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What a glamorous inspiration challenge today at SCS! I don’t know about y’all, but these don’t look like any prom dresses I’ve ever seen, lol. These must be for the Hollywood grads. I was really drawn to Style 5926.

I used several different images to make up my layered medallion. Some were white embossed on red and the others were red embossed on white. The largest one was cut w/ a Nestie circle and the others were just cut out and layered w/ foam tape.

The top red linen piece was punched along the lower border and a dotty swirl (Inkadinkado) was white embossed.

On the white layer, The red swirlies (Inkadinkado, flowers (AL)) and greeting (MSE) were stamped w/ the cardinal ink. A dot bg (Inque) was also stamped on part of it. It’s edged w/ a red marker and attached to a white card w/ the red attached on top.

Stickles was added all over the dots and flowers and a red rhinestone was glued in the center of the medallion.

Stamps: Inkadinkado, My Sentiments Exactly, Autumn Leaves, Inque (Anita’s)
Paper: white, red linen
Ink: AP cardinal, white & red pigment inks
Accessories: white & red embossing powders, nestie circle, MS embossing border punch, stickles, red rhinestone, red marker

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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.

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.

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!

What does DDIC stand for? The Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge! Welcome to the first Inspiration Challenge of the Divine Divas!

Who are the Divine Divas? Please meet the team:

Lori (chanteuse at SCS), aka Diva Stamper and head Diva

Chris (glowbug at SCS)

Keri (stampinupconsultan at SCS)

Chat (nitestamper at SCS)

Angela (mudflapmamma at SCS)

and me, Julie (justwritedesigns at SCS)

Lori picked a beautiful room for our Inspiration piece today. See the room here. I was immediately drawn to the bedspread. All that fluffy pink and rich brown reminded me a little of chocolate covered cherry cream.

While I making this, the sketch challenge was posted, so I combined the two, although I had to do a little a little flip of the sketch to fit my image.

The background is embossing resist. I stamped the vines and butterflies (Inkadinkado) w/ Versamark and embossed w/ pastel pink ep. Then I applied a few different brown inks to the bg and filled in the little areas inside the images w/ a chocolate brown marker. Normally, I would just emboss the pink onto chocolate c/s, but I’m all out of the color I had in mind, so I did it the hard way. After it dried, I sprayed a gloss sealer on it to give it a little of the same shine the embossing has.

I stamped the vine again, this time on Pink Pirouette, and embossed w/ chocolate brown ep. I added a big flower (Autumn Leaves) and a couple of smaller ones (Purple Onion) then traced around my image using a large Nestie rectangle. I cut around the right side and then used the Nestie to cut and emboss the remainder of the panel. (Please see the tutorial for this Here.) I used a pale pink marker to add a slight shadow around my image and added a chocolate brown brad in the upper left corner.

The sentiment (Inkadinkado) was also embossed and cut w/ an oval Nestie. I used a scallop oval Nestie on a piece of the emboss resist bg for the layer behind the sentiment.  The top panel was bugged w/ the  Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder on a piece of Pretty in Pink. I added a small ribbon tag on the side and a piece of the ribbon over the seam of the Swiss Dot panel and the bg.

Thanks so much for visiting and we would love for y’all to join in on the Challenge. Visit the Inspiration room and see what inspires you! Please use DDIC1 in the keywords if you upload to Splitcoast so we will be able to find your creation.

Stamps: Inkadinkado, Autumn Leaves, Purple Onion
Ink: Versamark, Printworks bright brown, Whispers sepia
Accessories: chocolate brown & pastel pink embossing powder (both from Michael’s), ribbon (also from Michael’s $ bin), brad, foam tape, Spellbinders Nestie ovals and rectangles, CB Swiss Dot folder, markers


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