Monday, June 24, 2019

Top Ten Winners Blog Hop for June 2019

I am honored to have been pick as one of the Top Ten for Kylie Bertucci's International Highlights for June 2019. As a winner, I am invited to participate in a blog hop with the top ten using a theme of encouragement.
Here is my Top Ten winning card:
My absolute favorite card from the new Stampin' Up! annual catalog is called Rare Blessings. It has this beautiful floral image that I used to create my card.
The font is just perfect, too although I did not use any of the sentiments for this card.

I simply white heat embossed the image on a piece a standard Whisper White card stock after using the Embossing Buddy first all over the card. Once totally dry and set, I colored the background with Stampin' Sponges using Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade in that order from the bottom to the top. (use a light circular motion starting off the edge of the card stock.)
Next, I splattered with water all over the card. To do this, I used my insert from a Stampin' Spritzer and gently tapped to make the droplets. I let sit for about 20 seconds and then blotted with a blue shop towel, but any paper towel will do. 
To cut the edge I marked the center with a pencil. I used one the those rulers that has a zero in the center so that you can find the center perfectly. Once the center was marked, I moved the ruler over about 3/4" inch and marked the top and bottom with a small pencil mark, too. Then I drew freehand with the pencil, connecting the dots, to create a large circular shape and fussy cut the edge. The Gold Glimmer paper was lined up to the edge and fussy cut, too.
The little word "you" from the Well Written Framelits was die cut from Gold Glimmer paper once and 3 times from Basic Black card stock. All were glued together with Tombow Liquid Adhesive offsetting the black slightly for a shadow effect.
I used the left over colored "sparkly" bits from the front and glued them to the inside. The sentiment is from the new Leave a Little Sparkle Unicorn stamp set. It was heat embossed with the new Shimmer Black Stampin' Emboss Powder and it really does sparkle! So the whole card reads: "You...leave a little sparkle wherever you go".  I have the perfect person in mind for it!
To check out all the other hoppers, here are their links to their blog posts. I bet they will be special!

If you enjoyed this card and would like to purchase any of the supplies directly from my Stampin' Up! online store, click on any link below and thanks for sticking to the end!
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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. Thank you, ShellyπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

  2. Love your colour-combination! Wonderful background! :)

  3. Gorgeous floral image Anita! Congrats on making it in the top ten blog hop this month!

  4. Gorgeous sponged background. So bright and vibrant. Love it.
    Warm regards from the Netherlands,

  5. Thank you, Danielle for the kind comment! Kind regards from the USA!

  6. Stunning Anita! Your sponged background is amazing.

  7. I appreciate your kind comment, Kirsten!



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