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When I saw the technique challenge on Splitcoast (TLC676) was a fancy fold, the first thing I thought was “it’s gonna be trouble”. I was right. But at least I had resigned myself to that fact going in. And it was really only trouble for a few reasons…

1. I also decided I HAD to give the Gilded Faux Silk another try (first time was horrible). It made the sliding top really stiff & hard to fold.
2. My measurements were a little different so I had to reverse engineer it. Sheesh! Will I never learn?
3. I keep getting sucked into the bottomless pit of hubby’s plumbing reconfigurations. Not only has he acquired every plumbing tool known to man, he also constantly borrows MY crafting tools. Apparently, my tools are better than his tools, lol. And I have to help him reengineer the problem. (He’s NOT a plumber..he’s not even particularly mechanically inclined, lol.)

So..the gilded faux silk turned out better this time, probably because I needed snowflakes & blue & that looks good together. The fold finally cooperated. But then a fourth problem..silver & fancy folds are very HARD to photograph. It is what it is & here it is.

And here’s a look at the inside. I went simple since the front was an engineering feat!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –Blizzard of Thanks, Interlocking Snow, Snow Bg, Med. Filigree Snowflake (inside:Brush Thank You )
Paper: Staples 110# white, lt blue, cobalt blue, metallic silver
Ink: Kaliedacolor blue breeze, Distress ink blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire, Encore ultimate metallic silver, Versamark, Versafine majestic blue 
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, exquisite circles, snowflakes, circles dies, Reverse Confetti squared off tag topper die, ODBD double stitched circle, snowflakes dies, silver embossing powder


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I made this for the monthly Christmas Challenge for Fan Club members at Splitcoast & if you’re a Fan Club member, you can check out all the details HERE.


For my Christmas card, I couldn’t wait to color this wonderful image. Since I was in the middle of moving, I didn’t have a chance to make as many Christmas cards as I wanted so this challenge is perfect. After I colored Santa, I used the smallest of the Grand Labels 1 die to cut a frame out of the blue layer. I thought it needed something, so I die cut a decorative labels 1 out of black & used the largest of the Labels 1 to cut out the middle of it & make a double frame for Santa.

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


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –Santa w/ Birds  (inside- Deco Peace & Joy Poinsettia Vine Corner )
Paper: X-Press It white, lt blue, black
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Misti, spellbinders grand labels 1, labels 1, decorative labels dies, sizzix Holiday words #2 die

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I made this for 2 Splitcoast Challenges today…the Technique (TLC675) acetate inking, and the Clean & Simple (CAS466) to have/use something clear. 

For the TLC, I used DOX (Distress oxide ink) on a piece of acetate to make the piece I used behind the window.  For the CAS (something clear) I used a portion of a window die (clear window) & put my Santa puppy on the ledge looking out. The white front was stamped w/ the snowflakes & embossed w/ the bricked folder & I added the greeting (half die cut, half stamped) & a few punched snowflakes. 

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


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Santa Puppy , Simplify ChristmasInterlocking Snow  (inside-Doggone Christmas )
Paper: Recollections heavy white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, DOX (Distress oxide ink) cracked pistachio & broken china
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basic A, Merry dies, Cheery Lynn window die, Sizzix embossing folder (Bricked), snowflake punch

 

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