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18 October 2016

Playing Dress Up @ the Counterfeit Kit Challenge

The third challenge this month at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog is to “play dress up.”  That is to say:   “You can disguise [your project] with distressing, paint or ink. Go incognito with hidden journaling, a mask or stencils. Add a little dazzle with stitching, bling or sequins. Just make sure you include that extra special something to take your project from plain to fancy!”

Here’s my card for the challenge.  I have dressed it up with a ribbon sash, a touch of gold glitter in a circle under the button and gold Smooch ink accents on the butterfly.  You will also notice that the die-cut stamped sentiment is layered.  When you have a die to match your stamp set, you might as well make doubles and stack them from more volume – like adding a petticoat.  Then you can tuck other elements in between as well.

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Buttons are almost always I how “dress” my cards.  This second card has a base patterned paper of lace doilies, lots of layers and buttons sewn on for emphasis.  How is that for dressing it up?

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4 comments:

  1. Doilies, buttons..love them

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  2. I do love stacking diecuts, they are such an easy way to give a card or page some dimension.

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  3. These turned out great! I do like the idea of stacking double die cuts & will have to remember it now that I have a manual die cut machine! :)

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  4. Yes to the buttons with thread, yes to ribbons, yes to glitter and yes to doilies - your cards have it all!

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