First of all, thank you to everyone who voted for my card a couple weeks ago, which enabled me to participate in Kylie’s Top Ten Winners Blog Hop today. I’m keeping with the same theme of sending someone encouragement by letting them know I’m thinking of them.
The sentiment, “Our thoughts are with you,” is the message I want to send.
To go along with the sentiment, I decided to make some vellum flowers with heat embossing.
The flower is from the Botanical Bliss stamp set, which I stamped in VersaMark on Vellum cardstock. Then, I sprinkled the three flowers with White embossing powder, and used the Heat Tool to set the powder.
Happy with the shiny outlines, I began coloring the flowers on the backside with Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. You’ll find the Stampin’ Blends colors I used in my Product List below.
TIP: It does not look pretty on the side you are coloring, but looks terrific when you turn it over.
After coloring, I fussy cut the flowers with my Stampin’ Up! Paper Snips, the best scissors around! I discovered that cutting around a heat embossed image is especially easy, because the raised line provides a nice cutting edge.
Wanting a clean and simple look for my flowers, I kept the background Whisper White with Subtle Textured embossing, and adhered this to a Thick Whisper White card base. The two white branches were cut with a die in the Botanical Tags die set, and glued on an angle. The flowers are attached with Mini-Dimensionals at their centers.
The sentiment is from the Lasting Lily stamp set, a Sale-A-Bration stamp set, FREE with a qualifying order and available through March 31st.
“Our thoughts are with you” was stamped in Black ink on Whisper White cardstock, and cut with a Layering Ovals die. It received the Subtle Textured treatment also, and was placed on Dimensionals.
In case you missed my card from a couple weeks ago, here it is:
“Thinking of You” for Kylie Bertucci’s February 2019 Highlights
Thank you so much for stopping by. You are such an encouragement to me! I love reading your comments.
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Today’s card is for someone who needs an encouraging word. Isn’t it nice knowing that someone is “thinking of you,” and sending positive thoughts your way?
Always thinking of you
The colors were inspired by Fab Friday.
When I see the color names, Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick, my mind goes to the fabulous, Sale-A-Bration, Foil Sheets. So, that’s what I used for cutting the shiny foliage.
The Grapefruit Grove leaves and Lovely Lipstick sprigs were were cut with two of the Wonderful Floral dies. A third, Wonderful Floral die, was used for the pair of Whisper White leaves. I used a Wonderful Romance stamp for making the outline with Blushing Bride ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock.
For the background, I embossed Whisper White cardstock with the Subtle Textured embossing folder. Prior to embossing, I stamped some tiny dots in Blushing Bride ink with a Wonderful Romance stamp.
I found the perfect sentiment, “Always thinking of you,” in the Beautiful Day stamp set. It fit the size of the Petals & More die just right, and I stamped it in Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock before cutting. I placed it on dimensionals across the middle of my design, and my art piece was ready to adhere to a Thick Whisper White cardbase.
A sprinkling of Iridescent Sequins was the final touch. You’ll find all of the supplies I used for today’s project in my Product List below.
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The theme for Kylie’s Top Ten Winners January 2019 Blog Hop continues to be “encouragement,” which is something that everyone appreciates receiving. The encouraging word I chose for today’s project is “welcome.” Whether you are moving to a new neighborhood, changing jobs, or joining a new group, it’s important to feel welcomed. Isn’t it great how our cards can touch people’s lives?
Today’s project began with beautiful, Floral Romance Designer Series Paper, and was built from there. The colors in this paper are absolutely yummy, and brought out the desire in me to do some watercoloring. Using Watercolor paper, the Aqua Painter made it easy to apply ink (Petal Pink, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz) to the foliage. The foliage is from the Wonderful Romance stamp set, and cut with Wonderful Floral dies.
I used two Rectangle Stitched dies to create the frame from a gorgeous, leafy print of Floral Romance DSP. The frame was raised on Foam Adhesive Strips for added dimension.
The oval piece with a cut-out edge is also from the Wonderful Floral die set, and in the color of Sahara Sand.
The word, “welcome” is in the only dark color, Fresh Fig, and cut with a Well Written die. I wanted “welcome” to be prominent.
I chose the neutral color of Sahara Sand for the card base, and the background that I embossed with Pinewood Planks.
The final touch was the three Share What You Love Artisan pearls.
My original thought about this Wonderful Romance Bundle was that I had enough plants and flowers. I’m sure glad I reconsidered!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I must add how much I appreciate your votes that allowed me to participate in this Blog Hop. You are a BIG source of encouragement to me, and I love to read your comments.
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Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s January Highlights. We’re bringing in this New Year 2019 with a large dose of encouragement. For this month’s card, I wanted to say, “Get Well.”
There’s nothing like a warm cup of tea to make someone feel better. This teapot and cup are from the Tea Together stamp set in the 2019 Occasions Catalog. They are cut with a FREE die set, Tea Time, from the Sale-A-Bration brochure; FREE because of my qualifying $100.00 order. How fun is that!
I wanted this teapot and cup to look antique, and I thought The Crackle Paint background stamp would look like crazing. I inked the Crackle Paint stamp in Sahara Sand ink, and stamped it on Thick Very Vanilla cardstock. Then, I stamped the teapot and cup on the stamped Crackle Paint, using the same Sahara Sand ink. The crazing is a bit overdone, but this tea set is VERY old.
