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For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC724), I was inspired by THIS picture. I really liked the white deer w/ the wreaths around their necks.

For my card, I die cut the deer & stitched hills out of white, the holly & other branches out of green & berries out of red. The wreaths started out as two green rings I made by using some circle punches then I added some pieces of greenery to complete the wreaths. After I put the scene together, I added some Stickles to the berries & snow hills.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: none
Paper:  Staples 110# white, green, red
Ink: none
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Stitched Hills, Holly #1 , Greenery #1 Berries , Deer Family, Leaf Group diesstickles

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Congrats to Diana, the newest Featured Stamper (FS662) on Splitcoast! She has a sweet gallery & after much browsing, I chose THIS to case. I liked the display of color around the circular greeting so I kept that, but I used different images & dies & added little houses instead of color strips.

My card is pretty easy…I stamped the greeting & little globe onto the circle die cut then added a cobalt blue frame around it. I penciled in the shape of the circle & stamped my little houses & trees all around the perimeter then colored them in. Some sequins were added to finish.

Here are the Copic colors I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Lift Off set, Organic set #2
Paper:  Staples 110# white, cobalt blue
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea used for the globe
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:Rectangle Stitch, Circle Stitch, Circle Stitch Frames  dies, Copic Sketch Markers, Sequins

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For the Inspiration Challenge we’re headed across the pond to a lovely site. I chose THIS for my inspiration.

My card today took way longer that I planned on spending but that’s how it goes sometimes. I wanted a twig wreath w/ stars on it but I wanted them to be a silver/gold mix & look a little rustic. The stars were pretty easy. I die cut them then covered them w/ a mix of silver ink on the inside & gold ink around the edges then sprinkled on 2 different embossing powders. One is a gilded gold (mostly clear w/ gold flecks) & the other was a stardust powder (mostly clear w/ little sparkles & a hint of silver). I did the same for the grosgrain ribbon die & bow die cut. On the wreath, I die cut it out of brown then used the same gold ep just in places here & there. Then part that took too long happened because I thought w/ the open area in the center, why not make it a shaker? But the sequins looked too bright & shiny. So I did the embossing again on a piece of ivory & die cut the sequins using a sequin die. Big trouble! Most the embossing flaked right off. So….I had piece sticker paper w/ most of the stickers gone & just the borders left. I peeled it off & stuck my sequins to the sticky side & embossed them again. That worked. I should have thought of that first! Then I put it all together & stamped half of the greeting on the front w/ Versa Clair nocturne & sprinkle the gilded gold powder on it & embossed it. You can see it in the close up but head on, it just looks black.

Here’s the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

 

 

Stamps: DRS Designs – Beautiful Holiday (inside: Interlocking Stars Bg)
Paper: Staples 110# white, ivory, brown
Ink:Versaclair nocturne,  Encore Ultimate metallic silver & gold pigment inks
Accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch, Stars, Sm. Stardies,  Ranger gilded gold embossing powder, Stardust embossing powder, IO Twig Wreath die, MB Grosgrain Ribbon dies, ODBD Sm. Bow dies, MFT sequins dies, We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool

 

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