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This was made for today’s Featured Stamper challenge on SCS. I cased this card of NikiE’s who is the FS today. I love her CAS style (clean and simple) but I have such a hard time doing this type of card.

I’ve had a bunch of this orange patterned sticker paper for a long time. It was on clearance at Hobby Lobby so of course I bought it. It really only gets used around Halloween. That’s what I used for the bottom layer and the nestie layer around the image.

The black background  was bugged with the new spider web folder. I rubbed the VersaMark across the raised web and embossed with Starry Night embossing powder (a black w/ multi- color glitter).

The image frame was stamped with white onto black and Nestisized. I used a white gel pen to accent the frame and embossed the edge with the same ep. The haunted house and sentiment were stamped with black onto white cardstock and cut out.

Four eyelets were put in each corner of the image layer and also the black web layer. I threaded a metallic black cord through and attached the image with foam tape. Sort of looks suspended in the web, doesn’t it?

Supplies:

All images: Studio G clear stamps
Ink: VersaMark & Brilliance Moonlight White (Tsukineko), Ancient Page Coal (Clearsnap)
Starry Night embossing powder
Spider Web Cuttlebug embossing folder (Provo Craft)
Nestabilities Scallop Frame set (Spellbinders)
Eyelets & metallic black cord
Orange patterned sticker paper
Foam tape
White gel pen

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This is for Saturday’s Inspiration challenge at SCS. I was inspired by the turquoise room and kept seeing it as a holiday card. I also drew inspiration from Mutnik’s really wonderful card from yesterday. I really wanted to use her frame idea.

For my frame, I stamped the tree (AI) w/ white and white embossed, then cut around the right side and inserted the large scallop rectangle nestie and cut out the opening. I used a torn piece of paper as a mask and used the white ink dtp and embossed w/ white. Then I used a splatter dot stamp (Inque) and embossed over the snow and tree using the stardust ep. I sponged on some of the colors from the kpad then wiped the ink off the embossed area. I drew the swirls around the edges w/ a white Prismacolor pencil. The greeting (HA) is white embossed in the lower right corner.

I stamped all the other trees/scenery using the kpad on a separate piece of white c/s. Filled in the snow areas w/ white ink and embossed. Then used the same dot stamp to add the stardust ep to resemble sparkling snow falling. I attached the frame w/ foam tape.

Supplies used:
Lg. tree- Art Impressions
Other trees/scenery- PSX, Seaside Stampin’ Ink, Inkadinkado
Splatter Dot stamp- Anita’s (now Inque)
Greeting- Hero Arts
White and Stardust embossing powders
Colobox Frost White pigment ink
Tsukineko’s Caribbean Sea Kaleidacolor pad
Nestabilities Scallop Rectangle
White Prismacolor pencil
cosmetic sponge

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Bayou Flowers

I hardly ever do 2 in one day, but I had a lot of ideas today and only had time to finish two of them. These were both for the Limited Supplies challenge today at SCS. We were to add a little something borrowed, blue, old and new. I borrowed the design idea from cmc2stamp (Connie). I really liked the layout of her card. I didn’t have the images she used, so I made do with what I have. First I stamped the background images (Autumn Leaves) with white pigment ink and heat set. Then the foreground images (Inkadinkado) were stamped with black dye ink. I drew in swirls of grasses with a fine line black marker. All the dots were done with a white gel pen.  The faux brads were made by using a 1/4″ hole punch and punching out black circles.  I had to leave off the sentiment because my image was a little larger than hers and I just ran out of room.

Sparkle Flowers

For this card, the images are the new, the cardstock and glitter glue (Stickles) are old, the borrowed and blue are both the Soft Sky ink pad. The images (Papertrey Ink) are two step images with solid background (shadow type) stamps and fine line stamps. The background flowers were stamped with the soft sky then the fine line images were stamped on top with black ink. I cut out all the flowers and layered them on top with foam tape. All the flowers are dotted with the glitter glue.

The layers are sponged with the soft sky and I put little border dots all around with a gray glaze pen. I cut a round flower out with a scallop punch and cut it in half to place on either side.

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