Saturday, February 11, 2017

Everything ABC's Blog Hop ~ Letter 'B'

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter 'B'. This may be the name
of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has
chosen as their 'B' element will be featured in their post.

If you came from Jenifer then you're on the right track!

My letter 'B' is for Ballerina...

The stamp set I am using is called Safari Ballet ~ I LOVE this set!

~ I gathered my supplies & got ready to create~ 

 ~ Using our paper trimmer I cut all the pieces I was going to use  ~

Ready to stamp... 

OOPS!  Have you ever stamped & the image did not come out clearly?  
Well as you can see it happens to the best of us!  No worries,  just turn the paper over ~ Thankful that there are 2 sides!

I stamped a couple images...

Decided to try a couple of techniques using watercolor pencils

One using the Blender pen, 
one using the Shimmer pen and 
one using the water brush...

The first Hippo is blended using the blending pen 
the middle one is using the shimmer brush
the last one is using the small round waterbrush... 

The stamped image I choose for my project is the one in the centre ~ I used the clear shimmer brush on the pink... and a blending pen for the grey!

~ Now to fussy cut out the images ~
 I just LOVE my non stick Micro Tip Scissors

Putting the pieces together

 Using a colonial White card base & adding a 1 1/2" strip of polka Dot paper from the Whimsy Fundamental paper collection

I wrapped a piece of baker twine (this is a color no longer availalbe ~ the whisper color would look great) around the piece of 4 x 3 Smoothie cardstock & tied a bow.

Stamp the sentiment on the cardstock & then adding  3D foam tape to the back to adhere to the card.

The hippo is also popped up using 3D foam tape & added to the smoothing cardstock mat.

then stamp the sentiment "Tu Tu Cute"

Have you ever dropped the stamp & block after stamping ~ Let's call it being creative! 
 You will notice a faint Tu at the top of the finished card ~ I think I may stamp the entire background with second generation Tu Tu Cute random stamping 
~ What do you think? 

And don't throw away those other critters that you stamped & colored... store them in the stamp envelope so if you need to create a quick card you have some stamped images ready to go!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Linda's of Scrap Therapy

In case you get lost along the way…go to Darlys Recker  for a complete list of participants!

Thanks for Stopping by...
Looking forward to seeing you again real soon!

Keep on Playing with Paper



  1. Your card is really "tu tu cute" I love the card and especially appreciate all the step by step instructions and reflections. I've use the sander on white daisy when I get a smudge or ink where it doesn't belong. If it isn't too bad, it really works.

    1. great tip... I was setting up for the photo & dropped the not dry stamp on it! BOO!

    2. Yes, oops, been there, done that, though I actually didn't see the spot until I read it in your post and had to look really hard to find what you were talking about hahah. I hope that sanding works.

  2. I love that you are finding a "solution" to your small problem! I love the opportunity to think outside the box! The card is so cute! The coloring on the hippo is perfect!

  3. what a cute card - Great tip for storing extra fussy cut images right with your stamp set!