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I’ve fallen a little behind on my posting & here are 2 cards I made for Dare to Get Dirty Challenges & also the Inspiration & Featured Stamper Challenges. For all the details of the DTGD challenges, go HERE…but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member.  

This first one was for the Inspiration Challenge (IC662) &.THIS & THIS were my inspirations. I loved the palm trees in the first, and the colors in the second. And, I used a technique from TLC698, gel plate impressionism. Basically, you put a gel plate into your Misti, ink it up w/ Distress oxide inks, mist w/ alcohol (the rubbing kind, lol), stamp your image on top w/ dye ink, then place your card stock on top of the gel plate. So that’s what I did. The colors move around & mix a bit & the silhouette isn’t quite as sharp as it would be, but the overall look is pretty nice. After it dried, I added the seagulls & a little white highlighting on the palms. Here’s the inside.

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –  Palm Tree Line Seaside Dock Sending Sunshine (inside: Sun Shine On You )
Paper: Staples 110# white 
Ink: Distress oxide inks  peacock feathers, squeezed lemonade, worn lipstick, cracked pistachio, Memento tuxedo black 
Accessories:  Misti, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle dies, Gelli plate, white gel pen


This card was for the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS601). I chose THIS to case. I kept the cactus in the desert theme, but I used different images, different colors & added a greeting. I also got a kick out of Beth’s description of her card.

To make my desert scene, I stamped the Cowboy Cactus, masked it, then stamped the Broken Flower Fence around it. Makes it kind of look like the cowboys are out fixing the fence & left a hat & rope on the cactus. After coloring everything, I die cut it w/ a wonky stitched rectangle then added some clouds & a sunflower for the sun rays. The greeting is part of the Western Word Square & I used a wonky circle die to cut it. Here’s the inside & next to it are the Copics I used.
 
Supplies:

Stamps:  DRS Designs – Cowboy Cactus (new!), Broken Flower Fence Western Word Square  (inside: Saddle Up Greeting )
Paper: Staples 110# white 
Ink: Memento tuxedo black 
Accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Gina Marie wonky stitched rectangles & circles dies, Serendipity sunflower die, Spellbinders cloud dies

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Congrats to Jenny, the newest Featured Stamper (FS599) on Splitcoast! She has such a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS to case. I kept the sunset bg w/ a silhouette image but I used different images, a corvette instead of a crane in the foreground & changed it from vertical to horizontal.

To make my Ocean Drive card, I painted watercolors onto the solid background image & stamped it onto white card stock. After I dried it, I placed it in my Misti & stamped the silhouette palms (several times) using VersaClair ink then added white highlights w/ a gel pen. I drew a few seagulls w/ a Copic multiliner pen.The white frame was  die cut & stamped with the Happy Birthday squiggle frame. The corvette was stamped, colored & die cut w/ the matching die. I made the corvette yellow because my dad used to have a yellow corvette & he loved it! Personally, I preferred the Mustang convertible he had before that, lol. 

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used on the corvette.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker StampsIsland Dreams, Corvette, Happy Birthday Frame
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine Clair nocturne
Accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Rubbernecker stitched rectangles & Corvette dies, pan water colors

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We have a really fun Inspiration Challenge (IC655) site that Anne chose..Serengeti Fashions. I had several on my list, but THIS is the one that inspired my card. Isn’t it a cute bag? 
 


I just love the scenes on the flip flops so I definitely kept those. I stamped parts of various island & beach scenes, colored them then used 2 sizes of flip flop dies to cut them out. After I made the raspberry colored stripe band, I used leftovers of it to make the sandal straps. The bg of the kraft piece was stamped w/ a splatter image using gathered twig oxide ink to give it a beach sand look.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used. I like having the insides go with the outsides & the ink is still light enough that writing right over it is not a problem.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –Adirondack ChairFlamingo Scene Lighthouse,  Seaside DockSplatter BgSummer StoryOpen Plaid (inside: Adventure Begin)
Paper: Staples 110# white, kraft
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress oxide inks pickled raspberry, gathered twigs
Accessories:  Copic markers, ODBD pierced rectangles & flip flop dies, Cuttlebug charm tag dies, metallic crochet thread, hemp twine. sequins

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