Monday, November 23, 2015

Holiday Sparkle Card

I belong to the on line community Live Love Cards. To become a member and have access to lots of videos, techniques, challenges, and much more there is a small fee of $2.50 a month or $27.00 a year.
I was already a follower of Darlene DeVries on YouTube so when she created this community it wasn't hard to bite on the $27. 00 for a whole year. Ok, I've got the sales pitch over. It's worth a click over to check it out for yourself.
Now to the card. I have to start out by saying that my card is a CASE of Darlene's that she posted a few days ago. She is so talented with watercoloring techniques with several different kinds of products. I didn't have all the same supplies she had but I wanted to see if I could appoximate her card. This would be a similar but not the same.
 The card base is Stampin' Up Crushed Curry card stock. A piece of watercolor paper, masking fluid, a brush dedicated to the masking fluid and lots of practice flicking small dots onto the upper part of paper. My masking fluid is several years old so I know now to get some fresh probably will flick better. The rest of my supplies are fresh, though not the same as Darlene's, maybe this will spark your interest enough to click over to see what she did with her supplies and compare what I used.
My supplies are as follows: Distress Paints Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries, Dusty Concord, Ranger Archival Ink-Potting Soil, Stampin' Up Stamp set-Sheltering Tree, Faber Castell Whipped Spackle, Deco Art Glamour Dust, VersaMark Ink, Stampin' Up Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Stampin' Up Stamp set-Festive Fireplace-for the sentiment.
You can create cards that you see and like without running out and purchasing all like supplies. Your card will be similar but you wouldn't want it the same. This way you can give credit to the person who created the original and an original of your own that you've practiced the techniques and you can say well done for a try at this and either add it to your list to try again or mark it off and move on.
I like my card well enough that I'm going to send it to a friend.

Happy Creating--

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