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For the Free for All Challenge (F4A424) on Splitcoast, we are to make a masculine card. So I have a fun little brown tractor card that I think fits the bill.


For my card, I used the fun I Dig You set. I brown embossed the image on a tan piece of designer paper and fussy cut it. On the brown patterned paper, I used the small stars die (from the Sparkling Stars dies) a number of times across the lower right corner then placed another piece of patterned paper behind it.

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Supplies:

Stamps:  North Coast Creations –I Dig You
Paper: dp (Basic Grey – Life of the Party)
Ink: Colorbox frost white pigment, dark brown chalk ink
Accessories: ODBD Sparkling Stars diesSpellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, white embossing powder, brown embossing powder

 

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For the Inspiration site (IC643) on Splitcoast, Anne chose Signals. I spent quite a bit of time browsing, but kept coming back to THIS. I just love the colors & cute little piggies. 
To make my little piggies card, I stamped little Miss Piggy on the right & then used the mirror image technique to stamp Mr. Piggy. After coloring, I fussy cut both & made little checked outfits for both. For the background, I put the Checkerboard Bg into my Misti & stamped the bottom 2 or 3 times to get it really dark, then moved the c/s & stamped the middle section a little lighter & the top section was stamped w/o reinking. The greeting was rearranged a bit to fit between the piggy pair.

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


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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs Leonard Pig,  HogwashCheckerboard Bg (insideOne More Candle , Birthday Candle )
Paper: Staples 110# white, turquoise, black, scrap of red
Ink: Memento tuxedo black 
Accessories:  Copic markers, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies  Misti, Impression Obsession retro masculine dies (bow tie)

 

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Welcome to the Mar #2 Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps!

The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs. So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through Sunday Mar 25 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Mar 26  on her Blog. The special this week is buy 3 stamps get the 4th (of equal or lesser value) FREE! Special good from 3/21 thru 3/24. On the first & third Wednesdays of every month, we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop! The Special this month is the Lilac stamp – 50% off!

For my typewriter card, I knew I wanted to watercolor this wonderful, vintage image, so I put it into my Misti & stamped it w/ Versafine onto watercolor paper. I added a water glaze on the areas I wanted to color then dropped in the different colors one at a time. The colors are a little different, but I like the way they blend into each other. When it dried, I went back & added more color in areas & added shadows. Then I over stamped it to sharpen up the details. I added a white linen frame & only used part of the greeting. 

Here’s the inside.

Please be sure to comment on all the blogs..it is much appreciated & also increases your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Bonnie Klass

Beth Chui

Miriam Napier 

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer 

Marybeth Lopez

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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps: TypewriterJust a Quick Note (inside: Rest Relax )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, watercolor, Neenah white linen, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx  (Distress ink used on inside)
Accessories: water colors, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies

 

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