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It’s my turn to host the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge (FS608) & I chose Chrissy, aka DanceswithHooves. She has a lovely gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept most of the layout but ended up changing most everything else. Different stamps, dies & colors. 
My card started with a leftover background & already colored image (you can see the other one on THIS post). As I’ve probably mentioned, I apparently save everything, lol. I stamped the other little telephone multiple times across the leftover background then used a zigzag border die to cut the bottom & add the black piece. Since most everything else was already made, this was a really quick card. 

Here’s a look at the inside & if you want the Copics I used, please click on the referenced green link above. Good thing I had that way I would have remembered what I used. And sadly, I think all of these images are discontinued but you can see the sets below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Hot Off the Press, Avocado Arts
Paper: Staples 110# white, black
Ink: Versaclair nocturne, Memento tuxedo black, Distress Inks in antique linen, stormy sky & spun sugar
Accessories: Copic markers, Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch & Nested Tag Stitch dies, Paper Smooches borders 1 dies, sequins

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Julie Warner - justwritedesigns

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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Julie Warner -

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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