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SW Birthday by Julie Warner http://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/?p=28123

This is for the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC654) & Stacy chose the Vera Bradley site. Lovely colors & patterns there! I was inspired by THIS tote. I just love the colors & Southwest pattern.
  SW Birthday by Julie Warner http://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/?p=28123
To make my SW background, I applied Distress oxide inks to the inside of the embossing folder (Embossing Folder Stamping) then placed my die cut piece of white card stock inside. I actually used what would normally be the back side because I wanted just the lines & not the inside of the pattern. Leaving the c/s just where it was, I added a little more ink here & there where needed. When satisfied, I went ahead & ran it thru the Big Shot to emboss it because I also wanted the texture. The big Happy was die cut then stamped & double stacked on another white piece to give it some depth. The coral pieces were leftovers that seemed to fit in.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Altenew – Halftone Happy, (inside: DRS Designs -Birthday Wishes)
Paper: Staples 110# white,  coral textured, black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versfine deep lagoon, Distress oxide inks worn lipstick, carved pumpkin, cracked pistachio, abandoned coral, mermaid lagoon
Accessories:  Altenew Happy die,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, Taylored Expressions Ikat embossing folder, 

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For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC647), we have Replacements, LTD. as our site. It’s a beautiful site & I have used their wonderful replacement service in the past to fill in missing or broken pieces of china. They also helped me identify some crystal that belonged to my great grandmother. While I was browsing the casual china, I happened on THIS picture (also below). It looked like a Cinco de Mayo fiesta to me so I went w/ a southwest theme.


To make the serape on the side, I used two plaid images, which until you stamp them across each other, are just stripes. I inked the stripes using Tombow markers in red, yellow & green then colored a wide strip & used fringe scissors on it to make the lower border. The image was stamped, colored & die cut w/ a little out of the box to keep the boot tip & rope from being cut off. I used Prismacolor pencils to add the sunset colors behind the image. For the greeting, I stamped it once in the Morocco ink, moved it a tad & stamped it again in brown ink to get the slight shadow.

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


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –Cowboy Garb, Life is Better, Lg Orig Plaid Open Plaid  (inside: Saddle Up Greeting)
Paper: Staples 110# white, X-Press It white, sand,  sienna 
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, rich cocoa, Morocco 
Accessories:  Copic markers, Tombow markers, Prismacolor pencils, MFT stitched arch, basic stitch lines dies, Misti, fringe scissors 

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A big congrats to Suzy, the newest Featured Stamper (FS585) on Splitcoast! She has a wonderful gallery & since she lives in Texas & I am from Texas, I couldn’t resist picking THIS card to case. She has a lot of Tx themed cards but I liked the Tx flag on the balloon so I kept that. I used different stamps & dies & put my Tx flag on a punch out of the state outline.

This card turned out to be a little trickier than I thought it would. Mostly because the big Hot Air Balloons bg die actually has a very large balloon in the lower left that I didn’t want to be there. So I had to die cut it pretty carefully using a smaller top plate to avoid cutting it out. A tiny bit of it did start to cut so I covered it up by die cutting a small cloud in that area (just to right of her face). I also die cut a lt blue layer & lined it up a little off to shadow the white. The right balloon has a colored Tx state punch under it. The little cowgirl was done separately & fussy cut around the top & sides to go on top.

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


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Cowgirl, (inside: Sending Smiles , US Map )
Paper:  Staples #110 white, X-Press It, lt blue
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black (summer sky also used on inside)
Accessories:   Serendipity Reverse Hot Air Balloon die, Howdy die Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle die, Copic markers, Misti, Memory Box puffy clouds die, Punch Bunch Texas punch, small star punch

 

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