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A big congrats to Denise, the newest Featured Stamper (FS579) on Splitcoast! She has a lovely little gallery & I chose THIS to case. I love the vibrant blue so I kept I kept that & most of the layout. I used different images, turned it horizontal & moved the greeting,
This is also for the Ways to Use It Challenge (WT678), to use bleach. I actually love using bleach on card stock…w/ all the different brands & colors, you never know exactly what you’ll get. For this, I stamped this southwest pot image w/ bleach onto the cobalt blue c/s. I was pleasantly surprised to see it turned a lovely turquoise color when bleached. The strip on the side was simply sprayed w/ bleach. After fussy cutting the pot, I used a lg bg die to emboss the turquoise panels then added a double stitched circle frame & some sequins & strips of paper for grasses. 

Here’s a look at the inside.

Just for grins, I sprayed a bunch of different colors of c/s  to see what bleach would do. Here are my results. (Click any pic to enlarge. If there’s a solid piece next to it, that was the original color.)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Inkadinkado – SW Pot, The Stamps of Life – Mini Banners to Cut 2 (inside- MFT -Meant to Sparkle)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, cobalt blue, turquoise
Ink:   SU brilliant blue
Accessories:  Misti, ODBD double stitched rectangles, double stitched circles, Boho Bg  dies, Lil’ Inker Designs stitched rectangle dies, bleach, sequins

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This was made for Lydia’s Dare To Get Dirty challenge on Splitcoast & we’d love for you to join in so for all the details go to the Dare to Get Dirty Forum ..but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member. It’s sooooo easy! You still have a little time to enter the challenges, but this is last challenge on the last day of DTGD16.

This card looks simple, but it was off the charts aggravating! I was having one of THOSE days. I dropped or lost most everything I touched. And for the life of me, I can’t figure out why my supplies want to hide. When I drop them in the middle of the floor, they will scoot or shoot half way across a room to get under a piece of furniture like they’re sliding into home! And this requires getting down on my knees w/ a flashlight & long stick (yes I have one just for this purpose) to retrieve them. Dies are the worst..they are the same color as the hardwood floor..& they require the magnet extension on my screwdriver. I had to carry around so many retrieval tools, I felt like a vacuum cleaner w/ full attachments.
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Anyway, the scene was stamped across the blank spot in an Embossing Folder Stamped piece. I didn’t like the way the stamped embossing folder piece turned out so the white topper covered it all up, lol. I also stamped the scene on the white then added a little mitre cornered frame around it. The black zigzag was die cut, the greeting & sequins added.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Deep Red Stamps – Amsterdam; The Stamps of Life – greeting
Paper: Staples 110# white, scrap of black
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Distress Inks tumbled glass, broken china, cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon
Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles, Paper Smooches borders 1 dies, sequins, Misti, Darice embossing folder (rain/umbrella -but you’d never know it!)


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This was made for my DTGD challenge & we’d love for you to join in so for all the details go to the Dare to Get Dirty Forum ..but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member. It’s sooooo easy!

While I can’t give you the challenge details here I can share how I made this card. These flamingos are so pretty & they begged to come home & live w/ me. I love birds so how could I refuse? I put them into my Misti, stamped them Memento, colored w/ Copics , added a few white highlights w/ a Prismacolor pencil, then over stamped w/ Versafine. After die cutting w/ the matching dies (well…they were a set!), I stamped, colored & fussy cut a bunch of hibiscus to add at their feet. Pink Flamingos 09625
For the window scene, I die cut the octagon in white layer, added a slightly smaller black octagon frame then sponged the scene onto the white octagon I cut out. I used Prismacolor pencils to add the sunlight on the water & the surf at the water’s edge. The stamped, die cut palm tree (part of the flamingo set) was added & the greeting stamped between the flamingos. The little stitched black strip on the card front had to be added because I did what I do when I get in a hurry, & I scored the card front in the wrong place. So..I had to have something to cover the weird score line.  😉 

I’m also adding this card to the Simon Says Wed. Challenge – Anything Goes!

Here are the Copics I used.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: The Stamps of Life – Flamingos 2 Stamp, Rubber Stampede – hibiscus
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, black
Ink: Memento tuxedo black Versafine onyx black (to over stamp after coloring), Distress ink antique linen, Kaliedacolor Caribbean sea, desert heat
Accessories:  TSOL flamingo dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, sm & lg octagons, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles, long & skinny stitched rectangles, Copic markers, Misti, stickles, Prismacolor pencils


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