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A big congrats to Jennifer, the newest Featured Stamper (FS588) on Splitcoast! She has a lovely gallery & I chose THIS to case. I kept the layout & big doily image, but I used different colors, different greeting & different embossing folder.
For my card, I stamped the big doily w/ denim ink onto khaki colored card stock then die cut it. I did the same for the border strip & used a wide piece of grosgrain ribbon behind it. Just the center part of the doily was stamped again, die cut w/ a circle die & layered w/ a larger khaki circle. The navy bg was embossed & I used a word window punch for the greeting.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps:  SU – Hello Doily, North Coast Creations – Floral Sentiments 1, All Night Media spiral leaf  (inside: North Coast Creations –Floral Sentiments 8)
Paper: navy, khaki 
Ink: Adirondack denim
Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, lg & sm circles dies, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, pearl, grograin ribbon, butterfly punches, word windows punch, Couture Creations Dardiya embossing folder

 

 

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This is a fairly quick card for today’s Free for All Challenge (F4A426) & yesterday’s Ways to Use It Challenge (WT684) on Splitcoast. The first challenge has us fussy cutting & the second has us including bugs.

To make my card, I stamped the brick wall w/ gray ink then colored it w/ gray Copics.  The sky was sponged w/ a self made cloud stencil. I decided it was easier to just stamp Mr. Frog on a separate piece, color him & fussy cut him than try to mask out the wall & the original log the frog sits on.  I made a slit along the top of the wall to insert him & make it look like he was leaning on it. The little grass sprigs & ladybug were also fussy cut & added. The greeting was added on a thought/speech bubble along w/ some dragonflies

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


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs  Frog on a Log, Sitting Here, 4 in 1 Bugs, Brick Wall (inside- Just Dropping a Line)
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, gray
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, gray flannel, summer sky
Accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, Speech Bubble dies, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle dies, stickles

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It’s my turn to host the Inspiration Challenge (IC644) on Splitcoast, and I went with a site suggested by my friend Kia…Carlyle Avenue. There was a lot of very interesting stuff there but ultimately, I went with THIS. I really liked the gold & the textured look of the wall behind the shadowbox.

To make my card, I started by using an embossing folder on the piece of kraft c/s then I sponged a little of lightning black ink over the high points. I wanted a little more gold, so I also went over it using a metallic gold Prismacolor pencil. Then I used the fringe scissors all along the edges & roughed up the fringe a bit.
All of the dragonflies & daisies were embossed w/ gold & fussy cut. I used Prismacolors on the 2 kraft daisies & left the white one uncolored. The white circular frame was die cut & the flowers added in & under.

Here’s a look at the inside. The greeting was stamped w/ the lightning black so it has a nice metallic look in person.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps:  Dragonfly SetDaisy, (inside: Happy Birthday)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, kraft 
Ink:  Encore ultimate metallic gold pigment, Brilliance lightning black
Accessories:  Serendipity – Hello die ,  Spellbinders large & small circles dies,  Prismacolor pencils, gold Irock gems, MFT stitched arch dies, detail gold embossing powder, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Diamonds in the Rough), fringe scissors

 

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