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It’s my pleasure to host the first Inspiration Challenge of June (IC757)! And such an inspiring site we have w/ Design Pool & their Pinterest Boards. THIS is the picture that inspired my card. 

I have a card today w/ most of the fish going one way & the one fish going the other. Doesn’t seem to bother him…he’s smiling! I think that’s probably me, lol. My mom always said I have a mind of my own & growing up, in order to get me to do something, she had to make me think it was my idea. Anyway, for my scene, I stamped the background fish w/ teal ink onto some turquoise paper that had been spritzed w/ a little bleach. I added just a touch of color to the fish. The main character was was stamped on white & fussy cut. I added a little stickles to him & to the stamped bubbles. The porthole was die cut (yay! I found a die that fit!). On the teal bg, I embossed it w/ a wave folder & some of it cracked, revealing the white core. So I just went w/ it & sanded off some of the high points to reveal the white. 

The greeting was split w/ half on the front & the rest inside. Below it are the Copics I used.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – 3 in 1 Ocean FloorPortholeBubblesSchool of FishGo with the Flow 
Paper:  Staples 110# white, teal, turquoise
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, teal zeal
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle StitchCircle StitchWavesNested Banner Stitch dies,, Copic Sketch Marker, We R Memory Keepers Tide embossing folders, Stickles

 

 

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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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Today’s Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast (IC510) is a Pinterest Board full of beautiful drinks. I was really inspired by THIS picture Audrie picked & I tried to find it on the board but gave up after the first couple of thousand pictures, lol. I think that board has no end! I was also inspired by a card I saw who knows how long ago or where that had these cute little mittens & crimped kraft paper.
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Since it’s all about drinks, it’s appropriate that I had one of those coffee cup wrappers & used it for my crimped layer.  I stamped the snowflakes & splatter on a white front using corduroy distress ink then attached the card board. The mittens were a little trickier..I have a mitten punch, but it was nowhere near big enough. I punched 2 mittens out of a piece of scrap kraft c/s, put them on the copier & blew them up about 200% then cut those out to use as templates for my white mittens w/ kraft colored cuffs. Ahhh…perfect size! I also stamped the cuffs w/ the woven plaid border & embossed a snowflake on each mitten before adding them & some twine to join them.

The greeting was stamped w/ sepia Versafine & I used a couple of earth tone Tombow markers to color. The bottom was cut w/ a die & I hand cut around the top. Here’s a look at the inside.  Mittens Christmas inside 07052
Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the DRS Thursday Challenge! This week…make it a Real Cutie (use any image, die cut, punch that’s cute). DRS images are not required & there’s a nice prize up for grabs.
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs-    – Interlocking Snow BgSplatter BgDeco Merry Christmas, Woven Plaid, (inside – Beautiful Holiday Greeting)
Paper: Neenah white, kraft
Ink: Distress Ink brushed corduroy, Versafine sepia
Accessories: mitten punch, Tombow markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B & snowflake dies, Lil ‘ Inkers stitched rectangle dies, MFT fishtail flag dies, Sizzix embossing folder, cyrstals, coffee cup wrapper, Baker’s twine
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