Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s June 2018 International Blog Highlights. This month’s theme is “friendship.” In Kylie’s words, “We need to make sure our friends and family know that we LOVE them! a great way we can do that is to make a project, gift or card for them. Let them know how much their friendship means to you.”
I always enjoyed shopping for cards to send to my loved ones. Now, I make cards, and it’s even more enjoyable! Creativity is back in my life, and sharing it adds to the pleasure.
Todays card was made with a few of my favorite products from the new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up catalog.
The center of attraction of this scene is the bird from the Serene Garden stamp set. I stamped her in Basic Black ink on vellum cardstock.
TIP: It takes longer for ink to dry on Vellum, so be patient.
After drying, I colored the backside with Stampin’ Blends in the colors of Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Old Olive. My beautiful bird was then die cut from the Vellum, glued to a Thick Whisper White die cut bird, and placed on dimensionals.
The “window” was made with Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, glued to Whisper White cardstock, and layered on Basic Black cardstock.
TIP: To keep the glue from showing, use the tiniest pin dots of glue on the black lines.
The “window” was then glued to a Bermuda Bay card base.
The bird wanted to write “amazing YOU,” and found the words in the Celebrate You die set. “Amazing” is in Basic Black to match the window frame, and “YOU” is in Blushing Bride pink, which matches the flowers.
The flowers (Blushing Bride) and leaves (Pear Pizzazz) are from the Bouquet Bunch die set. I die cut three flower bunches, six leaves, and glued everything in place.
Five Artisan Pearls complete the card front. Can you see them?
The sentiment inside, “Life is so much better with you in it,” is from the Petal Palette stamp set. It was stamped in Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock, layered on Blushing Bride cardstock.
I added one more flower bunch and leaves to the inside, and decorated the envelope flap with a piece of Designer Series Paper.
If you like my project, you are able to vote for it, and I would be very pleased. Clicking on this “Vote” button will take you to Kylie Bertucci’s gallery. I am number 5, and all you do is click the heart in the corner. Thanks so much!