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I’ve fallen a little behind on my posting & here are 2 cards I made for Dare to Get Dirty Challenges & also the Inspiration & Featured Stamper Challenges. For all the details of the DTGD challenges, go HERE…but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member.  

This first one was for the Inspiration Challenge (IC662) &.THIS & THIS were my inspirations. I loved the palm trees in the first, and the colors in the second. And, I used a technique from TLC698, gel plate impressionism. Basically, you put a gel plate into your Misti, ink it up w/ Distress oxide inks, mist w/ alcohol (the rubbing kind, lol), stamp your image on top w/ dye ink, then place your card stock on top of the gel plate. So that’s what I did. The colors move around & mix a bit & the silhouette isn’t quite as sharp as it would be, but the overall look is pretty nice. After it dried, I added the seagulls & a little white highlighting on the palms. Here’s the inside.

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –  Palm Tree Line Seaside Dock Sending Sunshine (inside: Sun Shine On You )
Paper: Staples 110# white 
Ink: Distress oxide inks  peacock feathers, squeezed lemonade, worn lipstick, cracked pistachio, Memento tuxedo black 
Accessories:  Misti, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle dies, Gelli plate, white gel pen


This card was for the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS601). I chose THIS to case. I kept the cactus in the desert theme, but I used different images, different colors & added a greeting. I also got a kick out of Beth’s description of her card.

To make my desert scene, I stamped the Cowboy Cactus, masked it, then stamped the Broken Flower Fence around it. Makes it kind of look like the cowboys are out fixing the fence & left a hat & rope on the cactus. After coloring everything, I die cut it w/ a wonky stitched rectangle then added some clouds & a sunflower for the sun rays. The greeting is part of the Western Word Square & I used a wonky circle die to cut it. Here’s the inside & next to it are the Copics I used.
 
Supplies:

Stamps:  DRS Designs – Cowboy Cactus (new!), Broken Flower Fence Western Word Square  (inside: Saddle Up Greeting )
Paper: Staples 110# white 
Ink: Memento tuxedo black 
Accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Gina Marie wonky stitched rectangles & circles dies, Serendipity sunflower die, Spellbinders cloud dies

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Today is Day 5 of Splitcoaststampers Dare to Get Dirty Challenges! And I made this for my challenge & for all the details of the challenge, go HERE…but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member. That’s easy! 
To make my fishy card, I made a background w/ colored pencils & gamsol. The exact technique is part of the challenge which you’ll have to go to the link above to find out. This bg was die cut w/ the stitched rectangle die & I used a larger size to cut the white bg before using a stitched waves die on it.  The cute little fish were colored w/ Copics & their matching dies were used to cut them out. I also used their dies to cut some thin fun foam to pop them up a little. The greeting was added to a chat bubble die cut & I added a little stickles to the sea floor & to the bubbles.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll drop in & join us for Dare to Get Dirty week!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps –  Fish GroupUnder the Sea set
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, bright blue
Ink:Memento tuxedo black, Versafine Clair nocturne
Accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Rubbernecker stitched rectanglesFish Group & Under the Sea dies,MFT stitched waves dies, Penny Black chat bubble dies, stickles, colored pencils, gamsol

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Today is Day 1 of Splitcoaststampers Dare to Get Dirty Challenges! And I made this for my challenge & for all the details of the challenge, go HERE…but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member. That’s easy! 

For my card, I put the cute birds into my Misti, stamped & colored them, then over stamped them to sharpen the lines. The little birds were die cut w/ the matching die & the large bird was fussy cut (rumor has it there’s a die to come!). The background is a hodgepodge of sponging, spraying & watercolor. I die cut the white layer, stamped the greeting, then added the birds. 

Here are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll drop in & join us for Dare to Get Dirty week!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker StampsBird 3,Be Yourself Life is a Circus
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, white mailing envelope
Ink:Memento tuxedo black, Versafine Clairnocturne
Accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Rubbernecker stitched rectangles & Be Yourself dies,MFT stitched arch dies, sequins

 

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