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This month, ISC has an Inspiration Challenge for you! Betsy chose this wonderful picture for the inspiration piece. Don’t you just love the colors and images? Want to win a free sheet of ISC images? To be eligible to win, use the picture as your inspiration and create a card or other project using ISC images only, and link your creation to the ISC Blog by May 9th.


And this is my version. I really picked up on the orange colors, the flower and butterflies. Although it may look like there are layers or cut outs, there’s really only one layer attached to the card, three punched butterflies and one die cut sentiment. I started with a piece of white c/s slightly smaller than my 4.25 x 5.5 (A2) white card. I stamped the medium and small Bush Flowers with black ink, masking when needed. I added just a touch of color by lightly swiping sponges w/ yellow, orange and pink inks haphazardly across the flowers. I colored over all of the petals w/ a VersaMark pen and clear embossed them. A few specks of embossing powder were spread out around the flowers, but I like the splatter look so I left them and even added a few more.

Yellow, orange, pink, ginger and cranberry inks were then sponged over the entire piece and I used more of the darker colors around the flowers to add more contrast. The excess ink was wiped off of the clear embossed flowers. The script from Odd Findings was stamped over the top with ginger ink.  I stamped a butterfly from  Friends are Special using the yellow, orange and cranberry inks on a scrap of white then I used a butterfly punch. The punch didn’t exactly line up w/ the image, but I like it anyway.  I traced around it on a piece of white and cut the inside out, leaving just a white frame of the butterfly. I used this as my base to attach to the card and popped the butterfly up on top. I added two more small punched white butterflies and the sentiment (also from Bush Flowers). I edged the entire piece w/ a black marker and added a piece of cardboard underneath for a little dimension before attaching it to my card.

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stamps: Innovative Stamp Creations
paper: white
ink: Ancient Page coal, Adirondack ginger & cranberry, Stamp It orange & pink
accessories: black Permapaque marker, Martha Stewart monarch butterfly punch, small butterfly punch (All Night Media), Spellbinders mega oval set




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Happy Thursday! It’s my day to post over at the DRS Blog.  I hope you’ll hop on over for all the details and let me know what you think about my big eyed frog. This is also for SC278 and CC268 challenges at Splitcoast.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments are always read and much appreciated!

This is another for today’s Featured Stamper challenge! For this one, I chose Gloria’s Baby Patchpal Elephant.  I liked the 3 panel layout, but since it was originally a sketch challenge, I changed it a little. I kept the 3 panel bg but added more layers, moved the sentiment to the main panel and used different images and colors.

The images are Our Daily Bread Designs, a new April set called Dad.  I stamped the verse onto some oatmeal flecked c/s and cut it out w/ a Spellbinders lg rectangle using my Nestie Resizing technique to make it narrower. I used the same technique to make the Fancy Tag layer longer. I also cut a Ribbon Tag Trio 2 then cut it in half and added this underneath the verse.  The ship’s wheel was cut out of dp, a circle of the wheel was cut w/ a small circle Nestie then I used a Snowflake set to cut the red element and star shaped insert on top. I love these snowflakes; to me these two dies look like a ship’s wheel or compass.

I assembled my 3 panels and attached them to a 5.5 x 4.25 (A2) oatmeal flecked card but first, I slipped the edge of the netting under the top edges.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments are always read and much appreciated!

stamps: ODBD- Dad
paper: kraft, real red, oatmeal fleck,  dp (both by Diane’s Daughters)
ink: Ancient Page indigo
accessories:  Spellbinders lg rectangles, circles, fancy tags, ribbon tag trio 2 and snowflakes die sets, netting, markers (for edges)

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