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A big Congrats to Monique, the newest Featured Stamper (FS680) on Splitcoast! She has a fabulous gallery & it was hard to pick, but I finally decided on THIS card to case. I kept the blue flowers theme & intricate bg cut out, but I used different images & dies & left off a few layers.

After coloring the blue daisies, I die cut them w/ a rounded stitched rectangle die. I used my out of the box die cutting technique to keep from cutting off the petals on the left side.  On the white bg, I die cut the left side w/ a circle lattice die & added just a few of the centers back in then backed it w/ navy blue. The butterfly was colored w/ the same colors & die cut w/ its matching die & I split the greeting..white embossing half on navy & stamping the rest on the white bg. I used a word window punch on the “Happy” part.

Here are the Copics I used. (I also used a few Prismacolor Pencils in similar colors on top.)

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Daisy Bouquet #4, Brush Butterflies, Happy Birthday
Paper:  Staples 110# white, Hammermill Digital card, navy
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Rectangle Stitch, Fluttering Butterflies, Circle Lattice, Rounded Corner Rectangle Stitch dies, Copic Sketch Markers, Prismacolor Pencils, white embossing powder, McGill multi word window punch

 

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It’s my pleasure to host the 700th Inspiration Challenge (IC700)! Wow! That’s a lot of inspiration. And I chose a place that was a discussion of colors. For my first card, I was inspired by THIS. I love all the blue butterflies.

After coloring & die cutting the butterflies, I sponged the Distress inks onto my white panel, then sprayed it w/ thinned out white acrylic paint. I thought it still needed more, so stamped over the sponged areas w/ the same Distress inks using a splatter bg image.

Here’s the inside & the Copics I used for the butterflies.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Brush Butterflies , Splatter Bg
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It, gray
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versaclair nocturne, Distress inks tumbled glass, evergreen bough, weathered wood, black soot
Accessories:  Rubbernecker stitched rectangles, Fluttering Butterflies , Nested Banner Stitch, Rectangle Stitch Frame , Floral Frame dies, Copic markers, white Posca paint pen

 

My second card is all about shades of gray & black. My moonlit scene was inspired by THIS picture.

After die cutting the birches & grasses out of black, a circle of white & a bg out of gray, I sponged on a little black & gray onto the gray bg.

I used white & lt. gray Prismacolor pencils to add some depth & shading to the moon, birches & grasses.

Here’s the inside.

Supplies:

Stamps: You’re What Happened
Paper:  Staples 110# white, black, gray
Ink: Versaclair nocturne
Accessories:  Rubbernecker stitched rectangles,  Birch Trees, Stitched Hills, Oval Stitch, Circle Stitch dies, Prismacolor pencils

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A big congrats to Diana, the newest Featured Stamper (FS636) on Splitcoast! She has a really wonderful, fun gallery & I chose THIS to case. I really liked the kraft bg & the little butterfly, so I kept those. But I used different images, turned mine vertical & added an embossed border.

For my CAS card, I stamped the flowers w/ Versaclair then added the white dots w/ a Posca paint pen & a little red dot for the center. On the butterfly, I used a white Prismacolor pencil. I stamped all but the Wishes part of the greeting, then substituted the Wishes die cut in its place.

Here’s the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Wishes Buds, Brush Butterflies
Paper:  Staples 110# white, kraft
Ink: Versaclair nocturne
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Fluttering Butterflies, Rectangle Stitch,Wishes dies, Posca paint pen, Sizzix embossing folder (Ornate Frames set), white Prismacolor pencil, Misti

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