Serene Garden Sympathy Card + Final Days for June Special

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I finally made it a priority to get some creative time in..so on Monday, I created several cards for my upcoming design team challenges.  This one was just for fun, although, I guess a sympathy card is never a fun reason to create.  I didn’t have plans for it, but sadly, it now has a recipient.  I hope this lifts the families spirits.

 

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Step-by-Step 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. Using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, stamp the following:
    1. Images directly on the card base: 3 Corner Images, Long Flower Image, Butterly, and Sentiment (from Floral Frames Stamp Set).
    2. Images on a 2nd piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock:  Large Corner Image,  Long Flower Image, Tri-Flower Image, Bird and Single Flower Image.
  3. Crop all images on the 2nd piece with the coordinating Framelits Dies, Big Shot, & Magnetic Platform.
  4. Color all images with the following Stampin’ Blends.  Greenery:  Light and Dark Old Olive, Small Flowers: Light and Dark Calypso Coral, Large Flower: Light and Dark Daffodil Delight & Light Pumpkin Pie, Bird: Light Smoky Slate & Color Lifter, Butterfly: Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry, Light Calypso Coral.
  5. Adhere cropped images as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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This bundle is perfect for coloring and showing off the abilities of the AMAZING Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers!  Such a vibrant and rich color that is easily achieved with the premium markers.  I cannot wait for the new colors to become available!  Hopefully, they are not held up in customs too much longer and we can place our orders.  I will let you know as soon as I have that information.

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

Click on the images above to view the Serene Garden Bundle in my online store!

Serene Garden Bundle by Stampin' Up! Handmade Sympathy Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

This card used limited supplies that resulted in stunning results.  Coloring with Stampin’ Blends takes a little practice, but well worth the effort.  I have a hard time deciding which I like better: Watercoloring or Blending…I don’t think I will choose.  What is your favorite? Comment Here

Serene Garden Bundle by Stampin' Up! Handmade Sympathy Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

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Serene Garden Bundle by Stampin' Up! Handmade Sympathy Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

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#tgifc160 Inspiration : Wood Textures & Garden Impressions

#tgifc160 Thinking of You Card with Wood Texture DSP & Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Happy Friday! TGIFC160

It’s Friday and time for an Inspiration Challenge!  This week’s inspiration is All About Wood!  My FAVORITE (I probably say that about a lot of stuff) Designer Series Paper is the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 6x6 Stack!  I love the variety of options and it fits my rustic personality to a T.

When the theme is “All About Wood”, I can’t NOT use my favorite Designer Series Paper.  I am also giving you a sneak peek into how well it works with the Springtime Thinlits Dies (available June 1st, 2018).  What do you think?

#tgifc160 Theme Challenge - All About Wood
#tgifc160 Thinking of You Card with Wood Texture DSP & Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of 12x12 Crumbcake Cardstock to 6″ x 12″. Score and fold at 6″ to create a square card.
  2. Cut a piece of Wood Textures 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to 5 7/8″ x 5 7/8″.  Adhere with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut a piece of Grapefruit Grove Cardstock to 5 5/8″ x 5 5/8″.
  4. Cut a piece of Wood Texture Designer Series Paper to 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Adhere to the Grapefruit Grove with Snail Adhesive.  Wrap a piece of Linen Thread around (2 times), securing it with a bow.
  5. Cut a 6″ piece of Grapefruit Grove Nature’s Twine.  Pull apart the threads. Tie to the middle of the Linen Thread Bow.
  6. Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Crop a piece of Wood Texture’s Designer Series Paper with a Big Shot and the floral thinlits dies from Springtime Impressions. Add Grapefruit Grove Faceted Dots tot he center of the flowers as shown.  Adhere to the card with snipped to size Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Crop the butterfly using Grapefruit Grove Cardstock, a Big Shot and the die from Springtime Impressions, Add 3 Grapefruit Grove Faceted Dots to the body of the butterfly.  Adhere as shown with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.,
  9. Stamp the Thinking of You sentiment from the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set in Grapefruit Grove Ink onto the White Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.
  10. With a Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker, highlight the right side edges of the sentiment (for depth).
  11. Add a few more Grapefruit Grove Faceted Dots for a final touch!
#tgifc160 Thinking of You Card with Wood Texture DSP & Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

