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Tarnished Trophy, CC3 Challenge #2

I keep seeing the Compendium of Curiosity Challenges everywhere.  I was asked to make a going away card.  So I thought I would play along with CC3 Challenge #2, Distress Glitter!  Because I LOVE MY GLITTER!!!  And I had to make a card anyway;)

My wee Tutorial
I just got my Tarnished Trophy dies.  I didn't see me using them much and I was wrong.  I spent a little time cutting with my Vagabond.  Love that hummmmmm!
It's time to crack open all my MINI'S! 
Applying some ink.  Did you see this posted on Facebook?

Yep, opened another pack!
I love how I store my distress glitter!  All those pretty colours.

The mini inks are great for inking my die cuts.  I am lovin their precision inking.

Once the pumice stone is applied add glossy accents.

Then cover in distress glitter.
All my new mini's tucked away.  I'm a couple packs short...for now.
Time for some spritzing with my lattice stencil.
Pretty in pumice stone!
I LOVE the speckled stencil. 
I have been waiting to use my cargo stencil along with the mini distress tool.  So much easier to ink.
Did you know you can ink Distress Glitter!  SO AWESOME!
Using these stencils in different ways is a great way to layer.

I need green for my project!

The end result.
I had all these flowers made and ready to attach.  Way faster.
I glued the greenery into place.
I'm so excited to have a banner to stamp on.  REALLY EXCITED!
I was going to glitter the flower tips...but...nah!
I stamped the inside with my signature smudge at the top there!
The small tied bow is attached to the bottom because I love these bows.
Be sure to check out and Studio L3 CC3, Challenge #2.  The DT has done a beautiful job to inspire you too.  So leave them some love!  This challenge has a great prize from The Funky Junky Boutique
Thanks for stopping by!  I always appreciate when you do.  I hope you like my "Going Away" card!
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  1. Oh, totally fabulous Nicole!! Great use of that glitter and I so love that soft background!! You sure have a great collection of those glitters and the minis, you lucky thing!!

  2. Love it, glad to see something made with the trophy die. I haven't purchased it, didn't know if I would use it but I like what you have done with it.

  3. Isn't that the coolest die? Love your glittery flower vase, and your background is excellent! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CC3Challenge!!!

  4. Call me DUH, I didn't even know that there were challenges going on…..well besides the tags, in which I haven't even looked at this month,,,gasp.
    Great card and you mastered those flowers…you could give Tim a class on those, teehee.

  5. I absolutely LOVE this Nicole. You did a fabulous job with the CC3Challenge of using Distress Glitter. Thanks for playing along.

  6. Wow, Nicole! You are TRULY an artist!!! Seriously, you take paper crafting to a whole DIFFERENT level!!!!!!!! ;)

    Thank you so much for walking us through how you got such special effects!

    I better visit more often...

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  7. Nicole congrats congrats! Tim has pinned your wonderful creation! It's absolutely beautiful and so delicate! FAntastic piece my friend! Barbarayaya

  8. Love this and thanks for the wee tutorial :)

  9. So very lovely. At first I thought it was a hanging. Gorgeous, gorgeous flowers. Nicole, that is a lot of love you put in this.

  10. Nicole...your card is awesome! Love your use of the glitter but be sure not to post the actual technique on your post! That is what the book is for. :) You did a beautiful job on your background of this card. I love the colors you've used and the sweet tea roses made from Tim's Tattered Pinecone die cut. The banner is very cool at the bottom, too. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy


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