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Saturday, September 10, 2016

GRATEFUL FOR YOU

The September CAS Mix-Up challenge is to use the marbling technique - and I can't say I'm over the moon with my results.  I used the shaving cream method ages ago only didn't have any shaving cream so went with water - after many attempts with reinkers, alcohol ink, spays and nail polish, I finally settled on the one using SU reinkers and some HA gold spray.  So here's the result!


It really turned out quite well and the gold gives it a nice shimmer as you can see from the closeup.  The PTI die cut was layered 3 times to give it some depth.  Thought I'd give it a "fake shaker" look by adding sequins just along the bottom part of the leaf (not an original idea, but can't remember where I saw it).  The little sentiment is also from PTI.

Thanks for visiting today and your comments make my day.


12 comments:

  1. Very cool idea Betty. I have never tried the shaving cream method (I did buy a tin of it and it is somewhere - lol)! Beautiful card!

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  2. Lovely background Betty. And the raised leaf adds wonderful texture.

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  3. Beautiful background! And I love the way you did the faux shaker looker with the leaf. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

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  4. Pretty colors and so pretty with the dimensional leaf! Neat idea to put the sequins at the bottom to look like a shaker card! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  5. Gorgeous Betty. Love the faux shaker look

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  6. Talk about giving it the old college try...I really love how your background turned out, Betty! Your dimensional leaf is gorgeous and I love the sentiment! I've been procrastinating, but I think I have some shaving cream somewhere, so I'll be going with that...we'll see :)

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  7. Beautiful outline leaf with all the marbling, Betty - love this!!

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  8. TFS Betty. All your glitter and bling are so pretty. So pleased you were able to join us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, nancy

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  9. Hi Betty, love your card. I never heard of a fake shaker card before...fun! Love the idea, and how you did this.

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  10. The colours are so pretty and rich in depth. Great job with marbling Betty. I know sometimes these techniques take a few tries, but you're has turned out beautifully. Love the large maple leaf outline and great design with adding the sequins at the bottom. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  11. Beautiful background for that neat die cut, Betty--love the gold!

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