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Archive for March 20th, 2015

Daisy Smile cu 05932
This is for two challenges on Splitcoast today…MIX112 & QFTD254. For the QFTD, I chose THIS card of Lee Ann’s..I kept the layout & spring colors, but used flowers instead of butterflies & moved the greeting. for the MIX, I used dye inks to sponge the colors on my side panel, then I spritzed it w/ gold shine spray and I also heat embossed the flowers, greeting and splatter on the right side. 
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After sponging, spritzing and edging the left side panel w/ a gold leaf pen, I gold embossed a dragonfly on it. The larger white panel was die cut, the greeting & splatter were also gold embossed along w/ another dragonfly.The flowers were gold embossed, fussy cut, added on top & a crystal added in the center of each. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50.

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Stamps: DRS Designs – Daisy Bloom, Daisy Basket,  Splatter Background, 4 in 1 Garden bugs, Sending a Smile greeting
Ink:  Encore ultimate metallic gold pigment, Kaliedacolor fresh greens, Distress inks worn lipstick & spun sugar
Paper: Neenah white
Accessories: gold leaf pen, gold detail embossing powder, Heidi Swapp gold shine spray, Spellbinders pierced rectangle dies

Eggcellent Easter cu 05835
Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread designs March release! Such beautiful images, perfect dies & gorgeous paper for spring & Easter!
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For my Easter basket card, I started with a piece of the beautiful Shabby Rose paper. I wanted a tone on tone sort of look so I kept the colors soft. The Victorian velvet ink is a good match for the paper & I only used a couple of Copics to color in my basket. Since generally, Copics & heat embossing don’t go together (the markers tend to “melt” the embossing), I had to go about it a little differently. I could have used water color paper & water based markers, but the texture of w/c paper doesn’t allow for smooth embossing. So here are a couple of pictures showing my work around for this conundrum. (Click to make any picture larger.)
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First, I stamped the basket w/ the Victorian velvet ink and used the two colors of Copics shown to lightly color it in. It looks pretty good like this…a no line coloring sort of look. But I really wanted it white embossed. So I used a stamp positioner to line it up again, stamped it with white pigment ink and heat embossed with white powder, as shown below.
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As you can see, the colors go with the paper just perfectly! I fussy cut the basket, stamped some of the eggs w/ the same Distress ink & die cut them with the matching dies. I added a die cut greeting and some white grass in and behind the basket. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 & here’s a look at the inside.

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Blessed EasterBasket of Blessings
Paper:  Neenah white, dp (ODBD Shabby Rose paper collection)
Ink: Distress ink Victorian velvet, Colorbox frost white pigment 
Accessories:  ODBD Vintage Flourish PatternFlourished Star patternGrass Border,Eggs dies, white detail embossing powder, Copic markers, sheer ribbon, mini bowdabra

Please be sure to stop by all the DT blogs for more Spring & Easter inspiration!

Julie * Cathy * Lori * Dawn * Sandee * Wanda

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