Gratitude card for Kylie’s July Intl Blog Highlights with Video

Gratitude Card

Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog today! I am taking part in a special International Blog Highlight by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop. I would greatly appreciate it if you would please vote for my project. You can vote Tue July 11 @ 8pm Eastern by clicking here

*voting starts Tue 7/11 @ 8pm Eastern time US and lasts for 5 days

I am in slot #1 . Voting is done by clicking on the heart in the upper right hand corner of the picture that appears when your mouse hovers over the photo.

Our theme for this highlight is gratitude. We will all be using different Stampin’ Up! products with the same theme, but imagine how many different card designs there will be for us all to say thank you ?!?



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Gratitude Card

Floral Statements

The focal point of the card is most certainly the silver embossing. Creating dramatic effect with heat embossing is at once eye catching. I pulled colors together that share the same color tones. The stamping allowed the center color to be drawn out into the card. Coloring in the empty space in the stamping helps to transition the eye from the center of the target design.

Chalk Marker

Blues, grays and muted greens lend a subtle color transition. Which color combo would you choose? When stamping onto patterned paper, there can be an unpredictable base under the stamping. To even out the spaces of color in those areas, I use a Chalk Marker to dab on some white coloring in those tiny areas and it helps to settle things down a bit.

For a visual demonstration for making this project, please see the video link below.


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measurements for this project

Thick Whisper White card stock card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (scored and folded)
Soft Sky card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Basic Gray card stock layer: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
Wood Textures DSP panel: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″



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I’ve made a video tutorial for this project. To view the video on YouTube, CLICK HERE or watch below



Here is a supply list for this project, which includes links you can click to purchase an item, at no additional cost to you, or get detailed information. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂


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These components work together to make a nice, clean and simple card design with pleasant colors. It will be easy for you to duplicate and try a new color scheme. Thanks for visiting my blog today, please make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog  to vote for my project. I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop!

Meanwhile, I hope you find a simple card design and make it your own.

-Jenny Hall


When you purchase the $99 Starter Kit during the month of July, you’ll get $125 in YOUR CHOICE of Stampin’ Up! products for $99 (that’s $26 in FREE product and the kit ships FREE) PLUS receive a  BONUS Essentials Gift Pack including:

Paper Snips (the BEST scissors to keep at hand)

SNAIL Adhesive (my personal fave go-to adhesive)

Grid paper pack (a stamper’s MUST HAVE, and this one is FREE!)

Two (2!) D Blocks (clear acrylic blocks to hold your stamps, the most common size)

Bone Folder (an essential for every crafter’s supplies)

That’s an added value of $52 Bucks!!!! Did I mention the shipping is FREE? (yeah!)

Now add on the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US)!

Click here to take advantage of these savings!

All the perks of being a demonstrator are yours, with no further obligation. Become a hobby demo and get the Demonstrator discount for your own crafting supplies. It’s really just that easy! Any questions, just ask. I’m here to help!


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