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Tiddly Inks Fun with Animals Hop

Today is an exciting day! I am participating in a big Tiddly Inks Blog Hop along with their Design Team and some other Guest Designers. I hope YOU join in too! You can add your own project with the Fun with Animals theme on the Tiddly Inks Blog page. 
If you prefer just to look around, then here are the details.
All day today (8/10/17), starting at 8:00 AM CST (Dallas, TX is the closest city)
How to Participate:
Visit each person's blog below or those in the Inlinkz list and leave a comment. The blog hop will start at 8 AM and you are welcome to visit blogs all day. Then stop in and chat with us in the Facebook Group page between 6 PM and 10 PM CST, one lucky commenters will be randomly selected to receive a $10 gift certificate.
There are $25 worth of gift certificates (5 GCs worth $5 each) placed throughout the designers blogs listed below. These GCs will be randomly won by people who leave comments on that blog. You may win more than once by commenting on multiple blogs. In addition, two blogger participants will be selected from the Inlinkz list (announced August 13) to receive a $10 gift voucher.
Who to visit:
There will also be random prizes or freebies throughout the DT blogs, so be sure to comment and visit each one. :) The link list is at the bottom of my post. 

How cute are these partying pups?! I just had to use them. I colored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Then I fussy cut them out. I wanted something really vibrant and dimensional for my background, so I decided to use Radiant Neon Amplify! from Imagine. If you haven't worked with this amazing stuff before, you've just got to try it! 

I pulled out a big background stencil from Stampendous (this one is the Waves and Dots Metal Stencil) and taped it to my paper and work surface. Then I squeezed lots of colors all over the stencil as you can see above. Next, using my Paste Spreader, I spread the color across the surface of the stencil. A few areas didn't get filled in, so I used my finger to spread extra color into the empty areas. I didn't want the colors to mix too much. After that, I removed my stencil, cleaned it and heated the Amplify! with my heat tool. And that's when the fun begins! You know how every time you use embossing powder, it's fun to watch it melt? This is the same idea, except the Amplify! puffs up! Check it out:

It's sorta like the puffy paint for decorating shirts in the 80's. And don't those colors look great with the colors for these party animals? I used some foam squares to pop them up off of the surface. My card base is yellow, but it needed some shine, so I used 2 Fireworks! Sprays, also from Imagine. Now the base has a splattered shimmer to it. I also die cut my sentiment twice to get a layered look. It's an old QuickKutz die set, and I added some Wink of Stella to the dark teal layer for a little more sparkle. 

Here you can see them dimension and shimmer from all of the different elements. It really does look like a party on a card, right? So, if you've made it this far though my post, congratulations and thank you! Please click on the 3 little bars in the top right corner (next to "search") to follow my blog, and find me on other social media platforms. Also, I am giving away a $5 credit to Tiddly Inks to one very lucky person that leaves me a comment. Please be kind, and leave me some love below for your chance to win. And then check out the rest of the hoppers in the link list below. Thank you so much for stopping by. And a HUGE thank you to Christy Croll for sharing her wonderful images with all of us, and for putting this fabulous hop together. Have an inspiring day! 


ccroll said…
Dang!! That is over the top and coolly colorful! :) Thank you for sharing that and being part of the blog hop!!
Jody Rolo said…
WOW.. just WOW! I've never heard of these puff paints, but after seeing your design, I WANT! lol Thanks for showing us a new technique. LOVE your creation.
Crafty Julie said…
Love the colors! Cute card
Janine said…
Lovely 60s style party I think. What a fun way to add texture behind the cute guys!
Bernadet said…
This is definitely a fun card Alison!
Wonderful card! I absolutely loooove the colours.
Hugs, Anita x
Patti J said…
Great card, and uber fun background! Thanks for the inspiration!
Sherry Hickey said…
When I first saw your card, I thought your background was embroidered thread! It's amazing! What a great effect, and combined with the cute digi, it's a jolly party card!
Delphine said…
Fantatic card! I LOVE the background! Hugs Delphine xx
ALB said…
What a colourful background!
Kecia said…
Whoa!!! That background! I see I need to play with this! Thanks for giving us insight on how you created this awesome card!
Vivian Foo said…
Totally fabulous! Love the vibrant background!
Lisa West said…
Fabulous card, love your background xxx

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