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Time for another cool sketch!

It’ll make your flower image pop!
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LOVE FREE STAMPS? Be sure to visit the ISC Blog
to enter and you might win!
1 FREE ISC Sheet of choice!

Easy, create a card using ISC stamps only.
Enter your link in the Mister Link Box you’ll find there  by Sunday July 12th.

For my card, I stamped a flower from the Flowers & Elements sheet three times  on white c/s using cobalt ink.   On one, I first cut out the center then stamped the flower words across the petals using cardinal ink. On the second, I cut out just the inner circle and colored it w/ glitter gel pens. The third flower was cut entirely cut out.  Some of the petals w/ the red words were cut out and layered on the complete flower. Then the two centers were stacked on top using foam tape. I added some highlights to the flower petals w/ a clear glitter gel pen.


For the white stamped band, I cut out a wavy line using mini pinking scissors and stamped the stars from the Memories of Patriotism sheet. The words were stamped in the center from the Mini book Be Thankful sheet.   (Hint: since these are unmounted stamps and I use repositionable glue on the back, I can easily shape the straight lines into curves on the acrylic block.)

On the brilliant blue   background, I stamped the Background Series Mini Specks w/ the cobalt ink to give it a little texture. Three narrow strips were dotted w/ a white gel pen and matted w/ white. The remaining red, white and blue layers were added as shown.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the ISC blog and enter.
stamps: Innovative Stamp Creations
paper: white, real red, brilliant blue
ink: Ancient Page cobalt, cardinal
accessories: foam tape, red & clear glitter gel pens (Sakura), mini pinking scissors, large white brad, white gel pen (Sakura)



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Welcome to the “FireCracker Designs Goes Outdoors” Blog Hop!!

This is a circular blog hop where the only beginning is wherever you start!!You will know you have reached the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog where you started!(It’s not a huge circle¦so it should be easy to remember where you started.)

The winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess that we don’t even know who it will be until the hop is over¦so that’s why you need to leave a comment on EVERY blog to qualify! This hop will continue through Tuesday June 30.

For my card, I used a new set, Scenic Byways, for most of the images inside the oval plus a few from Create a Scene. I added the tree and cattails from the Joy of Nature set on the outside.

Except for the dimensional tree and cattails on the outside of the oval, everything was masked and stamped on the one layer of white c/s. To create the oval mask, I used the largest oval Nestie from the Petite Oval Large set and die cut the oval in a sheet of copy paper.


I placed the mask in the center of my c/s and began stamping and masking (where needed) my scene. The color was sponged on using torn paper masks for the hills and straight masks for the water. I started w/ the lightest colors first, then gradually added the darker colors. After I finished, I removed the oval mask, stamped the tree at right (to get the water lines on the white area) and attached my colored (w/ markers) and cut out tree and cattails. The sentiment was added and I also added some white highlights w/ a white gel pen.

The panel was edged w/ a black marker then attached to a textured coral layer, then a thin black mat. I attached the layers w/ foam tape to the front of a 5″ x 6.5″ white card.
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To continue the circle, you will need to hop on over to Pamela’s Blog and keep going until you’ve come back to where you’ve started!


stamps: FireCracker Designs- Scenic Byways, Create a Scene & Joy of Nature sets
paper: white, black, textured coral (DCWV mat stack)
ink: Ancient Page coal, leaf green, pine green, lemon peel, sunburst, mandarin, pink pizzaz, cobalt; Memories soft baby blue
accessories: Spellbinders lg petite oval set, sponges, foam tape, markers, white gel pen, black Permopaque marker

Thanks for stopping by!

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It’s the 3rd Thursday of the month, so that means another great DDIC challenge! This week, Lori picked a wonderful interior scene.  I just love how graphic it is. All the straight lines of the fireplace surround, the stripes in the fabric, the

Dandelion Ranch- Elle Decor

linear lines of the red flowers. I’m also combining this with today’s SCS   Ways to Use It challenge to use text.

For my interpretation, I focused on the flowers and the picture above the mantle. All images are ISC. Since it’s a negative image, I inked it by starting in the middle w/ the lemon ink, adding the sunburst, mandarin and cardinal inks as I moved out to the edge and stamped it on white c/s.

I liked the colors, but they weren’t quite dramatic enough, so I added more color w/ Prismacolor pencils and blended them w/ a colorless blender pencil. I added a few darker outlines w/ markers. Then I used a Nestie rectangle to cut it out. A larger rectangle was used to cut the black mat.

The white bg was scored in a frame around the image and also in lines at the bottom to imitate the fireplace columns. I used a Cuttlebug embossing border folder to add the dots. I didn’t run it thru the CB, but used a stylus to manually add the embossed dots where I wanted them. Another black mat and then a white card.

The sentiment/monogram was stamped w/ the cardinal ink and the monogram was outlined w/ a fine tip black pen. A circle Nestie was used to cut it then a little color added around the rim. The scallop circle is part of a Quickutz die set. The image and the sentiment circle are mounted w/ thin foam tape to give a little dimension.

stamps: Innovative Stamp Creations – Nature’s Silhouette I
paper: white, black
ink: Ancient Page lemon peel, sunburst, mandarin & cardinal
accessories: foam tape, Spellbinders Nestie rectangles & circles set, Quickutz Nesting Flower set, Prismacolor pencils, fine tip black pen, markers, Scor-It, Cuttlebug embossing border folder

Thanks so much for stopping by and we’d really love for you to join in on our challenge. Please link up to Lori’s blog if you do, use DDIC in your keywords on Splitcoast.

Please visit the rest of our very talented Divas:

Lori (chanteuse)
Chat (nitestamper)
Chris (glowbug)
Keri (stampinupconsultan)
Angela (mudflapmamma)


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