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Sparkle cu 09577
Today’s Color Challenge (CC592) is coral, cantaloupe & saffron..these colors seemed a little retro to me so I pulled out some spiral images that also feel a little retro to me. Sparkle IMG0428
The little strip on the left was actually a brayered leftover that just happened to have the colors I needed, so I stamped the spiral border on it.

The little spiral flower was stamped & a little matching color added & fussy cut. After die cutting the white panel, I put it in my Misti and stamped the greeting. Then I colored the SPARKLE word w/ a black Wink of Stella & stamped it again. I added some clear WOS to the spiral images & stamped die cut sequins. It’s REALLY sparkly in person! I added a narrow frame behind the main panel which I also colored to match.
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Here’s a look at the inside.
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Stamps: Hero Arts – Spiral Flower, Spiral Border, MFT – Meant to Sparkle
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink:  Kaleidacolor baby powder,  Versafine onyx black
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, Avery Elle Dotted Elle-ments, MFT sequins dies, Wink of Stella clear & black, brayer, Misti

Bright Day cu IMG0385
A big congrats to Stephanie, the newest Featured Stamper (FS491)on Splitcoast! What a wonderful gallery! I didn’t have to go far to find THIS set of cards to case. I’m also a fan of Mondrian so this was an easy choice.  Bright Day 09500
I thought Stephanie’s set of cards looked so cool & I just bought this embossing folder that reminded me so much of the graphic design of her cards. The only way I could think of to add the color to it (coloring some of the little squares didn’t work…believe me, I tried), was to emboss little rectangles & circles & add them on top.  I also drew a few black lines w/ a pen & ruler. After I did that, I added a couple of black die cut frames & w/ little strips of color behind the inside one. Then I came across this Hero Arts stamp set I’ve never used & the greeting letters look just like one of the frames. Perfect! 

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Stamps: Hero Arts – Glow Girl 
Paper: Staples 110# white, black, scraps of red, blue & yellow
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to over stamp after coloring)
Accessories:  Spellbinders curved matting basics B, rounded squares, Lg & Sm Petite Ovals diesLil’ Inker Embossed Dots die, CE Sue Wilson Australian collection dies, Spellbinders Grid embossing folder, Misti, multi circle punch

Haiku Easter Bunny cu 08724
Today’s Sketch Challenge (SC584) & yesterday’s Color Challenge (CC574) both seemed easy but turned out not to be so for me. I’m still undecided about this card, but it is what it is.
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I used an old stamp from Hero Arts I know had been retired by them a long while ago, but I found Peddler’s Pack is apparently selling I guess you learn something every day. After stamping this cute bunny on the kraft w/ Memento, I used Prismacolor pencils to color him then over stamped w/ Versafine. I did the same for the Chinese coin & used a circle punch on it. The Easter letters were die cut once out of the kraft & once out of white, then stacked offset. After cutting off the requisite corner for the sketch, I added the dots w/ a border embossing folder. The largest layer really is a close clone of sahara sand, even though it looks about the same as the kraft in this pic. Oh well!

Here are the pencil colors I used. If you can’t read them, they are: 
Blender, White, Pale Vermillion, Salmon Pink, Lt. Peach, Peach, Ginger Root, Beige, French Gray 50%, French Gray 70%.

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Stamps: Hero Arts – Haiku Bunny, All Night Media – Chinese Coin
Paper:  kraft, sand, peach
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to over stamp)
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics  A & B, Font One upper & lower case dies, Prismacolor pencils,  Misti, 5/8″ circle punch, Cuttlebug embossing border folder (With Love set)