Thursday, October 29, 2020

I Dare You To Try Something New! + Giveaway

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I've been trying a lot of new things lately - as well as some old things I'd forgotten about. It's making this insane year a little more interesting. 

One of the things that I've been challenging myself to do is work in the slimline format. I'm weird because I will literally try any technique or medium with glee, but changes in SIZE are hard for me. I'm just set in my design ways I guess! So this new slimline craze is good for me!

I started with dies, because they make using a different format SO much easier. I've had the pleasure of working with Cindy - the genius behind Dare2BArtzy for a while and so I got to see her new slimline dies when they went live and I flipped out. Everything she does is very unique and different - for example, her stamps and dies all coordinate with her paper, as you'll see below. She also has a lot of zentangle style artwork in her stamps, which you know I love.

So I'm pushing my size limits today with a super fun card for you and I will also have a giveaway! This is part of a blog hop with the MISTI and Dare2BArtzy teams - I'm just a guest. I can't wait to see what everyone does. 

I started with this magical snowflake slimline die - OH MY GOSH. I love this so much and my card is so simple - I can see making stacks of holiday cards in minutes. 

All that gorgeous color you see is a reflection off this amazing holographic paper! There are several patterns in this package, but I chose the swirl pattern because I thought it looked like the wind blowing the snowflakes around. SO fun and easy. It's hard to not just stare at this paper all day.

The die is sort of a twofer, because the little snowflakes on the card are actually from the same die - see the empty spaces above? I just used those. I thought it would look most dramatic on black, since the paper is so colorful. So I stamped the sentiment from this stamp set in white ink and embossed with white detailed embossing powder. Such a fun and simple card!



So here is everything I used today. Stay tuned below for tons more inspiration and more chances to win the prizes they are giving away today! Each company is doing a fun combo - you  can win a $20 gift card to the Dare2BArtzy store and also enjoy a 10% discount through November 9th with code FALL10. And, you can win a $20 gift card at the MISTI store and the same 10% discount with code FALL10 through November 9th!

Slimline Snowflake Dies
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Paisley Peacock Stamp Set - Dare 2b...
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Paisley Peacock Die - Dare 2b Artzy
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock ASSORTED...
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Retail Shop
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Dare 2B Artzy
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Here's tons more inspiration for you. Good luck!



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33 comments:

  1. Lydia—this card is so pretty. I have to buy that paper:)

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  2. Really beautiful card! I am the same way with the slimline. I can't figure out if I want to like it or not haha! (no Giveaway entry, hop participant)

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  3. Love the snowlflake die...gorgeous! That holographic paper is the bomb too!

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  4. Love your card. So pretty and shiny.

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  5. WOW! Absolutely beautiful! The colors just pop!

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  6. This card sure has a lot of impact for such a "simple" design! I love it!

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  7. New holo paper! I am very addicted to it. LOL Yes you can go off into a trace looking at it. It is very dramatic on black for sure!

    Nice die. I will go over and see how they coordinate as you mentioned.
    Margot

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  8. OMGOODNESS....loved what you did with those snowflakes!!! They wanted me and sit in my cart!!!

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  9. Slimline, with all it's new cutting sizes to learn, ACK!! Such a striking card! Gorgeous!

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  10. so pretty..and I love the snowflake die...

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  11. Love this so much, especially the simplicity of it! Thanks for the chance to win ❣️

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  12. wow, what a great die and it looks perfect in that holographic paper girl.

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  13. Beautiful! I love how the snowflakes pop from the darker background!

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  14. Love the swirl with the snowflakes.
    The holographic paper makes a
    beautiful background. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. very attractive card! love the paper and the die!

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  16. Wow your card is so gorgeous! I so love the use of the holographic paper over the black cardstock!

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  17. Wow what a beautiful card. Love the gorgeous snowflake die.

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  18. Oh this is so
    pretty! Love
    the snowflake
    die and the
    lovely paper.
    Carla from Utah

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  19. Love the sparkle of this card!

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  20. Fun use of the snowflake border!! The holographic paper is so cool!!

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  21. I love how simple, yet beautiful this card is. The snowflake die cut makes card making easy.

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  22. Love the snowflake border! Love the paper!

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  23. AWESOME creation, I especially love how beautifuly the snow flake die looks against the black background!

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  24. Beautiful slimline die! I love the colors you used on this gorgeous card!

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  25. I’m digging the holographic snowflakes! So pretty!

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  26. I’m digging the holographic snowflakes! So pretty!

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  27. The holographic paper has shown us how to use nontraditional color for a beautiful holiday card design..really like this!

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  28. I so totally agree with you! This die is a "Holiday cardmaking saver"
    Love your beautiful snowflake slimline card.

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  29. WOW, I just love this card! Beautiful! -Tasha

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