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I was able to combine 2 Splitcoast challenges with this card…the Technique (TLC690 -make a doodled frame) & the Clean & Simple (CAS481 – teacher or grad card). 

While I was pondering the doodled frame, I thought hmmm..I could make the greeting look like a chalkboard & white emboss the greeting. Then doodle a frame on it & around it.

After I white embossed the greeting & die cut it, I used the white pen to doodle the inside frame & the black pen to doodle the frame outside. The teacher tools were colored & fussy cut. The white hearts are part of the greeting on the inside & I inked just them & stamped them. I didn’t want to heat emboss them, so I used the white paint pen to make them stand out more.

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


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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Teacher Tools, Deco ThanksTeacher Greeting
Paper: Staples 110# white, black
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories: Copics markers, Misti, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, white embossing powder, white Posca paint pen, black Micron pen

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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.

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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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For the Inspiration Challenge (IC649), Angie chose Vineyard Marketplace & I chose THIS for my inspiration. I like the bright colors & floral theme.

This bg was made a while ago, using swirls made with plain old glue then using watercolors on top of it. I just really like the bright, happy colors & thought they’d go well behind these whimsical leaves. The leaves were put into my Misti, stamped, colored w/ Copics & a Prismacolor pencil overlay, then stamped again. I added the greeting & did my out of the box technique to die cut it. By the way, I first did that tutorial way back in Feb 2009 using another IO image set! It’s probably my most used technique. After matting, I used stickles in some areas, added a few sequins & some white dots for contrast. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Impression Obsession – Damask Floral CL109, Spring Blooms CL68
Paper: Staples 110# white, watercolor, vermillion
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, mega oval, mega scallop oval dies, stickles, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, sequins, white Posca paint pen, watercolors

 

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