For decoration, I stamped a flower from the Tea Together stamp set; three on the teapot, and one on the cup. My Aqua Painter colored the flowers nicely with three ink colors: Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake.
The Sahara Sand cardstock table (card base) has a lace tablecloth made from Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper covering Petal Promenade DSP.
The sentiment, “Get Well,” is from the Well Said stamp set (Occasions catalog), and cut with a die from the Merry Christmas die set (Holiday 2018). The inside says, “Sending healing thoughts your way,” and both sentiments are stamped in Crumb Cake ink.
To complete my “get well” card, I colored one more flower, and used its die for cutting. I also decorated the Very Vanilla envelope with a piece of Petal Promenade DSP.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. If you like my “get well” card, I’d be honored to have your vote. Being in the Top Ten would enable me to join in a special Blog Hop later this month. Clicking on this button will take you to the gallery where I’m #2.
The theme of “thankfulness and encouragement” are tied together for Kylie Bertucci’s Top Ten Winners December 2018 Blog Hop.
Thankful and encouraged is what I feel, because you’ve taken the time to visit my blog and vote for my entry. I want to thank YOU for voting for my “gratitude” card a few weeks ago, which enabled me to participate in this Top Ten Winners Blog Hop. This is my card from a few weeks ago, and you can see, butterflies are fluttering around on both cards.
“Gratitude” is the Theme for Kylie’s December Highlights
I began today’s card with the focal point: a circle of Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, which I cut with a Layering Circles die. I used a slightly larger, scalloped die to frame the butterfly circle in Basic Black cardstock. Then, I punched a small butterfly from the same pack of DSP, using the Butterfly Duet Punch, and placed him on the circle atop a Mini-Dimensional.
For the background, I chose a dotted piece of 6X6 Subtles DSP in Soft Sea Foam, turning it into “fabric” with the Subtle Textured embossing folder. Before adhering it to the Soft Sea Foam card base, I used a die from the Be Mine Stitched die set to give the edge a scalloped treatment. Can you see the long, thin die in the picture? I was happy the way it matched the scalloped Layering Circles die.
The sentiment, “The best thing about today is you,” is from the Well Said stamp set, which I stamped in Black ink on a striped piece of 6X6 Subtles DSP. It expresses the way I feel about YOU, so please soak in my gratitude. I used a Rectangle Stitched die for cutting, layered it for thickness, and glued it in place.
Next, I cut a Soft Sea Foam sprig, using a Well Written die, and glued it to the back of the butterfly circle. Finally, I lifted the circle on Dimensionals, and attached it to its designated spot.
The “spot” was determined by the sketch at Fab Friday.
A number of the supplies I used in today’s card are from the 2019 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure, which will be available January 3rd. You can click on the pictures in my Product List below to see more details.
Thank you again for reading my blog, and voting for my projects. I am very grateful! I hope these words are a source of encouragement for you, “The best thing about today is you.”
You may have come from Danielle’s blog post, or Sandy’s, but you can refer to the line-up below to continue hopping. Have fun!
Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights for December 2018. The theme this month is “thankfulness and gratitude.” Clicking the “vote” button will take you to the gallery where YOU can participate by voting for your favorite projects. I’m #10 in the gallery, where you can click on the heart to register your vote.
I was really excited to begin this project, because my new Stampin’ Up! order was just delivered to my doorstep. Because I didn’t attend the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Convention in Orlando last month, this was the first time I would see the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products in person. I told myself I needed to finish addressing my Christmas cards first, but could I wait? No!
I couldn’t wait to see the Well Said stamp set, and Well Written die set, because I knew this bundle would have the perfect words for my card, expressing thankfulness and gratitude. The first thing I cut was the word “thanks,” closely followed by this fabulous foliage, both from the Well Written die set. Don’t they look pretty in Soft Sea Foam?
Then, I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut a rectangle of Mint Macaron cardstock for placing the “thanks” and foliage. I would have used one of my Rectangle Stitched dies, but I hadn’t opened it……..yet! To give the Mint Macaron some texture, I used the Subtle Textured embossing folder.
Ahhh, the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper; it’s GORGEOUS! And, to think it’s FREE with a 50.00 order! Of course, I had ordered the Butterfly Duet Punch, and punched out three of the most beautiful, Balmy Blue butterflies. They were, conveniently, right on the edge of the DSP, and are now fluttering around atop Mini-Dimensionals.
I duplicated the colors with a Mint Macaron card base, topped with a layer of Soft Sea Foam, embossed by Layered Leaves. The Very Vanilla envelope flap is decorated with a strip of the the wonderful, Botanical Butterfly DSP, 2 1/4″ X 5 3/4″, and trimmed to fit.
For the inside, I opened my new Rectangle Stitched Dies, and cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam for the sentiment. “My life is better because you’re in it,” is perfect for expressing my gratitude to this loved one. And, there’s still room for a personal note.
The floral sprig is also in the Well Written die set, which I cut from a scrap of Balmy Blue, Tranquil Textures DSP.
I was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches:
And, the colors at TGIF:
I’m looking forward to sharing numerous projects with you from Occasions and Sale-A-Bration 2019. Demonstrators can order now, and customers can order Jan. 3rd. You can take a closer look at the supplies I used today in my Product List.
Thanks so much for visiting, and I really appreciate your vote!