One of the sneak-peeks from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog (available June 1, 2018) that I am sharing with you today, is one that sits in my Top 10 must-haves.   The Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, which I used on the card in this post.  It is also available as a bundle, which includes the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set, along with the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies.  Purchase as the bundle for a savings of 10%!

  146326G Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!  148348 Abstract Impressions Bundle by Stampin' Up!

#tgifc160 Thinking of You Card with Wood Texture DSP & Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The details of the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies makes creation a stunning card as easy as 1-2-3.  The dies do the work for you, creating a beautiful focal point by just zipping it through the Big Shot with a piece of Designer Series Paper.

#tgifc160 Thinking of You Card with Wood Texture DSP & Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I do believe that Grapefruit Grove, an All-New 2018-2020 In Color, will be my new favorite.  I love how it paired with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  It is also available in several new Embellishments and as a color in Designer Series Paper Packs.  I highly recommend adding this color to your collection.

#tgifc160 Thinking of You Card with Wood Texture DSP & Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

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!

If you live in the US and currently do not have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator that you order from, I would LOVE to be YOURS!  I spoil my customers and would love to spoil you!  Here are just a few of the benefits of becoming a Hootlet (Stampin’ Hoot! Preferred Customer):

  • FREE Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogs – They will automatically be mailed to you with each new release. (Holiday Catalog and Occasions Catalog)
  • FREE Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogs – They will be delivered to your door, at no charge, with free shipping! This catalog is jam-packed with over 200 pages of products and ideas ready to inspire you to create!
  • Stampin’ Hoot! Hootlet Rewards! – Want to earn more free goodies from me?  Become a frequent shopper with me, track your purchases and redeem your hoot points for a free shopping spree, valued up to $30!  Download your tracking sheet here:  Hoot Points Tracking Sheet

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#OnStage2018 Display Board Samples Day 1

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

As mentioned in my previous post, I had the great honor of being a display stamper for the Stampin’ Up! #OnStage2018 Milwaukee Event.  Over the next few days/weeks, I will be sharing a close-up image and details of my samples!  I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them!

 

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

Card Details:

  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 the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (Available as a Bundle, May 1st, 2018) to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  Adhere with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock to 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″.  Place inside the Striped Scallops Embossing Folder (Available June 1st, 2018) and zip through the Big Shot.
  5. Fill a Stampin’ Spritzer with 5 drops of ink (I used the retiring Marina Mist) and rubbing alcohol. Spray the embossed cardstock until satisfied with the coverage.  Adhere with Snail Adhesive.
  6. Stamp the Water Ripple in Marina Mist Ink and onto Watercolor Paper.  Use an Aqua Painter to blend the ink just a touch. Snips out with a Paper Snips and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Stamp the plants in Old Olive Ink and onto Watercolor Paper.  Watercolor with an Aqua Painter. Add a touch of Marina Mist to the edges. Cut with a Paper Snips and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Stamp the Dragonfly and Just Breathe Sentiment (Colorful Seasons Stamp Set) in Basic Black Archival Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Color the wings with and Aqua Painter and Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink Classic Ink.  Snip out with Paper Snips and adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Peaceful Reflection Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek 2018-2019 Annual Catalog #lakelife #justbreathe card by Stesha Bloodhart for #onstage2018 Milwaukee Display Board #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #stampinup30

RETIRING PRODUCTS & COLORS

The Stampin’ Up! retiring product lists have been released!  It’s your last chance to purchase retiring products!

On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors are retiring – purchase your favorite products now before they are sold out.

