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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! 


    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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  • Sending Love

    A fun, easy Valentine, Wedding, Anniversary or Birthday card with minimal coloring and a stencil background using translucent grit paste. Easy to customize using the colors of your choice. The hardest part is waiting for it to dry.

    A big congrats to Deb, the newest Featured Stamper (FS888) on Splitcoast! She has a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the layout (mostly) & the hearts, but I used different images, dies & colors. I also changed the background to a stenciled one.

    For my card, I started by placing the stencil on scratch paper & rubbing 2 colors of pinkish/red ink over the top. I didn’t try to blend it, just dabbed it in areas first the lighter color then used the darker color on the rest. I placed the stencil on top of white card stock, ink side UP, then used a palette knife &  spread the grit paste in a thin layer. The paste picked up the ink from the top of the stencil as I spread the paste & it gave me a lovely varied color. There is a subtle glitter in this paste that’s more apparent in person. I carefully lifted the stencil & washed it right away so it wouldn’t adhere to the stencil. Then I let the background piece dry (about 20 minutes or so).

    While it was drying, I stamped the greeting & die cut w/ the longest tag. The heart balloons were also stamped, colored & die cut. When dry, I attached a pink inside scallop frame around the heart bg, tucking the greeting tag under the edges, & layered a red outside scallop frame underneath it. The balloons were popped up just a bit.
    Here are the Copics I used for the balloons:

    so much for stopping by!



    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Love is in the Air set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, pink, red
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black,  Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #4
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Love is in the Air, Inside Scallop Frame, Outside Scallop Frame, Offset Tags dies, Stacked Hearts Stencil,  Crossover II,  Ranger Distress Translucent Grit Paste, Misti, Copic Markers

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  • Gnome Love

    A sweet & bright Valentine card featuring a pair of sweet on each other gnomes. Quick to make since the XOXO is a cover die & all you have to do is add colored paper behind it.

    A big congrats to Polly, the newest Featured Stamper (FS887)! She has a lovely gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept most of the layout w/ the circle element on top, but I used different images, dies & colors and used a cover die instead of the fun fold.

    The cute gnome couple image was colored & die cut w/ the coordinating dies. I die cut the circle stitch layer (from the cover die) out of turquoise, trimmed it from the rest of the die cut, & attached it on top of a white circle. The gnomes have foam attached to the back to pop them up.  After die cutting the XOXO cover out of white, I added a piece of bright red behind it then put back the centers of the O’s before attaching a turquoise layer behind it. When I was sure I wouldn’t need to touch it, I added dimensional glaze to the heart to make it shiny.

    Here are the Copics I used:

    so much for stopping by!


    Stamps: Brass & Bliss:  I Love You Gnomes set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, red, turquoise
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps/Brass & Bliss:  I Love You Gnomes set, XOXO Cover, Circle Stitch Cover, Circle Stitch dies,  Copic Markers, Misti

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