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It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS576) on Splitcoast, so a big congrats to Susy! After browsing her lovely gallery, I kept coming back to THIS card. I love the white on kraft & layout so I kept those, but I used different images, added a couple more layers & made mine a birthday card.

After stamping & white embossing then I added some pale colors w/ Prismacolor pencils. I added a fussy cut tab w/ the greeting on it & a fussy cut dragonfly on the ribbon. I used a white gel pen to add some dots because I forgot I wanted to add some white splatter before I put the card together 🙂

Here’s a look at the inside.


Stamps: Innovative Stamp Creations – Oriental Nature Elements
Paper:  Staples 110# white, kraft
Ink:   Colorbox frost white pigment (fluid chalk ink used on inside)
Accessories:  Prismacolor pencils,   Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, white embossing powder, polka dot tulle ribbon

And also, I have a card I made for the Inspiration Challenge (IC637) because I forgot to post it yesterday.

I was inspired by THIS iris, Be Original. Somewhere along the line, the colors went a little sideways & I think I created a totally different hybrid iris!

After coloring, I did a little out of the box when I die cut it. I was looking thru some old backgrounds I made eons ago & came across part of one made w/ Marvy metallic markers & the colors seemed right.

Here are the Copics I used.


Stamps: Anita’s – Iris,  The Stamps of Life – Back to Basics
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It white, purple, glossy white
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black, Stazon black
Accessories:  Copic markers Spellbinders A2 matting basics B & circles  dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Matelesse), Marvy metallic markers

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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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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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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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