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A big congrats to Mandy, the newest Featured Stamper (FS603) on Splitcoast! She has such a pretty gallery & after much browsing, I chose THIS to case. I liked the emboss resist & the masked off lower section, so I kept those. But I used different images, different colors & added a die cut image on top.

For my card, I put the white panel in my Misti, masked off the lower 2/3 of it & stamped the poppies w/ London Fog ink. After coloring them in w/ Copics, I overstamped them w/ white pigment ink then heat embossed them w/ white powder. I masked them off then stamped the flourish, embossed it, then sponged in the tumbled glass Distress ink on the background. A separate poppy image was stamped, colored, embossed & die cut w/ the matching die & I added it on top. After stamping the greeting, I added a turquoise layer & some dots w/ metallic white dimensional fabric paint & a few sequins.

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


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps – Beautiful Wishes, Poppies, Floral Flourish #3  (inside: Birthday Wishes)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, turquoise
Ink:  Memento London fog, Colorbox frost white pigment, Distress ink tumbled glass, Versaclair warm breeze (greeting)
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Rectangle X Stitch dies , white embossing powder, Misti, sequins, Tulip white dimensional fabric paint

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The Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC663) is a fun, colorful site..mostly nail polish, but it’s very colorful nail polish! I was mostly influenced by THIS picture & THIS picture.

After reading about this technique last week in the Dare to Get Dirty challenges, it led me to a video HERE. I’m not sure of the name of this technique, so I’ll go w/ what it’s called on the video..Pop Art Prints or Magazine Resist. The funny thing is, even though I watched the video several times, I still did it wrong. Maybe that’s why I had so many fails. But this is one of the few that actually worked. I had to go out and buy a magazine because all of my magazines were put in the recycle bin when we moved. I found this Harper’s Bazaar & the pages looked really shiny so I bought it. (Yeah, I know a thrift shop would have been great but there isn’t one around here.)

I used a brayer to spread a thin layer of black acrylic paint onto my Gel plate, placed the magazine picture on top, pressed it down all over, then pulled the page off.  I pressed a plain white piece of card stock on top of the Gel plate, rubbed it firmly, then lifted it. Then I added some thin layers of paint in different colors. What I should have done, was dry the black print on the gel plate & spread the thin layers of color on top of it before putting the card stock on top & lifting the print. Oh well. I’m just happy it worked! The greeting was heat embossed directly on the print.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps – Simply Fabulous  (inside: Poppies,  Beautiful Wishes)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, hot pink
Ink:  Versafine Clair nocturne
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies, Gelli Printing Plate, Ranger Brayer, acrylic paint, black embossing powder

 

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Welcome to the Aug #2 Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps

The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs. So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through Sunday Aug 19 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Aug 20 on her Blog. On the first & third Wednesdays of every month, we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop! The Special this month is the Sweet Gum  stamp & Sympathy die – 50% off! 

This card is a little departure from the usual for me. And getting here was a lot of trial & even more error. After reading about this technique last week, it led me to a video HERE. I’m not sure of the name of this technique, so I’ll go w/ what it’s called on the video..Pop Art Prints or Magazine Resist. The funny thing is, even though I watched the video several times, I still did it wrong. Maybe that’s why I had so many fails. But this is one of the few that actually worked. When we moved before Christmas, I put all my magazines in the recycle bin so all I had to work with was a recent Tommy Bahama catalog. The pages weren’t very shiny so I was surprised it worked as well as it did.
Anyway, I used a brayer to spread a thin layer of black acrylic paint onto my Gel plate, placed the sunglasses magazine picture on top, pressed it down all over, then pulled the page off.  I pressed a plain white piece of card stock on top of the Gel plate, rubbed it firmly, then lifted it. Then I added some thin layers of paint in different colors. What I should have done, was dry the black print on the gel plate & spread the thin layers of color on top of it before putting the card stock on top & lifting the print. Oh well. I’m just happy it worked! I added a couple of narrow layers behind it & heat embossed the greeting directly on the print.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Please be sure to comment on all the blogs..it is much appreciated & also increases your chances of winning! 

Mary’s Blog

Beth Chiu 

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Miriam Napier

Marybeth Lopez

Vickie Zimmer 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Hello lgSunshine (inside: Sending SmilesHalf Sun )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, lime, peach
Ink:  Versafine Clair nocturne
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies, Gelli Printing Plate, Ranger Brayer, acrylic paint, black embossing powder

 

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