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A big congrats to Stephanie, the newest Featured Stamper (FS491)on Splitcoast! What a wonderful gallery! I didn’t have to go far to find THIS set of cards to case. I’m also a fan of Mondrian so this was an easy choice.  Bright Day 09500
I thought Stephanie’s set of cards looked so cool & I just bought this embossing folder that reminded me so much of the graphic design of her cards. The only way I could think of to add the color to it (coloring some of the little squares didn’t work…believe me, I tried), was to emboss little rectangles & circles & add them on top.  I also drew a few black lines w/ a pen & ruler. After I did that, I added a couple of black die cut frames & w/ little strips of color behind the inside one. Then I came across this Hero Arts stamp set I’ve never used & the greeting letters look just like one of the frames. Perfect! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Hero Arts – Glow Girl 
Paper: Staples 110# white, black, scraps of red, blue & yellow
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to over stamp after coloring)
Accessories:  Spellbinders curved matting basics B, rounded squares, Lg & Sm Petite Ovals diesLil’ Inker Embossed Dots die, CE Sue Wilson Australian collection dies, Spellbinders Grid embossing folder, Misti, multi circle punch

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Has it been crazy hot where you are? And humid, too? A walk outside around here is feeling like walking through a steam room. It’s pretty bad when it feels as if you’re wearing the air like a wetsuit. As Dr. Suess might say…I do not like the heat. I do not like it one bit. I do not like it even one little bit. For today’s Inspiration Challenge (IC551), we have a Pinterest Board full of Tim Holtz inspiration. I was inspired by THIS card. 
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 (I DO like these colors. I do like them a lot.) And cattails & dragonflies are what you’d probably see in a hot, humid area. You can tell it’s hot because of the blazing orange above the dragonflies. I die cut a stitched rectangle out of the white linen c/s then sponged on the oranges from the top down and the green/turq from the bottom up. Then I put it into my Misti, stamped the cattails & dragonflies w/ Memento, added some color w/ Copics, then over stamped w/ Versafine. Just a touch of the splatter bg. was added here & there. The greeting was die cut in a double stitched circle & I sponged the outer circle w/ the same colors.

Funny thing about the bottom…I scored the top fold in the wrong place which made the front shorter & back too long. Instead of rescoring it (which would make it look funny & all), I cut off the excess on the back & added a sponged strip w/ part of the grid border on top. I guess another case of a mistake turning into an opportunity for change.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used for the cattails & dragonflies.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs  Long Tall CattailsOn My Mind 4 in 1 Garden Bugs,  Splatter Bg, (inside: Cheerful Smiles)
Paper: Staples 110# white, Neenah white linen
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Distress inks carved pumpkin, ripe persimmon, cracked pistachio, peacock feathers
Accessories:  Copic markers, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, Impression Obsession (IO) grid border die, ODBD double stitched circle dies, Misti

 

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The Free for All (F4A322) & Mixability (MIX169) Challenges today on Splitcoast both have Earth Day as the theme. So I thought a world map would fit in. For the MIX I have ink, Copic markers & UTEE. 

I stamped the world map onto parchment colored c/s with the Paris Dusk ink, colored with Copics & fussy cut it. I just happened to have a world map embossing folder (what are the odds?) so I embossed it on the blue background. The greeting was split in two and die cut w/ an arrow die in opposite directions. 
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The glossy heart is a punch that I used on a separate stamped piece of the map & attached to card board to make it thicker. I was going to put some glossy accents on it but it turns out I’m terrible at watching stuff dry. Then I remembered I have mega amounts of UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) so I rubbed the top of the heart w/ Versamark & heat embossed it w/ the UTEE about 3 times. Once is good..3 times is better! The little red dot on the compass rose is a bonus…I had so much heated UTEE that a perfect round dot dripped off. When it cooled, I colored the back side w/ a red Copic and attached it on top w/ a drop of super glue.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, be sure to check out the DRS Thursday Challenge..this week it’s a color challenge. DRS images are not required & there’s a nice prize up for grabs!
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs- Map, Miles Apart Greeting, (inside – Sitting Thinking greeting)
Paper: Staples white, parchment, lt blue
Ink:  Memento Paris dusk, Versamark
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, UTEE, heart punch (Marvy), arrow die (Momenta), world map embossing folder (Darice), globe die (Cuttlebug), Momenta arrow die

 

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