Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Kylie Bertucci's International Highlights - Top Ten Winners Blog Hop

Hello and welcome. Today we are being highlighted internationally by the lovely Kylie Bertucci. This blog hop is the Top Ten winners from last month's Travel theme blog hop and feel so fortunate to be taking part. There is no theme for this hop and just showcasing any a current Stampin' Up! product. I was stumped at first as it was so open and kind of spoilt for choice but  have taken inspiration from The Global Design Project #73 - Colour Challenge. Another wonderful event that the wonderful Kylie organises. She is just so amazing to do all this for us. 

The bold and bright colours led me to use the Custom Tee  bundle from the Occasions catalogue on page 30. The shirts in the set was a great way to play and experiment with the colours. I have also used a coordinating stamp set called 'Designer Tee" from Sale-A-bration that you can earn for FREE with a purchase of $90. It's the perfect accompaniment to create a designer tee stylistically in the end hehe.

Here are  the colours: Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy and Watermelon Wonder.

Be sure to check out the gallery of amazing card entries for more inspiration and take part in the fun. Global Design Project #GDP073 - Colour Challenge.

I have done a fun watercolour wash background with the ink refills and the large tip aqua painter brush on Arches smooth watercolour paper. Each application has been built up by heat setting it first with a heat tool so that the colours don't get too muddy. It has then been mount on Basic Black cardstock and helps make the colours all stand out. 

The custom tee has been die cut on whisper white card stock using the stitched shapes framelits. To achieve the rectangle, the square stitched shape framelit has been partially die cut twice and extend to get the rectangle shape. This negative framing in white helps break up the busy background and allows space for the eye to rest. The whole panel has been mounted on black fun foam to give it an even raise and die cut in the same position so it all lines up and leave a nice black edge around the shirt. 

The paint splashes is from Swirly Bird and helps to tie in the colours to the white panel frame. It's also been white embossed to give it that extra interest. The sentiment, "I Think I Can" with the little steam engine graphic from Designer Tee is just delightful and have added the coordinating sentiment, "I know you could" by white heat embossing on black cardstock to make it pop. It makes for great positive message to the recipient to believe in yourself and would make wonderful encouragement card. 

The Custom Tee bundle along with the Designer Tee set is just fabulous together and allows you to make many cards for different occasions and dress it up in any style that takes your fancy or the recipient in mind. 

I hope you have enjoyed the card and found inspiration, I would love to hear your thoughts.

Thank you for visiting and hope to see you next time. Happy Crafting! :) 

Products used:

• Custom Tee Bundle - 144724
• Designer Tee - (Clear Mount) - 143359
• Swirly Bird - (Photopolymer) - 141749

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  1.'ve done it again. So cool. Such a striking card. I love how you have used the negative of the die cut and thanks for the tip about heat setting in between colours.

  2. I love your explosion of color, Juana! Well done :-)

  3. I adore using the negative images for creating Juana, and seeing this make me love it even more. Another colour explosion that hits you smack bang in the middle of your eye balls and says 'Look At Me' :D Love your style!

  4. Fun and bold use of this weeks colours. Juana. You have sold me on the dies! Thanks for playing at Global Design Project this week and good luck for the Guest Artist pick!

  5. Love your background! Thanks for the tip about heat setting so the colors don't get too muddy! Will need to try this.

  6. Okay Juana you continue to knock my socks off!!! Your card designs are inspiring and create a flare of excitement in my soul! You are a true artist and I cannot get enough of your creative stock! This card is so much fun from the watercolor background, to the negative die cut, the added color on the white panel, the black panel making the color pop that much more, and the balance created with each of the sentiments!

  7. Great card Juana, as always! I really love the way you have carried the splatter through both layers, with a negative and positive colourway! xx Cheryll

  8. Love the "reverse" effect, beautifully finished (as always) Juana xx


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