Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Beloved Blackberry Bliss for International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop



Welcome to our International Blog Hop highlighting some of our favorite products that are retiring.We are sure you will find some incredible inspiration from the products you are about to see! I was in Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight and I was selected to be in this hop today.

You may be starting the blog hop here at my blog–Linda Vich Creates–or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Linda Vich. I live in Canada. If you live in Canada and were wanting to purchase some Stampin' Up!® products, I am happy to help you!

As soon as I found out that this blog hop would focus on Retiring Products, I knew I would have to create a project featuring my all time favorite color, Blackberry Bliss! Oh how I will miss this color! Because it is so dear to me, you may still see me use it on a project from time to time!

I chose to create a gate-fold card so cut a card base for a 5 x 7" card but scored the Blackberry Bliss card stock at 2.5" and 7.5." I cut mattes from Very Vanilla and Blackberry Bliss and then used the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder to emboss the Blackberry Bliss mattes. Because the mattes were longer than the embossing folder, I had to emboss part of the matte and then turn the matte around and reinsert it, carefully lining up with the previously embossed parts, and emboss again. The mattes were then adhered to the card front.

Using all but the largest Floral Frames Collection Framelits, I cut two from Very Vanilla and two from Blackberry Bliss card stock. I used the ornate flourish stamp from the First Sight stamp set to stamp all over the Very Vanilla die cuts using Blackberry Bliss ink. This stamp works very well for creating a stamped background and overlapping the pattern does not seem to give any weird looking shapes or designs.

I also die cut the stamens, using the Botanical Builder Framelits, from Very Vanilla card stock. I used my McGill Paper Blossom Tool Kit to shape these. It was a simple matter then to use Dimensionals and stack up the die cuts. I added a gold sequin and a rhinestone to the centre of the stamens and then added additional sequins and rhinestones to the petals of the larger Blackberry Bliss die cut.

Next, to add a bit more pizazz to the front of the card, I used glue dots to adhere Gold Sequin Trim around each embossed Blackberry Bliss matte. I adhered the completed flower to the top of the card using Dimensionals. For using the Dimensionals on this gate fold card, I placed them in strategic spots on the back of the die cut but only adhered the ones on the right side of the card front; the left ones were included to give the proper support and balance to the die cut.

To keep the card closed and to add a little more elegance to the card, I adhered a length of the Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon to the back of the card using Fast Fuse and then tied it in a bow at the front.
The inside of the card is simple yet elegant. I stamped a Very Vanilla matte with the same ornate flourish stamp and also stamped the sentiment to complete the card.

Linda Vich Creates: Beloved Blackberry Bliss for International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop. A glitzy yet elegant card created in Blackberry Bliss and Very Vanilla using the Floral Frames Collection Framelits and First Sight stamp set.

Linda Vich Creates: Beloved Blackberry Bliss for International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop. A glitzy yet elegant card created in Blackberry Bliss and Very Vanilla using the Floral Frames Collection Framelits and First Sight stamp set.

Linda Vich Creates: Beloved Blackberry Bliss for International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop. A glitzy yet elegant card created in Blackberry Bliss and Very Vanilla using the Floral Frames Collection Framelits and First Sight stamp set.

Linda Vich Creates: Beloved Blackberry Bliss for International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop. A glitzy yet elegant card created in Blackberry Bliss and Very Vanilla using the Floral Frames Collection Framelits and First Sight stamp set.

Linda Vich Creates: Beloved Blackberry Bliss for International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop. A glitzy yet elegant card created in Blackberry Bliss and Very Vanilla using the Floral Frames Collection Framelits and First Sight stamp set.

I am so pleased with how this turned out! It has great contrast by using the Blackberry Bliss and Very Vanilla color combo and it is also very classy and elegant!

I used the following Retiring Products in the making of this card:
  • Blackberry Bliss 8.5 x 11" card stock #133675
  • Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad #133642
  • Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #132174
  • Floral Frames Collection Framelits #127012
  • Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon #134550
Be sure to place your order before these products are gone!

Thank you for taking part in our blog hop! There are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog–Linda Vich–so check the blog hop line up to see who is next in the list.







30 comments:

Lou said...

Love it Linda! The stamping on the Very Vanilla to make your own DSP looks fantastic. Glad to participate along with you.

Cheryll Miller said...

Opulent and luxurious! This is lovely Linda, but I always love your projects! How special will the recipient feel when they receive this beauty! xxx

Melissa (Mel's Card Corner) said...

Wow, what a stunning card, Linda! So happy to be hopping along with you. :)

Debbie Henderson said...

Pretty card Linda, going to miss this color even though I didn't use it enough. Great hopping with you!

Deli said...

Wowsers! Love it xox

Carolina Evans said...

Beautiful stamping and layering, happy hopping!

Narelle Fasulo said...

Wow Linda. Absolutely stunning.

Juan Ambida said...

Wow! Beautiful card Linda! Exquisite detailing. :)

Kylie Bertucci said...

This is a wow card Linda! So beautiful. Thanks for being part of my international blog highlights and this blog hop!

Sue Vine - MissPinksCraftSpot said...

Oh my! that sequin trim is amazing, stunning card Linda - lovely to be hopping with you :)

Sandra said...

Beautiful card, Linda! I will miss blackberry bliss and the flower dies, too!!!

Linda Vich said...

Thank you Lou! I was pleasantly surprised when I tried the stamping!

Linda Vich said...

Cheryl, thank you for your lovely comments—love that word opulent!

Linda Vich said...

Thank you so much Mel! Such a fun hop 😀!

Linda Vich said...

Thanks Debbie! it will be hard not to use Blackberry Bliss.

Linda Vich said...

Thanks Deli!

Linda Vich said...

Thanks so much Carolina!

Linda Vich said...

Thank you Narelle!

Linda Vich said...

Thank you for your lovely comments Juan!

Linda Vich said...

Thank you Kylie! I appreciate the opportunity to hop with you and the others and hope I can do it again in the future!

Linda Vich said...

Thank you so much Sue!

Linda Vich said...

Thank you Sandra!

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful Linda, I love what you have done with these papers, and the gate fold card. GORGEOUS use of the dies and layering techniques and as always, incredible use of vivid and darker hued colors! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful week! hugs, de

Caroline Hallett said...

Linda this is stunning so opulent and a perfect compliment for Blackberry bliss (which was my favourite colour of that lot of in colours). Thank you for hopping with us

Sandra Korten said...

This is stunning!!

Linda Vich said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments Donna!

Linda Vich said...

Thank you for your kind words Caroline!

Linda Vich said...

Thank you so much Sandra!

Michelle Last said...

So elegant and I am so sorry you are sad to see Blackberry Bliss go. You did this beautiful colour proud!

Linda Vich said...

Thank you so much Michelle!