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Today’s Clean & Simple Challenge (CAS429) on Splitcoast asks us to “get techy” & show/use some kind of technology. I’m sure a whole lot of technology went into the space program.
In fact, growing up The Jetsons was one my fave cartoons & I couldn’t wait to grow up & have Rosie be my robot maid or have a flying space car or dinner from an electronic dumbwaiter in the wall. Hmmm…I’m still waiting!  But I do have George Jetson’s boy Elroy & his dog Astro on my card. The image was stamped, colored & fussy cut to add to a bg I made ages ago & near as I can remember, it was sponged w/ the distress inks then stenciled w/ white pigment ink. I stamped the image again on this bg in order to have the stars, which I colored in & added Wink of Stella. The cut out circle was added back w/ the greeting on top. 

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.

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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Spaceboy SkipOut of This World Birthday (insideStarry Bg, Birthday Wishes)
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Distress inks seedless preserves, wilted violet, shaded lilac, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, ODBD double stitched circles dies, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle dies, Copic markers, Misti, stencils, Wink of Stella

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Welcome to the September Challenge for Serendipity Stamps!
This month the challenge is Add Fabric! You can get all the details over on the 
Serendipity Challenge Blog.     September’s  “Stamp of the Month” is 50% off  & this month- it’s the Postoid Cling set Be sure to check out the Yard Sale items and the great deals on the Clearance Stamps! And as always, we have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
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Since the challenge is to NOT color the image, I thought I’d sneak in under the radar by coloring the faux stitched circles on the narrow panel underneath.  I saw a card Jennifer Dove made where she drew the faux stitched circles & I thought how fun it would be to try it. So I used a circle maker to draw all the circles & added the stitch lines, then I colored them in. My circles need a bit more practice but all in all, it was fun. Except for the part where I used the long banner I already had (out of other card stock) instead of cutting it again out of X-Press It. I tested the red Copics on it (which are notorious for bleeding out of the lines) & they were fine. I didn’t test the turquoise. It spread like crazy! So I redid those on the other paper, hand cut them & glued them on top. What a pain! At least the rest of the card was easy…just some die cuts.

Here’s the inside made with the rest of my test cases (except the turquoise…I did those on the X-Press It) which were also fussy cut. Below it are the Copics I used for my faux stitched circles.
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Cat, Meow Mix cling set
Paper:  Staples #110 white, red, turquoise
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx 
Accessories:   Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, classic ovals dies, Copic markers, stitched rectangles, black Micron pen, circle maker, ODBD Surprise Box die (insert only)

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And a  big congrats to Jenn, the newest Featured Stamper (FS477) on Splitcoast! She has such a wonderful, colorful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I really liked the color combo so I kept that (though mine ended up more purple than violet, lol), but I changed the snowflakes into stars & made my own background since I couldn’t find the dp she used. 

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To make my background, I sponged the violet ink from the bottom up & the pistachio ink from the top down onto a piece of white card stock.  Water drops from a water brush were splattered across the panel to make pale circles. Then I used a dot stencil and a white marker to add whiter dots & I also used a dry marker I touched to the surface of the 2 ink pads to make darker small dots. For the bigger dots I used a pencil eraser touched to the ink pads & also a white pigment ink pad. I also used the tiny star image stamped here & there w/ the violet & pistachio inks. Starry Bday xcu 08785
The finished bg was die cut twice & I turned the larger, outer layer around & put it back around the main panel. Then I added all the die cut & sponged star frames. The greeting was stamped w/ the Versafine purple ink, die cut & the edges sponged. 

Here’s a look at the inside. I used the panel I cut the star frames from, sponged it as I did the front.  Starry Bday inside 08778
Congrats again, Jenn! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Superstar, Shine On, (inside – Birthday Doily)
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink: Colorbox frost white pigment, Distress inks wilted violet, cracked pistachio, Versafine imperial purple
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternDouble Stitched StarsDouble Stitched RectanglesSparkling Stars, Rectangles, Circles dies, water brush, pencil (eraser end only), Memory Box Tiny Dots stencil, white Permapaque marker

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