Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Steganography

Darnell's NBUS Challenge #9 started on Monday, the second of three weekly challenges to use your 'Never-Before-Used Schtuff'.  There are two optional additional themes this week and I decided to try 'Steganography' or 'Hidden/Camouflaged Word' on a fairly CAS card.  Instructions are over on Darnell's blog.  This is a new technique for me and is actually much easier than it looks. 
I didn't think I had any suitable word dies, then I remembered a NBUS set of Sweet Dixie word dies I bought in a pre-season Christmas sale.  The patterned paper is from a Trimcraft paper pad, 'The Night Before Christmas'.  The snowflakes on the paper are glittered, although it doesn't show up very well in the photo above.  The white MB 'Twilight Snowflake' die cut was covered with a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.  I left the star in the middle in the snowflake as I wanted to raised the snowflake up on foam pads and this gave me a good area to attach the pads.

The glitter shows up a little better in this photo.

The first of the 2017 Rudolph Days Challenge starts today. 
It runs from the 25th until the end of each month, so get out your Christmas crafty stash, join in the fun and make a start on your cards for Christmas 2017. 

I am joining in the following challenges:
Darnell's NBUS Challenge #9
Rudolph Days January Challenge
HLS January Anything Goes With Dies

28 comments:

  1. A fantastic card Liz, I love your hidden word and the gorgeous snowflake die.

    Sue xx

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  2. A pretty card, a great technique too.
    Kath x

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  3. I love the sparkly snowflakes on the dp and tben your coordinating added snowflake Liz, and the hidden sentiment using that same pretty paper works really well. A great technique and a beautiful card. x

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  4. I love the hidden word technique but I did not make such a good fist of it as you have. A very pretty snowflake die and a very pretty card. Kate x

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  5. So beautiful!! I love the technique you used and the pretty snowflake!! Gorgeous card, Liz!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Great minds think alike Liz! As I too combine both of these same challenges with one card. lol Love your hidden words, and I love your card! That snowflake paper is beautiful and I love the snowflake die. The shimmer and shine on your snowflake is so pretty too. Love it! Hugs, Brenda

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  7. I need to search my dies to do this one! Yours is lovely

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  8. I love the technique Liz. It's a lovely card. The paper is very pretty too. Barbxx

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  9. Hi Liz,
    what a very wonderul card, and I love that paper you have used.
    Not tried this technique my self but after seeing your lovely card I must have a go soon.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

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  10. Superb CAS card and love the papers and you have matched up the words perfectly.

    Kath x

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  11. So lovely camuflage of the Christmas sentiment and adorable sparkling snowflakes! I have already to try this interesting technique! Your first try is wonderful! Well done!

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  12. Wonderful card Liz, pretty papers and snowflake.
    Pam x

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  13. This is a new technique to me and it looks lovely with the glittery snowflake too

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  14. Very cute! Love the camouflaged look!

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  15. This is lovely! Your hidden word looks great. Perfect for Darnell's challenge too.
    Your DP is soft and pretty and the snowflake looks sparkly!

    Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  16. So clean and beautiful! Love this color and die cutting! Thank you so much for joining us at Rudolph days challenge this month ! Gloria x

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  17. This is so lovely. You did a great job with that technique. I wish I could get your posts by email as then I would see your beautiful work more often. Did you ever consider putting an email option on your blog?

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    1. I've never thought about adding a 'follow by email' link. Sounds like a good idea though, I'll have to work out how to do it. x

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    2. Hi Liz they're in your gadgets list, so go into layout and select add gadget, find follow by email gadget and go from there. Shaz.x

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    3. Thanks Shaz. I'll do it later when I can get back on the computer. My iPad won't let me change order of gadgets. x

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  18. A gorgeous gorgeous card Liz, I do agree that it's fun trying NBUS challenges I haven't dont that technique but had NBUS so went with that.
    Good to see you Rudolphing 😊 too, love the paper in second shot.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  19. Lovely card for the challenge and Christmas. I love the soft color and your words came out great.

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  20. Super card Liz, I love this technique. Another one to add to the list! :-)
    Janice x

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  21. Fab CAS Rudolph Day card. xxx

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  22. Clever you to make such a pretty card that fits both Rudy Day and Darnell's Hidden Word challenge. I love the subtle look of the die over the cool background, and the icy snowflake just finished it off with the perfect embellie. A wonderful CAS that worked in both challenges! TFS & Hugs

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  23. This is a great technique! Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With A Die challenge.

    Emma - DT

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  24. Oh, well done, Liz! And what an airy beautiful snowflake Christmas card!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #9 and joining in the optional theme! And thank you for your kind get well wishes! Hugs, Darnell

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  25. What a lovely CAS! Thanks for playing along with HLS Jan Anything Goes With Dies

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