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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Glitter Sprinkled Sentiments - Concord & 9th Birthday Bash Blog Hop!


Hi everyone!  Welcome back!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Today's post is a part of Concord & 9th's Birthday Bash.  They are celebrating with a full month of posts, projects and prizes.  You can get more information, by heading over to their site.  They'll have links to previous birthday bash posts...and you can check out all of their awesome stamps and dies while you're there.  And they're so generous...I have a giveaway for you.  You can see the deets below.


I'll be using one of my all time favorite sets from Concord & 9th for my cards today.  I adore the brush script sentiments in the Being Classy stamp set.  And the coordinating dies cut these words out perfectly.  I've used these sentiments in a previous video.  You can check that one out by clicking HERE.


I had originally thought I would create ombre sentiments...but then had a little change of heart.  I just had to add a little glitter to these sentiments.  I remembered a technique I saw that I really wanted to try...so I thought I would do that on these sentiments.  This technique gives you a glitter sprinkled effect.  The glitter is dense and full coverage on the bottom of the sentiment...and then kind of fades up in to the colored portion of the sentiment.  I originally saw this technique on another YouTube video.  You can check that out by clicking HERE.  She called it a star dust effect.


I'll show you exactly how I achieved this in the video tutorial below.  It's much easier than you may think...and you'll get some tips on creating an ombre effect on these sentiments as well.


Once I had all of my glitter sprinkled sentiments stamped and die cut, I used the Tree Ring background stamp and the You're My Person stamp set to create backgrounds for my sentiments.  I wanted these to provide a grounding place for my sentiments.  I stamped them in a soft gray ink to allow the colorful glittered sentiments to really take center stage.


To allow the sentiments to stand out even more, I backed them with a strip of vellum.  This mutes the background stamping directly behind them and allows them to stay the focal point of the card.


I had such a good time with this technique, I created several of these cards.  Now I have a whole rainbow of cards.  These would make a great set to give as a gift.  Or make a bunch to keep on hand when you need a quick thank you!


Be sure to check out the video tutorial below.  I think you're going to like this one.





Also, don't forget to check out Concord & 9th's site for more information on this fabulous month of posts, projects and prizes!


Giveaway Information

Concord & 9th is giving one of my viewers a $20 Concord & 9th gift card.  To be entered to win, you must use the Rafflecopter widget below.  If you are under 18 years of age, please ask your parents permission before entering.


Watch The Video


You can watch this video in HD on my YouTube channel by clicking HERE.  Don't forget to subscribe while you're there!

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157 comments:

  1. Wow! These are awesome!!
    One of my favorite sets is Wildflower.

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  2. love the ombre glitter sentiments! also the pretty backgrounds. thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. Love this cards! Currently loving the awesome word die and stamp set!

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  4. Your cards are so pretty. I like the scripty stamp since it's so easy to personalize any sentiments.

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  5. I do love how you did the sentiment Carissa! TFS

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  6. These glitter sprinkled sentiments look great! I think I'll give it a try, too. My favorite Concord & 9th stamp set is "Wildflower".

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  7. Very pretty set of cards! And always nice to have "thank you" cards on hand.
    My favorite C9 product is "Birdie Banners" - so cute!

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  8. Beautiful group of cards! I love your glittered die cut sentiments...such a great element on these cards!

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  9. I'm always so excited to see what you bring to us, Carissa! And I'm never disappointed. Beautiful cards with great ideas. Thanks again for sharing your creativity with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway!

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  10. Love this glitter sprinkled technique. My favorite Concord & 9th product is the Barnwood Background.

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  11. A gorgeous array of 'star dust' cards! So inspiring; so stunning! And yes, what a marvelous gift set they'd make! Off to watch your video...I know I'll be captivated! Thank you for the smiles today...
    ~carol

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  12. These are all so gorgeous but the blue one is my absolute favorite!!! My favorite C&9th product is the Hugs bundle!!! Can't get enough of it!!! TFS!

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  13. Love this effect! Beautiful backgrounds too, and your pretty layering! I'll be checking out this glittering technique video and have to give it a try! My favorite Concord & 9th stamp is the Wildflower set! Happy Birthday to Concord & 9th!

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  14. My favorite is the being classy stamp. Your cards are always so classy! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Wow Carissa these cards are gorgeous! I love the glittery ombre sentiments! Fantastic cards! Tfs

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  16. beautiful set of cards... fun technique!

