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A big Congrats to Cathie, the newest Featured Stamper on Splitcoast (FS561)! She has a beautiful, growing little gallery & I chose THIS to case. I kept the Thanksgiving theme & used similar colors, but I used a different layout, different images & used embossing resist as my technique.

My card is pretty quick & easy.  I started by stamping & embossing the two leaves in white across mostly the top & left side. I had to do just a little masking. Then I sponged on Distress oxide & regular inks & blended them toward the bottom. After die cutting, I turned the thin layer upside down & put it back then stamped the greeting w/ the Versafine. A single embossed, sponged & fussy cut leaf was added on top.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Give Thanks, Open Leaf, Fall Leaf w/ Acorn (inside- Deco Thanksgiving) 
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink: Versafine vintage sepia, Colorbox frost white pigment, Distress inks rusty hinge, ground espresso, Distress oxide inks antique linen, vintage photo, frayed burlap, walnut stain
Accessories:  Lil’ Inkers stitched rectangles, Spellbinder A2 matting basics B dies, white embossing powder

 

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It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS555) on Splitcoaststampers! So a big congrats to Beverly, the newest Featured Stamper! She has an amazing gallery & there are so many I wanted to pick. I finally decided on THIS card to case. I liked the color progression & angled image so I kept those, but I used different images, added an extra layer or two, & made mine a fall card.

For my farewell to summer card, I started by sponging on Distress oxide inks then I added a little splatter using a wet paintbrush. When it all dried (w/ a little help from the heat gun), I put it into my Misti &  stamped the branch a couple of times using the faded jeans oxide ink.  Then I determined where the greeting would go &  stamped it w/ the Versafine ink. I die cut the panel twice &  inserted a very narrow white layer between them. Then I inked the Silhouette Leaf  using multiple colors of the oxide ink, misted the stamp w/ water then stamped them onto a separate piece of white c/s. (The lighter leaf on the far right is actually a second generation stamping.) After these dried, I lined up the open leaf  image &  stamped it on top w/ the jeans ink then fussy cut them to add on top.

Here’s a look at the inside where I did the leaves the same way.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Goodbye SummerMed. Silhouette Leaf Open Leaf Spooky Tree Limb (inside- Changing Leaves )
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink: Distress oxide inks fossilized amber, wild honey, spiced marmalade, worn lipstick, faded jeans, peacock feathers, wilted violet, Versafine majestic blue
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, Misti

 

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Welcome to the Sept #1 Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps!
If you arrived here from Miriam’s blog, you’re in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.

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 Sept 10 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Sept 11 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Rake! On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!

To make my fall card, I put a piece of ivory card stock into my Misti & stamped the Tree Frame w/ the Kaleidacolor rainbow ink pad a couple of times. I used a water brush to drag the colors into the image then stamped over it w/ the vintage photo oxide ink.  I ended up fussy cutting the trees & attaching them to die cut piece of ivory where I stamped the tree frame again a couple of times w/ the Kpad (to add a colored outline). The greeting was stamped w/ the Versafine ink & a couple of leaves from the Remember To set were fussy cut & added. On the bg rectangles, I stamped the Wood Grain Bg onto ivory using the oxide ink then sponged some of the antique linen & vintage photo Distress inks onto it.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Next stop is Vickie‘s Blog!  Please be sure to comment on all the DT Blogs..it will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Beth Chui

Patti Kehl

Carol Mayne

Miriam Napier

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer 

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Tree Frame, Take Time, Remember To , Wood Grain Bg  
Paper:  ivory
Ink:  Kaliedacolor Tahiti, Distress inks vintage photo & antique linen, Distress oxide vintage photo, Versafine vintage sepia
Accessories:   Misti, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle dies, water brush, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies

 

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