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A big congrats to Suzy, the newest Featured Stamper (FS585) on Splitcoast! She has a wonderful gallery & since she lives in Texas & I am from Texas, I couldn’t resist picking THIS card to case. She has a lot of Tx themed cards but I liked the Tx flag on the balloon so I kept that. I used different stamps & dies & put my Tx flag on a punch out of the state outline.

This card turned out to be a little trickier than I thought it would. Mostly because the big Hot Air Balloons bg die actually has a very large balloon in the lower left that I didn’t want to be there. So I had to die cut it pretty carefully using a smaller top plate to avoid cutting it out. A tiny bit of it did start to cut so I covered it up by die cutting a small cloud in that area (just to right of her face). I also die cut a lt blue layer & lined it up a little off to shadow the white. The right balloon has a colored Tx state punch under it. The little cowgirl was done separately & fussy cut around the top & sides to go on top.

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


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Cowgirl, (inside: Sending Smiles , US Map )
Paper:  Staples #110 white, X-Press It, lt blue
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black (summer sky also used on inside)
Accessories:   Serendipity Reverse Hot Air Balloon die, Howdy die Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle die, Copic markers, Misti, Memory Box puffy clouds die, Punch Bunch Texas punch, small star punch

 

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For the Inspirations Challenge on Splitcoast (IC646), the site is the Smithsonian & I chose THIS as my inspiration. I have always wanted to visit the Smithsonian museums..hopefully one day I’ll get there.
The ruby slippers image was placed into my Misti, stamped (leaving off the original greeting), colored w/ Copics & a Prismacolor pencil overlay, then stamped again. Since it’s a really large image, I had to use a large pierced die to cut it. The shoes were masked & I stamped the clockworks & little gears down the left w/ the gray ink then I stamped the magic shoes greeting. I didn’t really want to cover up all the coloring w/ glitter, so I added a narrow red glitter layer behind the panel.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Stampendous – Ruby Slippers, Magic Shoes, Clockworks, Steampunk Shoes
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It white, red glitter
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black, London fog
Accessories:  Copic markers, Misti, ODBD pierced rectangles dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies, Prismacolor pencils

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The Clean & Simple Challenge on Splitcoast (CAS477), was to use Poppies in honor of Anzac Remembrance Day. It’s a day in Australia & New Zealand similar to our Memorial or Armistice Days. 

I love poppies & my card is made up of a lot of leftovers so it went pretty fast. The poppies were die cut out of leftover watercolor bg, the Smile & brick bg were die cut out of leftover strips. I think the only new piece was the white linen bg. I used a semi-circle die (Blueprints 21) to cut out the frame around the poppy & added a few stamped & die cut sequin images.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: My Favorite Things – Meant to Sparkle
Paper: Staples 110# white, black, watercolor
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black (Brilliance moonlight white also used on inside)
Accessories:  MFT  Diagonal Stitched Rectangles, Smile, Sequins, Blueprint 21, Brick wall cover plate dies, Memory Box Poppies die, Poppystamps Iceland Poppy die, water colors

 

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