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  17. Gorgeous cards, really love that technique!

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  18. Love these cards!! My favorite Concord & 9th product SO FAR is the Wildflower set. But I haven't started playing with O Christmas Tree yet, and I'm sure it's going to be my new favorite. I LOVE making lots of Christmas cards.

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  19. Love how you made those words! I'm going to go try it right now! Love the Hugs set, or Brushed Blossoms, or Flourish......you get the idea! ;)

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  20. Gorgeous set of cards! Love the sentiments.

    Favorite C&9 product.....way too hard to pick. Love their florals and so many of their sentiment sets. No way to pick a fav ;-)

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  21. I really like the Layered Leaves Dies and the matching Give Thanks stamp set. Those leaves are fantabulous!

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  22. Beautiful cards!!! Thanks for breaking down how easy it is to achieve the gold effect on the sentiments!! Will be giving that a whirl very soon!! My favorite Concord & 9th product is Pop Art Pineapple.

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  23. What beautiful cards!!! Love your style and Concord and 9th is amazing!!

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  24. These cards are beautiful - love the two tones created with the added glitter on the sentiments !!!

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  25. Fantastic cards. Love the two tone glittered effect on the sentiment. Thank you for making the video, sharing your ideas and being part of this blog hop giveaway.

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  26. A lovely collection of cards showing Concord & 9th products. I love your cards they are elegant, clean and the touch of gold is perfect. Great video.

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  27. These are incredible! Love them!!! I'm so glad you did a video. :) My favorite C&9th product is the Blossom die, but I have lots of favorites. ;)

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  28. Oh my gosh Carissa... This stardust technique is awesome!! I love your video and also the original video where she shows 5 techniques. This is one I have to try. It looks so easy, and the result is stunning. Thank you for sharing and being a part of this blog hop. Happy 1st Birthday Concord & 9th!

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  29. I just love your cards...your use of soft vellum with the black accents is so stunning!

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  30. Oh my goodness! I can't wait to try this technique!! Love!

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  31. Gosh these cards
    are gorgeous! I
    love their Take
    A Bough set.
    Carla from Utah

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  32. What a fabulous set of cards! LOVE the partially embossed sentiments!!
    My fav C&9th product is the Hugs die, tho the new Thank You die is a close second!

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  33. Love these..the stardust is amazing. Cx

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  34. Thanks for sharing the beautiful card and the glitter technique. Love the wood background circle stamp.

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  35. Oh, wow! What a awesome set of cards!! Loving that star dust effect - I am definitely going to check it out, so thanks for providing the original link!

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  37. These cards are so pretty! I love how you use the little accents on your cards.

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  38. Happy birthday Concord and 9th! I love your work Carissa It's always so fab! They all turned out so beautiful

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  39. Love the "stardust" sentiment technique...look amazing on these collage-like elements. Fabulous card set.

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  40. Gorgeous cards! Love the glitter and the sequin string!

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  41. What a gorgeous set of cards!! I love the glittered sentiments!

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  42. I really enjoyed your video, makes it easier for me when I'm trying something new. I love the glittered sentiments.

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  43. Love your golden touch! My favorite is the Being Classy stamps and dies.

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  44. Love Happy Day and Barnwood background. Two polar opposites but that's why I love the versatility of Concord & 9th! Like your GORGEOUS collection of cards with all the stamps used as the fabulous background! Love the ombre effect and thanks for the video!!

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  45. Stunning cards. Love this glittery technique. One of my favourite products is brushed Blossoms.

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  46. Stunning cards. Love this glittery technique. One of my favourite products is brushed Blossoms.

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  47. Thanks to Concord and 9th for the giveaway! Carissa, can't wait to try this technique, thanks for the inspiration!

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  48. I love the being classy stamp set. It says it all, all the time.

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  49. Great design. Love the glitter technique and gradient/Ombre.

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  50. I just love the glitter accent on the ombre sentiments!

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  51. Wow!!! Fabulous cards, love the partial gold embossed words!! I love the alpha sets!!

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  52. Your cards are soooooo beautiful!! Pure eye candy! My favorite set is Hugs. I love that bear!!

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  53. Thank you so much for sharing the star dust and ombre effects! I'm getting so many awesome ideas that i have a "to try" list that is growing with each blog I'm hopping to. I just learned of Concord & 9th today so I have to check out their shop before I can tell you my favorite stamp.

