Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Congratulations Card for Kylie's International Blog Highlights November 2019

Welcome to my blog, Jess B Creative "Card"-iology!  Thank you for visiting today as I join Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world in playing along with our friend Kylie's International Blog Highlight to share cards that showcase the theme of Encouragement.  

I used Kylie's "Love It, Chop It" method to design this card - cutting my designer series paper to 3 3/4 x 5, matting it on a layer of 4 x 5 1/4, and adhering it to a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 card base.  I needed a Congratulations card to recognize one of my Creative Cardiolgy team members who recently promoted to the title of Bronze Elite.  Even though Stampin' Up! doesn't have any Bronze items - we do have Copper, and I love the Copper Foil element in this Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper!
The Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon has a really fun shimmer to it so I thought that using it to make a pretty bow would be the perfect finishing touch!
I hope my team member likes the card, and I hope you do too!  Please visit to vote for my card and check out the other participants cards of encouragement as well!

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Autumn Wreath Gather Together Card for Kylie's Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop October 2019

Hello and welcome to my blog, Jess B Creative "Card"-iology!  Today I'm participating in a blog hop with other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world as part of our my friend Kylie's Demonstrator Training Program.  This is our first blog hop of the new Stampin' Up! year together - our business year runs October 2019 - September 2020 - and I'm excited to team up with these talented designers to see what inspiring creations we all make!

My card was inspired by the beautiful Autumn day we're having here in upstate NY as well as the gathering of the creative minds of our new Demonstrator Training Program participants.  You can see some of the leaves that have fallen and scattered all around my yard in the photo below.
And here's a close-up photo of the card so you can see the design elements more clearly.  I matted a piece of Come to Gather Designer Series Paper on an Early Espresso card base.  Then I punched out 7 sprigs of Merry Merlot cardstock, die cut 6 Pretty Peacock leaves, stamped and punched out 6 Pear Pizazz leaves - and arranged them all in a wreath around a circle cut from Whisper White cardstock with the Stitched Shapes Dies using Mini Glue Dots to keep them all in place.  I stamped the pumpkins in Cajun Craze ink and then colored them in with my Cajun Craze and Soft Suede Blends.  I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink.
Sometimes the card we envision in our heads doesn't always work out on paper, but I'm pleased with the way this card came together - and it was actually pretty quick to make!  

I hope you've enjoyed visiting my blog, Jess B Creative "Card"-iology, today and will continue on to visit the blogs of the other Training Program participants to see their amazing projects too!

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Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" x 11"" Card Stock"
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" x 11"" Card Stock"
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Sweet Toile Rabbit Card for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop September 2019

Welcome to the Stamper's Showcase September 2019 Blog Hop!  This month our theme is all about the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  I chose to play with my favorite Holiday Catalog stamp set - Nature's Beauty.

I just adore the realistic animal images in the Nature's Beauty stamp set - especially this sweet little rabbit.  I decided to pair it with the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper and sponge the edges with Soft Suede ink for a vintage look.  The Heirloom Frames embossing folder added the perfect touch to the Garden Green oval to frame the stamped image.
 I haven't played with my Watercolor Pencils in awhile so I pulled them out to create a delicate painted look to the little bunny, leaves, and grass.  I added just a touch of color with the pencils and then blended it together with a Blender Pen.
Thank you for visiting my blog,  I hope you enjoyed my Sweet Toile Rabbit card.  Click on the "Next Blog" button below to visit UK Demo Kate Bolt's beautiful card!
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Blender Pens