Kristie Strum - Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator

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April 2021 Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop

We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world who are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support. For this Stampin’ Up!® year, our blog hop is focused on creating thank you cards for our awesome customers.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog. Either way, you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

The two-color base layer is kind of different, you might be thinking. I certainly don’t think I’ve ever done it before. So why did I do it this time? I was creating this card while hanging out with my VIPs on our monthly Zoom get-together, and asked for their opinion on whether Magenta Madness or Bumblebee looked better under the ombre Night of Navy of the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper (retiring soon, and available with a 20% discount). Their answer? Both. So I decided to give it a try!

I stamped the images from the Hand-Drawn Blooms stamp set on Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper with Saddle Brown StazOn ink, then watercolored with ink and a Water Painter. The sentiment is from the Massive Thanks stamp set, which is retiring soon!

I added a few 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots to finish the card. These are also retiring soon!

You can find a button below that will take you to the entire supply list.

Thank you so much for coming by today! We have an amazing lineup of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world who are working hard to learn how to be even more successful. We know you are going to love all the amazing projects that you are going to see today. Make sure you show them some love so they keep creating and sharing fantastic ideas for us all.

Don’t miss one blog link. Remember you are currently on my page – Kristie Strum at The Tygress Den. See who is below me to know where to go next. If you received this by email, please select the title at the top to visit my website and find the blog hop list.


  1. I love the two-colour base. Very creative Kristie! Thank you for taking part in our Demonstrator Training Blog Hop this month.

  2. I love our card designs and your water painting is gorgeous!

  3. What a lovely card and your water colouring is so pretty & delicate.

  4. What a cool idea to do the two color base – it makes for a unique card, and a very lovely card!

  5. Sandie

    Your card is so pretty and colourful. Thank you for sharing

  6. Wonderful Card! Beautiful coloring!?

  7. Ann Alexander

    Lovely card, thank you for sharing!

  8. Beautiful colouring Kristie, I really like the two colours on the first layer, neat trick thx for sharing

  9. Such a pretty card Kristie, beautiful colouring x

  10. Clever idea Kristie! Very vibrant card! 🙂

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