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Welcome to December! I made this for 2 Splitcoast Challenges..the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club December Christmas Challenge & the Featured Stamper (FS669) where the FS is my friend Kia! I chose THIS card as my inspiration. I loved the layout & framing so I kept those, but I used different images/dies & opted to use an embossed & sponged frame instead of stenciling. As for the Christmas Challenge, you’ll need to be Fan Club member but that’s easy…just click the blue link to find out how. Bet you’re wondering what the challenge theme is..I’d love to tell you but you’ll have to go see for yourself.

For my card, I used some deckle rectangle dies to make 2 sizes of frames. On the white one, I sponged the inside & outside edges to give it some contrast & on the larger one, I ran it thru w/ an embossing folder then lightly sponged over the top of the embossing. The ornament branch was colored & die cut w/ its matching die & I used fun foam to pop it & the frame up a bit. A couple of die cut cardinals were added for a little pop of red.

The greeting was stamped & I used my out of the box die cutting technique on it. It works the same way as it does when using an image…just make your cuts right on the black lines where they go inside the die.
Here are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps:Ornament Branches,Joy to the World (now retired)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks twisted citron, pine needles, evergreen bough
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Cardinals, Ornament Branches, Rectangle Stitch, Deckle Rectangle dies, Cuttlebug Palm Leaves embossing folder, Copic Sketch Markers

 

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This is for 2 challenges on Splitcoast, the Color (CC766), red, green & brown, & the Ways to Use It (WT767), use kraft. This will also go to one of our relatives still living in Texas. I usually make at least 1 Texas  or western theme Christmas card every year. 

My card is pretty CAS (clean & simple). I stamped the boot image, masked it, then stamped it again to make a pair. The greeting is actually a combo of two different ones. For the Santa hat, I stamped & colored it on a scrap & fussy cut it.  The red panel was embossed to add a little texture & a piece of holly I had left over was added in the corner.

Here’s the inside & also the Copics I used. The greeting here is perfect for a Texan. Anyone who’s ever met a Texan knows we’re always ‘fixin’ to do something. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs4 in 1 Cowboy Gear, Santa Puppy,  Fixin’ Merry Christmas, Happy Fall, Y’all  (inside: Poinsettia Vine Corner)
Paper: Staples 110# white, kraft, red, X-Press It
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch,Deckle Rectangles, Holly #1 dies  Copic Sketch Markers, Sizzix Snowflake & Plaid embossing folder set 657064

 

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For the Inspiration Challenge (IC728), we’re headed to a fashion clothing site. I did a lot of browsing & my inspiration came mostly from THIS dress. I liked the khaki & deep green combo but I couldn’t resist adding a little red.

I really love the look of Prismacolor pencils on kraft colored card. I used a combo of the black & rhubarb inks to ink the pinecone then used the Prismas to color it. The image was masked & I stamped the pine bough w/ the northern pine ink. The snow was added w/ a white Posca paint pen & I used a paintbrush & some thinned white paint to add the snow splatters. I sponged around all of the edges w/ a Brilliance moonlight white ink pad to add a little more of the snowy look. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Pine Cone w Bow, Pine Bough  Joy to You
Paper: Staples 110# white, kraft 
Ink: Memento northern pine, tuxedo black, rhubarb, Brilliance moonlight white
Accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle StitchRounded Corner Rectangle Stitch dies ODBD double stitched circles dies, Prismacolor Pencils, Posca Paint pen, white acrylic paint, Cuttlebug Herringbone embossing folder

 

 

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