Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Kylie's International Stampin' Up! Blog Highlight - Theme Travel

Hello and welcome. Thanks for coming to my blog today. We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here:

Our theme for this highlight is Travel. What places we can see and enjoy. Or maybe you know friends that are going away and you want to give them a card.

The first card I made was using  the High Tide set from the new Occasions catalogue. It's a sample card and was a lot fun playing with the set and have repeated the images to see what it would look like. However, I then changed over to the Annual catalogue and decided to use both One Wild Ride and Whereever You Go sets as both these sets have a travel theme.

Here they are...

I have made a window card using window sheets attached and paneled together with cardstock. The motorbike and bridge have been stamped with black Stazon ink on the window sheet.

The sentiments of both sets are perfect for the travel theme. One Wild Ride has a coordinating punch called Best Badge for the banner and have used the Tags and Labels framelits for the Whereever You Go card.

Touches of clear and white heat embossing used on each card to unify it together with the inside.

Inside the card:

Ink blending has been done with white heat embossing of the additional images of the compass and the paint splatter from Gorgeous Grunge. I also tried out for the first time the Ranger mini distress inks and they are fabulous as these inks are great for techniques as you can see the water droplets on the blue background. 

This is such a great sentiment that we can all aspire to. I hope you have enjoyed and found inspiration. The supplies I have used are listed below and are available on my online store if you live in Australia. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today make sure you head over to Kylie's blog - to vote for my project. I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop again. Any questions please ask. :) 

These cards have also been entered in the Global Design Project #GDP070 - Sketch Challenge, where the layout has been inspired by. Please check out the creative projects and be inspired to use the sketch challenge and enter your card - it's so much fun! :) 

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  1. So.....where do I start.....beautiful, gorgeous, stunning..... You really are amazing. I love all the little design elements you've added to each card to take it from wow to kapow. I love the ink blending with the white embossing.

  2. Your acetate cards are awesome but I really love the repeated stamping of the light house, too! xx

  3. Rachel Tessman shared your blog address with us, saying how beautiful your work was. I'm so glad she did because this blog is just FILLED with eye candy! I'm now a follower as I can't wait to see what you create I'm going to go back and enjoy your older posts!

  4. Wow, Juana! Your lighthouse card is A-ma-zing! And another treat with the window cards you have created! Love. D x

  5. Holy Moly! I love those acetate cards, another must have a go to add to the list.

  6. Seriously, I am in awe of you, my beautiful friend ♥ Thanks, as always, for playing at Global Design Project with us this week.

  7. Juana, can I please marry your brain? My goodness, you WOW me each and every week. Love, love, love them all! Thanks so much for playing along to the GDP again this week. xo

  8. There are no words for how amazing you are! Congratulations on being voted in the top ten for the highlights this month! Awesome work. Looking forward to hopping with you.

  9. Hi Juana , how awesome are these cards ! I am blown away ! I was looking for inspiration for my nephews 21 st birthday card when I came across your cards today ! Would you mind explaining how the window sheet panel is attached ?

    1. Thank you Cheryl for your lovely compliments,it's very much appreciated.
      • The window sheet panel is attached using double sided tape/score tape such as tear and tape.
      • Size of window sheet/panel is the same size as the card front (10.5cm x 14.5cm) or (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").
      • You will also need to cut the same size card panels of the same card base to put on the back of the window sheet after you adhere it one to cover up the adhesive so it looks seamless. This will also make the card front sturdier by reinforcing it with the extra card stock.
      Hope this helps and hope it all goes well. Love to see what you create. Happy crafting! :)


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