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  • Easter Ducks



    A sweet little Easter card with adorable little spring ducks. Mama duck in her Easter bonnet is pulling her duckling in a cart of Easter eggs.It would be easy to swap out this greeting for Mother’s Day.


    It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS895), so a big congrats to Sioban! She has a fabulous gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the ducks, cart & circle element, but I used different dies, turned it vertical & added a designer paper background.

    The ducks & flowers were cut out of white & colored w/ Copics. The parts of the cart were cut using a few shades of brown & I did cut the length of the cart & moved the wheel in toward cart for a better fit. The big cracked egg that the duckling is sitting in is actually the artist palette. The shape was perfect for a large egg & I cut the tops in a zigzag w/ a pair scissors. The inset piece of the palette was also a perfect egg shape, so I colored 3 of them & stuck then in the cart w/ some sprigs of grass. The circle background behind the ducks was stamped w/ the faux watercolor images & ink that I spritzed w/ water before stamping, for a softer look.

    I always look through my dies & images to see what I can use when I don’t have exact thing I want, so don’t be afraid to rearrange or alter your stamped images or dies to get the look you want.
    Here are the Copics I used on my die cuts:

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Faux Watercolor Squares set, Chicks & Eggs set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, Brass & Bliss: Welcome Spring paper pad
    Ink: VersaClair nocturne, Brass & Bliss: Color Fuse set #7 & set #10
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps:  Stitched Rectangles, Circles, Stitched Circles, Spring Ducks, Wooden Cart, Grass #2, Small Flowers #6, Books & Flowers dies,   MISTI, Copic Markers




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  • Espresso Bean Owl


    A cute little owl card for that special someone who loves coffee & espresso. Super easy to make & fits in wonderfully with the coffee themed paper pack. Perfect for birthday, Mother’s or Father’s Day!

    It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS889), so a big congrats to Shelly! She has a really fun gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the owl & coffee theme, but changed the layout a bit, used different images, dies, paper & colors.

    After coloring & die cutting this cute little owl, I used a mini slimline die to cut the narrow ivory panel & stamped the greeting onto it. A dark chocolate layer was added behind it & I popped it up a bit off of the coffee paper background.

    A few stitched hearts in several sizes were die cut out of the same brown & also popped up a bit.
    Here are the Copics I used for the little owl:

    Thanks so much for stopping  by! 

    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Words Can’t Espresso set, Owl set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, ivory, chocolate brown, dp (Rubbernecker Stamps: Java Good Time paper pad)
    Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versaclair nocturne
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Mini Slimline Stitched, Have a Hoot set, Stacked Hearts, Words Can’t Espresso dies, Crossover II, Misti, Copic Markers



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  • Love Heart One


    A sweet Valentine or wedding/anniversary card made with the opposite (left over) pieces of Love Heart Two. I used the same die cuts plus a piercing, quilted look die on the white topper.  Some added pearls give it a little extra elegance.

    Even though the Love Heart Two posted first, this is the actual first card. Since I die cut all the pieces twice, once out of white & another out of the sweet designer paper, I found I could make two cards at once. Related, but not identical; sort of like fraternal twins. Don’t you love it when you can make a two-for-one?

    This is also for my Inspiration Challenge (IC948) on Splitcoast & THIS is my inspiration.

    Like my other card, I die cut the heart, birds out of white & the designer paper, then pieced them together. The white top panel was die cut w/ a quilted look piercing die. I attached flat back pearls in places where the diamonds came together. A tiny heart punch was used to add the pink heart in the center of the O in Love.

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: None
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, dk pink, dp Brass & Bliss (Heart Strings)
    Ink: None
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps/Brass & Bliss:  Quilted  Stitch Pierced Cover, Rectangle Stitch, Birds in Love, Love w/ Shadow dies,  half pearls



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