Monday, April 3, 2023

Kylie Bertucci's Monthly International Blog Highlights April 2023

Welcome to Kylie Bertucci's Monthly International Blog Highlights for April as we showcase Thank You cards to help inspire you. Talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world are sharing their projects and ideas that will help you to create your own beautiful projects. 
For my card design, I decided to create a "No Stamping" card using products that will soon be retiring from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. Merry Merlot is sadly leaving us and I love the richness of this color and thought I would add Gold Metallic die cuts to create the design for my card. The tone on tone design of the designer series paper creates a pretty background and I embossed the focal panel using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture. 
Products Used:
Amazing Thanks Dies (item #157816) Retiring
Flowers of Home Dies (item #157938) Retiring
Deckled Rectangles Dies (item #159173)
Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder (item #154317)
Neutrals 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #159257) Retiring
Gold & Rose Gold 6"x6" Metallic Specialty Paper (item #156844) Retiring
Merry Merlot Cardstock (item #146979) Retiring 
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds (item #159185) Retiring 
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Merry Merlot Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Focal Layer die cut with the Deckled Rectangles Dies
Merry Merlot Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
Gold Metallic Specialty Paper
Detailed Leaves & Flowers die cut with the Deckled Rectangles Dies
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to create your own beautiful Thank You cards. There are so many wonderful products on the Last Chance Retirement List to explore to spark your creativity.
I would love it if you would vote for my card design as part of this month's International Blog Highlights. Just click the Vote button below to vote for my card (# ). You can vote for up to 5 cards each day over the next week, so please take the time to visit with my fellow Demonstrators and share the love.

If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. 

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. Very elegant Tricia! Thanks for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with voting!

  2. What a beautiful card, Tricia! I love the rich colour! ~ Kim Kroeker

    1. Thank you Kim. I love this color combination.

  3. Beautiful Card! Love the bright look.

  4. Gorgeous Tricia! Love the rich, elegant feel to this.

    1. Thank you Monica. I love how beautiful Merry Merlot looks with gold.

  5. Very pretty. i am sad to see the thank you die retire :(

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    1. Thank you Shel. I love how the gold details step up this card design.

  7. Beautiful card and color combinations!

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    1. Thank you Kelley. I love mixing and matching different products to come up with new designs.

  9. Your card is so elegant - love the pop of gold!

    1. Thank you Alison. The gold really does add that special touch to the design.