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:

  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum

*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of the new Stampin’ Up! core color collection.

 

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

I used the retiring color Marina Mist on this card.  I love that color blue for representing the lake….but we have a new color called Balmy Blue that will be perfect, if not more perfect, replacement to represent water.  If you want to add Marina Mist to your color collection, do it now, as any of the retiring colors will go fast!

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

Some of the products I used in this post are shown below.  Some are not shown or available to order until the new catalog has been released.  Want to get in on purchasing the new product before June 1st?  Join my team, The Hootenannies and you can order select products from the 2018-2019 Catalog NOW!  You can see details here:  Join the Hootenannies!

Here is the list of Bundles that are retiring as of June 1st.  Please note, not all items included in bundles will retire, but the 10% Off-price will be going away.  So get them at this reduced price while you still can!

Here is the list of Stamp Sets that are available While Supplies Last or until May 31st, 2018.  There are so many great sets retiring!  I will be sharing a parade of past creations using some of these sets in the coming days!

Here is the list of Ink, Paper, Cardstock, Embellishments and More that are available While Supplies Last or until May 31st, 2018.

Place an online store order valued at $50 or more (before shipping and tax), enter the host code YHRMGDXJ and you will earn Aqua Painters for FREE, a $17.00 Value!

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

Stesha

Sneak Peek: Petal Palette Sympathy Card

Petal Palette Bundle from the 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek. Sympathy Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! See details at stampinhoot.com #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #petalpalette

A Sympathy Card & a Sneak Peek at the Petal Palette Bundle.

I was in need of a sympathy card and although I was not excited about what I was creating it for, I was excited that I could play more with the Petal Pallete Bundle from the upcoming 2018 Occasions Catalog set to launch on January 2, 2018.  This set makes my heart go pitter-patter and I sure hope that it does the same for you!

Petal Palette Bundle from the 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek. Sympathy Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! See details at stampinhoot.com #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #petalpalette

  • Card Details:
  • I went with my favorite Crumb Cake Cardstock as my card base.  I cut it to 4 1/4 in x 11 in and scored/folded at 5.5 in.
  • I cut the 2nd layer to 4 in x 5.5 in.  I added two strips of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim to the vertical edges (with Snail Adhesive) and then wrapped two strips of the Calypso Coral 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon horizontally (also with Snail Adhesive).  I adhered it to the Card Base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I ran a strip of Old Olive Cardstock through the Big Shot with a die from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies, part of the Petal Palette Bundle. I adhered the center to the top of the Ombre Ribbon.
  • I stamped the Bird and Rose images in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink then cropped them with the coordinating dies and colored them with Stampin’ Blends. I gave them a little pop off the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals as the adhesive.
  • I added the sentiment and a few Pearl Basic Jewels as a final touch.

Petal Palette Stamp Set and Suite of Product by Stampin' Up! from 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #petalpalette

Here is a close-up look at the full Petal Palette Stamp Set.  Want to order it now?  Contact me for details on how you can get yours before the 2018 Occasions Catalog goes live in January!

Petal Palette Bundle from the 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek. Sympathy Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! See details at stampinhoot.com #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #petalpalette

Here are some close-up views showing the true beauty of this stamp set and how soft Stampin’ Blends look when used in conjunction with Crumb Cake Cardstock.

Petal Palette Bundle from the 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek. Sympathy Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! See details at stampinhoot.com #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #petalpalette

Don’t forget to take advantage of the Year-End Sales Event.  You can see all details here.  Most items are While Supplies Last so shop early for the best selection and make sure that item on your wish list makes its way into your paper crafting stash.

