Tuesday, 27 August 2019

International Blog Highlights / Winners Blog Hop

Hi and Welcome to my blog. I'm so excited about being a part of Kylie's blog hop. It was such a surprise to be in the Top Ten. I want to give a big thank you to everyone who voted for me and an even bigger thank you to Kylie for making this all happen and share part of her blogging life with me (and you).

You may not know but I like very clean and simple cards and I love adding layers. Sometimes adding one layer can make a card seem so much more eye catching! Originally, I wasn't going to put the black layer on this card, it looked great with just the background layer but once I tried it with the thin black layer well I had to use it! There was no going back!

Did you know that Stampin' Up! has new In-Colours available now? My favourite is the Terracotta Tile. I love how it's great for male and female cards. For the background flowers I stamped off, which means you ink up your stamp, stamp the image on a scrap piece of paper then stamp the next image on your card stock. I love how it gives almost a new colour and it goes so well with the new In-Colour Terracotta Tile card stock.  

The yellow flowers were stamped with the Terracotta Tile ink and coloured with Stampin Blends. I used Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight. These pens make it easy to create beautifully coloured images. I put two 3-petaled stamp image together after colouring them and cut the created flower in half. Next, I glued them onto the back of the sentiment. 

I inked the Old Olive punched leaves with Garden Green Stampin' Ink with a dauber and attached them on the back of the half flowers.
Finally, I attached the ribbon to the back of the black layer before I glued it on to the Terracotta Tile base. 

Make sure with the black layer, you punch out or die cut the shapes you need for the card and some for another project. I really hate wasting cardstock or anything, for that matter! The white shape that has the sentiment on it was actually cut from a white layer for another card. The black edging of this sentiment was punched from this card's black layer. Cut it in half and arrange behind the sentiment.

I hope you have enjoyed your time here. If you have any questions about the card, don't hesitate to email me.  If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and you live in Australia, I would love to help you with all your crafting needs. 

Below is a list of the very talented international demonstrators who are the Top Ten Winners participating in this blog hop. I am so inspired by all of these amazing crafters! 

Below are the items I used for my card above.

Product List