Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May International Highlights

Today I am participating Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights.  For this event, demonstrators from all over the world show off their best work, all centered around the same thing.

This month we have all made Thank You cards, to send to our amazing CEO, Sara Douglass.  May is a special month for Sara - So we can share what we love with others. She has got demonstrators to think of ways that we can make a difference in the lives of others. Usually the people that get forgotten are the ones that are putting forth amazing ideas like Sara has. So we are SURPRISING SARA! Thank you, Sara for all you do at Stampin' Up!  We love your desire to grow the company, while keeping the best aspects of it intact.  I am personally so thankful for the kindness you show demonstrators.  You're the best!  We are so lucky to have you!

Here is my card:

I decided to make a pop out swing card.  I had never made one before.  I found the tutorial for this on Pinterest, thanks for sharing the directions Amanda Bates!

I love how the focal image just pops out when you open the card!

Here is a photo from the top.  

I had so much fun making this card!  My card features product available in the Share What You Love product suite that is available RIGHT NOW as a pre-release.  You can get these products at a couple different price points, before the catalog goes live June 1st.

Please be sure to head on over to Kylie's blog and vote for my project!  You can vote a few times, and there is always a ton of amazing projects posted.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

ICS Blog Hop - One Wild Ride

Welcome to the May Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop!  This month we are focusing on masculine cards.  Masculine cards tend to be a struggle for me, as I am naturally drawn to all things floral and frilly.  But, I was still super excited when Dawn Griffith shared this stamp set, her million dollar stamp set at an OnStage event last year.  My Father-In-Law is big into motorcycles and I will use this set to make him cards for many years to come.

Here is my card:

For my card, I started with a Smoky Slate card base.  I used the "road rash" stamp, and the tire tracks to make a back ground.  For my background, I used Smoky Slate, and Basic Gray inks.  I added a 4.5" x 3.25" Basic Black mat.  I used my scissors to rough up the edges of this piece. For my next layer, I cut a piece of Silver Foil paper that is 2.75" x 4".  I embossed this piece with the Dynamic Hexagons embossing folder, and then sponged a little bit of black ink on it.  Finally, my Whisper White layer was cut to 2.5" x 3.75".  I stamped the motorcycle in Basic Gray, and added the tire track detail in Smoky Slate.  I added my greeting in black.  I offset the Silver Foil, and the Whisper White layer, so that you can see more of the embossing on the silver.

Next up on our hop is Megan, I am sure she has something magical to share!

Thanks so much for stopping by!