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BEST OF 2013 (x3!)

A big congrats to Lesley aka Lionsmane, the Featured Stamper on Splitcoast (FS321)! What a fab gallery she has! There were many I wanted to case, and I finally chose her Pink Cat Baby Card. I kept the general layout but moved things a bit, the soft colors and embossed background. I used different images, different embossing folder and added some punched and colored flowers.

The images are from DRS Designs. I stamped the lovely umbrella twice, added some soft shading w/ Copic markers and cut both out. I used a stylus to add some shape and dimension to the top umbrella and attached it on the base umbrella w/ a little foam tape underneath the center. The narrow little ribbon bow was also colored w/ Copics before attaching.

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The background was embossed and I punched a bunch of different sized hydrangea petals out, added a little shading and tiny black dots in the centers, then used the stylus to curl the petals a bit. The sentiment was die cut along w/ the pale pink backing oval to finish my 4.25 x 5.50 card.

Congrats again, Lesley, enjoy your week!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Also check out the DRS Thursday Challenge…Paper Flowers! DRS images are not required to enter and you could win some fab images just by heading over and linking up your creation!
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Stamps: DRS Designs Umbrella,  Rain Down Greeting
Paper: Neenah white, pale pink marbled
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders classic oval dies, ribbon, Cherry Blossom embossing folder (mpress), hydrangea punch (Punch Bunch)


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A big congrats to Jennifer, the Featured Stamper on Splitcoast (FS320)! Her gallery is full of inspiration and I picked her Celebrate the 4th to case. I kept the layout and pinwheel (love making those!), but I used different images, slightly different colors and used another image in place of 2 of the buttons.

The images are all from DRS Designs. I white embossed the polka dot background on the kraft card stock and stamped the teacher tools on another piece. I colored them w/ a combination of Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers before cutting them out. The pinwheel (tutorial here) was made w/ a 2.25 square of the brilliant blue c/s and I added the piercing above and below just like Jennifer’s card. I think piercing looks great and I don’t know why I usually forget to do it. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.

Congrats again, Jennifer, enjoy your week! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Stamps: DRS Designs Teacher Tools, Polka Dot Background, Teacher Touch a Heart Greeting
Paper: Neenah white, brilliant blue, kraft
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories: white embossing powder,Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, thread, button, piercing tool & mat
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I made this for friend who suffered a devastating loss. Sympathy cards are always hard, so I used this week’s sketch on Splitcoast (SC428) to help me out.

The images are from DRS Designs. I stamped the Flower Cross, colored it w/ Copics and die cut w/ a Spellbinders long rectangle. It was a little too long, so I shortened it a bit using a variation of my Nestie Resizing Technique. The tan marbled piece was die cut and embossed. For the darker goldish/brown, I embossed it w/ a frame folder. The sentiment was white embossed on more of the same dp and die cut w/ a fishtail banner die. The next smaller size banner was cut out of the tan marbled paper and attached on top. I added a few Candi buttons to finish my 4.25 x 5.50 card.

Thanks so much for looking!

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Stamps: DRS Designs – Flower Cross, With Sympathy
Paper: Neenah white, tan marbled, dp (Anna Griffin)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories: white embossing powder, Spellbinders long rectangle & label 8 dies, SU tulip frame embossing folder, Cuttlebug Swiss dot ef, Candi buttons, MFT fishtail banner dies


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