25 April 2023

Kylie's International Highlights - Winners Hop - April 2023


Hello everyone!  Welcome and thanks for stopping by!

I'm super excited to be hopping in the Top 10 for Kylie's International Blog Highlights for April.  I sincerely want to thank everyone who went and voted for me in the Gallery and a big congratulation to all the other winners.

Today I'm sharing a card which features Around The Bend Stamp Set and Dies which I've teamed with the Stylish Shapes Dies.  I've used quite a few new products which will launch on 2 May 2023 which I've marked with an asterisk but don't let that stop you.

The background paper comes from the Bright & Beautiful 6" x 6" paper pack and I've created watercoloured-washed backgrounds for most of the die-cuts to co-ordinate with the paper I chose.  A little Wink Of Stella was added to the foliage for a little extra sparkle and to finish it off, I added a few Moody Mauve 2023 - 20425 In Colour Dots.  Lots of lovely layers in bright and cheerful colours.


  • Stamp Set:  Around The Bend
  • Dies: Around The Bend, Stylish Shapes
  • Punch:  Very Best Trio
  • Papers:  *Bright & Beautiful 6" x 6" 
  • Cardstock:  Fresh Freesia, Basic White, Basic Gray, Vellum, Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper
  • Inks:  Basic Gray, *Pretty Peacock, *Lost Lagoon, *Berry Burst, Fresh Freesia, VersaMark
  • Accessories:  Wink of Stella, Basics Embossing Powder (white)
  • Embellishments:  *2023- 2025 In Colour Dots
  • Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Heat Tool, Blending Brushes
  • Adhesives:  Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue 
There is a Product List below with links to my store should you wish to purchase any of the items I have used. 

  • Trim a sheet of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper in half and then trim one of those halves into two.
  • Apply a watercolour wash using Berry Burst ink over the largest piece, Lost Lagoon over one of the two smaller pieces and Pretty Peacock over the remaining piece.
  • Die-cut the flowers from the Berry Burst piece, detailed foliage from the Lost Lagoon, and third-to-largest circle from Stylish Shapes Dies from the Pretty Peacock.  
  • Also die-cut three sets of the dual leaves in Basic Gray cardstock and darken the edges with a little ink blending.  For a little extra sparkle add some Wink of Stella
  • Die-Cut the next circle up in Vellum together with a wider banner.
  • Create a card base in Fresh Freesia and gently blend Fresh Freesia ink to the top right and bottom left corners.
  • Trim a piece of patterned paper from the Bright & Beautiful 6" x 6" paper pack to give a 1/4" or 0.5cm on all four sides. Punch the top right and bottom left corners using the Very Best Trio Punch  Attach to the card front using dimensionals.
  • Layer the banner and the vellum circle adhering direct to the card front.  
  • Stamp your sentiment on the Pretty Peacock circle with Versamark and heat emboss in white.  Attach to the card front with Dimensionals.
  • Arrange all the die-cut flowers and foliage and add a few of the Moody Mauve In Colour Dots which co-ordinate beautifully.
  • To finish off the card, add a piece of Basic White cardstock with a tiny strip of the same paper as the front.

I would also really encourage you to go and check out everyone else's projects and be inspired by all the wonderful creativity.  

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 them in the comments section below.   

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

Monica xx


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  1. II love the bright colours on your card today - congratulations on being in top 10!

  2. So pretty, Monica! I love the colours you used!! ~ Kim Kroeker

  3. Wonderful card Monica. Love the die cut flowers. Congrats on making it to the Top Ten Blog Hop this month!

  4. Pretty card! Love the color combination and the flowers.

  5. Such a pretty card, I love the bright colours!

  6. Really pretty card, Monica! I love the watercolor wash die cuts!! Congrats on Top 10! :)


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