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I made this for the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club December Christmas Challenge! I’ve been having so much fun being a part of the challenge this year & the bonus is I’ll have a bunch of Christmas cards finished in plenty of time for Christmas this year. You’ll need to be Fan Club member but that’s easy…just click the blue link to find out how. Since I had a little trouble w/ this month’s theme, I was helped out by the Inspiration Challeng (IC678)  & THIS is the picture that inspired me. 

For my card, I used only the wine glass image of the set & I used a black & gray Tombow markers to ink it. I used gray on the outlines that would be behind other glasses & black on the rest to stamp them. I didn’t bother masking since they were clear glass & are supposed to show through each other. After doing this 7 times, I added a little color w/ Copics to the glasses then stamped half of the greeting above them. I die cut a circle out of the top layer, then added a circle frame over the opening. The rest of the greeting, a single wine glass & a sprig of holly were stamped on this layer. For embellishment, I added a die cut & colored holly & used some clear dimensional glitter paint around the circle frame. You can’t really see it, but I also added some Wink of Stella to the wine in the glasses & on the holly leaves & berries.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps –Watercolor Wine BottleDrink the RedIcy Snowman (small holly) (insideHave Yourself )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, red, X-Press It Blending Card
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker stitched rectangles, Rectangle Stitch Frame, Circle Stitch,  Circle Stitch Frames dies,  Copic Sketch MarkersMISTI1/2″ circle punch (holly berries), Sizzix Alpine set (lg holly leaves), Scribbles Dimensional Fabric paintTombow Markers, Wink of Stella

 

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Such a wonderful site for this week’s Inspiration Challenge (IC675) on Splitcoast! When I saw THIS pair of socks, I knew that’s what I wanted to make. Not the actual socks, lol, but my card version. Well, I do knit & I have made socks, so that’s totally possible in the future  😛 
This card was actually pretty easy. I lined up all the sections of the sweater like die and cut them out of navy card. Then I just picked other colors of card stock to go behind it. I finished w/ a stitched frame, the greeting circle & a pair of punched mittens. I added a bit of the trim from the cut outs of the die & used a white Prismacolor pencil to go around the edges.

Here’s a look at the inside, again using leftover trim from the face plate die. |
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Warm Wishes, (inside-Beautiful Holiday Greeting Interlocking Snow  )
Paper: navy, turquoise, lime, lavender, lt blue
Ink: Versaclair midnight
Accessories:   Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch Frame. Circle Stitch dies, Sizzix Holiday Knit dies , mitten punch, white Prismacolor pencil, twine, snowflake punch

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Welcome to the Nov #1 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 Nov 11 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Nov 12 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 Covered Bridge stamp & Merry Christmas die – 50% off! 

For my very wintry scene, I placed the image into my Misti, stamped & colored the bridge scene, then masked it & the ground area. Since the trees are basically solid lines, I didn’t worry about masking them. The right side of the sky was sponged w/ the pink Distress inks & blue on the left. Then I spritzed it w/ mixture of very thin white acrylic paint & water. I mixed it about 3 or 4 to 1, (water to paint) in a mini mister. I’ve had this mix in this mister for at least a couple of years & so far it hasn’t clogged. I just shake it well before using each time. After removing the mask,  I used a white gel pen to add snow to the trees & rocks then stamped over the image again. The vellum overlay was embossed w/ a snowflake frame folder & I fussy cut out the center before sandwiching it between the cut out card front & a stitched frame, then I attached the bridge scene underneath. I also added a few snowflakes I punched out of white glitter paper. This is also for the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge (FS614) & I chose THIS to case. 

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

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 – Covered Bridge (inside: Warmest Wishes , Snowflake SmSnowflake Cling set )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It Blending Card, VellumDCWV Glitter Matstack
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black,Distress Inks spun sugar, tumbled glass, worn lipstick
Accessories:   Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch & Rectangle Stitch Frame dies, MISTI, Copic Sketch Markers, snowflake punch, Darice Snowflake Trim folder, White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Mister w/ watered down white Acrylic paint
 

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