Monday, January 11, 2021

Demonstrator Training Blog Hop - January 2021

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Our monthly Blog hop showcases the designs for our customer 'thank you' cards.  My customer thank you cards for December was created after I had a challenge with a team member to make a card using only 3 colours.  The colours she selected were grey, brown and blue..... yeah! I thought what a combination, but I'm really pleased with the end result.


The base of the card is Smokey Slate with a layer of Night of Navy topped off with a layer of Peony Garden DSP.  Using Night of Navy ink I stamped the large Peony image and die cut.  Using an off cut of Night of Navy cardstock and using Versamark and white emboss powder I used the 'Thank You' from Borders Abound.  Both the peony image and the thank you were secured using dimensionals.  I finished the front of the card with a piece of navy ribbon, which comes from the Boho Indigo product medley.


Having finished the front of the card I realised that I hadn't used brown anywhere so finished the card by stamping the peony image in Sahara Sand ink on the inside.

I was really pleased with the end result, and hope you like my creation this month.  Hopefully those who received one of my cards also enjoyed receiving it.


I hope you've enjoyed my card this month and please do hop along to the next Demonstrator on the list to see all the wonderful creations in this months blog hop.

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Kylie Bertucci's Monthly International Blog Highlights - January 2021

Welcome to this months International Blog Highlights and the theme is 'Thank You'. 

Thank you for dropping by today.  This months card is created using the Simply Succulents bundle.  Last month I showcased a card using the largest die from this set and today I'm focusing on the stamps as well as a couple of the other dies.


On a piece of Whisper White cardstock I started by stamping the largest succulents image in an outline of Old Olive ink and then edged the succulents with a light Highland Heather blend and used a dauber to shade the remaining succulent image with Pear Pizzazz ink.   The foliage at the bottom of the image was coloured using the light Old Olive blend.  

Using the corresponding die for that succulent image I centered the die on a piece of Highland Heather.  In addition I stamped the pot using Soft Suede ink on Sahara Sand cardstock, finishing the pot by stamping 'thanks' in Early Espresso ink.

I then stamped another succulent image in Old Olive ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White card, die cut and then finished by fussy cutting closing the inked outline so there was no white border then coloured with light Old Olive blend.  This was placed over the top of the pot so that it looked like the foliage was draped down the outside.

I mounted the highland heather card with the succulent cut aperture onto the stamped image raising it using dimensional, then glued the pot flat onto the card, this was then glued onto a card base of Pear Pizzazz.


I finished the inside of the card by stamping a line of succulents in Highland Heather on a whisper white insert.


 
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, December 14, 2020

Demonstrator Training Blog Hop - December 2020

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Our monthly Blog hop showcases the designs for our customer 'thank you' cards.  Below are my customer thank you cards for November.   I do hope those who received them liked them.  

My cards this month are very easy but hopefully you'll agree very striking.  

Only a few products were required to created these beautiful cards.  Apart from the cardstock I only used the largest die from the Potted Succulent Dies (available at the beginning of January) and the 'Thanks' from Well Written Dies.  The hardest thing was deciding on the colour combos.  Which is your favourite?

Basic Black and Whisper White

Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo

Balmy Blue and Rich Razzleberry

Bermuda Bay and Mango Melody

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.

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Kylie Bertucci's Monthly International Blog Highlights - December 2020

Welcome to this months International Blog Highlights and the theme is 'Thank You'. 

I just love this stamp set and use it often, it is probably one of my favourites.  The flowers in Forever Blossoms are just beautiful and the accompanying Cherry Blossoms dies means no fussy cutting. 


I love this striking colour combo, Melon Mambo and Highland Heather cardstock for the base card and top layer with a mid layer of Whisper White.  Using corresponding inks for the flowers while the 'thank you' sentiment, which comes from Borders Abound, was inked in Gorgeous Grape.  

Using one of the smaller rectangles from Rectangle Stitched Framelits dies I cut the die toward the bottom of the Highland Heather layer, placed the flowers into position using dimensional then positioned the rectangle over the stems, hoping the finished card looks like the flowers are in an oblong planter.



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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