Monday, May 3, 2021

You're Amazing Thank you using Color & Contour for Kylie Bertucci's Monthly International Blog Highlights

 Hello and thanks for visiting!    

Today's post is for Kylie's Monthly International Blog.  If you like my card I'd love for you to vote for me.  If I'm one of the winners I will join Kylie's International Blog Hop at the end of the month.  *Please click on my card or the vote for me button below, to go directly to Kylie's International Highlights Gallery.  Vote by clicking on the little heart in the top right corner of my card within the gallery.  Enjoy the inspiration you're sure to find in this gallery of talented demonstrators.  Thanks so much for participating!

What inspires me?  My Great Great Grandmother's 1930's linen kitchen apron!  Yes seriously!   I found this apron earlier this year and immediately I knew I needed to make a card.  I am amazed that a fabric and colour pattern from the 1930's can be closely recreated with a stamp set and ink form 2021.  Even the lace trim is close to our Scalloped Lace Trim.   I want to share this thank you card with a few special caregivers who I think are amazing.  So I chose the sentiment "You're Absolutely Amazing" to be the star on the front of the card and the thank you on the inside.


And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Very Vanilla Thick card base

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Very Vanilla card stock

New Color & Contour Bundle (available in the New Annual Catalogue starting May 4) 

Assembly and 'Trix'

* Draw a pattern of vertical lines using Light Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Marker (I was copying the subtle pattern within the linen of the apron) 

* Stamp the flower using Misty Moonlight ink, using first generation and second generation stamping all over the Very Vanilla layer.

* Colour the flowers with Stampin' Blends Markers.  ***Trix - I always recommend using Memento Black ink when using blends, but this time I really wanted the Misty Moonlight colour, so I set my stamped images aside for a few extra minutes to dry before colouring.  And I only used one colour at a time, let it fully dry and then added more colour in different areas.  For example I coloured all the centers of the flowers first and then came back and coloured another area of the image, taking care not to blend the colours.   You could use Stampin' Write Markers or Watercolor Pencils instead of course, I just happened to have the colours I needed in blends.   

* Colours used, Light Misty Moonlight, Light Old Olive, Light Pumpkin Pie, Dark Balmy Blue. 

* I also used some smaller images from Free As A Bird stamp set for variation, coloured with the same colours as above.

* Cut the image layer with the largest scalloped die from the Scalloped Contours Dies and adhere to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.

* Stamp the greeting with Misty Moonlight, die cut with a smaller scalloped rectangle and adhere using dimensionals.  ***Trix - before adhering the greeting, use Stampin' Seal on the back of the scalloped rectangle and lay the Scalloped Lace Trim over it, then adhere both to the card front.

Here is a another picture you may enjoy, check out how closely the scalloped lace trim is to the original lace on the apron.

Enjoy and have a super day!


  1. Very pretty! Love how the card matches the apron perfectly :) Thanks for being part of my International Highlights this month! All the best with the voting.

    1. Thx so very much Kylie for your kind words and this opportunity!

  2. I love your card, Lesley!! Good luck!

  3. You are so right. Inspiration comes from many places. Your mom would love that you used the apron that way. Also the card is beautiful.

  4. Your card is so inspiring!
    Good luck with the voting this month and greetings from Germany, Simone

    1. Wow, thx for popping by Simone. Thank you for your kind words :)

  5. Just beautiful, Lesley! It's amazing where you can find inspiration! You replicated the apron really well! :)

    1. wow, thx so much Deb for your kind words! Amazing hw the colours of then have become the trends of now eh. Good luck with the voting :)


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