Tuesday, September 19, 2017

International Blog Hop


Hello Stampin' Friends!  I am excited to be taking part in a special International Blog Highlight by Kylie Bertucci!  

Demonstrators from all around the world are particpating and are sharing sympathy themed cards.  We're asking for those visiting our blogs to vote for their favorite card - and the top 10 will get to particpate in a special blog hop!  

I'd sure appreciate your vote!!  You can vote here - VOTE!
To vote, simply click on the heart in the upper right hand corner of the picture that appears when your mouse hovers over the photo.

Here's my card: 

Here's how I created my card: (measurements at end of this post)
My card base is Very Vanilla. 

The next layer is Watercolor Paper - I created a background with a fun technique - step by step tutorial "how to"  HERE.

Once this dried, I added two stamped leaves with Night of Navy ink.

I embossed a square of Night of Navy cardstock with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder.  

I used the Copper foil sheets (love these!) and the Seasonal Thinlets to cut a leaf and also a scalloped edge.   

My greeting, from Rose Wonder stamp set,  is stamped on a large oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits.  I can't seem to get enough of the gold faceted gems - and added one to finish my card!

Now please go and vote for my card!  Click HERE to vote!

Below are the clickable links to my store, should you wish to order any supplies used to make this card!  I'd be grateful for your support! 

Measurements  for today's card:
Very Vanilla Card Base - 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
Watercolor Paper -  3 3/4" x 5 1/2",  3 1/2" x 3 for Oval shape
Night of Navy - 3 3/4" x 3 3/8"
Copper Foil - small piece for leaf, and small strip for scallops 

Thanks for stopping by and for voting!  Hope you have time to "Bee" Creative today!  



  1. Beautiful! Love the background!

  2. I love your card Laura. Hello from Michigan!!

  3. Hi Julie! Great to hear from you - and thanks!

  4. Love the navy and copper! Just beautiful.

  5. Laura.
    Beautiful card. Love the copper.

  6. I like how you didn't remove all the pieces from the leave die cut. Beautiful... Deb Westermann

  7. really love your card . yes your right sympathy cards are hard to design.

  8. Beautiful card, I love the colors and layers. Voted!

  9. Your card really caught my eye among them all!

  10. I love this card Laura! We definately need to learn the background technique in a class soon!

  11. Very nice card. It is also nice to see someone local submitting projects in these blog hops. Best of luck.

  12. Lovely card,love how you layered it.Wonderful!!

  13. Soothing. I personally like the touch of "metal."

  14. What a lovely card accented with the copper leaf! It is sure to brighten the recipient's day!

  15. Love the card! Voted for you! Joanne

  16. Gorgeous card, the blues & copper go nice together. I voted, good luck!

  17. An incredible Project Laura! Congratulations on making it to the TOP TEN and for being number one of the whole gallery of projects. Well done.

    1. Oh my goodness! I am shocked and very humbled! There were so many gorgeous cards in this hop! Thanks to all those who voted for me!! And thank you, Kylie!