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For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge this week (IC755), we’re headed to A Cottage in the City (or their Pinterest Board). After much back & forth, I couldn’t decide which I liked more..THIS or THIS..so I combined the two. I used the wood plank wall from the first for my background & the flower in the bottle for my main image.

For the background, I stamped the wood grain fence in gray ink then sponged on the lt blue, antique linen & gray inks to resemble the different wood planks. It looked a little too bright & new, so I took some thinned down white acrylic paint & dry brushed it on top & also spritzed some to get the drops.

On the main image, after stamping the flowers, I masked just the one lower petal & stamped the bottle. I used a Copic multiliner to extend the stems. I also took a couple of quick pics to show the basics of my out of the box die cutting method. You can also see the original tutorial HERE. 

Align your die where you want it to cut. Use a craft knife to cut around any areas that will go outside of the die cut boundaries & lift them over the die. You’ll have to go into area inside the die just a bit, but if you cut right on a thicker black outline, it will be almost invisible. Or in this case, I cut the top petals, then slid the die down under these areas. Now run this thru your die cut machine. Since these petals are on top of the die, they won’t be cut off.

All cut & it turned out perfectly! I wanted it over to the side like this to give me room for the greeting. I ended up putting it on a separate piece & I used the craft knife to cut a slit down the side of the bottle & tucked the left edge of the blue greeting flag into the slit.

Here are the Copics I used:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Woodgrain Fence, Sending Love, Brushed Flower #4
Paper:  Staples 110# white, lt blue
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress ink antique linen,  Rubbernecker Color Fuse ink  set #9, set #7
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Rectangle Stitch dies, Copic Sketch Markers, Sequins, white acrylic paint

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It’s my pleasure to host the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge (FS693)! So a big congrats to Linda, the newest Featured Stamper. Linda has a beautiful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the embossed dot bg & negative space branch w/ colorful flowers, but I used different stamps & dies & a different embossing folder.

After die cutting the large leaf branch into the layer, I embossed it w/ a folder that has big dots but also a blank bar across the bottom. I thought it would be the perfect area to stamp my greeting. The little daisies were are die cut out of white & sponged w/ the inks. For the green behind the leaves, I stamped it w/ 2 different random dots background images using turquoise inks then added a touch of shading w/ some Prismacolor Pencils before attaching it behind the white cut out layer.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Summer Bloom, Splatter Bg, Lots of Random Dots
Paper:  Staples 110# white, green
Ink: Memento tuxedo black,  Rubbernecker Color Fuse ink set #1, set #4, set #5, set #9
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Rectangle Stitch, Mixable Flower Stack dies, MISTI, Prismacolor Pencils, Ribbon, Cuttlebug Welcome Baby embossing folder

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For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC754) we’re headed to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm & my inspiration was THIS picture. I don’t have a tulip die, so I subbed a poppy like flower for my wreath.

I die cut a bajillion or so of the 5 petal flowers..colored them w/ the inks & a water brush or sponging, then shaped them. I used the ball end of a very large stylus to add the black centers & a much smaller stylus to add the tiny black dots. After I attached the flowers to a couple of die cut rings, I added some black glitter glue to the centers. I started to do my wreath like the inspiration w/ the flower color mixed, but after playing w/ it a while, I liked the more dramatic look of the red fading to the paler color on the opposite side. The white bg was die cut w/ a floral frame & the greeting stamped in the center. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Blossoms in Spring, Brush Butterflies
Paper:  Staples 110# white, red
Ink: Memento tuxedo black,  Rubbernecker Color Fuse ink set 4
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Rectangle Stitch, Mixed Flower Stack, Fluttering Butterflies, Floral Frame  dies, stickles

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