International Blog Highlights January!

Monday 4 January 2021 United Kingdom

Happy New Year! 

My first project of the year are these two cards that I have created for Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights!

The theme, as always, is Thank You

Did you know that you can check out all of the thank you cards entered by papercrafters from all of the world by clicking on the banner below?

If you like my card, please vote for me - you can find more information on how to vote further down this page.

These two thank you cards have been created by using both the Peony Garden suite and Forever Greenery suite  

I've selected patterned paper with muted colours so that these cards could be suitable for those who perhaps don't like pastel or bright colours

My first card predominantly features the colour Gray Granite. The card base has been completely covered with Peony Garden Designer Series Paper - there is a feint pattern to it (you'll see it better in the image below).

I have added a circle (die cut from the Stitched Shape dies) fron another pattern from the same pack of DSP - the background colour is white and it has a floral pattern in Gray Granite. Underneath it is a Scalloped Circle (die cut from the Layering Circles dies) in Gray Granite.

I've added die cuts from the Forever Flourishing dies directly onto the circle. I've used Gray Granite, Whisper White and Vellum Cardstock for a nice mix of neutral colours and texture. 

The sentiment is from the Prized Peony stamp set. 

My second card features the colour Basic Gray. Like mt first card, the card base has been completely covered with Peony Garden DSP.

The stitched circle has a floral pattern with a background in white and Basic Gray flowers, underneath is a Scalloped Circle in Basic Gray.

For this card, I've used Basic Gray, Whisper White and Vellum Cardstock for the die cuts. 

I picked up my pack of embellishments, whilst there are so many great options, the gold Gilded Gems were the perfect choice on this occasion. 

The combination of grey and gold is just stunning, I'm so pleased Stampin' Up! added these to their embellishment offering as we were missing a metallic gold gem.

I've realised I'm fast developing a signature for my card designs. All of my cards have either a glossy, shiny or sparkly element. I just can't help it - it makes me happy!

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my two cards today! If you like my cards I would really appreciate you taking the time to vote.  

To vote, please click the button below then scroll down Kylie's blog post until the gallery of cards appears. 

Make sure you have a good look at all of the cards - to get a better closer look simply click on the image of the card and you will be taken to the creators blog. 

You can place five votes so don't forget to use them all! All you have to do is click the heart in the top right hand corner on each card that you like.

The top ten winners will participate in a Blog Hop before the end of the month.

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  1. I love the texture and the subtlety of colours and patterns. It's an elegant card Kim! Thanks for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with the voting!

  2. What a lovely Card Kim, I would never have tried these colours in this way. It Looks really affective. TFS x

    1. Thanks for your lovely comment. I love to feature some of the patterns that often get 'left out' x

  3. Your cards are stunning, love the use of the greys. Off to vote now - Good luck

    1. Thank you Jane for your kind words, I really appreciate you voting too!

  4. I love your card, Kim! It's so subtle, buy so effective! ~ Kim Kroeker