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card with hot glue stencil

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Today’s Ways to Use It Challenge(WT538) asks us to use sequins. I’m also using one the Technique Challenges (TLC533) from a few weeks back which had us making a stencil using a hot glue gun.

I first made the stencil on a hot glue mat, peeled it up (when cool) and placed it on my card stock. Then I sponged on the colors from a rainbow pad and spritzed it a bit using some thinned down white acrylic paint in a fine mister. I think I actually liked the stencil better than the result, lol. It looked a little undefined so I used a Micron pen to sort of outline the petals. Here’s what the stencil looks like.
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I die cut the layers, stamped the greeting, added a fussy cut umbrella and attached the sequins (upside down, just for a change).

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, please check out the DRS Thursday Challenge– this week..Splatters (image, spritzing, paint, whatever!) DRS images are not required & a nice prize is up for grabs!
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –UmbrellaFor Your Shower
Paper: Neenah white, pink textured (DCWV)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaliedacolor baby powder
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, white spritz, hot glue gun & mat, sequins, ODBD Flourished Star Pattern die (pierced edge die)

 

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What a great Pinterest board for today’s Inspiration Challenge (IC494)on Splitcoast! I have the Design Seeds site bookmarked, but it’s great to see so many of their pictures all on one page. For my card, I was inspired by the colors & flowers of THIS picture.
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I started by stamping the large greeting then die cutting the bottom with a curved border. After masking off the edges & bottom of the black layer, I stamped the polka dot border w/ white pigment ink. The small white bottom is the rest of the curved border section but I trimmed off more of the bottom to open up the space then stamped the dots w/ black ink. The flowers were colored and fussy cut & I added a few sequins here & there.

The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 & these are the Copics I used.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, be sure to check out the DRS Thursday Challenge. This week it’s a color challenge & DRS images are not required & there’s a nice prize up for grabs!
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –  Polka Dot Background, Polka Dot Flower Trio, Butterfly Kisses Greeting
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (for the greeting), Colorbox frost white pigment
Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white, black
Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basica A & B, curved borders dies, Copic markers, sequins

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Welcome to the March Challenge for
 Serendipity Stamps! This month the challenge is Spring Fever! You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog.  For the Design Team, we have the added challenge of using crystal effects on our cards.  And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player and the sale this week is free shipping on all US orders of $15 or more.  Good through 3/25.
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For my Spring card, rain, umbrellas, flowers and showers come to mind when I think of Spring. I started by sponging a white panel from the top left corner down using the yellow inks and sponging the pink inks from the right corner up. I die cut the center panel out of the larger one using the stitched rectangle then stamped the flower corner w/ black in the upper left. I added just a bit more color to the flowers and leaves with Copics and used a white gel pen in the flower centers. After masking the flower corner, I stamped the beaded string background with white ink and white embossed it. I wiped a bit of the ink off the lower edge to make it an angled background.
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I added some crystals to some of the dots and some clear dimensional glue (the closest thing I had to crystal effects) on the rest. It was also added to all the flower centers. You can probably see it a little better in the picture above. A few extra flowers were fussy cut and added here & there. The umbrella was die cut out of white & also vellum, the center was replaced w/ the vellum & the lacy topper added along with greeting. I added a narrow white layer under the top layer and attached it back on top of the original panel. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used on the flowers.
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I used smaller sponged panel & umbrella on the inside along with the sponged Congratulations die cut.
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps Floral Lace Corner, Beaded Strings Background, Shower
Paper: Neenah white
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress Ink squeezed lemonade, scattered straw, angel pink, worn lipstick, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:   Serendipity Congratulations & Baby Bootie (bow only) die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, nested pennant & umbrella trio dies, Copic markers, white embossing powder, crystals, clear dimensional glue, white gel pen, Lil’ Inkers stitched rectangle dies

 Please be sure to stop by and comment on all the DT blogs to increase your chances to win! And we have a special Guest Designer this month…my friend, Karen Dunbrook!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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