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It’s my turn to host the FS Challenge so a big congrats to Virginia, the newest Featured Stamper (FS481) on Splitcoast! Wow! She has one awesome gallery & there are many I wanted to case, but I really liked THIS one in particular. I loved the gold embossing on vellum and the flowers so I kept those, but I used different images, added a die cut for half of the greeting & a gold striped washi tape border.
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For my card, I gold embossed the flowers & half of the greeting on a piece of vellum I die cut using a pierced rectangle die. I colored it first on the backside w/ Copics, but I couldn’t quite get it dark enough, so I carefully added more color to front side, trying to stay away from the gold embossing. I attached to a same size piece of white card stock & added the Wishing word die cut out of gold mirror board.
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On the larger white layer, after die cutting it, I attached strips of gold foil stripe washi tape. When I got the corners, I used scissors to mitre the corners. A few gold embossed, colored & fussy cut  blossoms were added here & there.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
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Congrats again, Virginia! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –Fragrance, Dogwood Mini, Wishing Words (inside – Dreams)
Paper: Staples 110# white, heavy vellum, gold mirror board
Ink:  Encore ultimate metallic gold pigment
Accessories: ODBD Wishing, Pierced Rectangles diesCopic makers, detail gold embossing powder, gold striped washi tape

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Today’s Free For All Challenge (F4A329) is teal & red. My teal is slightly on the turq side (I’m down to scraps of true teal..need to get some!) & my red is slightly on the vermillion side because it went better w/ the shade of teal.
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Since it’s getting close to the end of the school year & a lot of people like to make cards for those special teachers. This also continues the DRS Challenge from yesterday to use a die cut. My original intent was to use the Owl & the Open Bible & then I thought, what goes w/ books? Reading glasses! Around here, anyway, because I have terrible eyesight. Then I pulled out the Teacher Tools & saw that the stump the owl was sitting on, matched up just about perfectly w/ the pencil cup in other image. If I had done it before hand, I would have masked the apple, but since the owl was already done, I just masked him & did an extra apple to add on top. The book was stamped twice & I used a Micron pen to scribble the “writing” & popped up the extra image to give it some dimension.

The teal bg was embossed w/ an apple folder & the Thanks word was die cut once out of the vermillion & once out of white & double stacked a little offset. The glasses were die cut & I put some thin plastic behind them to simulate the lenses.
Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copic colors I used.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t yet, please be sure to check out the DRS Designs Thursday Challenge..this week To Die For (use a die cut). DRS images are not required & there’s a nice prize up for grabs!
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – OwlTeacher ToolsBook (inside – Teacher )
Paper: Staples white, X-Press It white, bright turq/teal, textured vermillion
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx 
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B die, Stitched Rectangle dies, eyeglasses die, apple embossing folder (Quickutz), Cuttlebug die/ef set,  Misti

 

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What a great Pinterest board for today’s Inspiration Challenge (IC494)on Splitcoast! I have the Design Seeds site bookmarked, but it’s great to see so many of their pictures all on one page. For my card, I was inspired by the colors & flowers of THIS picture.
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I started by stamping the large greeting then die cutting the bottom with a curved border. After masking off the edges & bottom of the black layer, I stamped the polka dot border w/ white pigment ink. The small white bottom is the rest of the curved border section but I trimmed off more of the bottom to open up the space then stamped the dots w/ black ink. The flowers were colored and fussy cut & I added a few sequins here & there.

The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 & these 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 –  Polka Dot Background, Polka Dot Flower Trio, Butterfly Kisses Greeting
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (for the greeting), Colorbox frost white pigment
Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white, black
Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basica A & B, curved borders dies, Copic markers, sequins
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