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Another fun Inspiration Challenge at SCS today! I liked a bunch of the pillows but I was immediately drawn to the Spirographe. I love all things geometric and patterned and fractal.

For my spiro border, I used a combination of a spirograph border (HA) and some similar spiro looking foam stamps (Clearsnap). Originally, I was just going to stamp/mask them across the bottom. I wanted to see how they’d look, so I did a dry run on piece of scratch paper. When I used the smallest nestie circle to cut out some masks, my stamped practice piece (w/ the circles cut out) happened to be sitting on a piece of the rose red. I decided I really liked it so I incorporated it into the design. I used the white pigment ink to stamp the three behind the cut outs. I love accidental discoveries and they happen in my designs all the time.
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The greeting (LIWP) was white embossed and cut w/ a nestie square. It’s on a narrow white layer then another r.red layer which was cut w/ a nestie scallop square. The ribbon (Mike’s $ bin) was attached to the front of the stamped white linen layer, then the greeting added.

The dew drop things are more Mike’s finds. They’re little flat backed acrylic things from their floral dept. I colored the back side w/ a rose colored sharpie and glued them on.

Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts, Lasting Impressions w/ Panache, Clearsnap
Paper: white, white linen, = to rose red
Ink: white pigment, Printworks Hot Pink
Accessories: white embossing powder, rose colored sharpie, nestie squares, scalloped squares and circles sets, ribbon, dew drops, foam tape

Thanks so much for stopping by!
juliesig

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Wonderful Limited Supply challenge today at SCS! I don’t have any “wheels” but I do have some Clearsnap Rollagraphs. I think they’re pretty much the same thing. I was also inspired to go “Green” viewing the Dirty Dozen challenges.

For the LSC, we were to use:
1 wheel (I used a Clearsnap rollagraph leaf wheel)
1 image (I used the tree- Autumn Leaves)
1 sentiment (I used the Love.Joy.etc. the leaves were all part of the sentiment image- Inque)
1 embellishment (I used the ribbon)

The tree image was cut using a nestie square. The wheel was stamped using the alabaster chalk ink on the hunter c/s, then I used a nestie rectangle to emboss the frame. I attached the ribbon by punching four holes and threading and tying the ribbon.
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I did the piercing on the ivory linen mat on front and on the inside of the card. The sentiment is stamped on the card inside. I cut the top of the card front short in order to let the sentiment show. The card started out as 4 1/4″ x 11″ and I scored the fold at 6 1/4″ (for the back) which left a  4 3/4″ long front.
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Supplies:
Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Clearsnap, Inque
Paper: ivory linen, hunter
Ink: Archival Library Green, Alabaster chalk ink
Accessories: satin moire ribbon, piercing tool and mat, foam tape

Thanks so much for stopping by!
juliesig


The greeting is actually the negative piece left after running the die thru the CB. I sponged the edges w/ the green ink. I cut a frame of the cool carib. and attached underneath, then attached this to the olive layer. Since the c.carib. was open in the back, the olive shows thru the letters. I used the nestie rectangle on a vanilla piece and used the frame instead of the actual rectangle and set my greeting layers inside it.

The bg was done w/ magic foam. It’s basically the kid’s dense foam they make blocks and shapes. You hold it against a light bulb for about 30 seconds then press it against something; a stamp, an object, a piece of mesh. It retains the reverse image until you reheat it. Don’t use your heat gun, it will melt the foam. I pressed mine against some of those molding mats. Then I inked it w/ the lt brown and stamped onto the vanilla. I used markers & a blender to add some color and also sponged a little of green ink around the edges. Then I used the CB mesh folder on it.

The buckle is also a nestie die. I added the ribbon and layered a few times. I stamped the big leaf (Magenta), colored it, outlined it w/ a brown gel pen then cut it out. I stamped the smaller leaves (SG) w/ the green and Neptune inks and cut them out. They’re all layered then the greeting was attached w/ foam tape.

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Supplies:
Stamps: Studio G, Clearsnap molding mats, Magenta
Ink: Ancient Page lt brown, leaf green and Neptune
Accessories: ribbon, foam tape, Nestabilities rectangle & ladies buckle die, Cuttlebug thanks die & mesh embossing folder, magic foam, markers, brown gel pen

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