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All That Glitters…

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Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
This week the challenge is

All That Glitters is Gold 

We are showcasing Lawn Fawn Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge.
As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.
Hello friends!!  It feels like forever since I’ve sat down and posted here.  I was MIA last week due to my “adopted” son having a perforated appendix, that was a nightmare, but he’s home, he’s healing up nicely and he’s back to making messes all over my house…
I just couldn’t wait to get back in my craft room.  I brought everything but the kitchen sink to the hospital (we stayed there for 5 days) because I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to get some crafting done but it just didn’t happen.  I got some images stamped out, but that’s as far as it went.
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This card was almost a disaster.  I knew we were featuring Lawn Fawn products, but as I was coloring, I completely forgot what the theme was!!  I didn’t have anything gold on the card yet so I decided to try a gold Forest Border.  I didn’t like it at first, but it kinda grew on me.
I colored my images with Copic markers and then set them aside.  I grabbed a piece of Sea Glass card stock by SSS and started ink blending with Broken China, starting at the edges and moving my way towards the center, but leaving the center untouched.  I then moved on to a slightly darker color which was Faded Jeans and I finished just the edges off with some Black Soot.  I reversed the process (darkest to lightest) to blend the colors better, all while leaving the center untouched.  I wanted the Sea Glass to shine through.  I loved this technique that I first saw Yana Smakula do and more recently Dawn Woleslagle from W Plus 9 did a gorgeous ink blend on colored card stock.  You can certainly ink blend the entire background, but this way helps avoid breaking out in a sweat.
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I sprinkled some water droplets on the background, just a few since I knew I’d be adding the snowflakes.
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I cut a gold frame as well, just in case I couldn’t go through with the gold trees, but to my surprise I liked both options.  I decided to add a layer of Soft Navy card stock in between the card front and the glitter background.
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I cut the Stitched Hillside Border die using Neenah Solar White 80 lb. card stock that I had embossed with a texture embossing folder from my stash.  It doesn’t really show up well, but it looks really neat with the texture.
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I added some snowflakes from the same stamp set.  I wanted to break up the sentiment a bit so I heat embossed the “Fairy” part with SSS gold embossing powder and then fussy cut it out and popped it up on foam squares.  Then I heat embossed the rest of the sentiment in the same white embossing powder that I used for the snowflakes.
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I added some golden glitter to the fairy wings with a Nuvo Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer pen.  To add a finishing touch to the fairy wings, I used a white gel pen and a Copic Multi liner pen and added some detail.
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I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I added some Nuvo Moonstone to the top eve of the house.
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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting!!
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
Lawn Fawn SET SULF16SETFFF FROSTY…
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Lawn Fawn FROSTY FAIRY FRIENDS Clear…
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Lawn Fawn FROSTY FAIRY FRIENDS Lawn…
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Lawn Fawn STITCHED HILLSIDE BORDERS…
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Lawn Fawn FOREST BORDER Lawn Cuts Die…
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Lawn Fawn HOLIDAY Sparkle 8.5 x 11…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SEA…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BROKEN…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FADED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Tonic MIDAS TOUCH Aqua Shimmer Pen…
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Tonic AQUA SHIMMER PEN Nuvo 2 Pack 888N
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153
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Copic Multiliner B-2 SET Black Ink…
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Tonic MOONSTONE Nuvo Glimmer Paste 953N
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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5 thoughts on “All That Glitters…

  1. Oh Misty! This is absolutely a wonderful card! I love how you used gold on border, frame and sentiment in such a clever way and they turned out beautifully. The faries scene is so cute and pretty too. Totally adorable.
    Hugs
    Marge
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  2. Gorgeous card Misty 🙂 I love the glittery gold border and treeline! they look AWESOME! the little fairies are adorable, I jsut love the whole scene 🙂

    Glad to hear Bubby is doing OK XX I am sure it was a worry for you xx As for crafting in the hospital, nah, that was never going to happen, too many distractions going on and your mind wouldn’t be ‘on it’ 😉

    hope you have a great week to recover from the last one 😉
    luv
    Lols x x x

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