Hello, and welcome! This is my entry for Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights, and you can VOTE for my card here (I am #22). I would love to have your vote! The theme this month is Gratitude Inspired by Thailand. (It’s not an odd theme if you know that Kylie is very grateful to be on the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip in Thailand right now.) I looked through lots of pictures of Thailand and took inspiration from the colors that seem to be in every picture. Blues and greens, plus gorgeous, vibrant flowers.
Yesterday I showed you my Display Stamper card that used the Striped Wipe technique. So I made this one during my Facebook Live video yesterday to show you how to do it. I love this technique! The live video is embedded below, so watch there to see how to do this technique.
After I made the striped focal point using the Thailand-inspired colors, I embossed these leaves using the Eclectic Layers thinlits. There are a couple of dies in this set that emboss instead of cutting, and I love them! This set of dies is incredibly versatile.
On the video, I didn’t show the inside of the card, so here it is. I stamped the Berry Burst flower twice on Whisper White cardstock and then added a strip of washi tape from Basics Pack 1 to the bottom. Check out my video to see the fun Striped Wipe technique for glossy cardstock. And please go VOTE for my card so I can be part of the international blog hop next month!
All the products I used in my card and video are listed below, with links to my online store.
Stampin’ Up! is running an AMAZING deal in July! If you sign up as a demonstrator in July, your Starter Kit still costs $99, but you get $197 in product! You choose $125 of your Starter Kit, and you also get the Essentials Gift Pack, which includes:
Make sure to use the Host Code when you shop so you get extra freebies from me!
In yesterday’s Facebook Live video, I made this gorgeous ocean background using the Ink Spray & Smash technique for glossy cardstock backgrounds. I am pretty new to glossy cardstock and am loving all the techniques you can use with it!
Check out the video to see me make this card and to also see me use the Versamark Resist technique and to see me totally fail at the Salted Background technique (which I couldn’t quite remember and did wrong in the video). You can buy all the products I used in my online Stampin’ Up! store (direct links below). Also, make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and like my Facebook page!
I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).
My second card for the Creative Crew over at Splitcoaststampers this month is for the color challenge. The May color challenge was pretty challenging for me, as I struggle with putting more than three colors on one card.
These are the colors, and we’re supposed to come up with whatever is closest to Stampin’ Up! colors. My colors may be a little bit of a stretch, but I settled on Berry Burst (available June 1 for customers and May 2 for demonstrators!), Flirty Flamingo, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, and Sahara Sand. I didn’t use Pear Pizzazz in the background, only as a mat behind the main panel.
I decided to use the Shaving Cream background technique and Whisper White cardstock to get all these colors working together. Once I made my first two backgrounds, I loved them so much that I made six more. I just couldn’t stop! And each one is unique — they all look completely different! So I will be sending out quite a few cards made with this background.
The colorful background reminded me of the gorgeous flowers in Hawaii, so I decided this card needed the sweet gold pineapple. After the background was dry, I stamped the Pineapple background stamp (retiring soon!) in Versamark (I used the MISTI to make sure I got really good ink coverage), then embossed it in gold.
I layered the main panel over a panel of Pear Pizzazz and a card base of Pink Pirouette. Then I cut the word “sweet” out of both Berry Burst and Pink Pirouette cardstock, using the Cupcake Cutouts framelits. I finished off the card with some Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine (also retiring).
For the inside, I simply stamped part of a sentiment from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by! The supplies that are currently available are listed below with links to my store. Make sure to use the Host Code for May to get extra goodies from me.
Additional products used:
Berry Burst ink pad (available June 1, item code 144083, also available in a bundle with the other 4 new In Colors)
Berry Burst cardstock (available June 1, item code 144243, also available in variety packs)
Berry Burst ink refill (available June 1, item code 144089)
Shaving cream (not shaving gel)
Lots more paper towels