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SW Birthday by Julie Warner http://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/?p=28123

This is for the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC654) & Stacy chose the Vera Bradley site. Lovely colors & patterns there! I was inspired by THIS tote. I just love the colors & Southwest pattern.
  SW Birthday by Julie Warner http://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/?p=28123
To make my SW background, I applied Distress oxide inks to the inside of the embossing folder (Embossing Folder Stamping) then placed my die cut piece of white card stock inside. I actually used what would normally be the back side because I wanted just the lines & not the inside of the pattern. Leaving the c/s just where it was, I added a little more ink here & there where needed. When satisfied, I went ahead & ran it thru the Big Shot to emboss it because I also wanted the texture. The big Happy was die cut then stamped & double stacked on another white piece to give it some depth. The coral pieces were leftovers that seemed to fit in.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Altenew – Halftone Happy, (inside: DRS Designs -Birthday Wishes)
Paper: Staples 110# white,  coral textured, black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versfine deep lagoon, Distress oxide inks worn lipstick, carved pumpkin, cracked pistachio, abandoned coral, mermaid lagoon
Accessories:  Altenew Happy die,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, Taylored Expressions Ikat embossing folder, 

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A big congrats to Donna, the newest Featured Stamper (FS498) on Splitcoast! I didn’t have to go far to find THIS card to case (copy & share everything). I kept the shaker card & most of the colors & layout, but I used different images, a star shaped shaker instead of a round one, & used a cowboy/southwest theme on mine.
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For my star shaker, I started by stamping the cowboy/cowgirl accessories image, coloring w/ Copics, then I did a little into the window to keep from cutting off the top of the boots when I die cut the stitched star opening. I made a larger star shaped pouch out of a page protector, sealed the edges but leaving one edge open, filled it w/ sequins, stars & little punched cowboy boots, then sealed the remaining edge. After attaching the shaker pouch behind the opening, I added foam tape all behind the panel & attached it to another white back panel. A couple of narrow frames (one brown, one turquoise) were added behind it before attaching to the card. The Howdy was die cut & I used some of the same Copics to color it to match.

Here’s the inside & below it are the Copics I used. Howdy Star Shaker inside 09672
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –Cowboy Garb,  (Saddle Up Greeting, Starry Bg , Interlocking Stars Bg– inside)
Paper: Staples 110# white, X-Press It white, brown, turquoise
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Distress ink vintage photo & tumbled glass – inside)
Accessories:  Copic markers, Paper Shapers cowboy boot punch, ODBD Double Stitched Stars dies, Lil’Inker stitched rectangles dies, Serendipity Howdy die, page protector, sequins

 

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Howdy Cowboy cu 09160
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A big HOWDY to you & welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs May Mid Month Release! I tell you, this release is exactly what a Texas girl loves! And since that describes me to a T, I LOVE these! Not to mention how much you can do w/ a fabulous silhouette image.

Prize Information: – Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until May 18, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on May 19th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

To start my first card, I knew I wanted a brightly sponged background, so I dug out a few Kaleidacolor ink pads. They have the most vibrant colors and that’s what I wanted.

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 I used a a torn mask for the ground & sponged on the greens, reversed the mask & sponged on some yellow for the sky. Then I added a big circle mask & sponged on more yellow, some orange & a little red. I used the edge of the sponge to add the streaks coming from the sun, then highlighted them a bit w/ a white Prismacolor pencil. I put the bg into my Misti then stamped the silhouette cowboy, lg cactus & the eagle from the Bookmark Trees set. The small cactus & little cloud are punches. I die cut the scene w/ a Double Stitched Rectangle, doing a little out of the box for the eagle. The black background was done w/ a small border punch. I made a corner template out of copy paper & used it to help punch all around the edges and have it be as symmetrical as possible.

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Howdy, Bookmark Trees
Paper: Staples 110# white, black
Ink:  Kaliedacolor inks Desert Heat, Melon Melody, Fresh Greens,  Versafine onyx, (habanero -inside)
Accessories: ODBD  Double Stitched Rectangles diesMisti, cactus punch, SW border punch, cloud punch, white Prismacolor pencil

My second cowboy card started w/ pieces of a leftover watercolor bg. I liked the bright sunset colors w/ flecks of metallic gold & thought it might be fun to use them in a split background configuration.

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Having them separated like this was very challenging to say the least. I placed them on top of the die cut turquoise bg w/ temporary adhesive & stamped the silhouette on top. Leaving the turquoise mat in place, I removed the orange w/c layer & stamped the silhouette again.
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I liked the look the textured turq c/s gave to the ground area, but not so much on the cowboy. So I stamped him again on a separate piece & fussy cut him. Yikes! That was some fancy cutting, let me tell you! Then I had to go over all the cut edges w/ a black marker to keep them from showing. I added the greeting & big star frame to finish. 

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –  Ride ‘Em Cowboy
Paper: Staples 110# white, black, textured turquoise, water color
Ink:   Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD  Pierced Rectangles, Pierced Circles, Circles, Sparkling Stars, Double Stitched Stars diesMisti, Brushos water color crystals, gold acrylic paint

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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