Welcome to my blog today. It’s that time of the month again … I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight for September. Kylie sets a theme each month and highlights Stampin’ Up! demonstrator’s blogs from around the world. The theme this month is Congratulations.
There is more information on this monthly challenge on Kylie’s blog if you are a demonstrator and feel like this is something you would like to participate in. This is also where the gallery of projects is today. And we are looking for your votes to decide who goes through to participate in a blog hop with Kylie in October. Voting will stay open for a week.
There are so many reasons to say congratulations to someone in a card. Just recently, I have had some of my team members doing amazing things, and so I wanted to create a special card for them.
Beautiful Day Stamp Set
I always seem to be late to the party … this stamp set has been around for a while however I only recently added it to my collection and have been itching to use it. The butterflies are heat embossed with black embossing powder on watercolour card. Then I used a drop of each colour ink refill on a silicone craft sheet, thinned out with a little water, and applied with an aqua painter to colour up the butterflies.
The thick embossed black lines not only make the butterflies pop off the page, they hold the watercolour so very well. I added a shadow with Smoky Slate around each butterfly, which also helps them jump off the page.
The words are from the Flirty Flamingo stamp set and are exactly what I wanted to say. Nothing fancy here and there really doesn’t need to be a lot of fuss over stamping the words with this striking background. They are stamped in black, trimmed out and sponged with Daffodil Delight ink.
Thank You For Voting last month!
A very big thank you to all who voted for me in last month in the blog Highlight. I was fortunate enough to be in the top 10. Here are the links to last month’s highlight and also the Blog Post I participated in with the other winners.
Voting for this Month
I am in spot 20 … my good mate Colleen Johnson is also participating this month and is in spot 10. If you would vote for us, that would be fantastic. I have had a peek at the gallery and there are so many fantastic ways to say congratulations, so please vote for your five favourite projects here.
If you are in Australia and would like to purchase any of the products used to create this project, click on the thumbnails to go directly to that product in my online store.
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