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Today’s Clean & Simple Challenge (CAS425) is He is Risen…celebrate the Resurrection or raise something up, like using embossing. I did both on my cards.

For this Easter card, I paired this beautiful new Celebrate Easter greeting w/ the Lily Cross & the Stained Glass Oval. I know the rectangle version would have worked better, but the oval is the one  I have. I kept the colors neutral & the layout clean & simple to let the images shine. First I put the cross into my Misti & stamped it w/ desert sand. After lightly coloring it w/ Copics, I overstamped it w/ metallic gold ink then heat embossed it w/ gold powder. I did the same to the frame, coloring in just a few areas. 

In real life, the gold embossing is really pretty. You can see it a bit in the pic below.

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



My second Easter card was really quick..the triple crosses were stamped on a die cut circle w/ the lilac ink, then the scripture quote was stamped on top w/ the grape ink. It was added to purple die cut & the white bg was embossed w/ a sun ray folder. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Supplies: (Celebrate Easter card)

Stamps: DRS Designs –  Celebrate EasterLily CrossStained Glass Oval (inside: Triple CrossesEaster Blessing)
Paper: Staples 110# white,  ivory
Ink: Memento desert sand, Ultimate Metallic gold pigment
 Accessories: Copic markers, detail gold embossing powder,  Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies

Supplies: (Resurrection card)

Stamps: DRS Designs – I Am the Resurrection, Triple Crosses
Paper: Staples 110# white, purple
Ink: Memento grape jelly, lulu lilac
 Accessories: We R Memory Keepers embossing folder (Celebrate set), Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, lg circles & exquisite circles dies

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Today’s Ways to Use It Challenge (WT475) is all about Ovals. Since ovals are one of my favorite shapes to use, this is my kind of challenge! 

This card is actually not hard at all…I started by running a glue stick all over a piece of plain card stock then smoothing a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil down (I used the duller side up) on top of it. I cut one piece slightly smaller than my 4.25 x 5.50 card front, put it inside the fleur de lis embossing folder, then I put the lg oval frame of the Diffuser set on top and embossed. This left the oval center unembossed. I just happened to have a narrow black die cut oval frame that fit so I attached it around the oval. The 3 crosses were die cut out of trimmed off foil covered card stock I had left. I also embossed only the same crosses on black card stock, fussy cut them & attached under the silver versions.

On the embossed background, I used a black Copic marker to add the antiquing along the inside edges of each diamond shape & wiped it a bit w/ a paper towel as I went.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs  Quote Collection 4
Paper: white, black, heavy duty aluminum foil
Ink:  Tsukineko Ultimate metallic silver ink
Accessories: ODBD Ornamental Cross Collection dies,  Spellbinders oval dies, Copic black marker, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Fleur de lis), Sizzix Diffuser set
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For today’s Technique Challenge on Splitcoast (TLC428), it’s Happy Birthday, Joan! We are to CASE a card of Joan’s and/or use one of the Techniques she hosted. I chose both…first I cased Joan’s The Sea card AND I used one of her challenges (TLC418) Gotta Love Circles! I used a similar ship on the sea image and the blue/white/yellow color combo and used 3 circle shapes on my card.

The images are from Our Daily Bread designs. I inked up the image w/ Ranger denim ink, then wiped off most of it on the right side, leaving just a hint of blue. The sentiment was stamped on the right, on top of the palest ink, then the image was die cut and edged w/ a yellow Permapaque marker. The 2 compass roses were stamped, colored w/ a yellow Copic and cut out, along w/ the anchor. The navy background was embossed and the image and cut out element added on top along w/ a ship’s wheel embellishment. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.

A big Happy Birthday to Joan and thanks for all the fun challenges!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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upplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs The Waves on the Sea, Smooth Sailing, Anchor, Lighthouse Collage
Paper: Neenah white, navy blue
Ink: Ranger Adirondack denim
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders Labels 21 dies, yellow Permapaque marker, ship’s wheel embellishment, Quickutz embossing folder (Nautical set)

 

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