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  • Pumpkin Thanks

    A Thanksgiving card with a different color combo. Blue & orange pumpkins w/ splattered leaves & partially die cut greeting. Two different backgrounds were used for the pumpkins & leaves. Great way to use up those backgrounds you made that aren’t that impressive on their own. Once you stamp & die cut an image onto them, they take on a whole new look.

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC930) we’re visiting What Meagan Makes & her Pinterest site where I found THIS picture for my inspiration. I really liked the color combo of blue & orange for the pumpkins, so that’s where I started.

    I had a couple of different backgrounds in my stash..1 was heavily splattered red/orange on the bottom and mostly ivory on top. I used that for the 1 whitish pumpkin & some of the leaves. The red/orange part I used for the rest of the leaves. The other background was brayered w/ blue & orange & to me, wasn’t all that pretty by itself. But I think it did work out great for the 2 bigger pumpkins. All the images were stamped w/ espresso Distress oxide ink. I wanted a bit of a softer, worn look & that fit the bill.

    I also used the red/orange part for the Thanks die cut greeting, attached an ivory version, offset behind it before attaching it to the blue shadow. The Give word was stamped w/ an alphabet set. For the large ivory background, I smooshed two of the brown shades of the Color Fuse ink onto an acrylic block, then used a wet paintbrush to pick up the color & splatter it across the background. I used the lightest, mocha ink to sponge the edges of the panel.

    Then it was just a matter of arranging all the die cut images. the pumpkins are popped up a bit, w/ the mostly ivory one, popped up just a bit more than the others.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps –  Fall Pumpkins, Alpha set #1
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, ivory
    Ink: Distress oxide ink Ground Espresso, Versaclair pinecone (greeting)
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker:  Fall Pumpkins,  Thanks, Offset Tag dies,  MISTI,  Crossover II 

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  • Halloween Truck

    A colorful, easy, Halloween card w/ a cute truckload of trick or treaters. Basically a 1 layer card w/ a bright brayered background.

    It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS867) & a big congrats to Brian! He has a terrific gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the bright bg & frame layout, but used different images, used a smaller image for the center & made it smaller & my frame is stamped instead of an actual frame.

    My card started w/ a leftover background I made for another card. I only used a strip of the bottom part so I had this whole piece left. I thought the colors were great for Halloween so I colored the little image, die cut & added it to a white square. For the black road, I used a small portion of a mountain die cut. I liked the way it narrowed behind them like a road would. I used a set of freehand borders on the top & sides & I already had the texture strip bg stamped across the bottom.

    The image square is popped up a bit & I added some Halloween colored stickles to the centers of the pattern on the bottom.
    Here are the Copics I used:

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps –  Pumpkin Dress Up #2, Texture Background Strip #1, Freehand Borders
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, black
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor Luau & Bouquet,
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker:  Stitched Squares, Pumpkin Dress Up #2 , Tabbed Mountains dies,  MISTI, small rubber brayer, Copic markers,  Crossover II 

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  • Smile

    A clean & simple w/ only 1 layer but lots of color! The colorful strip really gives an impact against the sunny flowers.

    A big congrats to Kyra, the newest Featured Stamper (FS840) on Splitcoast! She has a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the CAS layout w/ the colorful strip & flowers, but I used different images, colors & turned mine horizontal instead of vertical. I also brayered & stamped my colorful strip instead of using printed paper like Kyra used.

    My card is really simple: I used a small brayer & 2 Kaleidacolor rainbow pads for the strip. Then I placed it in my Misti & stamped the 2 strips in black ink on top. The large white panel was then put into the Misti & the greeting stamped in the bottom left corner. The layered flower stamps were also stamped directly onto this white panel. The flowers come w/ a premade mask so that makes it really easy to stamp these.

    The rainbow strip was a little too wide & when I trimmed it, I had a bunch of narrow strips left over. I put 1 under the wider strip & glued the other narrow strips around the edges of the white panel. I just liked the little extra color it gave to the card.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps – Cherished Blooms w/ mask set, Wonderous Wishes set (greeting), Texture Background Strip #1
    Paper:  Staples 110# white
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor Luau & Bouquet, Rubbernecker Stamps:  Color Fuse set 1, set 2, set #4, set #11
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker:  Stitched Rectangle die,  MISTI, small rubber brayer,  Crossover II 

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