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Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great weekend! Our new challenge is live over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #44 March Anything Goes! I actually CASE’d one of my own cards that I made for another DT a couple months ago – a pretty mixed media friendship card featuring the emboss resist technique with white heat embossing and inked background on the front and stamping on the inside.

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I cut the card base with the largest die in the set. Then I stamped the background in Versamark and heat embossed it in white. Then the emboss resist fun began. I inked the background in graduating colors of distress inks, starting with the darkest at the top, and overlapping each color slightly as I went down the panel. I cut the panel with the second largest die in the set and traced around the outside of it on the back of a piece of coordinating cardstock (which I fussy cut) to get a slightly larger layer. I did the same technique for the sentiment layer and turned it sideways on the front of the panel. I cut the sentiment from shimmer cardstock and added a Tim Holtz metallic sentiment sticker. The final touch was a few drops of Crystal Drops.

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After cutting the inside panel, I used the same technique of tracing around the second largest die in the set on the back of a piece of coordinating cardstock (which I fussy cut) to get a slightly larger layer. Then I stamped the sentiment from Clarity Stamp.

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One more peek… I really love how this card turned out! Emboss resist is such a cool technique!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #231 – Anything Goes with optional colored pencils
A Bit More Time To Craft: #111 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: March Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: 3-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #3 – March Anything Goes
Dare 2B Artzy: March Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #161 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge: #41 – Hearts and/or Flowers
The Crafter’s Cafe: #237 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #428/429 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock, DCWV Shimmer cardstock stack, The Paper Studio White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Lemon Twist cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Spice Market Deco background stamp, Clarity Stamp Line Writing Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Versamark; Ranger mermaid lagoon, peacock feathers, cracked pistachio, twisted citron distress inks; Stampin’ Up Island Indigo ink
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Ruth Create-A-Card die set, Crafter’s Companion Gemini Opulent Swirls die, Tim Holtz Quotations Metallic Stickers
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, MISTI stamping tool, Nuvo Gloss White Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! Whatever you’re working on, we want to see it! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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Hi everyone! Happy Friday! It’s November 1st and this month’s challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #31 – Anything Goes + Watercoloring. All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you, and the twist is not required to play. This month the twist is watercoloring and it can be the background, the focal image or some other part of your project. I created a gorgeous and very vivid background using turquoise, blue and green Brushos spritzed with water. This is my first project with a raised inlaid die cut sentiment that I’m calling ‘phantom die cutting.’ This is actually a pretty fun technique where you die cut into your background and then again on foam, adhere the foam die cut into the negative space, and then adhere the flat background die cut on top of the foam. This yields a very cool raised effect!

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After creating the background with Brushos and drying it with my heat tool, I spattered white ink with a fan brush. I then die cut the sentiment at an angle and adhered a white foam die cut in the negative space, then adhered the flat die cut on the foam. I adhered the ‘friend’ sentiment under the die cut and then a few sequins. My hubby came into my studio while I was deciding on the color of sequins and suggested going with silver, so that’s what I did. ;)

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips from the watercolor background and the turquoise card base. The inside sentiment (as well as the one on the front) is a Tim Holtz Quotations sticker which I layered on white cardstock.

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And one more look… I’m in love with this watercolor background! And I need to do this ‘phantom die cutting’ technique more often – I love how it looks!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #295 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #69 – November Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Arches Cold Press watercolor paper, GKD Pure Luxury White and Turquoise Sea cardstock
Ink: Turquoise, Ultra Marine and Leaf Green Brushos powders; Copic Opaque White ink
Dies/Punches: Mama Elephant hello script die
Accessories:  Distress Sprayer, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Tim Holtz Quotations Silver Metallic stickers, Darice white Foamies foam, Darice silver sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us! Remember, the technique twist this month is watercoloring and is not required to play in our challenge. We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig