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The Technique Challenge on Splitcoast (TLC529) today is all about using the negative part of a die cut and lots of glitter in different colors. Immediately, I thought of doing this umbrella in a rainbow of colors and adding silver glitter to the bottom of the clouds.

It took me way longer than it should have. Oh well…live & learn. The reason it took longer is…the first time I die cut the pieces, one of cloud dies slipped & made a mess, so I had to do it over. Which was a little tricky…I had to die cut the whole layer first, then arrange all the pieces, leaving room for the greeting.
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Ok, so that was done. Then I had a brilliant (IMHO) idea to use a sheet of one sided sticky label paper instead of tape. I die cut all the images again…but I die cut them from the wrong side. So I did it over. Sigh…I’m sensing a pattern here. I also die cut the umbrella inserts out of the sticker paper because I wanted the masks of release paper. Once again, wrong side..you see where this is going. 

So I place the release paper masks on the areas of the umbrella then use navy glitter on the frame & handle. I pull one mask off at a time and add the other colors. I peel the mask partly back from the bottom of the clouds, add silver glitter, then clear glitter on the tops. Those little raindrops almost made me lose it completely, lol. But I prevailed. Then I temporarily stuck all the glittered images in place from the back side, put permanent adhesive on their back sides and pressed them to the card front. That part actually worked fairly well (yay!!). Then I took the miscut front, trimmed it to match the good one and edged it w/ pink markers before attaching it behind the real front because I wanted a little more dimension. Greeting stamped & I added a glitter button thingie in the upper right. 

Whew! And it sounded so simple! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Showers of Blessings
Paper: Recollections heavy white, sticky label sheet
Ink:  Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Clouds & RaindropsUmbrellas dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies, extra fine glitter in various colors, pink Copics, silver glitter button

 

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Seems I’ve been making a lot of rainbow/umbrella/rain cards lately! But I love umbrellas and the challenge today on the Ways to Use It Challenge (WT526) is April Showers..so I wanted to play. Today I’m using a new greeting & one of the cutest (in my opinion) umbrella images around. Both are from DRS Designs. After coloring & fussy cutting 2 umbrellas (one to pop up on top), I took a piece of white card stock and cut a bunch of bands using large & small petite oval dies then colored them individually w/ Copics. After putting them back together, I added a white layer w/ a circle cut out on top and added the greeting & some raindrops.
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I added the umbrella and some stickles on the raindrops and where the bands of the rainbow come together. For the frame, I took the piece I cut the white layer out of, colored it to match my rainbow then put it back around the white layer. Here are the Copics I used and it took about a jillion of them!
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Here’s a look at the inside.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, please check out the DRS Designs Thursday Challenge...this week it’s Birthday Blues (make a birthday card & use the color blue somewhere). DRS images are not required and there’s a nice prize up for grabs.
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –Umbrella Raindrop Background, Rainbow Greeting, Sending You Sunshine Greeting(inside)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black,  Versafine Onyx (greeting), Kaleidacolor blue breeze (raindrops)
Paper: Neenah white
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, petite oval & circle dies, Copic markers, stickles (inside= cloud punches, circle die, Memory Box seville buckle (behind sun)) 

 

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs April Release! We have some fabulous images & dies for you this month!

Prize Information: – 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the “stamps column” of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until April 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on April 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
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For my first card, I made a background on water color paper using Distress Inks, a water spritzer & a teflon craft sheet. I smooshed one ink color onto the mat, spritzed,  then lightly pressed the paper to it. After drying the one color, I wiped off the mat and proceeded to the next color. I used 3 harmonious colors in all & the reason I did it one at a time & dried in between was to layer the colors and not have them all run together. I like the way the background reminds me of a rainy day, but with happier colors. I die cut it and used the outermost die from the Flourished Star Pattern die to cut the pierced layer behind it. The umbrella & umbrella topper were die cut from 4 colors of card stock & the Happy die was cut from 2 of the colors and stacked, offset. I used it to replace the Happy in the greeting & used a stamp positioner to rearrange the rest of the wording.
The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 & here’s a look at the inside:
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 Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – April Showers, Showers of Blessings
Paper: white, water color, lt blue, cobalt blue, lt green, aqua
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress Inks evergreen bough, tumbled glass, broken china
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternHappy Birthday, Clouds & Raindrops, Umbrellas, Layered Lacey Squares diesSpellbinders A2 matting basics A&B dies, SAMJ, teflon craft sheet

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My second card also started with water color paper, but this time I used actual water colors on it along w/ some metallic gold & white acrylic paints.
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When I saw this greeting in the How Great Thou Art set, I kept picturing a swirling galaxy of stars so that was the look I was trying to achieve. I wanted to splatter some masking fluid on the background first, but found mine had totally dried up. So I watered down a little white acrylic paint & splattered it first & after it dried I did several water color washes using different shades of blue. After drying it w/ my heat gun, I splattered a little more white & a little gold on top & used a small paint brush to add some swaths of gold here & there. I used a metallic brushed gold card stock to die cut the Vintage Flourish frame & also the stars. The greeting was heat embossed & die cut in a circle to add on top of the large star. Here’s a different view showing how shimmery it all looks w/ the gold highlights.
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And the inside of the card:
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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – How Great Thou Art
Paper: water color, metallic brushed gold
Ink:  Versacolor midnight pigment ink, Memento blue danube (inside)
Accessories: ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern, Sparkling StarsLayered Lacey Squares (inside) dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A&B & circle dies, water colors, Cobalt Tapestry embossing powder, white & metallic gold acrylic paint

Please be sure to visit & comment on all the DT blogs for your chance to win!

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 Thanks so much for stopping by!
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