07 February 2023

Thank You! - Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights

Hello there friends!  Welcome and thanks for stopping by!

Today I would like to share with you a card that I created for a Challenge that's been around for a while but I've never taken the plunge to create for.

I do have a little favour to ask.  If you like what you see, please head over to the Gallery and vote for me here:  https://bit.ly/February2023VoteforMe.  If I'm selected in the Top 10, I get to join the International Blog Hop at the end of the month.

My card is a little product heavy - it uses five different stamp sets as well as a die set - but it's well worth the effort of grabbing all those sets with different foliage images.  I've teamed those all those stamps with various shades of green to stamp a background in an oval formation on a piece Soft Sea Foam cardstock trimmed to be slightly smaller than the card front.

The sentiment comes from Good Feelings Stamp Set which fits perfectly in an oval, die-cut in Basic White cardstock using one of the oval dies from Framed Florets dies.  The edge was gently inked with Soft Sea Foam ink using a Blending Brush then very gently rolled across the Evening Evergreen Stamp Pad to create a dark edge.  This was attached to the stamped cardstock using Dimensionals.

To add a little more height, this piece was attached to the card base with Dimensionals.  To complete the front, I added a few sparkles using the For Everything Fancy Sequins in the green tones.

The inside of the card was finished by gently blending Soft Sea Foam ink to the edges of a piece of Basic White cardstock and then gently dipped onto the Evening Evergreen stamp pad.  You could also stamp some of the same foliage images that was used on the front in the bottom corner.


  • Stamp Sets: Christmas Season, Framed Occasions, Simply Fabulous, Forever Fern, Good Feelings
  • Dies:  Framed Florets
  • Cardstock:  Soft Sea Foam, Basic White
  • Inks:  Soft Seafoam, Pear Pizzazz, Parakeet Party, Garden Green, Shaded Spruce, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen
  • Embellishments:  For Everything Fancy Sequins
  • Tools:  Foam Piercing Mat (for stamping photopolymer stamps), Paper Trimmer, Take Your Pick Tool, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Blending Brushes
Video showing how it's created can be seen here:

Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you and if you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave any questions or comments below.   

Until next time, take care, stay safe and have a great day!  

Monica xx



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  1. What a great combination of stamp sets Monica! It's a gorgeous card. Thanks for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with voting!

    1. Thanks Kylie! It was a whole lot a fun!

  2. Who knew we had so many greens and so many foliage stamp sets?! Fun!

    1. Thanks Kelley! I love this technique so I have a quite a few of each, haha! Mx

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks so much Theresa! Mx

  4. I love your card, Monica! And I agree--it's definitely worth the effort! So pretty!!

    1. Thanks Kim! It's a fabulous technique suitable to any occasion. Mx

  5. Stunning card, Monica. Love all the foliage that you used along with the different color greens.

    1. Thank you Karen! It's a great technique to put ink onto foliage stamps that are often missed in our Sets. Mx

  6. Very pretty card! Love the color combinations. I’m the same way about using a lot of products on one card. Sometimes you just have to!

  7. I love the layered look of all those stamps! lots of dimension. Beautiful and fun! If you have the stamps you might as well pile on all that gorgeous foliage :)

    1. Absolutely! My thoughts exactly Lesley plus you've just made a gorgeous card.

  8. Great popping look! Your card is really beautiful!
    Greetings from Germany, Simone


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