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  54. Thank you so much for sharing the star dust and ombre effects! I'm getting so many awesome ideas that i have a "to try" list that is growing with each blog I'm hopping to. I just learned of Concord & 9th today so I have to check out their shop before I can tell you my favorite stamp.

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  55. I love the ombre effect on these cards & of course the glittery goodness. Nice done!

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  56. Your cards are beautiful. I have seen this technique before and you've made it look so easy I will have to try it. My fav concord and 9th product wildflower stamps and dies. Thank you for sharing!

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  57. I love those sentiments. What a clever idea!

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  58. Your cards are all so wonderful!!!! LOVE them and Concord & 9th:)

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  59. Beautiful cards, love the ombré and glitter sentiments! Love the Wild Flower set, so pretty to watercolor!

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  60. I love the cards.
    Each is so different and pretty.
    The sequins are a nice touch.
    thanks for sharing.

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  61. I have the tree ring and I love it!! I think your cards are super-fabulous! Thanks for the informative video too!

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  62. That is such a fantastic technique!!! I will have to go looking for my Glitter Tinsel!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  63. Fingers crossed as you always inspire me and I want to play with the same stamp set to use up the inspiration you have passed to me

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  64. Wonderful cards! I love the glittered words! Will be trying this soon!

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  65. Wonderful cards! I love the glittered words! Will be trying this soon!

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  66. BEAUTIFUL cards Carissa, LOVE them ALL!!!
    WOW - your ombre sentiments with the golden embossing look STUNNING!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and video, I can't wait to try this out :)
    PS - I LOVE getting and giving HUGS, so my favourite is definitely the sweet Hugs stamps.

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  67. As always, your card is beautiful. I love so much about these cards and the video, great technique with the embossing. Love it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  68. These cards are simply gorgeous. Love the simplicity of the designs and how you can create a different look by swapping the sentiment. Thank you for inspiring me today:)

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  69. I love how you've created a set of similar but different cards by mixing up the stamps and the colours. I don't own any Concord & 9th products (yet), but I love the look of that floral background stamp. Also love the Hugs set.

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  70. These are real stunners Carissa. A great tutorial.

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  71. These are real stunners Carissa. A great tutorial.

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  72. Love the cards, gonna have to give the gold bottom sentiments a try! Thanks for the giveaway

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  73. all wonderful cards and thanks for the video tips!

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  74. This video is fantastic! Thank you so much. I love the ombre sentiments with the gold tinsel embossing powder. What an impact that makes on your cards. They are just beautiful. I love the font used on the sentiments too.

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  75. Carissa, I love these cards a lot!!!! Thank You for sharing the tutorial :) I love ALL Concord & 9th bundle sets for sire :)

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  76. Love the ombre words with the embossing, such a pretty set of cards! My current favorite is the Joy stamp/die set!

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  77. These cards are so classy - I'll be trying this technique out! Thanks

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  78. Fabulous looking cards. Love the touch of glitter.

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  79. You are very busy! Just beautiful!

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  81. Very pretty cards. Thanks for the tutorial - I'll definitely be giving this technique a try. I love the wood cut background and the word dies.

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  82. Love the glitter. Thanks for sharing and Happy BD to Concord and 9th.

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  83. Fabulous cards. Great job on the Stardust Effect. The Being Classy stamp set is perfect for it! I can't decide which colors I like the best, they're all fantastic!

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  84. These cards are so great! love all the variations.

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  85. Today is my birthday, and one of the wonderful gifts the birthday elves brought me was the Sophisticated Script stamp sets – upper and lower cases! Okay, maybe that counts as two gifts. Either way, I'm really looking forward to trying these out!

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  86. Love the Being Classy set! Those words are so awesome with the added glitter. Wonderful cards!!

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  87. Love the Being Classy set! Those words are so awesome with the added glitter. Wonderful cards!!

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  88. loved the video! and I appreciate your sharing your thought process during the change of heart about the sentiments.

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  89. Love the video and this technique! Great cards so pretty.

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  90. Very nice use of a theme. I enjoyed the consistent use of detail.

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  91. Very nice use of a theme. I enjoyed the consistent use of detail.

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  93. Love your cards and thanks for the video. One of my favorites is the Floral and Flutter set - lots of possibilities.

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  94. These cards are so pretty in your lovely signature style! Fabulous words stamps.

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  95. This is such a fabulous technique, with gorgeous results!

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  96. That glitter technique is so pretty. Thanks for sharing

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    1. I really like the brushed blossom set. I believe that to be my favorite

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  97. Such a great idea for using our embossing powders.

