You Lift Me Up + Blog candy

Welcome to the final day of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Are you ready for the BIG finale?!

20160612_121205aWHas she got BIG dreams, or what?! : )

Once again, I like the double entendre of both the recipient and the coffee lifting her up!

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Materials used:

  • Spellbinders dies: Window Two and Flower Box
  • Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps: I {HEART} Coffee! and Rain or Shine! (sentiment)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Copic markers C1, C3, E000, E00, E02, E11, E31, E33, E37, E74, G09, R20, R24, Y15, Y17, YG17, YG61, YG63, YG67, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR21, YR24
  • Tsukineko Zig Wink of Stella, clear
  • Gelly Roll pen – white
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Tombow Permanent Adhesive, adhesive dots and foam tabs
  • Misc cardstock

I’m entering this card in the following blog hops and challenges:

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If you’d like to play along with any of these, just click on the colored text to go find out what you need to do. Have fun crafting!

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Oh, and don’t forget… I have a small blog candy package I’ll be giving away to one of you great peeps that have been leaving comments. You ALL get a hearty “THANK YOU” for your encouraging comments! The  giveaway details can be found on the June 8th post (HERE). Winner will be announced on Sunday, June 14, 2015

I’m please you came to visit!

– D.Ann

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Shining Friends Card

It’s taken a few days to finish, but I’m finally back with another of those amazing starry universe backgrounds I made. This time with some Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps…

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To recap how the starry universe background was made…

I referred to this video’s galaxy background technique and used the following Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paints on black cardstock:

Antique Linen
Chipped Sapphire
Peacock Feathers
Picked Raspberry
Spun Sugar
Weathered Wood

Dylusions ink spray white linen

After I had it done to my liking, I saw this blog post and thought it looked SO much better with the gold, which gave more of a nebula look. So I added some Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Craft Paint in Yellow Gold & Titanium.
Next I stamped Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Gaia in Versamark ink on white tissue paper, covered with Recollections Ebony Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. I then colored just Gaia, using the following Tombow Dual Brush Pens: 673 Orchid, 676 Royal Purple, 685 Deep Magenta, 850 Flesh, 942 Tan, N65 Cool Gray 5, N89 Warm Gray 1
Since I didn’t get the expected result of the tissue paper blending into the background last time, I fussy cut around her right at the edge of the embossing. This time, however, I used Royal Coat Clear Decoupage Finish to attach her, and I learned something…. I should have used this last week! This time the tissue paper DID disappear into the background. So much so, that her eyes and face looked rather weird with the stars shining through them! Argh! Murphy’s Law!! (Now, if I’d’ve made her blonde… they always say we blondes are spacy! lol!) To try to salvage her, I tried coloring over her with Prisamcolor colored pencils as best I could. She’s still a little blotchy, but passable, I think.
The sentiment, from Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Hello, Friend! set, was stamped with Versamark Ink, covered with Recollections Gold Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. The Gold showed up MUCH better than the silver I used last time. I recently snagged some Recollections Signature Mica and Ice Flakes on clearance at Michael’s, so I decided she needed to be catching a special star and used glossy accents to attach a couple of flakes just above her hands. I love how it shines extra bright! (If you enlarge the photo, you can see it.)
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The panel was attached to a deep magenta card using Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive.
This week’s Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge #274 is: Decorate the Inside, so I opened the card up and added the full Gaia stamp and a sentiment from Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Rain or Shine! set. I decided to leave Gaia uncolored and just color the sentiment with Pebbles Inc. Chalks, Basic Brights…
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I always like cards that are decorated inside, but rarely think to do it.
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I’m glad you stopped by today… My world IS brighter because of you! : )
-D.Ann
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Again, If you want to join the fun, Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Challenge # 274 is here: http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.com/2015/04/challenge-274-decorate-inside.html
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And, because of the Amazing starry universe, I’m entering this in Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: A is for… which you can enter here: http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=2577
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