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Cityscape Birthday 09654
This was made for Lydia’s Dare To Get Dirty challenge on Splitcoast & we’d love for you to join in so for all the details go to the Dare to Get Dirty Forum ..but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member. It’s sooooo easy! You still have a little time to enter the challenges, but this is last challenge on the last day of DTGD16.

This card looks simple, but it was off the charts aggravating! I was having one of THOSE days. I dropped or lost most everything I touched. And for the life of me, I can’t figure out why my supplies want to hide. When I drop them in the middle of the floor, they will scoot or shoot half way across a room to get under a piece of furniture like they’re sliding into home! And this requires getting down on my knees w/ a flashlight & long stick (yes I have one just for this purpose) to retrieve them. Dies are the worst..they are the same color as the hardwood floor..& they require the magnet extension on my screwdriver. I had to carry around so many retrieval tools, I felt like a vacuum cleaner w/ full attachments.
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Anyway, the scene was stamped across the blank spot in an Embossing Folder Stamped piece. I didn’t like the way the stamped embossing folder piece turned out so the white topper covered it all up, lol. I also stamped the scene on the white then added a little mitre cornered frame around it. The black zigzag was die cut, the greeting & sequins added.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Deep Red Stamps – Amsterdam; The Stamps of Life – greeting
Paper: Staples 110# white, scrap of black
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Distress Inks tumbled glass, broken china, cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon
Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles, Paper Smooches borders 1 dies, sequins, Misti, Darice embossing folder (rain/umbrella -but you’d never know it!)


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Pink Flamingos cu 09623
This was made for my DTGD challenge & we’d love for you to join in so for all the details go to the Dare to Get Dirty Forum ..but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member. It’s sooooo easy!

While I can’t give you the challenge details here I can share how I made this card. These flamingos are so pretty & they begged to come home & live w/ me. I love birds so how could I refuse? I put them into my Misti, stamped them Memento, colored w/ Copics , added a few white highlights w/ a Prismacolor pencil, then over stamped w/ Versafine. After die cutting w/ the matching dies (well…they were a set!), I stamped, colored & fussy cut a bunch of hibiscus to add at their feet. Pink Flamingos 09625
For the window scene, I die cut the octagon in white layer, added a slightly smaller black octagon frame then sponged the scene onto the white octagon I cut out. I used Prismacolor pencils to add the sunlight on the water & the surf at the water’s edge. The stamped, die cut palm tree (part of the flamingo set) was added & the greeting stamped between the flamingos. The little stitched black strip on the card front had to be added because I did what I do when I get in a hurry, & I scored the card front in the wrong place. So..I had to have something to cover the weird score line.  😉 

I’m also adding this card to the Simon Says Wed. Challenge – Anything Goes!

Here are the Copics I used.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: The Stamps of Life – Flamingos 2 Stamp, Rubber Stampede – hibiscus
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, black
Ink: Memento tuxedo black Versafine onyx black (to over stamp after coloring), Distress ink antique linen, Kaliedacolor Caribbean sea, desert heat
Accessories:  TSOL flamingo dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, sm & lg octagons, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles, long & skinny stitched rectangles, Copic markers, Misti, stickles, Prismacolor pencils


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Julie Warner –
It’s Dare to Get Dirty week on Splitcoast and I made this for Cindy’s (DTGD13onehappystamper) fabulous challenge! You’ll need to be a Fan Club member to view the challenge, so check it out! Since I took my Copic certification classes from Cindy, I thought I’d better use them for her challenge! For my card, stamped the large sunflowers, colored them w/ Copics and fussy cut them. I added just a hint of sparkle in the flower centers w/ a Spica pen. They’re attached to white die cut layer.

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I have 2 tutorials for doing this Monoprint Background…the first was for the Splitcoast Fan Club back in 2099 when I was on the Dirty Dozen team. If you’re aFan Club member, you can view it HERE. The second, is an updated tutorial from June 2013 with a few fun additions and you can view it HERE. This background is part of some I made using a chevron stencil and pigment ink. When I finished one background, I put the stencil (with all the ink still on it), ink side down on another sheet and brayered over it and this is what I got. It’s attached to a chevron embossed white background. The greeting was stamped on a die cut circle and attached to a stacked die cut pennant flag. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used:
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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Stamps: Rubber Stampede (sunflowers), The Stamps of Life (greeting)
Paper:  Neenah white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox pigment inks in seaglass, celadon, citrine
Accessories:  Copic markers, chevron stencil (Mr. Huey), chevron embossing folder (Quickutz zigzag set), Spellbinders decorative labels 1 & circle dies, My Favorite Things fishtail banner dies
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