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It’s my turn to host the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC678) & I chose Joss & Main for the site. They have some fab Holiday decorations & ideas. I was inspired by THIS set of canapé plates. I really love the winter images & plaid.

After stamping & coloring my holiday snowman, I stamped the plaid background onto light red cardstock w/ black ink then used a few darker red Copics to add a little tone variation. I die cut both panels then used a curved border die to cut the bottom of the snowman panel. A couple of die cut buttons were added w/ a little glossy dimensional glaze added on top of them. The greeting was a little too large, so I stamped it w/ Stazon on the front of a piece of shrink plastic, die cut it w/ a circle die & most importantly, punched the hole at the top before shrinking it w/ a heat gun. I used a G02 to color the backside before I shrunk it. It was barely even noticeable but look how much darker it became when shrunk. A little Stickles was added to the snow & icicles.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps –Icy Snowman Have Yourself Plaid Bg  (inside: Merry Christmas Lg )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, red, X-Press It Blending Card, black, shrink plastic
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Stazon black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker stitched rectanglesBorders 3 , Circle Stitch dies,  ribbon, Copic Sketch MarkersMISTIDimensional Magic, ODBD Matting Circles dies (buttons)

 

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It’s my turn to host today’s Inspirations Challenge (IC631) on Splitcoast!  I was inspired by THIS & THIS so I combined the two. 

I have a winter card using this fun, fun, fun Winter Wonder Words bg. When my unmounted stamp arrived, it still had a line across the top (from the edge of the plate) & I left it. I don’t always ink it, but I did this time. I thought it made the perfect division between the upper & lower part. I inked it w/ the stormy sky ink & stamped it multiple times, but only used the line across the top.  The Warm Wishes was stamped in the upper area w/ the majestic blue ink to make it a little more prominent than the lower bg. 

I came across a piece of royal blue c/s that I had embossed all over w/ a sparkly powder. I don’t know why I did this or when, but I thought it might look good for a big frosty snowman. After I die cut him, I left the die in place & went over some parts w/ a white marker & the others w/ a cobalt blue Copic. Then I added a die cut piece of thin foam behind him to elevate him a bit. The larger blue mittens were punched & added. A narrow strip of blue glitter paper was added down the left & some punched snowflakes here & there.

 
Here’s a look a the inside. I went over the greeting & mittens w/ a blue Wink of Stella.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Winter Wonder WordsWarm Wishes, (inside – Interlocking Snow BgBaby It’s Cold)
Paper: white, royal blue, glitter
Ink: Versafine majestic blue, Memento  Distress ink stormy sky, Versamark
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, cobalt Copic marker, Emaginations lg mitten punch, white Permapaque marker, Wink of Stella (blue), stardust embossing powder, snowflakes punches (Tonic)

 

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These colors may be a little different for a Christmas card, but I was using the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC606) colors of bermuda, coral & island indigo. I also did a fun Turkish map fold for the inside, per the Technique Challenge (TLC609). If you want the directions for this fold, just click the link for the TLC (above). 
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As a rule, I don’t usually do fancy folds…apparently I am unable to follow directions..well, I CAN follow directions, I just don’t, lol. It always ends up being a reinvention of the wheel when I can’t stop myself from changing things. So, I did follow directions (mostly) for this one. Mine is a little bit (.25 inch) larger than the directions. And the fancy fold didn’t kill me, so that’s a definite plus. I had to resize the dies to fit a square card (instead of a rectangle), but that’s not too hard. Actually, the hardest part was refilling my ATG tape gun. Sheesh! I bought a case of refills & turns out at least half of them are wound wrong so they are useless. That part was not fun. 

Here’s a look at the inside & how it looks folded flat. To me, it looks a little plain but I guess I’m not used to having to fill up that much real estate. Will have to work on that. Since the inside is copy paper, it does fold flat to fit into a regular envelope & it really isn’t bulky or heavy.
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These are the Copics I used.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Lg Snowman Portrait, Snow Better Greeting, Snow Bg, (inside – Custom Christmas Name Sign, 1 line Merry Christmas, Christmas Village 4in1, Pine Tree Snowdrift, Tiny Snowman, Snow/Sand Lines
Paper: Staples 110# white, X-Press It white, 20# copy paper, coral
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress Inks tumbled glass, broken china, marigold, worn lipstick, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:  Copic markers, Misti, MFT diagonal stitched rectangles, fishtail flags, arched window dies

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