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I was going to do some serious work on my Christmas cards today, but when I saw who the Featured Stamper at SCS was, I could not pass up a chance to case My Gal Pal, Dawn (aka flowergal36)! I’ve been in Dawn’s gallery a bunch of times but it was still hard to pick just one. I finally decided on Fall Batik. I changed the colors, the images, the season, the ribbon placement. I kept the batik look of the embossing resist bg but added an image/sentiment layer.

The bg Christmas word stamp (LIWP) was stamped w/ white onto white c/s and was white embossed. Then I wet the entire piece and floated in the dye reinkers w/ my water brush.

The bird (Inkadinkado) and sentiment (PSX) were stamped w/ white ink onto the temp. turq. and embossed w/ red ep. I had to use white ink under the red powder to get the brighter color on the turq. c/s. I added white highlights w/ a white gel pen. I cut around the out of the box areas and inserted my nestie rectangle to do the frame. I edged it w/ a white marker then attached it to a red nestie rectangle that was also edged w/ the white marker. These are attached to the batik bg w/ foam tape. I added a little stickles on the snowflakes.

The ribbon started out as white so I used markers and the water brush to dye it to match. A layer of temp turq is behind the batik and then it’s attached to a red card. It measures 6.5 x 5.

Supplies:
Stamps: Inkadinkado, PSX, Lasting Impressions w/ Panache
Paper: white, real red, tempting turquoise
Ink: white pigment, various dye reinkers, markers
Accessories: white & red embossing powders, water brush, white gel pen, white galaxy marker, stickles, foam tape, satin ribbon, nestie rectangles
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It’s Inspiration Challenge today at SCS. I chose This paper.
There’s hardly any stamping on this one; just the greeting (LE) and some little stars (Stampendous) on the trees. The trees, stars and circles are all on one Quickutz die that I used several times w/ the different c/s then pieced together.

The bg was embossed w/ the cb circles folder then matted w/ the red, the dp and finally another piece of red. The greeting was stamped and the layers were punched w/ the nestie circles and attached on top of a bunch of the MS punched branches.

Supplies:
Stamps: Limited Edition clear, Stampendous
Paper: = cool caribbean, old olive & real red (DCWV mat stack), DP (BasicGrey Figgy), metallic gold
Ink: AP bordeaux, Encore UM Gold
Accessories: cb circles folder, nestie circles, Quickutz tree die, foam tape, MS branch punch
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Congrats to Beth! I had a lot of fun browsing her gallery. I finally chose Beautiful Funeral, mainly because I liked the black and white but I was also intrigued by the title. I kept the black and white but added some silver and changed almost everything else.

The only stamped image is the tree (FireCracker Designs). It was stamped on white c/s. Then I took it and a large piece of the black & white dp and coated them w/ spray glitter. Since the glitter didn’t seem to want to stay put, I then spray a coat of sealer on them. I used a rectangle nestie on the tree panel and also on the black layer behind it. I edged both panels w/ the VM pen and embossed w/ silver ep.

I used the ornament folder on the large silver panel, punched the corners and also silver embossed the edges. I also silver embossed the edges of the dp panel.

The buckle is from a nestie die and I highlighted it w/ silver. I cut a narrow strip of the dp and attached it to a piece of silver wrapping ribbon and ran these thru the buckle. A few MS branches punched out of silver are glued underneath. I assembled everything and added some dots of silver Stickles in place of brads.

Supplies:
Stamps: FireCracker Designs by Pamela
Paper: white, black, silver, dp (DCWV Christmas stack)
Ink: AP coal, VersaMark pen and silver embossing powder
Accessories: silver Stickles, foam tape, spray glitter, spray sealer, metallic silver ribbon, MS branch punch, nestie rectangles, cb ornament folder and buckle die, corner punch

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