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  98. The glitter technique looks great on these cards. Definitely worth trying!

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  99. The glitter technique looks great on these cards. Definitely worth trying!

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  100. I've been looking for good sentiment stamps- I'll have to check these out!

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  101. I love the Sophisticated Script set! Love all their sentiments, and this set let's me fake any sentiment I can come up with :)

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  102. I love the Sophisticated Script set! Love all their sentiments, and this set let's me fake any sentiment I can come up with :)

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  103. This is so beautiful!!

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  105. Those glittered sentiments are awesome! My fav C&9th product is probably the popsicle set, although I have to use it. : )

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  106. I love your set of cards! I love that you added glitter to the die cut sentiment. TFS

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  107. I forgot to mention that my favorite product is Being classy.

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  108. I forgot to mention that my favorite product is Being classy.

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  109. The glitter technique is great. I love it best with the aqua ink. The Wildflower set is my favorite.

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  110. Such an elegant card.
    Love all the elements on it :)
    <3

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  111. Love the card and esp. the multi coloring on the die cut words

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  112. My favorite so far is the Sophisticated Script, I use them a lot! Your cards are stunning, I love the partial heat embossing on those words. Great idea!

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  113. What a beautiful set of cards. Love the tree ring. And thanks for the glittering technique.

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  114. Such great cards and love the glitter technique. I NEED that You are my Person stamp set. So awesome

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  115. Beautiful cards. LOVE the "star dust" effect. Will definitely be giving this a try.

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  116. EEEK! Your collection of collage elements is a delight to behold for this Magpie!

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  117. EEEK! Your collection of collage elements is a delight to behold for this Magpie!

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  118. Very Cool Effect!
    Really like the Bear & Hugs stamp & die set

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  119. BEAUTIFUL card set... love everything about it, and thanks so much for your wonderful video explaining your process. Happy B-Day Concord and 9th!!

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  120. Wow that technique looks amazing, can't wait to watch the video.. So pretty!!!!!!!! My fave is the Being Classy set! TFS!

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  121. You've found a signature for your style - gold! Lovely, and of course your black and white strip. I need to find MY signature. I love the way you made every large sentiment 2-toned with gold. I like the subtle gray background, so hard for me to go subtle. I need to learn, learn, learn!

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  122. Love these starburst cards...just beautiful !!

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  123. Love the glitter effect on the sentiments!

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  124. I love this! My favorite is the you're my person set!

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  125. Wow! This video was awesome. I'm so going to try that glitter effect. I love most of Concord & 9th Sets, but my favorite is the sophisticated script set.

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  126. I love all the different layers on your cards and the glitter on the words looks so fun!

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  127. I'm not able to comment on that other thingy. I love how you've done all the backgrounds. My favorite Concord and 9th is the Flutter die.

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  128. I'm not able to comment on that other thingy. I love how you've done all the backgrounds. My favorite Concord and 9th is the Flutter die.

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  129. Wow, this ombre glitter technique is such a WOW factor! Love all your cards! I have many favorite C9 products, but if I had to pick one, it would be the Flower and Flutter die set.

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  130. Great technique with the ombré words. I'm going to give this a try. I'm not all that familiar with Concord & 9th but I'm loving the classy clear set. The sentiments are great.

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  131. This technique is so beautiful...I must try it! Your cards are lovely.

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  132. Loving the Classy Clear set and the flowers and the......... Well all of it!!! Love your little gold and sparkle on every card

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  133. I love this technique for the ombré die cuts! Very difficult to pick just one "favorite"! Give Thanks stamp set and matching dies is my favorite.

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  134. I love the glitter technique--it's beautiful! Can't wait to try it!

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  135. I love the glitter technique--it's beautiful! Can't wait to try it!

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  136. Love love love your cards! Thank you for sharing :)

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  137. Love the glitter, you can never have to much!

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  138. I love the ombre effect but the idea of using it with glitter is fantastic! Plus the lighter colors contrasting with the black striped paper and the black and white label maker is a showstopper. Thanks for sharing these ideas!

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  139. Love the glitter, you can never have to much!

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  140. I'm so loving these ideas and the beautiful cards!

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  141. Love these ideas - what a great gift they would make

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  142. Beautiful cards! I love the Wildflowers set, and I love how you partially glittered the sentiment.

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  143. The cards are beautiful. Really love the gold dipped sentiments!

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