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  • Sailboat Birthday


    A fun birthday card with a nautical theme in patriotic colors. Great for a masculine birthday, a birthday near a holiday like July 4th, or anyone who loves seafaring images. Easy to change out the colors to customize to your preference. I think it would look terrific in smokey blues with sand colored accents.

    It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS906) so a big congrats to Tanya! She has big, beautiful gallery full of fun scrap pages & lovely cards. I chose THIS card to case. I liked the layout & nautical theme so I kept those. I used different images, dies, a die cut boat instead of a stamped one & two stenciled backgrounds instead of designer paper.

    After die cutting the boat, waves & little frames, I popped up the boat & frame & put it all together. I  used an anchor & star stencil on the navy panel. The anchors were stenciled w/ the darkest of the blue ink set & I used a white pigment ink for the stars. The red was done w/ the sailboat stencil & dark red ink & white pigment for the waves.  I liked the white torn edge on Tanya’s but my paper wasn’t white core so I rubbed the white ink over the torn edge. The two panels were married together on top of a white panel & die cut w/ the largest stitched rectangle die. The greeting was added onto a little tag.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Poetic Peonies (greeting)
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, red, navy blue
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Hero Arts unicorn white, Lumberjack Plaid Distress ink, Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #7
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps:  Stitched Rectangles, Boats #1, Rectangles, Deckled Rectangle Frames, Off Set Tags, Waves dies, Anchors/Stars & Boats/Waves Stencils, Blending Brushes,  MISTI



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  • Magic Liquid


    A bright, colorful card for your favorite coffee lover. Perfect for a “let’s get together soon” or an invite for a coffee date. I used a rainbow of bright colors but this is easy to change to your favorite colors or even a monochromatic coffee colored card. The 2 part stencil makes it easy to get that fun cubist background.

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC967) we are visiting Carla Bank Art & their Pinterest Board. I used THIS print for my inspiration. I knew I had the perfect stencil to make a background like this. And I used almost every color group of these inks to make it. I placed the first stencil over the paper & used the detail brushes to add the lightest color of each group. Then I took the second stencil & applied the next darkest ink of each group. For the last step, I turned the stencil over & applied the third darkest ink of each group. Hint: to see which side is which, place the stencil on top of the colored package. When it lines up, you have it correctly orientated.

    When I finished, the stenciled panel was die cut w/ the second largest of the plain rectangles & I used the largest scallop rectangle to cut a dark teal layer to back it. I did use a few Prismacolor pencils to sharpen the blocks a bit. A couple of teals & a lime green were used for the coffee go cup. Just for fun, I ran the teal coffee band thru my paper crimper then added the greeting. The coffee cup was popped up for dimension.

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: All You Need is Coffee set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, dk teal, lt teal, lime green
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #1, Set #2, set #3, set #4, set #5, set #6, set #7, set #9, set #10, set #11
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps:  All You Need is Coffee set, Rectangles, Mix & Match Coffee Cups, Scallop Rectangle dies, Cube Stencil, Blending Brushes,  MISTI, paper crimper



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  • Gnomes at the Beach



    Ready for Summer? School’s out and it’s time to pack the swimsuits and head for a beachy vacation. Beat the heat sitting by the water, breeze in your hair, toes in the sand. And don’t forget to grab a cool drink. Unwind, take a swim or just relax to the sound of the waves.


    It’s my turn to host the Inspiration Challenge (IC965) this first day of June, and we are visiting Patti J. Good Designs & her Pinterest Board. I came across THIS cute little gnome & used him for my inspiration.

    After coloring my cute little gnomes & die cutting them, I made a background for them using a couple of stencils. I die cut the white panel then taped the sun burst stencil across the top & placed the rectangle stencil to mask off the lower section. After sponging the yellows & a bit of pink, I removed the sun stencil & used a reverse mask I made by die cutting a similar sized circle in the middle of a piece of copy paper, to cover the rays, then sponged in the sun itself. I removed this, placed the wavy stencil across the bottom section & the rectangle stencil over the top part. The blues were sponged in for the waves.

    The gnomes & palm tree were popped up a bit & the smallish mini slimline die cut was popped up a bit more before the gnomes were added. The greeting was stamped directly over the sun burst rays before the gnome panel was added. I used some stickles glitter glue to paint in the sparkle on the waves.
    These are the Copics I used. I will mention, in real life, these gnomes’ outfits are soooo bright w/ the fluorescent Copics. They literally glow!

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Beach Gnome set 
     Paper:  Staples 110# white
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #1, set #4, set #8
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps:  Beach Gnome set, Stitched Rectangles, Mini Slimline Stitched dies, Sun Burst, Wavy, Rectangle Mask Stencils, Blending Brushes,  MISTI, Copic markers, stickles



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