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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Double D Glitter Challenge

Hello there!  I'm playing along with Team Diane's Glitter Challenge at Double D today and I have a very easy card which was partly made for me.  I'll explain in a minute.  First, the card:




Now our very inspiring mood board:



And a super prize for a lucky random winner:




Now, to explain the card...  My friend, Nancy, came over recently and demonstrated alcohol ink backgrounds for me.  She left me with quite a few beautiful backgrounds, so they'll be showing up on cards in the days ahead.  It's easy to see how alcohol inks could become an obsession, sheesh.  This one is inks on acetate, glued to crumpled tissue paper with a little glitter sprinkled in between.

The dies are hers, as well -- Poppystamps "Floral Stem Collage" and "Scribble Thank You".  I pressed the "thank you" into my Versamark pad and then embossed with gold jewel embossing powder.  The flower is glittered up with Stickles glitter glue.  I had a few Nuvo glitter drops made up on an acetate sheet, and the color matched, so I added those, too.

The picture below shows a little more of the sparkle.  It wasn't easy to photograph in such a way as to show the sparkle yet avoid glare on the acetate.




Things are really sparkling over at Double D, so be sure and check out the team's cards.  Enjoy your day!



34 comments:

  1. Wow! Beautiful! Love the combination of colors and texture.

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  2. I love glitter and use it daily! Your card is amazing and I'm loving that gorgeous background! Your use of the glitter is very tasteful and gorgeous. Hoping you are enjoying the last days of summer!

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  3. Fabulous use of the glitter on a pretty background...how fun to use the alcohol inks, I haven't had mine out in forever! I sure do love that die cut too, geez now I will have to have it..lol...hope things are calming down at your house and an RV...I can't wait to 'hear' what your plans are for traveling!

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  4. Love my alcohol inks too and this is stunning..xx [aNNie]

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  5. Gorgeous Leslie! Love the background - gorgeous colours. Your yellow flower pops right off the card - so pretty! I love my alcohol inks, but it's been a long time since I pulled them out. Once you get started it is very addictive, and so many colour combinations! Looking forward to more cards made with your backgrounds. Have a wonderful day!

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  6. Beautiful card! I love alcohol inks...they are so addictive..and FUN!

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  7. gorgeous. Love the background. Gluing to tissue paper with glitter between is something I've never tried... Guess I'll be playing this weekend. Have a great day

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  8. I have tried to order that die several times but it is always out of stock. How fun you got to play with backgrounds with a friend. Beautiful design and background.

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  9. LOVE your background! And, like Diane, I haven't played with my alcohol inks in a long time ... thanks for inspiration! It really POPs against that white base and the sparkle is just perfect! Another GORGEOUS and INSPIRING work of art! Glad you got to have some crafting fun with a friend! I love it when that happens! LOL

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  10. This card is lovely - all the sparkle is just wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  11. WOW! Your AI background is LOVELY! When your card popped up, I thought, "Hmmmm, Leslie went outside the box! I wonder how she made her background?" I guessed everything but AIs. I need to get mine out and play. They are addictive. Your color combination is so lively! And the variety of "shapes" within the inky goodness is really great! You outdid yourself with the challenge, right down the sentiment being the same glittery perfection as the inspiration board! Hoping the smoke soon lets up for you. How miserable! And yes, I always ponder the respiratory systems of the wildlife when the smoke is heavy. Loving your fantastically ARTSY card, Miss Leslie! xx

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  12. What a special card. I haven't gotten into alcohol inks - yet! Interesting technique. I love how the glitter turned out. You did the challenge proud!

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  13. Gorgeous card design Leslie, love the colours on this beautiful background, long time since I did this technique..along with this pretty flower! it is stunning.
    Hugs Pam x

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  14. So pretty and sparkly Leslie! hey, wait, you have alcohol inks if you have Copic refills! :D I do have some from back when we made those backgrounds...can't remember what we called them. OH, polished stone I think it was! They work great for coloring pearls.. hehe

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  15. Wow, this is gorgeous, Leslie! Simply elegant...love the background and single flower focal point. Beautiful!

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  16. Oh what a sweet friend you have in Nancy! That background is glorious, haven't used alcohol inks in forever! Hmmm may be time to break them out again! I love that sweet posie and the sparkle on it. This is FAB!

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  17. I think it turned out great and a creative background. Nicely done Leslie.

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  18. We had so much fun playing with alcohol inks, dies and lots of glitter:-) LOVE how your finished alcohol ink with tissue and acetate turned out, Leslie. It has been the star of our dining room table all week and is perfect for your sparkly challenge:-) Can't wait for our next play day! Hugs...

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  19. Just stunning, Leslie! I know this must be really extraordinary in real life! I'm so jelly that you and Nancy had a play date!! Hugs, Darnell

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  20. Gorgeous card Leslie. Your AI panel is a beautiful mix of colours, and the crumpled tissue backing adds loads of texture. Love all the sparkle from the added glitter. How fun that you regularly play with Nancy. I've only had one opportunity, but we made the best of it! xx

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  21. lovely card Leslie....like the hints of glitter...
    xx Karen

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  22. How fun to spend time creating with Nancy! Your alcohol ink background is gorgeous, Leslie! Love all the sparkle on your card!

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  23. What a beautiful background, and an awesome card, Leslie. You know that I love that die:) I still have several to use up.

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  24. Wonderful AI background to go with that great glittery flower. You're so lucky to get together regularly with Nancy she's so artistic, I bet you both have so much fun :)

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  25. What a beautiful AI background - love the texture the tissue paper gives it! How fun to get together with Nancy and craft!

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  26. Super sparkle! I need to try the AIs and tissue paper, I guess! This is such a colorful card. (I didn't realize Nancy and you lived near each other.)

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  27. Hi Leslie,
    Love the sparkle and beautiful background on your card. It is stunning!
    Having an actual friend to stamp with is the best, isn't it? I know Nancy from SCS and blog friends are fun too. So nice to picture you together.

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  28. THis is definitely a WOWSAH card with that fantastic background! Your friend showed you well how to use those wonderful alcohol inks and I just love how the glitter was incorporated into the design! Fabulous!

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  29. Oh I LOVE that BG... and I'm so jealous that Nancy and you got together... Wish I could have been there too. Stunning card and I would love alcohol inks but can I justify more stuff?? (Gulp)

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  30. LOVE what you have done with that alcohol ink - one of my favorite mediums. I like the artsy effect they give, no two are EVER alike. Gorgeous card and great take on the challenge, love the glitter here.

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  31. This is so beautiful Leslie! The colors are gorgeous and the flower just pop right off the fantastic background. Stunning.

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  32. Wow that background is gorgeous, yes those AI are fun to play with and I love the sparkle that you brought to the flower and sentiment also to tie it all together!! How fun to have a friend to create with!!

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  33. Wow, I love the background you created. It is beautiful. Do you think your friend would come to my house and teach me to do that? :) I have never tried my alcohol inks on acetate.

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  34. Oh, Leslie, what fun you and Nancy had! I just love stamping with my stamping buddy Beck, and I know you both laughed and had such fun! And what a beautiful card. She sure does know how to make the most beautiful backgrounds with the mixed media! I love the die and amazing colors! What fun!!! Hugs to you both when you next play!

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