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Such a fabulous site Brenda chose for the Inspiration Challenge! I loved THIS w/ the sweet little birdhouse so it was my inspiration. 
For my card, I used the new Bird Feeder image (I love the little nuthatch!) &  wonderful greeting. Since it mentions stormy weather, I wanted the background to reflect that so after stamping & coloring the bird feeder, I masked it then sponged in the bg. I stamped the greeting then added a few raindrops I drew & cut out. I used a birds on a wire punch across a piece of black c/s then added strips of gray & red for contrast to the black layer. A little red bird was added just because…
Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: 

Stamps: DRS Designs –Bird FeederBirds of a Feather  (inside: Life is Friendship )
Paper: Staples 110# white, dk gray, black, red
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks stormy sky, London fog
Accessories: unknown cross stitch pennant flag dies, birds on a wire border punch, Copic markers, Misti, bird punches

 

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Today is a bittersweet day. We (the Featured Stamper Hostesses) are having to say goodbye to one of our own…Bridget Finlay. We are sad she is leaving, but we understand that Bridget has an important mission. 

For this card, I chose THIS card of Bridget’s. I really love the contrast of the turquoise & peach and her perfect layout, so I kept those. For me, the real challenge of caseing Bridget is I don’t want to change a thing! But change I must, so I used different images, a doily die cut instead of the heart and I used a stamped, die cut butterfly instead of the punched one Bridget used. 

I started with a die cut white panel, attached some drywall mesh and sponged on the tumbled glass ink in a random rather than solid manner, then added a little splatter w/ the same ink & a water brush. After die cutting the doily w/ peach, I cut it apart & reassembled it a little smaller to fit the area. The big butterfly was stamped on dp & die cut. I really loved the shiny little teal leaf embellies Bridget used, so I made mine out of aluminum foil glued to c/s, colored w/ Copics and die cut. For the flower, I used a Prima on top and punched a larger one to go underneath.
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To make the greeting, I die cut the letters out of turquoise twice, stacked them on top of each for dimension & glued them in an up/down manner to mimic the wonderful die Bridget used. The pretty little flower on top of the big butterfly was a gift from my sweet friend, Sabrina

Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs Butterfly
Paper:  white, peach, turquoise, small piece of dp (Basic Grey -Hopscotch)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress ink tumbled glass
Accessories: ODBD Doily dies, ODBD Butterfly die,  ODBD Fancy Foliage dieSpellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies & Font One upper & lower case dies, Copic markers, turquoise gem, aluminum foil, butterfly multi punch (Martha Stewart), hibiscus flower die (Quickutz), button, Prima flower

Because I could spend a lifetime caseing Bridget, I made a second card in her honor.
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For my card, I cased THIS card of Bridget’s. I just love the bright colors and spools of thread. So I kept those, but I used different images/dies and made my own backgrounds.

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The big solid doily image was stamped w/ the yellow ink on the large bg and partials of it were stamped w/ the other ink colors on the side strip. The little thread spools were stamped, colored & die cut & on two of them I trimmed away the measuring tape. After stamping the 2 greetings, I pierced around the edge, added a punched button border & some colorful buttons. These are the Copics I used.
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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs Birthday Doily, Spool Tape, Sew Special
Paper:  white, turquoise,yellow
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, dandelion, tangelo, bahama blue, cottage ivy
Accessories: ODBD Spool dieSpellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, Copic markers, piercing tool & mat, button border punch (EK Success), buttons

 

Thanks so much for stopping by! A fond farewell, Bridget, and may you be richly blessed in your future endeavors!
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Julie Warner – http://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
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Today’s Color Challenge (CC474) on Splitcoast uses some very pretty colors…pink, pistachio & vanilla. The dessert option was a little tough…NO STAMPING! That may be easy for some, but it was a little tougher for me because I love to use images and I love to color them. For my card, I did manage the dessert. I relied on die cuts and punches to see me through.

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For the vanilla panel, I used only the first half of a Memory Box die cut. The whole die says “Happy Holidays”. But I positioned it on the top of my vanilla panel, taped it place, then let the “holidays” part hang off of the cutting plate. I wasn’t sure if it would work, but it did! The birthday die is a little Sizzix sizzlet and I only used the birthday part instead of the whole “happy birthday”. The flowers, flower border and branches were all done with punches. I sponged a little darker pink ink on the petal edges and added some tiny black dots on the border flowers and tiny flowers. The big green leaves are from a poinsettia die. I used a dk pink Copic to color my rhinestone brad to match.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Supplies:

Stamps: NONE
Ink:  Memento pistachio (for shading leaves), Colorbox rose coral chalk ink (for shading flower petals)
Paper: vanilla, pink, lt green
Accessories:  pink Copic marker, black Micron pen, Spellbinders poinsettia & matting basics A dies, Memory Box Happy Holidays die, Sizzix Happy Birthday sizzlet die, Floriana punch (McGill), hydrangea border, hydrangea flowers,  & branches punches (Martha Stewart), rhinestone brad, dimensional silicone
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