Kristie Strum - Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator

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September 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.

When an order that included the free Sale-a-bration set, Feels Like Home, arrived last week, I knew I wanted to use it for the thank you card I’l be sending to those who placed orders with me in August. However, even though I love to color images, it was a bit daunting to color all of this one multiple times. I had seen a few examples online where creators colored just a part of the image, and I decided to go for a brightly colored door.

I stamped the image in Basic Gray and used watercolor pencils on their own (no blender pen or water added) in Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight, with Night of Navy for the window. I also received the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder last week, and thought it would work well with this image. After embossing the Daffodil Delight Cardstock, I used a sponge dauber to drag a little Basic Gray ink over the embossed image.

I rounded the corners of the image piece with the Detailed Trio Punch, then inked the edges with a sponge dauber in Basic Grey. I cut out the sentiment with a label die from the Potted Succulents Dies, then inked the edges in the same way. I then added everything to a Bermuda Bay Cardstock base.

I colored three of the smallest Basic Pearl Jewels with the dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends marker, adding two for the center of the bicycle wheels, and a third in a corner opposite (just out of sight in this last photo).

I hope you enjoyed my project! 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 think it’s very artistic to have just a partial coloured image, Kristie! Lovely card! Thank you for taking part in our Demonstrator Training Blog Hop this month!

  2. Wow! I love it! Your colors are beautiful And I like how you did the background. I haven’t used this stamp yet, but I’ll do so soon (and I’d like to CASE your card, to start!). Well done! 🙂

  3. Such a pretty card Kristie x

  4. Sandie

    Beautiful card. Love this stamp. ?

  5. Fun card! Neat idea to round the corners on the focal layer! I like the addition on ink on the time worn type, it adds lovely dimension

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