Petal Palette Bundle from the 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek. Sympathy Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! See details at stampinhoot.com #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #petalpalette

My list of Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this post:

 

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Stesha

The Top Ten Winners Blog Hop – With Sympathy

Kylie Bertucci's International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop

Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights : September Top Ten Winners Blog Hop

Theme: Sympathy

Welcome to the Top Ten Winners Blog Hop! You may remember my post from a few weeks ago asking for you to vote? Didn’t see it? You can by clicking here: A Sympathy Card for Kylie’s International Blog Highlights. Well, thanks to all you wonderful people that took the time to vote, it did the trick!  I landed as #2 in the Top Ten and have the honor of hopping along with Kylie Bertucci, Australia’s #1 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, and the other wonderfully talented winners!

Kylie Bertucci September International Blog Highlights Voting Results

Rose Wonder Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for Kylie's International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop - Sympathy Card #stampinup #rosewonder #bloghop #sympathycard #papercrafts #stamping #cardmaking

I love the Rose Wonder Stamp Set and while looking through the Sympathy Section of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, I noticed their tip at the bottom of the page suggesting to stamp and emboss the image onto Vellum and then color the backside for a softer feel!  (The Tip is shown below).

Rose Wonder Stamp Set Tip of Coloring on Vellum

Images © Stampin’ Up!

I started with soft colors.  I used Lemon-Lime Twist for the Leaves and Sweet Sugarplum for the Rose…I was craving more dimension so I grabbed my Old Olive and Berry Burst Stampin’ Write Markers and added shades of darker color.  When I set it on top of my Wood Textures DSP, I wasn’t getting the depth of dimension that I wanted so I glued a piece of Whisper White Cardstock behind it and snipped it with my paper snips to match the image and hide the mat. I adhered it to the Card Base the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

Rose Wonder Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for Kylie's International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop - Sympathy Card #stampinup #rosewonder #bloghop #sympathycard #papercrafts #stamping #cardmaking

Card Details:

  • Card Base is Crumb Cake Cardstock cut to 5 1/2 in x 11 in and scored / folded at 5 1/2 in to create a Square Card.
  • 2nd Layer is Whisper White Cardstock cut to a 5 1/4 in Square and adhered with Fast Fuse.
  • 3rd Layer is Wood Textures Designer Series Paper cut to 5 1/8 in Square, also adhered with Fast Fuse.
  • The Rose and With Sympathy Sentiment + Frame are from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set.  They were stamped with Versamark onto Vellum and then heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool.
  • I colored the back sides with Stampin’ Write Markers:  Lemon-Lime Twist, Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum and Berry Burst.
  • I snipped out the images with my trusty Paper Snips.
  • I added Whisper White Cardstock behind the images to bring out the dimensions in the color and snipped it close with my Paper Snips.  It was adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I added Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card for a final touch.

Rose Wonder Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for Kylie's International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop - Sympathy Card #stampinup #rosewonder #bloghop #sympathycard #papercrafts #stamping #cardmaking

Here is a close-up of the detail of color achieved by using two shades of Stampin’ Write Markers and coloring the back side of the vellum.  It was so nice to be able to color and not worry about staying inside the lines!  Tip:  Color the entire image at once with the lighter shades. Then after allowing it to dry, add the shading or depth with the darker colors.

Rose Wonder Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for Kylie's International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop - Sympathy Card #stampinup #rosewonder #bloghop #sympathycard #papercrafts #stamping #cardmaking

I hope you enjoyed my Sympathy Card for the International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop!  Please make sure you hop along and check out all the other creations from the talented winners!


My list of products used in this post. Click on the image to see the product in store or print a pdf by clicking the link at the bottom!

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A Sympathy Card for Kylie’s International Blog Highlights!

Kylie Bertucci's International Stampin' Up! Blog Highlights Masculine Theme May 2017, Vote for Me, Stesha Bloodhart, #bloghighlights #kyliebertucci #stampinhoot #stampinup

Cast Your Vote for Kylie’s International Blog Highlights – Sympathy Card!

