Kylie’s Top Ten International Highlights Winners Blog Hop September 2019

Kylie's Top Ten Winners Blop Hop

Hi Friends,

Thanks for stopping by my blog – Stamping Flair. A few weeks ago I created this card for Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. I was so thrilled to find out that I was picked in the top ten. Thank you so much for voting. You can find out all the details for this card HERE. 

Encouragement card, Stampin' Up!

Today the top ten winners are participating in a blog hop and I am so excited to take part alongside these talented demonstrators. Thank you to Kylie Bertucci for hosting this event. Our theme for this hop is Encouragement. Nature's Beauty stamp set by Stampin' Up!, Make a difference to Mental Health

It appears that I have stuck to the same kind of imagery – cute little animals. I didn’t even think about it until I started comparing the cards. For today’s cards, I have used the bunny from the beautiful, Nature’s Beauty stamp set which is on Page 63 of the Holiday Catalogue. I stamped the image in Soft Suede on Shimmery White cardstock and then watercoloured it using Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Crushed Curry and Early Espresso Watercolour pencils. 

 Watercoloured handmade encouragement card with Come to Gather Designer Series Paper

The Come to Gather Designer Series Paper is featured on both my cards. This DSP has images of pumpkins and autumn leaves and is part of the Come to Gather suite. As you can see, the designs work well on any type of project.

The DSP has a bit of a country feel to it and I thought the addition of a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock embossed with the Corrugated embossing folder added a rustic feel to coordinate with the wood DSP. An encouraging sentiment from Harvest Hellos has been added together with the ribbon under the Shimmery White cardstock panel.

Watercoloured handmade encouragement card with Come to Gather Designer Series Paper


  • Cajun Craze – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half), 7cm x 10.5cm (Stitched Rectangle)
  • Crumb Cake – 4cm x 14.5cm, scrap for sentiment
  • Pretty Peacock – 2 1/4″ circle
  • Shimmery White – 2″ circle
  • DSP – 9.9cm x 14.2cm, 5.5cm x 9cm


Watercoloured bunny, Handmade card Nature's Beauty

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair in Australia. Hope you have been inspired and I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment. Next up is Laura Buechler. Listed below are the blog hop participants. Stop by and check out all the beautiful projects. 

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