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It’s my honor to host the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC783) & we’re headed to JRL Interiors (& their Pinterest Board) where I found THIS cute display. The Santa right in front reminded me of this new die set.

Now the dies don’t come w/ a face, but I kept picturing a face for Santa so I added one. I didn’t draw it so much as I just colored an oval die cut in & added the die cut Santa parts. For his face, I started w/ Copics & a lt gray permanent pen around the eyes. I finished shading his face & beard w/ some Prismas & die cut a second beard, cut it in half, & used it for his hair. He’s backed w/ a dk green layer & an off-white deckle frame, then a layer of designer paper. The little circle image was lightly colored in & die cut.

Here are the Copics I used for Santa:

Supplies for this card:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Santa Post Card (greeting circle)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, dk green, dp (Carta Bella -Christmas Delivery)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker:  Stitched Rectangles, Deckle Rectangle , Santa Face , Santa Post Card set  dies, Copic Sketch Markers Prismacolor Pencils

AND..so sorry I forgot to write up a post for my next card for the Splitcoast Christmas Challenge.
All the details for the Splitcoast December Fan Club Challenge can be found by clicking the blue link. On this card, I stamped the two winter friends, masked them & the snow they’re sitting on & sponged in the sky. The tree & lights were stamped & I used a water brush to lift some of the color around the lights to make them glow.

The snowflakes were stamped w/ the picket fence ink & I added stickles to the lights & snowbank.

Here are the Copics I used:

Supplies for this card:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Wintery Friends , Snowmen w/ Presents (snowflakes) 
Paper:  Staples 110# white, dk green, dp (Carta Bella -Christmas Delivery)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress Inks picket fence, Rubbernecker Stamps Color Fuse inks set #6, set #7, set #8
Accessories:  Rubbernecker:  Stitched Rectangles, Wintery Friends dies dies, Copic Sketch Markers, Stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by!


A big congrats to Melissa, the newest Featured Stamper (FS721) on Splitcoast! I chose THIS case. I kept the Christmas theme w/ the stockings on the fireplace, but I used different images & dies & left off the lace trim.

For my card, I had this Santa image already colored & tucked away, because after I colored it, I dropped the inked stamp on the top of it & ruined it.  Anyway, I was able to salvage the lower half of Santa & his bag of toys, which I fussy cut. The fireplace was die cut & I used a brick stencil on it. The rest of the brick wall, was stamped, sponged & a few Copics were used to help color in the bricks.

I elevated the fireplace in order to place Santa inside it then attached the brick wall behind it. The lower half of the brick (inside the fireplace) was sponged w/ darker inks to make it fade into the background. I also fussy cut Santa’s hat & added it just above the greeting.
 
Here are the Copics I used for the brick, &  the ones I used for the Santa are HERE on the original post where I started all over on the image.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs Santa SceneChristmas to You 
Paper: Staples 110# white, 
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks fired brick, barn door, black soot, antique linen
Accessories:Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch,  Fire PlaceChristmas Mini dies, brick wall stencil, Copic markers

Welcome to November!  And it’s time for the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club Nov Christmas Challenge! We have a year of new Christmas Challenges!  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. AND..it’s also time for the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS717) so I’m combining both challenges for this card plus I have another card for just the FS.

On my first card, I cased THIS card of Mary’s. I kept the sunrise/sunset scene w/ the silhouette image, but I used die cuts instead of a stencil, made mine a slimline Christmas card & used slightly different colors.

After die cutting the deer & tree out of black, I die cut the white slimline ticket shaped panel & a few more bottom sections out of white. I used a stitched hill die to cut those extra bottoms into snowbanks. I used a large circle die to cut a reverse mask out of copy paper & used it to sponge in the sun. For the sky, I used the negative part of the slimline cloud die to add some cloud like shapes to the sky. The deer & tree were popped up slightly using cardboard die cut w/the same dies. White acrylic paint & a paintbrush was used to splatter the falling snow then I used some stickles in areas for a little sparkle.

Supplies for this card:

Stamps:Rubbernecker Stamps: Christmas Phrases Lg/Sm
Paper:  Staples 110# white, black
Ink:  Rubbernecker Color Fuse inks: set #1, set #2 & set #7, Versaclair nocturne
Accessories:Rubbernecker Stamps: Deer Family,Winter TreeSlimline Ticket Stitch,Slimline Clouds,Stitched Hills, Circlesdies, Crossover II, Stickles,white acrylic paint, stickles, MISTI


My second card is a little different & I chose THIS card of Mary’s to case. I kept the Christmas theme & making a poinsettia out of a leaf image, but I also used a real leaf to “print” the larger petals & only made one large poinsettia instead of many smaller ones.

I started w/ my die cut white panel & some real leaves I picked off one our Crape Myrtle trees. The shape reminded me of poinsettia petal, but these are a lot sturdier & easy to print. Here’s a pic of the leaves as they looked when I picked them.

I inked a leaf by rubbing the crimson inked over the leaf, placing it ink side down on the panel, then gently rubbing over the backside w/ a paper towel. If you press or rub too hard, you lose the vein detail, so be gentle if you try this.

This is how it looked after I printed the leaf 5 times. I’m not worried about the ink smudges because I’d already planned on using a splatter stamp to add some interest. With the base layer of petals done, I inked part of another leaf w/ the moss ink, masked the red petal w/ the actual leaf, & printed the green leaves. Then I took a leaf rubber stamp, inked it w/ the crimson & stamped it for the smaller, top layer of petals.

The splatter was stamped once w/ scarlet & again w/ gold ink & heat embossed w/ gold powder.  I used a gold leaf Krylon pen around the edges, added the greeting & some gold gems in the center of my poinsettia.

Supplies for this card:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Leaf set, Winter Bouquet , Splatter Bg
Paper:  Staples 110# white
Ink:  Rubbernecker Color Fuse inks: set #4 & set #10, Versaclair nocturne, Encore Ultimate metallic gold
Accessories:Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch dies, Mirror Gold embossing powderCrossover II, Crape Myrtle leaf, gold rhinestones, Krylon gold leaf pen, MISTI