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Best Ghoulfriends cu 07463
Weekly-Favorite Best of 2015 SCS
The Ways to Use It Challenge (WT552) on Splitcoast today is all about cats. My Halloween card has a couple of metal confetti cats…every good witch needs a cat, right? Personally, I have never had a cat…I’ve had parrots for so long, bringing a cat in just didn’t seem like a good idea….I picture Sylvester & Tweety Bird. Eventually, the parrot is going to look a lot like lunch to the cat!
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For my ghoul friends, I stamped the witch feet on the right & used the mirror image (or reflection) technique for the one on the left. After coloring both, I over stamped the one on the right w/ Versafine but used a very fine Micron pen to go over the one on the left. I accidentally dropped the dark purple Copic on the background so I just did a Pointillism technique in the area all around the witches. The hats were fussy cut and added on top of the bracket border strip along with the greeting.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, please click on over to the DRS Thursday Challenge..this week show us a Spooky or Cutesy Halloween card! DRS images are not required!

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Stamps: DRS Designs- Witchly Accessories, Witch Feet?, Ghoul Friends Greeting
Paper: X-Press It white, dk purple
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (for over stamping after coloring)
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, bracket borders, classic oval dies, Halloween confetti (cats & stars), Misti

Under the Sea cu 07324
Weekly-Favorite   Color-Challenge-Favorite   Best of 2015 SCS
Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread designs September release! I just love the fish & dolphins sets. I used the dolphins again for my card today along with Sunburst Pattern & Sparkling Stars dies.
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For my card, after stamping the dolphins with Memento & coloring w/ Copics, I over stamped w/ Versafine then fussy cut them. I repeated this for one more of the dolphin on the right to elevate him a bit on top of the other two. The image was stamped twice more but I colored only the water on both & used a self made cloud stencil & sponged in the sky before die cutting w/ the two sized of stars dies. I also die cut 2 black stars & stacked them offset before attaching the dolphins on top. The background was die cut w/ the Sunburst Bg & the circle cut greeting & a black circle were attached in the circle part of the die. Some sponged aqua die cut stars were attached here & there and stickles was added for some sparkle.

Here’s a look at the inside using some leftovers I didn’t use for the front. (These dolphins were also stamped w/ a small flower from the Boho Love set.) Below it are the Copics I used.
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For lots more inspiration, please stop by and visit all of the DT Blogs.
Cathy * Sandee * Julie * Amy * Dawn * 

America * Lori

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Under the Sea
Paper:  X-Press It white, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Distress tumbled glass (for clouds), Memento tuxedo black (angel pink-inside)
Accessories: ODBD Sunburst Background, Sparkling Stars dies, Copic markers,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, circles dies, stickles


Beautiful Lily cu 07267
Weekly-Favorite   Best of 2015 SCS x 2
Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs Mid September Release! We have some gorgeous images & fabulous dies for you! You’re going to LOVE these!
Prize Information: – 

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the “stamps column” of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until September 15, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on September 16th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Beautiful Lily 07263 For my first card, I put the lily image in my Misti & stamped it first w/ Memento, colored it w/ Copics then stamped over it w/ Versafine. I repeated this on a second image & fussy cut 2 sets of petals to pop up on top of the original 2 flowers. The lily panel was first die cut w/ a matting basics die, then I used one of the fabulous Leafy Edged Border dies to cut the lower edge. I had to do a little out of the box on a few of the petals to keep from cutting them off. The lower white portion was trimmed down some to allow the blue layer to show through.  I also trimmed around several of the petals on the right to insert the greeting ovals.

Beautiful Lily xcu 07270 The blue dp was die cut w/ the largest Flourished Star Pattern die & I used a very narrow frame of the purplish dp I had left over to surround the white layers. The paper is actually not this fuchsia shade but I used a copic over it to make it match my flowers. I also die cut 2 strips to place behind the upper & lower curved edges.

Here’s a look at the inside using some leftover pieces & below it are the Copics I used. Beautiful Lily inside 07271
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Beauty
Paper:  X-Press It white, dp (ODBD Christian Faith Collection)
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: ODBD Leafy Edged Borders, Ovals, Stitched OvalsFlourished Star Pattern  dies, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, stickles, Misti

Beauty xcu 07288 My second card uses the greeting from the Beauty set and die cut flowers from the Pretty Posies set.  I also used the vine from the Fancy Foliage dies.
Beauty 07280 I did a negative/positive arrangement with the dies…the pink vine & top flower are negatives of the two die cuts & the background paper is showing through. The lower flower & top white flower are positive die cuts & were added on top. I started to shape them but changed my mind because I liked the clean, crisp look just the way they were. All I did was elevate the layers a bit.
Beauty cu 07281 The greeting was stamped in the upper left before it was all attached to my card. Here’s a look at the inside.

Beauty inside 07287 Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Beauty
Paper:  Neenah white, dp (DCWV- Royal Garden)
Ink:  Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD Pretty PosiesFlourished Star PatternFancy Foliage dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B

Please be sure to stop by and comment on all the DT Blogs! It will be much appreciated & will also increase your chance of winning!

Sandee * Julie * Grace * Chris * Loretta * Angie * 

Cathy * Robin T.Sabrina * America * Robin C. *

 Paula * Silke * Amy * Lori * Dawn * Diana

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