Monday, June 10, 2019

Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop

Hello and welcome again to my blog; for my second post today I am going to share with you the card that I designed for Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop.  I used some fun new products for you on this card and it couldn't have been more simple and quick.  I used the new Bird Ballad Laser-cut card which comes in a nice pretty little tin.  These cards are so much better than the laser cut paper we've had in the past in my opinion.  I didn't have to try and cut the delicate laser paper into something that I could use on my card.  Don't get me wrong I loved the laser-cut paper but to me it was so hard to work with.  These new laser-cut cards made it super easy no detailed cutting trying to get just the right piece.  I just added a few little elements and it was done.  Here's a look at my card.

I mean seriously it couldn't have been any easier.  The Bird Ballad Laser-cut cards are a standard A2 size (5 1/2 x 8 1/2), which makes them so much more useful than a note card.  No extra postage required you have to love that.   And, you get 12 laser-cut cards and 12 beautifully scalloped envelopes all in a pretty little tin.  To dress up my card I die cut two large stitched circles from Very Vanilla cardstock and on the one going on the from I stamped a few of the floral images and used a blender pen with a little ink to fill them in.

Next I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Pool Party cardstock that I die cut with the Stitched Nested Label dies; I used one of the smaller ones.  In between the two stitched circles I sandwiched the front of the laser cut card and a little of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  I popped that up on a couple Stampin' Dimensionals over some braided linen ribbon.  I placed two of the Bird Ballad Trinkets on the front of the card and a little of the Mossy Meadow linen thread tied into a bow.

By layering the die cuts I could hide the adhesive from the front and that allowed my card not to glue itself shut.  Plus it allowed a place that I could either write or stamp a small sentiment on the inside of the card and it wouldn't get in the way of all that lovely laser-die cutting.
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All of the products I used came from this one little suite except the ink pads.  Not to bad if I say so myself.  I love it when I can use products from one or two pages of the catalog and I can create such a fun and wonderfully beautiful card without much trouble.  You can order all the supplies I used today in my online store I will have a list of all the items below the Blog Hop Roll.  And, remember if you are viewing my post via my wordpress site you will have to click here to see the blog roll.  I know some of you haven't made the transition to my new site yet.

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Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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  1. Wow! Love how you showcased the lovely laser cut cards, Rick.

  2. Great colours, great card. Well done Rick :-)

  3. What a great idea, Rick! Beautiful card.

  4. Lovely card - I love the new Bird Ballad Laser- cut cards😊

  5. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing. These cards are on my wish list and now I want them more.

  6. Always OTT. You have a gift for paper crafting.

  7. Love all the layers and textures. The laser cut cards are such a good starting point.

  8. Lovely card, Rick! That laser cut paper is exquisite! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!

  9. Beautiful card Rick, so pretty!

  10. My favourite bundle. Love your card!

  11. How delicate and stunning the laser cut card looks Rick! Thank you for taking part in our Demonstrator Training Blog Hop this month.


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