’s Pals Stamping Community!

  • Purchasing the starter kit! Joining Stampin’ Up! includes access to exclusive Stampin’ Up! ideas and resources!
  • Purchasing the starter kit and joining through me includes access to the Hootenannies AND the Stampin’ Pretty Pals Pals private Facebook groups and community.  Immerse yourself at any level you like in daily stamping discussion, prizes, polls, ideas and inspiration, recognition, friendship, and fun!

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

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