Thank you for everything - Flowers of Friendship & Stampin' Blends Background - Monthly International Blog Highlights - June 2021

Hello and welcome to my blog today.

I am excited to be participating in Kylie Bertucci’s Monthly International Blog Highlights with Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world! 

The theme this and every month is 'Thank You'. Below there is a button where you can visit the gallery and vote for your five favourite cards (I am hoping mine will be one of your favourites ๐Ÿ˜Š!).

I used the Flowers of Friendship Bundle and combined it with a background I created using Stampin' Blends, and the Artistic dies for the vellum die cut.


Use a piece of Magenta Madness card stock for the card base. Mat a piece of Basic White card onto the card base and attach using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Cut a piece of Vellum and another piece of Basic White the same size as the Vellum and keep the card stock aside.

Use the piece of Stampin' Up! Vellum and add some colour from a Stampin' Blends marker (Magenta Madness and Highland Heather). Add some high strength Isopropyl Alcohol (I used the Australian brand Diggers 99% Isopropyl Alcohol), either via dropping the alcohol onto the coloured area or using the sprayer. Move the colour around using a straw or air blower. Keep adding colour until you are satisfied with your blending. Attach the Vellum to the Basic White card using sponged Liquid Glue spread over the back of the Vellum.

Stamp the small and large flowers from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set onto Stampin' Up! Vellum with Versamark Ink and heat emboss with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (Metallics Embossing Powder). Use the Flowers & Leaves punch and punch out the flowers from the Vellum. Use the Artistic Dies (from the Expressions in Ink Suite) and die cut a large leaf from Vellum.

Attach the Vellum leaf  to the card with dots of Liquid Glue. Attach the flowers to each other with Mini Glue Dots, and then attach to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

Stamp the sentiment from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set onto a small strip of Basic White using Tuxedo Black ink, mat with a piece of Basic Black card, then adhere this onto the card using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. Add some Gilded Gems onto the flowers.


- Magenta Madness card base A4/Letter cut in half lengthwise and folded

- Basic White layer: A4 5 1/2" x 3 3/4"/ 14.2 x 9.8 cm or Letter 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"

- Vellum/Basic White layer: A4 5 1/4" x 3 1/2"/ 13.7 x 9.3 cm or Letter 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"

The next image shows the alcohol blends effects up close. 

I hope you liked my card today. I would love it if you were able to vote for me. The Top 10 will participate in a blog hop towards the end of June. 

In order to vote, click the link below to visit Kylie's blog and vote. Just look for my card in the gallery and place a heart ❤️  in the upper right corner. I really appreciate your support today.

Also don't forget to visit my Tutorial page for the Dandy Garden Mega Tutorial Bundle which contains 62 tutorials for Dragonfly and Dandy Garden inspiration. 

** The Dandy Garden paper products such as the Designer Series Paper, Memories & More Card Pack and Cards and Envelopes, Laser-Cut Paper, Mossy Meadow Braided Trim and Ladybug Trinkets are all retiring at the end of June and this tutorial is a great way to use up your Dandy Garden supplies.

I also have my Love You Always - Mosaic Card Tutorial available as a tutorial too, with all the gorgeous foils retiring soon too!

*** I will have a video soon on this technique, so don't forget to subscribe to my newsletter and Youtube channel to be notified.

My June 2021 Host Code: DQKC7YJ2 . When you spend over $40 in my store, you will receive a handmade card and a FREE gift from me.

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Hope you are getting some crafty time today, chat soon!  

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Annie A


  1. Gorgeous card Ann! Thanks for being part of my International Highlights this month! All the best with the voting.

    1. Thank you so much Kylie! I really appreciate the opportunity!! ☺️๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒท❤️

  2. I love your card, and your alcohol ink background, Ann! ~ Kim Kroeker

    1. Thank you Kim, I really appreciate your comment! ☺️๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒท❤️

  3. Love the gold on the vellum flowers! Pretty card!

    1. Thank you so much Kim! I really appreciate it! ☺️๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒท❤️

  4. So pretty!
    Good luck with the voting and greetings from Germany!
    Simone (derdiedasKleine bastelt)

    1. Danke schรถn Simone! Thank you for visiting my blog!


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