Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Quartet of Hot Air Balloons...Guest Designer at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog #55~Use A Die Cut

Hello,

I'm sooooo honoured to be back as a

with a reminder post for Serendipity Stamps Challenge #55~Die Cut

In my first post, I designed a quartet of Floral Butterfly cards; this time...my quartet features the
 

I LOVE hot air balloons and I hope my fascination shows in the cards below.

My first card is a simple number; sponged a background panel and ran it, with the die cut, through my Big Shot.  


I incorporated a twist, however, in adding double sided adhesive to the back of the panel, so that I could do a 'little something' with the die cut pieces afterwards.  See?  A negative, followed by a positive...A bit finicky to poke the the little bits into place, but I'm pleased with the clean look...


My third card came as a result of 'trying out the die' on a piece of scrap cardstock...which lead to a stencil...which lead to this....I love stenciling!


Finally, the card that had me holding my breath as I created:  this glimmery, sparkly number inspired by Jennifer McGuire's video glitter technique (here). I strategically placed my double sided adhesive (made a template), so as not to waste the wee bit of glitter I have, brought out my *huge* collection of Copics (all eight of them *grin*), followed Jennifer's directions to a "t" and...voila! One VERY sparkly balloon card!


I was skeptical about  how successful this technique would be, so imagine my surprise when the *forging ahead* actually turned out!  Want a shimmer close-up?  Okay...

  

Definitely worth a try if you have glitter calling for attention!

Anyway...thank you for bearing with me through yet another novel-length post.  Please be sure to visit the Serendipity DT, where  dazzle and delight (along with a blog hop and prizes) are guaranteed!

Remember: the Lemonade Pitcher is this month's 50% off feature product...


Thank you to Jeanne, Mary and the DT for inviting me to be this month's Guest Designer!  Looking forward to seeing everyone's *Use A Die Cut* creations; come and play!

I so appreciate that you spent time with me today; your visit brings me immense joy!



22 comments:

  1. WOW! These are all awesome!

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  2. Congrats on your GDT spot my friend!! You've made some really stunning creations with the hot air balloons!! I just love the colors in your background and how you've used every part of your creating with them! :) Brilliant as always! HUGS

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  3. WOW Carol.....what wonderful, wonderful cards...so clever how you have used all the possibilities you could with thee dis ans a lovely rainbow of colour and sparkle. BRILLIANT xx

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  4. You blew me away :) with these cards! love hot air balloons and you really showcased them. Thank you for the ideas!

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  5. OMG Carol! Your cards are stunning! I LOVE that you used the adhesive to create a card using the "insides" of the balloons. The glitter is amazing! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month! Your work is stunning!

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  6. Carol these are all so awesome! What gorgeous cards! I love the Hot Air Balloons die and all the different techniques you used to create these fabulous cards! The glittering is awesome, I am going to have to check out that video! Always love seeing what you are doing. xoxo

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  7. What wonderful cards. I love the balloons any way and then to do the positive/negative part.. well you blew me away. Love the glitter.. just a great set.

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  8. I am AMAZED at how many ways you have used these awesome balloon dies! All beautiful!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  9. These cards are ALL so gorgeous and colorful and fun!! My favorite, of course, is the glitter version!! So proud of you and the way you accomplished AMAZING-NESS with that card!! You are delightful and way to go for using both the positive and the negative!!

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  10. Wow! What can I say? Your 4 cards are absolutely stunning! I love the colours, the glitter & how you have used the positive and the negatives in such a lovely way.

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  11. What a fantastic showcase for these hot air balloons, Carol ... they're all gorgeous ... and so dreamy! Hugs, Anita :)

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  12. Your love of hot air balloons comes through crystal clear, my friend. These cards are gorgeous! True confession...I had to enlarge the first picture to see that you had indeed cut out the balloons. There is a trick of the eye for me. I saw the white pieces as being puffy, not taken away. A definite trick of the eye that looks amazing. You are so smart to do the second card with the cut out pieces. Brilliant idea to make the stencil and you created such a beauty with that piece. Finally, one can absolutely never have too much glitter and you nailed that last card, too. Gorgeous work! Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs!! :)

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  13. These turned out fabulous! LOVE the positive pieced one - your colors are so fun

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  14. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR GIRL!!! These cards are SPECTACULAR!!! Okay...so I gotta know...did you color the glitter with the Copics to get the color shading?
    I agree with Jeanne - you totally have a 3-D effect going on with the top two cards!

    You blew this Guest Designer gig clear out of the water pal!!!

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  15. Sincerely amazing my friend. Wow. I am blown away (like a wild balloon ride?!) with this fantastic set. Each one is more amazing than the last. From the negative panel all the way down to the glittery goodness.... Girl, keep going with that glitter technique; you've nailed it perfectly! WONDERFUL!! Hope all is going well for you. School out yet? Take care, miss you! Bev

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  16. OMGosh! these cards are so beautiful!!! My sister ran out and bought the supplies as soon as she saw your cards!! LOL

    I can't wait to see this video tutorial!! and I can't wait to see more and more of your cards at Serendipity!!

    Patti

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  17. These are fabulous!! Love how they all look so different. You have aced using that die and then some :)

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  18. Not one but four fabulous cards you made with this set! I couldn't pick a favorite if you forced me to! You really made the most of this die!
    Sorry that I am so late in commenting but I've had a crazy, busy week (not quite over yet) and am only now starting to catch up with my blogging friends!

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  19. Love all your cards, Carol, but the second one really grabbed my attention--so neat! Great job with the glitter technique, too!

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  20. A quartet of over the top fabulous-ness, Carol! I can't even choose a fave...the white is so striking on the first one, and I love how the color peeks through on the 2nd one! If that's not enough, you softly stenciled your 3rd card, and added the most gorgeous sparkle on the last one...WOW!!! After seeing how beautiful your glittery card turned out, I'm going to try out this tehnique! Well done, girl!!!

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  21. Wow...just amazing Carol, love all your incredible hot air balloons, so many wonderful cards.

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  22. You totally outdid yourself here Carol! I love seeing this die so many different ways - total knock out!

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