Tuesday, 6 August 2019

International Blog Highlights August 2019

How does it work?
Each month Kylie Bertucci holds an International Card makers competition on her blog, the theme is encouragement.

To look at all the amazing entries (or to vote for me) CLICK HERE 

 Flowers always get my attention! When I saw this stamp set in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, I knew I had to have it.  I first saw it at OnStage in New Zealand in March this year and I ordered it straight away!

The flower was made using Whisper White cardstock stamped with the four flower images in Rich Razzleberry Classic ink and punched them using the Perennial Flower Punch. I used the Petal Pink and Rococo Rose Blends to add colour and dimension to the petals. I also punched the Granny Apple Green cardstock with the Leaf Punch and inked the edges with Garden Green Classic ink. 

The background was so easy to create. I used the Rococo Rose Classic ink on the Whisper White cardstock but stamped off once (that means you stamp the image on some scrap paper then the next stamp is on the cardstock). It gives a lighter shade of the ink. Next, I backed the Whisper White on to the Basic Black cardstock.  The Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Ribbon was adhered with glue dots to the back of the black cardstock. Then the whole piece was attached to the Rococo Rose cardstock using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue. This glue gives you some room for movement if you don't centre your card front the first time. Trust me, I have wasted so much cardstock before I realised the value of using this glue!  I layered the petals and placed the leaves behind. To get the dimension, I used the Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. These are a staple in my craft space!  

Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful You stamp set and punched it out using the Timeless Label Tag punch. I also punched one out with the Basic Black cardstock but I cut the tag in half across the longest part, using my Paper Snips. I've used a lot of scissors since 2000 when I first started scrapbooking, and I personally think these are the best on the market. I glued the black pieces of the tag onto the back of the sentiment leaving a border and glued it onto the card. I also added a rhinestone in the corner.

Lastly, I always like to stamp the inside of my cards. Before I added a Whisper White piece of card, I stamped it with a sentiment in the middle and used another image from the stamp set to stamp the edges. 

Live in Australia and don't have a demo? Email me for a copy of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.
I would love to help you with your crafting wishes and needs. 

Like what you see and want to create your own card? Click on any image below and it will take you to my online store and purchase your supplies.  If you'd like to earn FREE supplies, use this month's host code:  SHGBDBEM  at the checkout so I can send you a gift of appreciation.  If you spend $250 or more you don't need to use the code. Email me to find out more: kimheath68@gmail.com 

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