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Guesting for The Stamp Market

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I’m guesting today for The Stamp Market–their style is SO clean, fresh, crisp and sophisticated–and you know how much I absolutely ADORE that! Head on over to their blog (HERE) and take a peek! :)




SUPPLIES LIST (affiliate links used wherever possible):
Zig Art & Graphic Twin Tip Marker, Haze Blue
Zig Art & Graphic Twin Tip Marker, Light Green
Zig Art & Graphic Twin Tip Marker, Mid Green
Zig Art & Graphic Twin Tip Marker, Deep Blue
Zig Art & Graphic Twin Tip Marker, Persian Blue
VersaFine Ink Pad, Onyx Black
Canson XL Watercolor Paper Pad 9×12
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight, Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb, 25 pk
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush, Medium Fine Point (22653)
irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, Clear
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Celery
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Lemon Grass
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Daisy
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Mustard Seed
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Sugar Plum
VersaMark Ink Pad
Hero Arts Embossing Powder, White
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
Ranger Stickles, Grape Crush (Retiring)
Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Foam Squares, Mix White

Drippy Oxide Rainbow Background

A few of you have asked how I did the background on a card I had prepped for sequin tutorial during a recent Hello, Monday LIVE session. Click HERE, to watch that recorded broadcast.

Like this:

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Hope you’re having a spectacular weekend! :)


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Today is a good day to sparkle…

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Today during a LIVE broadcast I shared some tips for working with sequins over on the Ellen Hutson LLC Facebook Page.  I have to admit, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins are so much a favorite, that I have them in all sizes. All.  They have this “glassy”, almost mirror -like quality to them that I just can’t get enough of.

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This is the card I actually made.  I had to have a card to demo on, because it would kill me to glue all those sequins down for nothin’, right?!

I was practicing my Distress Oxide Ink skills.  True story:  This was my 4th attempt at this particular card.  GAAAAH!!!  I wanted a drippy rainbow background.  With those cool water activated effects.  I discovered that the NUVO spray bottles emit the finest water mist out of all the spray bottles I have–super even, super fine! *fist pump* This made me exceedingly happy! I also used the straw from the nozzle on the Ranger Mister to splatter the larger droplets.

I’m not much of a techniques girl; I rarely, if ever, when trying a technique, get what I want the first time out.  Or the 2nd time out.  Or even the 3rd.  But, once I figure out how to get what I want quickly, with consistency, I’m more likely to do it again in the future.  LOL!  And, yes, this was messy.  Had to wear gloves. Oh, the horror…!!!

The “Sparkle” die was cut through the watercolored panel and then popped up on a Fun Foam base (die cut) and then coated with Clear Wink of Stella, and then again with Glossy Accents.  In hindsight, I would have die cut it from the watercolor panel just a little higher, to encompass more of the colorful drips.

Have a fab Monday! :)



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