Incredible Like You for Blog Highlights

It’s that time again, Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. I love seeing all the terrific cards made by demonstrators from all over the world! The theme this month is encouragement. Aren’t there lots of times when someone needs a little encouragement? I think so. Sometimes our friends or family just don’t know how wonderful they are! This month I made a special card for someone special to remind her about how terrific she is. The Incredible Like You stamp set was just the ticket!

Incredible Like You stamp set, Modern Grid Technique, Everyday Label Punch, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com  

Be sure to go over to Kylie’s Post to see the other cards. And while you are there, could you vote for my card? Last month I got enough votes to participate in the International Blog Hop. I really appreciate you vote! Click here.

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Design Notes for Incredible Like You Card:

I tried a new technique for this card. Did you notice? It’s called Modern Grid Technique. I saw it on another demonstrator’s website (Tinz Zinck). It’s deceptively easy! I’m going to write up a tutorial later this week and will share it with you.

I love this color combination. The Flirty Flamingo seems to go with so many colors but I think it really pops with the Coastal Cabana and Mossy Meadow. You should try it!

The flowers seem to have so much dimension. That’s easy to accomplish with the two step stamps.

Incredible Like You stamp set, Modern Grid Technique, Everyday Label Punch, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

There are two flower stamps in the set that go together. Stamp one, then stamp the other. I know it looks like two different shades but I used the Flirty Flamingo ink with both stamps. Also, it doesn’t matter which one you stamp first. Just line them up. (Easy to do with photopolymer stamps!)

Incredible Like You stamp set, Modern Grid Technique, Everyday Label Punch, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Hope You’re Humming Along Soon!

A number of people in my world are sick. Some have the flu, some bronchitis, some are just sick. Nonetheless, they are not humming along at the moment. So, naturally, I am making cards. The timing was good since this month’s challenge over at Kylie Bertucci’s blog is the create an encouragement, thinking of you or get well card. I think this card fits the bill.

Humming Along stamp set, Kylie Bertucci International Blog Highlights, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Now you know, there are going to be lots of other great cards over at Kylie’s site.You want to see them. I hope you will also vote for my card while you are there! Here’s the banner and link.

http://bit.ly/VoteForMeKyliesHighlightsAugust

 

 

Design Notes for Humming Along Card:

I might say it was therapeutic for me to make this card. Coloring does that for me. I used lots of my Stampin’ Blends to color the Humming bird and the flower. (I took some liberties with the colors on the bird. Call it artistic license!) The bird was finished off with some Wink of Stella. The other fun part of this card was the background piece for the bird and flower. I took a piece of Shimmer Paper and then spritzed it with some Pool Party ink refill mixed with just a little bit of alcohol. Just gave enough texture and color, I think.

Humming Along stamp set, Kylie Bertucci International Blog Highlights, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Purchase List for Humming Along Card:

 

Please Vote for Me!

To vote for my card, just go over to Kylie’s blog, (click here) find my card, #12, and click in the right hand corner where you see the heart. If I am one of the top ten vote getters, I’ll be in a blog hop later this month – always fun

Thanks so much.

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Big Thanks for Shelli

Do you know who Shelli Gardner is? She is the founder of Stampin’ Up!. I’ve been lucky enough to meet her a few times and of course know a lot about her through Stampin’ Up! She has done so much for the company and for all of the demonstrators. This week Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights is featuring thank you cards for Shelli. I have met so many wonderful people and learned so much through Stampin’ Up! Not making a card for her was just not in the mix! I used the beautiful Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper for her card.

Share What You Love SDSP, Thank you, Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com, Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights

She is so kind, I thought that was the perfect sentiment.

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Design Notes for Share What You Love Card:

I had no hesitation about what paper to choose for this card. The Designer Paper called Share What You love was just a logical choice. Many of the sheets have a pearly finish to them. I love that. However, the sheet that I selected did not have that finish. So, I added it. All it takes is a dauber and a little Frosted White Shimmer Paint. Easy Peesey. Do you love it?

The other detail on the front of the card was the piece of Mint Macaron card stock that I cut with the Delicate Lace Edgelits. I think I even made it look better with the addition of some Mint Macaron ink that I sponged on it.

Share What You Love SDSP, Thank you, Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com, Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights

I am really loving these edgelits. Check them out. Gotta give a shout out to my friend, Brian King here. I never even noticed them in the catalog but once I saw them on his web site, I had to have them! See his card using these here.

