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I made this for Lydia’s closing challenge in Splitcoast’s Dare to Get Dirty week. I just love vintage phones and that’s why these little phone images appealed to me. I’ve had the sentiment for a long time and I thought it went well w/ all the little telephones. On the left, I stamped the phones w/ different colors of Distress inks and added some of the little numbered dial buttons. The dials on the tiny phones on the right were colored in w/ markers and I used a water brush and scribbled markers to add some paint splatter to these two. For the chevron panel, I stamped it many times and quickly colored them in w/ markers. The 3 circles were die cut. I really wanted some frayed fabric ribbon and couldn’t find any the right color in my stash, so I dyed a piece of white bias tape w/ one of the Distress ink pads, dried (carefully) w/ my heat gun and used my distressing tool on the the edges. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a chance to play in the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges this week. Lots of fun, inspiration, chatter and PRIZES! This is the final challenge, but y’all still have until Aug 6th to upload your creations in the Dare to Get Dirty Forum on Splitcoast.


Stamps: American Crafts(lg phone, chevron, numbers), MOMR(sentiment), Avocado Arts (med phone), Crafty Secrets(tiny phone)
Paper: Neenah white
Ink: Ancient Page coal, Distress Inks mowed lawn, evergreen spruce, dried marigold, peacock feathers, spiced marmalade, Memento pear tart
Accessories: Tombow markers, Spellbinders circle dies, bias tape (for frayed ribbon)
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Happy Friday!
This is the first of 3 challenges I made samples for today in Splitcoast’s Dare to Get Dirty week! I made this one for Ardyth’s challenge. The scene was done w/ some masking and I used markers to color in the balloons and add  a little color to the sky. I die cut the frame then brayered over it w/ a rainbow ink pad. Since the die embossed it, the ink really didn’t go into the indented part. The trees, bird and birdhouse were cut out and added on top and the sentiment was sponged with the die still in place. The finished card is 5-50 x 4.25.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a chance to play in the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges this week. Lots of fun, inspiration, chatter and PRIZES!

Stamps: Lg balloon (The Paper Co), Sm balloons, trees, birdhouse (Studio G), greeting (Avocado Arts), bird (Technique Tuesday), cloud border (Recollections)
Paper: Neenah white
Ink: Ancient Page coal, Kaleidacolor Calypso
Accessories: Spellbinders labels 17 & ribbon tags dies, brayer, buttons


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For today’s Featured Stamper (FS285), on this first card, I chose Sophie’s Bridal Shower Hearts. I just love the little falling hearts, so I kept them along with the CAS layout, but changed the images and shape of the main panels from squares to ovals.

The images are from Avocado Arts. I picked them up at a convention a couple of weeks ago where I met up w/ friends, Sandee (stampersandee) & Penny (Pawallen). (Hi Sandee, hi Penny!!) The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and is pretty CAS. The lampshade was paper pieced from some long hoarded Basic Grey Sultry paper. You know years ago when I first joined Splitcoast, I noticed I had the moniker “Cardstock Collector” under my name. I was floored!! How did they know?? Really, I looked over my shoulder! Not much has changed, lol. I still collect!


Stamps: Avocado Arts
Paper: Neenah white, dp (Basic Grey – Sultry collection)
Ink: Ancient Page chocolate, Memento angel pink, Colorbox rouge chalk ink
Accessories: stickles, Spellbinders mega oval & scallop mega oval dies, epoxy sticker, 1/2 inch circle punch

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For my second card, I chose Sophie’s Hello Pink Flowers to case. I kept the flower theme and general layout, but changed the images, colors and turned it on its side.

The images are from DRS Designs and the background was done with a masking/reverse masking using a Cheery Lynn sunflower die and a Spellbinders circle die and sponging on the colors. I had a little white frame left over from something and arranged my flowers in and out of the frame. A little stickles was added to the flower center and the finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.


Stamps: DRS Designs
Paper: Neenah white
Ink: Distress Inks – Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw, Ancient Page Coal
Accessories: Spellbinders rectangle & circle dies, Cheery Lynn sunflower die, stickles, Tombow markers

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