Weather Together Stamp Set and Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! for Kylie's International Blog Highlights September 2017, see details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #weathertogether #umbrellaframelits #sympathycard #umbrellas #watercolor #cardmaking #papercrafts #demonstrator

This afternoon I am participating in the wonderful Kylie Bertucci’s, Austrailia’s Number One Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, International Blog Highlights!  Every month, Kylie pulls together a group of Stampin’ Up! Enthusiasts, picks a theme and highlights their creations on her blog! She enables viewers to cast their vote on their favorite creation in the line-up! The top 10 picks get to take part in a blog hop with Kylie! What an honor, huh?

The theme for September is Sympathy. I was excited for this one as I was able to pull out one of my favorite stamp sets with coordinating dies: Weather Together Photopolymer Stamp Set and Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies!  I have only used it a few times, but have had several ideas floating around in my head and was happy to bring one of them to life!  So please take a look at my Sympathy Card for Kylie’s International Blog Highlights and leave a comment on what you think!

Weather Together Stamp Set and Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! for Kylie's International Blog Highlights September 2017, see details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #weathertogether #umbrellaframelits #sympathycard #umbrellas #watercolor #cardmaking #papercrafts #demonstrator

 I would be ever so humbled if you were to Vote for Me! #25 

Please click on the HEART in the upper right hand corner to cast your vote!  Your vote will be confirmed once the heart is clicked.

Weather Together Stamp Set and Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! for Kylie's International Blog Highlights September 2017, see details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #weathertogether #umbrellaframelits #sympathycard #umbrellas #watercolor #cardmaking #papercrafts #demonstrator

Hoot-A-Riffic Color Combination Night of Navy, Lemon-Lime Twist and Flirty Flamingo by Stampin' Up! #colorcombination #stampinup #stampinhoot

Card Details:

  • Card Base is Whisper White 12 x 12 Cardstock cut to 6 in x 12 in and scored / folded at 6 in to make a square card.
  • Take Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and cut it into two-8 inch strips. Adhere to the inside of the card with Fast Fuse Adhesive.
  • Using the other half of your Whisper White 12 x 12 Cardstock , cut it down to two pieces of 5 5/8 x 5 5/8 in.  Adhere one to the inside of the card to cover the Ribbon Ends.  Adhere the other to the top of the Card Base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 5.5 in x 5.5 in.  Create the watercolor background by tapping the edge of the Night of Navy Ink Pad to a piece of acetate.  Spray it with water using a Stampin’ Spritzer until the ink starts to pool a little. (About 5 sprays). Carefully flip it over and touch it to the Shimmery White Cardstock lifting and re-touching until you get the coverage you are looking for.  You may need to repeat this entire step if more coverage is needed. Tip: If water drips from the acetate as you are turning it over to apply it, you have added too much water.
  • Stamp all images (Umbrellas, Umbrella Handles, Clouds and Sentiments) onto Shimmery White Cardstock with Basic Black Archival Ink. Color the images with an Aqua Painter and the following Classic Inks: Night of Navy, Lemon-Lime Twist,  Flirty Flamingo and Smoky Slate. Quickly crop each image with the coordinating framelits dies and the Big Shot (be sure to use the Magnetic Platform to ensure the die is held firmly in place).
  • Strategically adhered images to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut 8 inches of Night Of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and bunch it up.  Adhere it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Tip: I put the dimensionals on the card first and then added the ribbon, bunching it as I adhered it.
  • Wrap a bunch of Silver Metallic Thread around three fingers, then pull it off and twist it a bit. Adhere it to the back of the flagged sentiment and then adhere that to the bunched ribbon.
  • Trim the “I’m Here For You” sentiment closely and adhere with snipped Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Weather Together Stamp Set and Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! for Kylie's International Blog Highlights September 2017, see details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #weathertogether #umbrellaframelits #sympathycard #umbrellas #watercolor #cardmaking #papercrafts #demonstrator

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Weather Together Stamp Set and Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! for Kylie's International Blog Highlights September 2017, see details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #weathertogether #umbrellaframelits #sympathycard #umbrellas #watercolor #cardmaking #papercrafts #demonstrator

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Stesha

 

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