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Saturday, May 19, 2012


I have made a card with one of my favourite Bugaboo Stamps, 'Make it Snappy - Thinking of you'

I recently won a challenge on our RSA (Rubberstamping-South Africa) Yahoo group and one of the prizes was a packet of these really beautiful paper paper strips in gorgeous metallic shades, and that's what prompted me to use this colour palette. They are something I have never tried before and I had real fun using them!  The image is coloured using various alcohol markers (I have Copics, Spectrum Noir, Nellie Snellen and Pantone) and the highlights are made using a white gel pen.
I covered the raindrops in Glossy Accents and the umbrella in a great glitter glue that is exactly the right colour - what luck! 
Here's what I did to make the umbrella look all puffy : I added a little too much glitter glue so the cardstock started to bulge, and then to dry it off I used the hairdryer on a higher heat setting and whilst blowing on the back, I 'coaxed' that area out so that it bulged a little more and stayed that way.  hey - I think I just invented a new technique - by mistake! LOL!
Another bit of luck was that I found the perfect colour in a DP offcut!  A beautiful satin ribbon bow is the only embellishment.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
South Africa


  1. Beautiful creation as always.
    DS4J DT Member
    Doing Life

  2. Hi Jen,
    Oh this is Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the gorgeous Bugaboo image, the dp, those glittery strips look fabulous, love the monochrome scheme. Love the layout and the ribbon looks fab too. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  3. Hi Jen
    I love the way you have coloured this up. The umbrella is so effective - gorgeous hun. That ribbon looks lush, I may have to try to find this for myself lol. One can never have too much stock ;-) Anyway thank you for joining us at Poodles Parlour and I wish you all the luck in the challenge. Hope to see you in our future challenges.
    Hugz Elaine xx

  4. This is so adorable. I just love this cutie

  5. This is so fabulously glittery! Love the image and I love your satin bow! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  6. My favorite color! And glitter, does it get any better?!? That umbrella has me singin' in the rain, just beautiful, and what a creative accident to get it to pull away from the page.
    Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
    {Hugs} Barb, DT

  7. I love those metallic strips, it makes it look like rain...very cool! Thank you for playing along with the Delightful Challenge Team this week!

    Chriss - DT


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