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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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It’s my turn to host the Inspiration Challenge (IC644) on Splitcoast, and I went with a site suggested by my friend Kia…Carlyle Avenue. There was a lot of very interesting stuff there but ultimately, I went with THIS. I really liked the gold & the textured look of the wall behind the shadowbox.

To make my card, I started by using an embossing folder on the piece of kraft c/s then I sponged a little of lightning black ink over the high points. I wanted a little more gold, so I also went over it using a metallic gold Prismacolor pencil. Then I used the fringe scissors all along the edges & roughed up the fringe a bit.
All of the dragonflies & daisies were embossed w/ gold & fussy cut. I used Prismacolors on the 2 kraft daisies & left the white one uncolored. The white circular frame was die cut & the flowers added in & under.

Here’s a look at the inside. The greeting was stamped w/ the lightning black so it has a nice metallic look in person.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps:  Dragonfly SetDaisy, (inside: Happy Birthday)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, kraft 
Ink:  Encore ultimate metallic gold pigment, Brilliance lightning black
Accessories:  Serendipity – Hello die ,  Spellbinders large & small circles dies,  Prismacolor pencils, gold Irock gems, MFT stitched arch dies, detail gold embossing powder, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Diamonds in the Rough), fringe scissors

 

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