Monday, October 12, 2020

Demonstrator Training Blog Hop - October 2020

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Today I'm sharing 4 designs of my customer cards for the month of September.   I do hope those who received them liked them.

I selected the Flowers For Every Season DSP and the 2020-2022 in-colour inks and cardstock.  In the first picture the cards look like a regular left side opening card but hopefully you'll see in the later pictures they are a little different.


I started by cutting a piece of A4 whisper white cardstock in half and then scoring at 10.5cm along the long side.  With the front of the card I cut the top triangle away by cutting from the bottom right corner to the middle score line, then cut 2 pieces of dsp into triangles and glued into place, the first on the front flap (bottom left) and the second on the inside of the card (top right), matching up the pattern.  With a corresponding coloured piece of cardstock to the DSP using Layering Ovals Dies I diecut a scallop and then inked the sentiment from the Butterfly Gala  stamp set onto whisper white and diecut an oval.  I glued the sentiment onto the scallop and then fixed in place in the middle of the card, adding enamel dots to finish the card.  

Below you can see how the card looks when it is standing up, there is still plenty of space to add your own message.





For these Thank You cards I decided to use the non flowery patterns from DSP collection focusing on the bold colours hoping they were eye catching.   I really like the striped background cards best and I think the dsp makes it very striking, that said I do really like all of the designs and once I got going they were really easy and quick to make.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards this month and please do hop along to the next Demonstrator on the list to see all the wonderful creations.


Below is a list of the products used.

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Monday, October 5, 2020

Kylie Bertucci's Monthly International Blog Highlights - October 2020

Welcome to this months International Blog Highlights.  The theme is 'Thank You' and my entry this month is inspired by the virginia creeper on the wall outside my kitchen window which, at the moment, is in the process of changing colours from green through red, orange and yellow before they fall to the ground.  So my card below reflects those colours.

Using the ash leaf stamp from Loyal Leaves stamp set I inked leaves in Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Garden Green and then fussy cut them all out.


The card base is Cherry Cobbler and the 'thank you' from the Best Year stamp set is inked in Pumpkin Pie onto Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie cardstock.


I do love this card with the Cherry Cobbler card base but wasn't sure if I should put a different coloured insert to contrast so I made an identical card with a Crumb Cake inlay but decided I preferred my original card..... what do you think?


I do hope you like my card and, if so, I would love you to vote for me.  Please vote by clicking on the button below where you will be taken to the gallery of cards and to vote for me you need to click on the heart at the top right of the picture.



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Monday, September 14, 2020

Demonstrator Training Blog Hop - September 2020

Hello, and welcome to my September Demonstrator Training Blog Hop.  This is the last Blog Hop of the current training programme and it has been wonderful to Hop over the last year with some amazing Demonstrators from around the world and of course Kylie who is so inspirational.  If you’ve reached me from another blog, I’m Dianne (The Purple Rose Stamper) from the UK.  I hope you enjoy my blog and then please do hop along to the next Demo on this list.

A couple of weeks ago I entered a colour challenge using Poppy Parade, Misty Moonlight and Old Olive.  I decided these were perfect colours for a Christmas card and after I submitted my entry for the challenge I set about making a few more.  The cards mainly feature the Joyful Holly stamp set and then one of the stamp from Borders Abound.   

For my first card I inked the christmassy stamp from Borders Abound in Poppy Parade.  Inking the holly outline in Old Olive I then stamped off twice to get the lighter shade for the leaves.  Adding Wink of Stella on the leaves and rhinestone basic jewel to add a little sparkle, and to finish by adding the sentiment in Misty Moonlight. The card base is Misty Moonlight with a mid layer of Poppy Parade.


The second card is similar but thought I would use Misty Moonlight for the outline of the holly which I don't think looks too weird - what do you think?


I love how the top of the next card developed with the Misty Moonlight swirls and the traditional green holly, but to be honest I'm not sure about the bold Gold Foil cut out Happy Christmas - I think it's a bit too large for the remaining space on the card, but I will be recreating the top on another card with maybe a smaller sentiment.

Finally, below is the card which I entered into the colour challenge, probably the plainest card of them all, but I think it's elegant and would be happy to receive it at Christmas time.  I think I've just fallen in love the Joyful Holly stamp set and will be making many more cards with this set in the coming weeks.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards this month and please do hop along to the next Demonstrator on the list to see all the wonderful creations.



Below is the product used in making my cards.

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Monday, September 7, 2020

Kylie Bertucci's Monthly International Blog Highlights - September 2020

Welcome to this months International Blog Highlights.  The theme is 'Thank You' and my entry below features the 2020-2022 in colours.

My card this month is quite straight forward yet colourful and bright.  Firstly I cut strips of the 2020-2022 in-colour cardstock at 0.7cm wide and glued them to a piece of whisper white card letting them overhang the edges then once all were secure cut the layer to size.   I chose Magenta Madness as the base card onto which I layered a smaller piece of whisper white and then the striped layer.  Using the Playful Alphabet Dies cut the word 'Thank' in random colours.  I cut 5 triangles in whisper white with the 2nd smallest triangle from Stitched Triangle Dies and glued on the letters, then using dimensionals to position them onto the top of the card.  Inking the 'You' from the Best Year stamp set in Magenta Madness onto Whisper White card I die cut with the 3rd smallest triangle and positioned it on the righthand side of the card.






To finish the inside of the card I trimmed one strip of each colour in half and glued them to the bottom left of a whisper white layer.



I do hope you like my card and, if so, I would love you to vote for me.  Please vote by clicking on the button below where you will be taken to the gallery of cards and to vote for me you need to click on the heart at the top right of the picture.

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