Thanks a Ton-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

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Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for August. I’m part of a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that participate in Kylie’s program for building our businesses. The theme for this year is thank you cards that we make as a way to show appreciation to our customers and teams. Please be sure to click on the names in the list at the end of this post to hop around and view the beautiful projects created by so many talented stampers.

Today I’m sharing a card featuring the Whale Done stamp set and coordinating Whale Builder punch, as well as the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper that is one of the free items you can earn with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. When I looked at one of the designs in the paper pack it reminded me of waves, so I thought it would be fun to combine it with the Whale Done stamps. I altered the DSP by using the Blending Brushes with three different colors of ink to make it look like ocean water. It is one of the cards we will be making in a class I’m doing later this week on different techniques for using the Blending Brushes.

Here’s how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of the Beautifully Penned DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Apply Coastal Cabana ink with Blending Brush to top third of the DSP. Keep this fairly light. For the middle part of the DSP apply Balmy Blue ink, going a little darker and blending it into the bottom edge of the Coastal Cabana. For the bottom third of the DSP apply Pacific Point ink, making this the darkest of the colors. Blend it into the bottom edge of the Balmy Blue. Continue going over each color until you achieve a good contrast.
  • To make the whales, stamp one whale image on a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock and punch with the Whale Builder punch. For the second whale, I wanted a reverse image so I stamped it onto the Silicone Craft Sheet with Coastal Cabana ink, placed a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock over the stamped image, pressed down, carefully lifted it up and voila! A whale going in the opposite direction! You will have to fussy cut this whale out since it is going in the opposite direction as the punch.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 1/2″ square and run through die cutting machine with the largest circle from the Layering Circles dies. Stamp the seaweed image with Granny Apple Green ink. Stamp the coral image twice with Calypso Coral ink. Stamp the greeting with Pacific Point ink. Stamp the fish images all around the circle with Poppy Parade, Bumblebee and Pumpkin Pie inks.
  • Adhere stamped circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere the whales with liquid glue, positioning one at the top and one at the bottom of the circle.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp several of the fish images in the bottom left corner with Poppy Parade and Bumblebee ink. Adhere to card.

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10 thoughts on “Thanks a Ton-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

  1. Adorable! And I love how you used and coloured the DSP to look like the ocean. Thank you Rhonda for taking part in our Demonstrator Training Support Program Blog Hop this month.

    1. Thanks, Kylie! It was a fun card to make and a nice change from making one of my usual floral cards!!

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