April 8, 2016

Kylie's International Blog Highlight for April!

Hi Stampers! I have another treat for you today. I am once again participating with the International Blog Highlight! What does that mean? It means my blog friend Kylie Bertucci is once again hosting a "Blog Highlight" with entries from demonstrators all over the world! You'll have lots of inspiration to view just like last month.

The theme this time is LOVE! It can be any type of love....baby, wedding, anniversary, romance, friend, animal...there are lots of options for this theme.

After you view my card, PLEASE visit Kylie's Blog and vote for me as one of your favorites. I am #2 and all you have to do is click in the top right-hand corner on the little heart to cast your vote!

So here is my LOVE card:

I wanted to keep my card "Clean & Simple" or CAS and I threw in some good ol' Punch Art in the mix:

The hearts are all folded in half and glued to each other to create the 3D look. What's great is that you can fold them flat for mailing. I even used a black Permanent marker to color some Pearl Jewels to add to the background of my card:

Here are the steps to creating my card:
  • Card Base: Smoky Slate Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score and fold in the center at 5-1/2"
  • Layer #2: Neutrals Paper Stack 5-1/2" x 3-3/4". Stamp the ribbon strings from the Balloon Builders stamp set using Basic Black Ink at the bottom left of the paper layer. Stamp the sentiment from the Friendly Wishes stamp set to the right of the balloon strings using Basic Black Ink.
  • Large Heart Balloon: Using the Sweetheart Punch, cut 5 using the Love Blossom Designer Paper Stack. Fold all 5 hearts in half at the point. Glue the hearts together by gluing each half stacked on top of each other. Once they are all glued to each other, fan them out and glue the balloon flat onto the designer paper layer and to the center balloon string.
  • Small Heart Balloons: Repeat the same steps as the large heart balloon using the small heart punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. Create 2 small balloons and glue each balloon in place onto the designer paper and the 2 outside balloon strings.
  • Pearl Jewels: Color 3 Pearl Jewels using a black Permanent marker. I used left-over pearls from a previous Paper Pumpkin Kit. Glue to the background of the designer paper. Add Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of the designer paper and glue to card base.
I hope you enjoyed my LOVE Punch Art card for today and I hope you like it enough to go vote for me by visiting Kylie's Blog!

Friendly Wishes
Wood Mount Item #138698
Clear Mount Item #139579

Balloon Builder Photopolymer 
Item #140645

Sweetheart Punch 
Item #133786

Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Item #133787



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