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Great Ways to Use It challenge at SCS today (use black)! I like using black to set off other colors but today I used it more as a part of the otherwise monochromatic color scheme.

All images are FireCracker Designs. I stamped the main image twice on white c/s, cut out one whole image and only the soldier of the second one. I used markers to add a little color to his fatigues and sponged around the edges. The soldier was attached on top of the other image w/ foam tape.

The tan layer was bugged w/ the script folder and a little lt brown ink was rubbed on top. It’s attached to a black layer then a tan card. A narrower black panel was attached on top of the tan bugged layer and three gold brads added in the corner. The soldier image is attached on top w/ foam tape.

The sentiment was stamped on white then the corners were rounded. It was edged w/ black and the the edges were also sponged.


Stamps: FireCracker Designs by Pamela
Paper: white, black, tan
Ink: AP coal, lt brown, soft sand
Accessories: foam tape, brads, corner rounder, cb script folder, markers

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Julie Warner -


Wonderful sketch today at SCS! And I couldn’t resist the OCC Challenge to use our favorite colors. These are my favorite colors. Greens, teals.

I just rec’d these wonderful images today from Betsy at Innovative Stamp Creations. Aren’t they wonderful? And there are more! These are from Nature’s Silhouettes I & II. I was lucky enough to win these terrific images on last week’s OCC challenge.

I stamped the  images w/ white pigment ink and embossed w/ white ep on white c/s. I did the out of the box Nestie tech (Tutorial HERE). Then I brayered over w/ the kpad. Since it had already been dry embossed around the edge w/ the Nestie, the brayer skipped right over the embossed line and left the white border just like I hoped it would.

The monogram greeting was stamped w/ a circle around it then I used the Nestie circles on it and the layers. The butterfly was cut out and popped up.

I used a border punch down both sides of the vertical lime panel and attached 3 strips of ribbon on top. Then layered on white and teal. Everything’s attached to a white card.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Stamps: Innovative Stamp Creations
Paper: white, teal, lime
Ink: Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea, white pigment
Accessories: nestie circles and long rectangles, white embossing powder, ribbon, MS border punch, foam tape

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This was a really fun Technique challenge at SCS today! Haven’t had so much fun since I actually lost my marbles, lol. Good thing a few hung around so I could try this.

I did the tech as described by Lynn Here, using the reinkers listed below. Then I covered most of it up w/ my layers. You can still see some peeking thru the star punches and around the edges.

All images are FireCracker Designs. My image was inked first w/ the cobalt then I used the indigo to darken one side before stamping onto white c/s and cutting out.

The Hero was stamped in cardinal and positioned in the center of a tag punch. I stamped the little star and punched it w/ a small star punch, added the ribbon and attached them onto the image.

The navy and red bgs were punched w/ the large star circle and I used a little star embosser down the sides. I added a couple of postage stamps. (Yes, I save those, too. It’s really sad that at some earlier date, I was even compelled to organize them in groups. Man, I need a program, lol).

Stamps: FireCracker Designs by Pamela (So Far Away set)
Paper: white, navy, red
Ink: AP cobalt, indigo & cardinal, Adirondack reinkers in red pepper & denim, Archival reinker in true blue
Accessories: foam tape, marbles, markers, small star punch, small star embosser, large star circle punch, used postage stamps, narrow striped ribbon, tag punch


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