Detailed Lace Edgelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

When I first started designing the card, I used some vellum with the Edgelit. I decided that wasn’t really what I wanted and put the piece aside. But wait, after I sponged it, it was perfect as a little addition for the inside. Let nothing go to waste!

Share What You Love SDSP, Thank you, Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com, Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights

 

 

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This and That:

At just about every Stampin’ Up! event, I get to meet  Shelli Gardner. She’s very gracious about pictures! Here’s a shot of Shelli and me while I was on the Mediterranean cruise!

Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

International Blog Highlights:

I hope you will vote for my card. If I land in the top ten, I’ll be able to participate in an International Blog Hop later this month.

Just got to this page and vote for my card by clicking on the heart in the upper right hand corner. Click here to go to the site.

Card #4, Kyli's International Blog Highlights, Novemeber, 2018

Thanks so much.

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Supply List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, 4AGCW3KA. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift   including a hand crafted card.

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Sorry for Everything

Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. The theme for this month is “Sorry”. I had to think about this one for a little while but realized I could combine this with another card on my “To Do” list. One of my neighbors is moving soon and I’m really sorry to see her go. Here’s what I made for her with the sorry for everything stamp set.

Sorry for Everything stamp set, Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Decorative ribbon Border Punch, heat embossing, Sprig Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Here’s a link to go to Kylie’s site and see all the cards. Also, you can vote for my card while you are looking! My card is #11.

http://bit.ly/VoteForMeKyliesHighlightsAugust

 

 

Design Notes for Sorry for Everything Card:

As I was about to begin working on this card, I saw a package of designer paper I had just received. the top sheet in the pack seemed just perfect… light background, some touches of copper. Lo and behold, it was a package of Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper. So, never discount any holiday paper (or stamps for that matter) as only appropriate for that holiday. I may be biased but I think the paper I chose looks just right for this card.

I think my current favorite color changes day by day. Today my favorite is Merry Merlot. It’s so rich and beautiful. The copper embossed “Sorry” stands out so nicely. I added another few touches of copper just to seal the deal. A strip of copper foil at the top, punched out with the decorative Ribbon Border Punch made me happy. And of course, the Designer Paper has copper in it.

As I put the card together, I felt like it was missing something. Here’s version one.

Sorry for Everything stamp set, Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Decorative ribbon Border Punch, heat embossing, Sprig Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

I thought it needed a pop of color and so added the spring of Tranquil Tide (also a contended for “my favorite color”). Never one to leave well enough alone, I added just a touch of copper to some of the sprigs.

Sorry for Everything stamp set, Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Decorative ribbon Border Punch, heat embossing, Sprig Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I tried to figure out how I could add just a little touch of Versamark so I could heat emboss and ended up using the end of the new Take Your Pick tool!

Sorry for Everything stamp set, Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Decorative ribbon Border Punch, heat embossing, Sprig Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The inside of the card was pretty simple but I managed to use up a little left over sprig

 

Supply List for Sorry for Everything Card:

Isn’t it nice when you have a choice about stamps. The Sorry for Everything set comes in either wood mount or clear mount.

 

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Dianne

 

 

Daisy Delight for Baby Congrats

Is there any better reason to create a congratulations card than a new baby? I think not. I love making baby cards and to be honest, love making not traditional looking ones. Here’s my latest new baby card.

Daisy Delight stamp set, Kylie Bertucci Blog Highlights, Baby congrats, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I’ve entered this card into Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights for this month. Can you vote for my card? There’s information about how to do that at the end of this post.

http://bit.ly/VoteForMeKyliesHighlightsAugust

Design Notes for Daisy Delight Baby Card:

Stamparatus

One of the fun things about this card is that I got to use my Stamparatus. I made the wreath by using a template and the Stamparatus. You can learn more about it by checking out my video tutorial on YouTube. Click here to go to the video.

Dying Ribbon

The other different thing is the ribbon. As I was making the card, I used the Dotted Ribbon. Something just didn’t look right. Then I realized I needed color! Sponge and some ink and VOILA!. Petal Pink ribbon. How easy is that!

Twisting My Words

Finally, I wanted to tell you about the sentiment from the Baby Bear stamp set. I stamped it with Night or Navy ink on Whisper White paper. Hummmm, how to cut it out? None of the punches or Framelits I have did what I wanted. I studied the stamp itself for a minute. It’s photopolymer. It bends. I bent it just a bit, inked it up and stamped. Then it fit perfected into one of the banners on the Duet Banner Punch.

 

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  1. All you need to do is click on this link.
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Kylie's highlights, Daisy Delight, September

Thanks so much!

Dianne