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Friday, August 5, 2016

Stampendous and Creative Impressions Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Friday Finale blog hop! If you haven't been hopping with us all week, we are having a great time sharing new and catalog projects that use some great ribbons and hardware by Creative Impressions. A big thank you for Laura Weed for finding them and letting us create with all these fabulous goodies!

Stop by the Stampendous blog to get ALL the links for each hop day and prize details - basically hop and comment then check back early next week to find out if you were one of the randomly picked winners!

Here's the hop list for today, remember you can go back to the Stampendous blog for all the hop lists on all of the days!

If you get to a blog post that isn't there, go to their home page and look for the blog hop banner in a post or 
check back later, sometimes we get our time zones crossed and post at different times.

Now for my project.

Here is Christmas Papa from the Whisper Christmas Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. I chose watercolor to bring him alive, maybe a little watercolor obsessive, here he is in progress. ;)

And here is the coolest ribbon by Creative Impressions. I tied it to look like a present! Aw.....

For the entire process to make this card, look no further than a few lines down. I've provided a supply list and instructions!

Hope you've been enjoying the hop and now it's time to go on to Tenia Nelson for more inspiration!


SSCP104 Whisper Friends Christmas Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
SSC1231 Holiday Expressions Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
MS4044 Holly Scroll Stencil
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
SSH46 Large Acrylic Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle

Creative Impressions:
#70267 LT Silver Gray Glimmer Ribbon by Creative Expressions®

My Colors™ Seafoam cardstock by My Mind's Eye®
Watercolor paper
Aquamarine Archival Ink by Ranger®
Koi™ Watercolors by Sakura®
Colorbox® Paintbox® Ocean Breeze Chalk Ink set by Clearsnap® (French Blue and Aquamarine)
Painter's tape and small board for painting surface
Double-sided sticky tape


  1. Fold a half sheet of Seafoam cardstock in half for a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base.
  2. On a board or water resistant work surface, tape trimmed 4 x 5 1/4 inch watercolor paper about an 1/8 inch from each edge.
  3. Ink up the Papa or Santa stamp with Aquamarine ink and stamp once off on scrap paper then stamp onto watercolor paper as shown.
  4. Repeat with presents stamp.
  5. Paint stamped images with watercolors and then around edges of paper.
  6. Remove tape and set on flat surface over a piece of scrap paper.
  7. On another piece of scrap paper, dab chalk ink onto corner of Holly Scroll stencil. First French Blue and then Aquamarine. Or use a chalk ink that matches the color cardstock.
  8. Lightly spray inked stencil with rubbing alcohol and carefully lay it down on a corner of watercolor paper. Press onto paper to leave a stencil impression. Repeat as necessary and mask off watercolor images before adding stencil design.
  9. Tie Gray Glimmer ribbon in a knot around two corners of watercolor paper as shown.
  10. Adhere watercolor paper to card base with double sided sticky tape.

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  1. What a fantastic card. Love the coloring of Santa and the different elements you used.

  2. What a magical card!! LOVE the "present" wrapping! TFS!

  3. This card is fabulous! Love the loose watercoloring on santa.

  4. I just love the artsiness of your water coloring - gorgeous! Love the silver ribbon, very pretty.

  5. This is INCREDIBLE! Wow. Your design is so painterly (probably because you painted it - duh, Becca) and arsty. I just love the overall effect!

  6. I like your coloring and the silver ribbon.
    Sue in OHio

  7. Love the watercolor look to this card.

  8. Cute and a fun
    Carla from Utah

  9. Awesome background and coloring! Love the sentiment and pretty silver ribbon!

  10. Love Christmas Papa. The
    coloring is great. His rumpled
    look is so fun.
    Wrapping the card so it
    looks like a present was a great
    thanks for sharing.

  11. Great card. Love the color scheme - the watercolor is perfect & I do like the bow tied as the present.

  12. You're right Janelle, that ribbon is lovely. Thanks for sharing this card with us, even though it's not done.

  13. Very cute card and I love the sentiment!!

  14. Christmas Papa and gifts in water color is awesome! Beautiful background and ribbon too! Gorgeous work!

  15. What a fabulous card! Amazing doesn't do it justice!!! Thank you so very much!

  16. Fabulous card, Jenelle! I love the unique watercolor effect--very cool!

  17. Such fun! Lvoe the watercolor!

  18. Oh my gosh I love this! Great job with the stencil and watercolor! Hugs, Robin


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