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A big congrats to Angie, the newest Featured Stamper (FS677) on Splitcoast! So many lovely cards to view & after much browsing, I chose THIS card to case. I kept the layout, lady & flower, but used different images & dies, different colors & moved the greeting.

After coloring the lovely Jacqueline image & the flowers, I fussy cut the flowers & used a craft knife to cut along the back of Jacqueline to insert the edge of the flowers under her. (If you cut right on the black line, it’s virtually invisible.)  I resized my top panel to narrow it & used markers to color in the hexagon strip I added on the left.

Here are the Copics I used for Jacqueline & I also used a Prismacolor overlay:

And these are the Copics I used on the flowers:

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Jacqueline, Thinking of You, Distress Hexagon Strip, Daisy Bouquet #3
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Rectangle Stitch dies, Copic Sketch Markers, rhinestones, Prismacolor Pencil

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For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC738), we have a lovely place called Ferris Wheels & Carousels. I was inspired by THIS picture.

After I colored 2 of the single Columbine flowers, I fussy cut the one on the left & attached it to the other one. There was a lot of empty space there, so I thought the double bloom looked best. I split the greeting in two to fit the space & added a strip of textured green down the right side. I used my die resizing technique to make the flower panel narrower. 

All in all, a simple layout that lets these lovely flowers take center stage! Here are the Copics I used to color the flowers. Just so you know, I usually a little Prismacolor pencil on top of the Copics to even out the blend & add extra depth to the shadows & highlights. If you do this, pick colors similar to the Copics you use.  

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Single Columbine, In Your Heart
Paper:  Staples 110# white, textured green
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Rectangle Stitch dies, Copic Sketch Markers, Prismacolor Pencils, Sequins

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For my 3rd week as a Guest Designer for the Color Challenge (CC775), we have a lavender, purple & mint green color combo w/ the dessert option of making a winter card. Since it’s been below freezing all day here & lows in the mid teens, I think it feels pretty much like this poor bear & his little bird friend look. 

After coloring the bear in the tree, I added the cute little bird (from another winter image) on one of the branches. It was good thing the SU neutrals are allowed, because I made liberal use of the browns, grays & merlot colors! For the bg, I die cut some stitched hills out of scratch paper & used them to sponge in the snow hills & purple/lavender sky. 

After it was sponged, I dry embossed it w/ a snowfall folder & added stickles to the snow. I used the purple inks to sponge the greeting die cut.

Here are the Copics I used, You can see by all the different greens & blue greens, I had to work to get that mint color for the hat & scarf. The purple shades were used just on the bg of the image circle. I didn’t feel like cutting a mask, lol, so I just used the Copics to mimic the sponging I did on the lg background.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Winter Bear in Tree, Owl w/ Bird on Sled
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks shaded lilac, wilted violet 
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, HugsCircle Stitch dies, Copic Sketch Markers, Stickles, Sizzix Snowfall Speckles

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