Monday, April 6, 2020

Kylie's International Blog Highlights April 2020

Welcome to Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights for the month of April as we share our project ideas to give thanks to the people around us. In this challenging time where we are distanced from the people we care about it, what better way to reach out than with a thank you card to the people who are working so hard in these stressful times. 

 I wanted to create a card that was upbeat and cheerful and the Witty-cisms stamp set (item #151686) from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog had the perfect image for my card design. The combination of sentiment and image is great because you just stamp once and you are done. For my color palette, I wanted something that fresh and uplifting. I love the way that Flirty Flamingo and Soft Sea Foam look together and with just a touch of Whisper White for the focal image, to create a pretty clean and simple card design. 

 To create this card design, I chose Flirty Flamingo cardstock for my card base and I added a label die cut with the largest scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies (item #151690) from Soft Sea Foam cardstock. Using another of the dies from this die set, I also die cut the large label from Flirty Flamingo cardstock and then I embossed the front of the card base, the Soft Sea Foam scalloped rectangle and the Flirty Flamingo label die cut using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (item #151775) to add subtle texture to the card design.
For the focal design, I stamped the image from the Witty-cisms stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock and die cut it with one of the circle dies from the Layering Circles Dies (item #141705). I also die cut a scalloped circle from Soft Sea Foam cardstock using the same die set. I colored the strawberry image using the Flirty Flamingo Combo and Soft Sea Foam Combo Stampin' Blends Markers and then added Clear Wink of Stella for a touch of shimmer. I also colored two of the large pearls from the Basic Pearls using the Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blends Marker.

To assemble the card, I attached the Soft Sea Foam rectangle to the card base using Snail Adhesive, centering on the front of the card base. I added Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of the Flirty Flamingo label and added that to the center of the Soft Sea Foam rectangle. Using Snail Adhesive, I attached the focal image circle to the Soft Sea Foam scalloped circle with Snail Adhesive and then attached it to the center of the Flirty Flamingo label with Stampin' Dimensionals. To embellish, I added the two Soft Sea Foam colored pearls to the Flirty Flamingo label on either side of the circl image. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to send a thank you card to someone who has made a difference in your life. Explore different color combinations and designs to find your happy card. 

I would love it if you would vote for my card this month as part of Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights. Just click on the button below and click on the little heart in the corner of my card thumb nail image. You can vote for 5 cards, so please share the love with my fellow card makers. 

If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. 

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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1 comment:

  1. What a cheery card to thank people during these difficult times. Thanks Tricia for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with the voting!