Hey Love Blog Hop And Linky Party | Java Great Day and I Love You

Hello hello hello friends… Today is still cold winter season but I have a Love/Spring card to share with you… hope this card can sweeten your day.

And today… I am joining the Hey, Love Blog Hop and Linky Party with STAMPlorations Girls. This is a blog hop where you can see lots of Love/Spring themed projects from the girls, and also you are invited to join the Linky Party where you can link up your Love/Spring themed projects and to win lots of prizes!!! More details at the bottom…

On my card today, I am using one of these new STAMPlorations Love/Spring Free Digital Stamps. You can download them here and make projects with them for the Linky Party for sure.

I printed my image on a Canson Mixed Media paper with inkjet printer. I dried the image with craft heater before I colored it just to make sure the ink dried well and would not smear.

I colored the images with Arteza Real Brush Pens and waterbrush to blend the colors. I like using waterbrush for better controlling the amount of water. Also, have paper towel close be is always great.

After coloring, I dried the whole image with craft heater and then I trimmed it around its frame. I added some thin layer of white gesso on it to muted the text printed on the background and give light white shadow around the colored image.

For the background, I used double stacked stenciling technique using the Dots All Over ARTplorations Stencil and Hearts All Over ARTplorations Stencil.

First, I added the It’s A Girl Catherine Pooler Ink directly on the card with oval brush using the Hearts All Over ARTplorations Stencil, and removed the stencil . And then I put the Dots All Over ARTplorations Stencil on the card and I added the same ink on top of on it, then removed the stencil. And there’s the double stacked stencil technique. I learned that from Dina, my friend, at Splitcoaststampers.

I added the colored digital stamp in the middle of the card with E-Z Runner Grand adhesive.

I cut out a piece of white cardstock using the Java Great Day Phrase Die, and then I glued it on a light grey banner cardstock. I added it on the card with same adhesive.

I stamped the two sentiment words from the Pocket Blooms Stamp Set on pink cardstock with Midnight Catherine Pooler Ink Pad, and then I trimmed them in to words strips. I added them on the card with 3D foam tape.


There are many ways for you to win the amazing prizes from STAMPlorations:

  • Join the Hey, Love Blog Hop and leave comment at all participants’ blog posts by Friday, February 8.
  • The Link Up Party will be open until Friday, February 8. The more you link up, the more chance you have. PLEASE make sure to read all the details.

List of prizes that you can win is at STAMPlorations Blog. All Winners will be announced on February 10 in the January winners post at their blog.


From January 22 to February 14, all products in the LOVE/SPRING section are 15% off instantly… PLUS… get extra 20% OFF when you use my code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out!!! You save 35% TOTAL!!! How about that??? Isn’t that amazing saving?!

So… it’s time to get hopping around the girls’ blogs, create projects, link up with us… and shopping!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today!!! I hope you all have a great java day.

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23 thoughts on “Hey Love Blog Hop And Linky Party | Java Great Day and I Love You

  1. Helen, love the downloadable pages as they look super. Really appreciate your sharing and your talents. Thank you so much.

  2. Oh, Helen, this is just gorgeous with all the bright, happy, bold
    colors you used. I love coffee, I love flowers, I love a scripty back-
    ground. So I just love this!

  3. I learned two new things reading your blog entry. I’m so glad I’m hopping through the Stamplorations Hop. Lovely card.

  4. The new freebie digis are wonderful and I love your card Helen, created with the coffee cup – great bright colours and softly stenciled background and that you disguised the background printing