Wednesday, 21 February 2018

International Highlights - Blossoming Basket Bundle

Hello everyone 😊

I am taking part today in the International Blog Highlights hosted by Kylie Bertucci
This involves demonstrators from all around the world coming together to share what they love with you in the one place.
Kylie hosts these highlights every month and has a different theme for each highlight.

This months theme is our Favourite Sale-A-Brations or Occasions item from the 2018 catalogues.
 I chose a Sale-A-Bration second release bundle that is now available called Blossoming Basket.

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You can vote for my card by clicking the button below.
My card is Number 10 in the Gallery.

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For my card I used an antiquing effect with the new  Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for a stunning background.
Adding the white space with the same texture as the background behind the floral basket image helps seperate the layers and give each a  distinct energy, yet they still flow together seamlessy.

Antiqued Gold Embossing 

  • To create this effect emboss the card stock then dust with embossing bu   ddy pillow. 
  • Lightly wipe versamark inkpad over embossed area, spronkle with gold embossing powder, heat. 
  • Wipe the area again with memento ink and gently rub in with a tissue, reheat to seal.

I also used the Basket Weave TIEF for the focal circle behind the basket of flowers. 

Left Side View

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My card base is Thick Whisper White with a layer of  embossed Sahara Sand. Behind the whisper white embossed circle is a scalloped gold foil circle. I stamped my flower basket in memento ink,
I then coloured the basket using my Stamin' Blends  and finally I fussy cut it.
Gosh I do love those Stampin' Blends, they are just so easy to use and give such vibrant colours. The colour lifter is so useful too! I used it for removing mistakes plus adding extra highlights on the flowers and the basket too!

Right Side View

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To carry the colour through to the inside I just added a layer of Sahara Sand under a layer of whisper white and glued both to the inside to my card base.

To finish my card I added linen thread plus 6 pearl basic jewels. They just add a little delicateness that was needed to finish.

Thank you so very much for visiting my blog today.
I hope you have enjoyed the card project I have shared with you.

Don't forget if you like my project please VOTE for it by clicking the button below.

My card is #10. To vote for my card on Kylie's page please click the little heart in the right hand corner of the small #10 image.

Did you know you can earn FREE items just by spending $90 during Sale-A-Bration until the 31st March 2018.
When shopping with me for the month of February please use the hostess code below.


If you are interested in purchasing any of the items I used to create my projects with today then please check out the carousel below. It has all items listed and is linked directly to my store..

Also Free with any product purchase of $50 during the month of February is this fabulous tutorial bundle:

Free with Product Purchase of:  $50 AU 


You can purchase this bundle separately just by clicking below.
Please add a note with your payment with the word 'February' for my reference, thank you. I will then email you the complete tutorial bundle within 48hrs

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

I do hope you have enjoyed my post.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments section below. 
I always reply to questions 😉


  1. All I can say is Wowza, WOWza, Wowza Kim. This basket weave background is stunning!! As is your colouring and cutting of the basket of flowers! A winner here for sure! xxx

  2. Stunning use of this stamp set and embossing folder, Kim! This card is amazing!!

  3. Beautiful vintage appeal, Kim! Love it!

  4. Oh wow this technique looks so great. A wonderful card. I voted for you 😊

  5. Just stunning!! I love the effect on your embossed background xx


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