Kylie’s International Blog Highlights April 2022 – Waves of the Ocean: Sky & Sea WOW fold
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- SUBSTITUTE some Flowering Fields DSP from the JJ 2022 Mini Catalog or some of the Hues of Happiness DSP from the upcoming 22-23 Annual Catalog for the Waves of the Ocean DSP that may be sold out. (Maybe add some splatters with Craft White ink to get a similar effect.) BUT I designed this card with these Blog Highlights in mind and used it in my Waves of the Ocean Class-To-Go (that I’m finishing up tutorials for today) so I decided to go ahead and post it.
- The Waves of Inspiration and In The Moment stamps sets are still current.
- My card measurements and product list will be below the following International Blog Highlights information.
- I’m excited to participate again in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights with my WOW W-fold card.
- I hope you’ll take time to vote for up to five of your favorite cards from the highlights. (Hopefully including mine!)
- Just click: VOTE FOR MY CARD! then select my card by clicking the heart on the upper right of the photo.
- You’ll know you’ve voted for it when the heart changes color.
- The top ten winners based on your votes will be able to participate in the actual International Blog Hop at the end of the month.
- Last month I made it into the top ten for the first time and I’d love to enjoy that honor again!
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- Crumb Cake cardstock: 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”
- Pool Party cardstock: 1 ¼” x 11”, scored at 2 ¾”, 5 ½”, 8 ¼”
- Coastal Cabana cardstock: 3 ¾” x 2 ½” (4); ¼” x 5 ½” (2) for front
- Waves of the Ocean DSP: 3 ½” x 5 ½” specific piece per photo; 3 ¾” x 2 ½” (4 specific pieces per photo) to cut down with Stitched Rectangle die
- Basic White cardstock: approximately 4 ¼” x 5 ½” to stamp and diecut into pieces (or just use scraps for each piece needed)
- Vellum: 2” x 3” to diecut
- These written instructions aren’t detailed since I plan to feature this card in my You Tube Facebook Live on Wednesday, April 6th at noon Central time. Watch the Live or replay for instructions at this link: Facebook.com/CreateWithKelley.
- Use the Color & Contours splatter stamp (or equivalent from another set) to stamp with Versamark, then heat emboss with clear embossing powder to resemble water drops or sand crystals on the crumb cake background.
- On the front, remember to tie your linen thread around your DSP before layering it onto the card.
- Layer the two small Coastal Cabana strips over the edge of the front DSP.
- Diecut vellum and greeting shape with Hippo & Friends dies (I’m so sad they are retiring!) or substitute.
- Adhere the center of the vellum to the card and then pop up the stamped greeting over the glued area with Dimensionals.
- Stamp the pelican in Early Espresso, let dry then color the pelican with Stampin’ Blends. Then diecut it and then wrap linen thread (or equivalent) around the post/piling before adhering with Dimensionals.
- Carefully determine which sections of the DSP you’d like to use for the sky/sea background sections inside since there’s only one line across the page that separates sky from sea.
- Strategically lay the Stitched Shape Rectangle over each section, then fussy cut with scissors around it, leaving a small border. (Remember they don’t have to be cut in order…just figure out how much sky vs sea you want in each section and you can rearrange as you wish before mounting them.)
- Just cut the section from the right edge first, then move down/over etc. to the left until you finish.
- On the left side, make sure to leave enough room for the DSP piece on the front unless you’re willing to use the second sheet of your sea/sky design DSP.
- See photo below for a rough idea about how I cut mine out.
Before you head off to make this card, please vote for me first at this link: VOTE FOR MY CARD!
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