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It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoast (FS563) so a big Congrats to Helen, the newest Featured Stamper! She has a really sweet gallery & I chose THIS to case. I really liked the color combo & mixed media look of the background so I kept those, but I used different images, a different layout & made mine a Christmas card.

To make my card, The strip in the middle is actually part of a large tag I made w/ Distress inks & a little platinum Brilliance for some sparkle. The aqua & lime sparkle layers were die cut w/ curved dies & the largest lime sparkle was embossed on both ends. Though the small manger image was meant to be a postage frame, I wanted to use it on my card so I added the large star from the wisemen image in the center of the postage frame. For the rest of the wisemen, I stamped them on the aqua layer & added some white Prismacolor pencil highlights.

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


Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Jesus Heart Postage, Three Wisemen, (inside: Simplify Christmas Greeting)
Paper: X-Press It white, lime sparkle, aqua, manilla tag
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Distress inks in twisted citron, tumbled glass, peacock feathers, evergreen bough, Brilliance platinum planet
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders rectangles, curved borders dies, Sizzix embossing folder (Snowflakes & Flourish set), white Prismacolor pencil

And since it’s almost Thanksgiving, I also cased THIS card of Helen’s. I kept most of the layout, but used different colors, different images & turned mine horizontal.

This card was pretty quick & easy. I had a Wrinkle Free Distress background I made a while back that I stamped the leaves onto & fussy cut. The white rectangle with cut out hole was leftover from another project so I added the brown & gold layers then the greeting on a little word window tag.

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –  Open Leaf, Fall Leaf w/ Acorn, Happy Thanksgiving
Paper: Staples 110# white, watercolor, brown textured, harvest gold
Ink: Versafine vintage sepia,  Distress inks rusty hinge, mustard seed, spiced marmalade
Accessories:  Spellbinder A2 matting basics A & B dies, Quickutz nesting ovals, sequins

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Today’s Clean & Simple Challenge (CAS425) is He is Risen…celebrate the Resurrection or raise something up, like using embossing. I did both on my cards.

For this Easter card, I paired this beautiful new Celebrate Easter greeting w/ the Lily Cross & the Stained Glass Oval. I know the rectangle version would have worked better, but the oval is the one  I have. I kept the colors neutral & the layout clean & simple to let the images shine. First I put the cross into my Misti & stamped it w/ desert sand. After lightly coloring it w/ Copics, I overstamped it w/ metallic gold ink then heat embossed it w/ gold powder. I did the same to the frame, coloring in just a few areas. 

In real life, the gold embossing is really pretty. You can see it a bit in the pic below.

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



My second Easter card was really quick..the triple crosses were stamped on a die cut circle w/ the lilac ink, then the scripture quote was stamped on top w/ the grape ink. It was added to purple die cut & the white bg was embossed w/ a sun ray folder. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Supplies: (Celebrate Easter card)

Stamps: DRS Designs –  Celebrate EasterLily CrossStained Glass Oval (inside: Triple CrossesEaster Blessing)
Paper: Staples 110# white,  ivory
Ink: Memento desert sand, Ultimate Metallic gold pigment
 Accessories: Copic markers, detail gold embossing powder,  Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies

Supplies: (Resurrection card)

Stamps: DRS Designs – I Am the Resurrection, Triple Crosses
Paper: Staples 110# white, purple
Ink: Memento grape jelly, lulu lilac
 Accessories: We R Memory Keepers embossing folder (Celebrate set), Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, lg circles & exquisite circles dies

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Julie Warner – http://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
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Today’s Ways to Use It Challenge (WT475) is all about Ovals. Since ovals are one of my favorite shapes to use, this is my kind of challenge! 

This card is actually not hard at all…I started by running a glue stick all over a piece of plain card stock then smoothing a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil down (I used the duller side up) on top of it. I cut one piece slightly smaller than my 4.25 x 5.50 card front, put it inside the fleur de lis embossing folder, then I put the lg oval frame of the Diffuser set on top and embossed. This left the oval center unembossed. I just happened to have a narrow black die cut oval frame that fit so I attached it around the oval. The 3 crosses were die cut out of trimmed off foil covered card stock I had left. I also embossed only the same crosses on black card stock, fussy cut them & attached under the silver versions.

On the embossed background, I used a black Copic marker to add the antiquing along the inside edges of each diamond shape & wiped it a bit w/ a paper towel as I went.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs  Quote Collection 4
Paper: white, black, heavy duty aluminum foil
Ink:  Tsukineko Ultimate metallic silver ink
Accessories: ODBD Ornamental Cross Collection dies,  Spellbinders oval dies, Copic black marker, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Fleur de lis), Sizzix Diffuser set
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