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Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread designs December release! Aren’t you over the moon with these beautiful images & fabulous dies? As a special treat, I’m including a little tutorial on how I did the double die cutting. The stitched circle around the horses is part of the white stitched frame. Tricky, huh? It’s actually a combination of out of the box & into the window. I will mention, I do both of these techniques on a regular basis so I don’t have a problem coloring my image first. If you’re trying this for the first time, you may want to color afterwards. That way if you have to try again, you won’t be out a lot of time & effort coloring it.
This is also for IC524 Inspiration Challenge & THIS was the button I was inspired by.

Birthday Paints 08015 After I stamped my image w/ Memento onto a 4.25 x 5.50 piece of X-Press It, I colored it w/ Copics. The horses were colored to resemble Indian Paints. I still had the image in my Misti, so I over stamped it w/ Versafine to really sharpen the details.  Now comes the Double Die Cutting how to…(click any picture to make it bigger.) 

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Birthday Paints cu 08013 To finish, I stamped the mill scene onto textured chocolate using the sepia ink twice then added the highlights w/ a white Prismacolor pencil. The leftover outer stitched circle frame was colored w/ a Copic & put back around the image. A punched fence was attached behind the image & the oval stitched greeting added on top. 

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

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs–Saddle Up, Living Water
Paper: X-Press It white, textured chocolate
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to over stamp after coloring), Versafine sepia (greeting & background)
Accessories: ODBD Double Stitched RectanglesRectangles, Stitched Ovals,Double Stitched CirclesFlourished Star Pattern dies, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies,  Misti, Martha Stewart fence punch, white prismacolor pencil

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Please be sure to stop & visit all of the DT Blogs. You’ll find so much inspiration on ways to use this fabulous release!
Julie * Amy * Cathy * Robin * Sandee *

 Dawn * Lori * America

These are the wonderful images & dies I used.
   

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Origami Christmas Bow cu 07645
Weekly-Favorite   Best of 2015 SCS
This is for today’s Inspiration Challenge (IC517) & also for Robin’s HYCCT1520 challenge, Candy Stripers. Since I had promised Robin I would make something for her challenge, I purposely chose a red & white picture for the inspiration challenge. THIS is the picture I was inspired by.
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Recently I came across a tutorial on how to create an Origami Bow.I just loved the way it looked so I cut a 5″ square of the striped paper & set out to fold the bow. I’ve done a little origami folding before so it was pretty easy. The bow will work on pretty much any size of paper as long as it is square. I did a couple of test sizes w/ copy paper first & thought the 5″ square was the perfect size for my card. This paper is medium weight, probably about 24#. I wouldn’t use paper that was very much heavier because the folds won’t stay. After I folded it, I did add some thin white strips on the edges of the bow part. The draping folds show white because this paper is striped on one side & white on the other. I also added a small white die cut bow on top. The textured white front was a leftover & had the square already cut out so I backed it w/ more of the stripe paper & liked how it looked like a present so I added a white strip down the center & attached the bow on top.

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: ODBD –Christmas Tunes
Paper: textured white, red/white stripe dp (Cricut)
Ink:  Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternSmall Bow Vintage Flourish Pattern (inside), Beautiful Borders (inside) dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, square dies
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Aloha Surfboards cu 06972 It’s day 2 of Dare to Get Dirty on Splitcoast and this is for MY (justwritedesigns) Challenge! The details are HERE, but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member…it’s easy, just click to find out how. 

Aloha Surfboards 06971 I had a lot of fun making this card. It’s just my style..fun, enough detail to keep me interested, a little coloring, a little fussy cutting & colorful! I started with the background. After masking off the water area, I sponged in the very orange sky using a cloud stencil I made w/ scallop scissors on a piece of acetate. The little seagulls were stamped & I used a white gel pen on the big one. The mask was reversed to cover the sky then I sponged in the water & added the highlights. I added just a touch of sand color at the very bottom. (The palm tree was also stamped on the background as well as the frame.)

Then I stamped, colored & fussy cut the surfboards. The top palm tree is actually part of the white frame. A little technique I call “into the window” and here’s a short tutorial showing how I did it. After stamping the palm tree where I wanted it & coloring it, I first die cut the large, outer frame, then determined the areas around the palm tree I would have to cut in order to slip the corner of the die under it. It turned out to be almost all of it, lol. There are actually only 2 places where the tree is still attached to the frame. (Click any pic to make it larger.)

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Please pay no attention to my blue tipped fingernails, lol. That always happens when I sponge images. The inside frame die is in place & with the corner under the tree, I ran it thru the Big Shot.

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Aloha Surfboards palm tree finished 06968 All die cut & embossed! I cut 2 more heavy frames & used a little foam tape to elevate the frame & surfboards above the background.

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And here’s a look at the inside. More sponging & I left off a greeting for now. Have to decide who it’s going to! 
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And these are the Copics I used.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Seagulls (from Seaside Dock image), Palm Tree (Rubber Stampede), Surfboards (Inkadinkado) inside – Palm Trees (Cherry Pie)
Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It
Ink: Memento tuxedo black,  Versafine onyx, Kaliedacolor desert heat, caribbean sea, Distress Inks peacock feathers, antique linen
Accessories:  ODBD Flourished Star Pattern dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, Copic markers, white gel pen
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