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For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC847) we’re visiting Annie Cloth & their Pinterest Board where I found THIS for my inspiration.

For my mini slimline birthday card, I started by die cutting the white panel first w/ the largest stitched die, then placing the cut panel in the lattice die & only cutting the lower portion. I did this by putting the edge of the top plate only as far as I wanted it to cut & letting the rest stick out so it wouldn’t be cut. You could easily do two panels & put them together, but I went this direction. A narrow lt teal strip was cut w/ the same stitched mini slimline die, I moved the opposite edge in & cut it on the top side to make the narrow strip. Then I used a Cuttlebug border folder to emboss the dots across it. For the lower panel under the lattice, I stamped a rose background strip w/ 3 colors of Color Fuse inks & attached it behind the lattice. I stamped the two birthday words (from different sets) using the oxide ink then put my strip on & attached to the card. The flowers were die cut out of several teal, aqua & lt green papers & assembled. Instead of putting them in alternate layers, I lined the layers up for a different look.

I only attached the flower layers in the centers in order to “fluff” the petals up a bit. Some small, white faceted gems were added to the flower centers.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 




Stamps: : Rubbernecker Stamps: Shadow Words set, Bird/Rose Bg Strip (new! avail 3/8). Composable Freehand Borders (new! avail 3/8)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, heavy white, several scraps of teal, aqua, lt green, lt blue
Ink:  Distress Oxide ink salvaged patina,  Rubbernecker Stamps; Color Fuse sets #8, #9 &#10, 
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Mini Slimline Stitch, Mini Slimline Diamond Cover, Stackable Flowers Leaves dies,  Crossover II, Misti, gems

For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC803), we’re headed to Shop Sweet Lulu. They had quite a few things that caught my eye, but I kept coming back to THIS card. The hot pink hair & star shaped sunglasses really captured my attention.

For my card, I stamped, colored & die cut the Nala image, I die cut some stars for her sunglasses using gold & white glitter card. I had to practice that hot pink hair a couple of times on scrap to get the look I wanted. I popped up just a bit on a rounded corner rectangle & added a turquoise mat. It took me a while to figure out what to do about a bg to tie all the colors together. Then I found a piece I made a while back by spraying the inside of an embossing folder then running it thru the machine. It had the colors & kind of retro rock feel to it. After I put it all together, I added some stickles to the raised white lines on the bg. The greeting is part stamped, part die cut.

Here are the Copics I used:

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Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps – Nala, Build a Phrase #1
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It, turquoise
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker: Rectangle Stitch, Nala, Rounded Rectangle Stitch, Stars, dies, MISTI, Copic Sketch Markers,  Crossover II, Stickles, Heidi Swapp shine spray

Have you checked out all the terrific new Spring stamp sets & dies at Rubbernecker yet? They are fabulous! If you want to see the entire release it’s HERE. And don’t forget to join in on our Instagram Hop. There are PRIZES involved! Just click the IG Hop badge below. This is also for the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC794) & THIS was my inspiration.

For my card, after stamping & coloring, I die cut the dahlias, using my out of the box technique on the left side. The matching dies will let you cut out the flower heads separately, but since I already had them arranged, I did this way so I could have them still part of the white panel. For the black dotty panel, I wanted some black & white paper but didn’t have any that was just right. So…I took a piece of black & embossed it w/ folder that has 2 sizes of dots. Then I took out my Japanese screw punch & used 2 sizes of bits to drill out the embossed dots. Having the pattern already embossed, made it really easy & quick. Here’s a pic showing the process.

The greeting was white embossed on a small black strip.

Here are the Copics I used for these beautiful dahlias.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps –Darling Dahlias
Paper:  Staples 110# white, black,
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Darling Dahlias Slimline Nested Stitch dies, MISTIScrew Punch Tool & bitsDarice Dots Bg embossing folder, Copic Sketch Markers, white embossing powder