Paper Smooches: January DT Blog Hop (1-31)

Hi all!

It’s blog hop time again! It’s Pep Rally week in the Paper Smooches world, and the crew’s here to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches February stamp release with you! The four NEW clear stamp sets will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time…on February 1st.  Our CHA (trade show) release will also be available.  Including stamps, wood mount stamps and DIES!  You will find them HERE.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize!  Just leave a comment on any of the eight design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of the four new stamp sets!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify)  You have until midnight MT on Friday, February 1st to leave a comment.  Please check all design team blogs on Saturday, February 2nd to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to four chances to win on each blog)

Alright so let’s get on with the project! 🙂

Meet today’s card.


I used the new I Heart Art set. (I also used the Clipboard stamp set and a couple dies that were part of the CHA release from PS.)

I wanted a somewhat artsy look so I stamped the paint splatters with watercolor crayons and water.  Here’s a rundown.

First, I brushed water onto the stamp.


Then I liberally brushed the watercolor crayon on top of the wet stamp to add a little color. (And I didn’t worry that the stamp was super wet. That’s part of the effect.)


I stamped it out and got something like this.


And just for kicks, here’s how the stamp looks when stamped with ink vs. a watercolor crayon and water.


And here’s how the watercolor looks close-up on the project.


Pretty cool!

That’s all I have got! Be back later, friends.

144 thoughts on “Paper Smooches: January DT Blog Hop (1-31)

  1. eek! so cute! and thank you for the mini tutorial!! the watercolor look is DEFINITELY appropriate here and just looks gorgeous!! and that notebook die is TOO FAB!!

  2. Wonderful combination of colours on this card, and THANKS so much for the little tutorial on using watercolor crayons… The drips add so much to your card!

  3. Yet ANOTHER awesome creation, Teri! And thanks for sharing the technique. BTW, PS stamps are just the BEST, aren’t they?!?
    — Connie C.

  4. Love this stamp set. It’s on the “must have” list. thanks for the demo of plain stamping alongside misted stamping. The mist does make a difference. Great card.

  5. Great card and I love the tutorial on using the watercolor crayon….now I need some of those! Love the color blocking on the card too!

  6. What a great card…love the design and the way you created the splotches. Thanks for the many pictures.

  7. SO cool! And I have those crayons and don’t think I’ve used once yet!

    Oh, and why am I not surprised Kesti and you chose the same set to work with 🙂 ?

  8. Ahhh, Teri, I love your artsy card. Thanks for sharing your paint splatter technique. I’m eager to try this. Such fun new PS goodies this month and a great blog hop!

  9. That is totally cool! I loved the ideas with the water color crayons. I have a full set that hasn’t been used in years! Keep them coming LOL!

  10. Thanks for the new watercolour stamping technique! It looks amazing. Love the sentiment on the card. Can’t wait to see all the new products at tomorrow’s reveal. 🙂

  11. Thanks for sharing that really fun technique! I am totally going to try that! I also LOVE your bright, fun card! Thanks for sharing!

  12. What a great card…and so bright and fun. I think that is a great little splash just perfect for adding a clean and simple design element.

  13. Oh, Teri–your card is to die for–no pun intended! Ha ha! I love those new dies–I can’t wait for them! Thank you for sharing!

  14. Thanks for sharing the details of how you got your splotch effect – I appreciate learning new techniques whilst getting to see some wonderful cards.

  15. Definitely cool – love that water color crayon effect! This release is so exciting – can’t wait until tomorrow.

  16. Cool techinque thanks for taking the time to explain it. Will definetly be trying it out 🙂 great bight and cheeful card thanks for sharing

  17. Just love this new set! I’m going to dig out my watercolor crayons again! I love those things…thanks for the inspiration!

  18. What an adorable and happy card – LOVE it! 🙂 Great colors and thanks for explaining the technique you used for the ‘splatter’! Nicely done! 🙂 (p.s. love your blog too!)

  19. What a great technique you used with the card you made, I will be doing this on a card very soon. Super cute card!

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