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Have been MIA for the last couple of days after our trip to North Carolina for a very exciting craft garage sale. We left Friday morning, made a stop at Spartanburg's Scrapbook Creations, where 2 stamps were being held for me. Of course I also found some of the new Elizabeth Crafts embossing folders. Had a nice little brunch, and headed on up the road to Greensboro, which was about a 3 hour drive. We had the opportunity of going into the Event Room to look over what had been brought into the sale at that time, which was helpful in deciding what my main interests would be the next morning when the sale was opened.
Customer numbers were to be given out at 7am on Saturday, so we thought we'd be early birds and arrive at 6ish. At 6:15, we were assigned #14 & #15, so that shows you how many folks got there much earlier than we did! Once numbers were assigned, then off to find some coffee & breakfast, and be back for a 9am opening. Only 25 people were allowed in at first, and as those folks began to leave, the next 25 were allowed in the room, due to Fire Regulations...plus size of the area. There was so much stuff on lots of tables, that it was sometimes difficult to get to see something that really caught the eye. I managed however!! We had a good time, but were tired when we finally got back home that evening, and we've been sort of dragging around ever since. It was fun though, and I did snap up a few things I wanted.
Here's today's card, which has been in process for a bit...just being slow to finish it.
Sparkle n Sprinkle Hat Ladies (00-222P4) bought at an estate sale. The set caught my eye, because I have a cousin who does the Red Hat Ladies bit.
Stamped on Xpress, Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with copics*. Spica & WoS sparkles added
Versamark applied to the drape at her shoulders, then sprinkled with SnS Morning Glory EP and heat embossed
- Image was fussy cut and adhered with dimensional tape over a lavender S/B Label 18 die cut
- Cut a piece of SnS Adhesive sheet to the size needed. Used a TCW Mini Kaleidoscope stencil, versamarked the surface that would be against the adhesive. Sprinkled Amethyst Silk Glitter over the stencil, brushed off the excess, and burnished. Removed the stencil, sprinkled Lavendar Silk Glitter over the remaining surface. Cleaned excess & burnished. I had already removed the center portion of the adhesive sheet (where the main image would go) prior to applying the stencil.
- adhered the glittered piece to the white top fold cardbase. Then placed the die cut with the image over the cut away portion.
Decided that I didn't like the white edges at each side of the glittered piece, so used a narrow S/B border left from the sentiment matting to cover the white.
- Elizabeth Craft die sentiment on a snippet of red glitter paper. This was thick, and did not cut well (paper problem, not the die..this was thick paper that had sort of a 'backing' on it.).
- card base had been edged with S/B Curved Borders Two. Inside is trimmed with the matting lavender, using another of the Curved Borders so that it shows through the front die cut.
*If you look closely at this image, you will see why I had to fussy cut for the card. I was being very careful with the red, but it still managed to bleed outside the hat area. Sometimes the colorless blender will move the red back inside the lines...sometimes it won't. My mistake on this piece was that I should have done the background area first...instead of doing the red first. The image was finished, looked fine. When I went to do the blue background - just using the marker & not airbrushing since I didn't want to make a mask, there were several bleed areas. Had been pleased with the facial coloring. Used darker markers than I normally would choose - my normal would be E0000, E000, E00, & E01. I used E11 and some darker E colors, just experimenting - and was pleased with the look. Until I messed up the reds when doing the background! Fussy cutting was the only way I could think to save the image.
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