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Today’s Clean & Simple Challenge (CAS385) on Splitcoast is Hit the Beach! I’m also borrowing an idea I used last week (polaroid frame) which happens to coincide w/ last week’s tutorial, Stamped Selfies. So…I have these cute pigs on vacay taking a selfie. 

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I die cut my “polaroid” frame, then cut a larger square out of white to go behind the frame. I figured by having the square already cut, I wouldn’t have to mask the frame. The vacationing pigs were stamped & I did mask them…but here’s a little tip..I’ve used these pigs before so I already had masks for them. When I cut a mask, I usually stamp the image a few times, line them up stacked on top of each other & cut them all at once. Then I save the masks in a little baggie w/ the images, so I can pull them out & use them when needed. Saves a lot of time in the long run. After masking them, I stamped the flamingo scene behind them & colored everything. The little glasses were die cut & I colored the white lenses w/ Copics to look like sunglasses.

Here are the Copics I used and below it is the inside. Vacay Selfie copics 09507
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I’m also adding this to the Simon Says Monday Challenge – Flora &/or Fauna
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Stamps: DRS Designs – Hula Pig, Leonard Pig, Flamingo Scene,  Summer Story Greeting  (insideSending You a Smile)
Paper: Staples 110# white, X-press It white, turquoise
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Kaliedacolor bouquet on inside)
Accessories:  Copic markers, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, squares dies  Misti, Poppystamps word tag die, Taylored Expressions glasses die, Baker’s twine


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A big congrats to Rita, the newest Featured Stamper on Splitcoast! Wow, does she have a BIG gallery & so many beautiful things to see. After much browsing, I chose THIS to case (copy & share everything!). I kept the flower theme & general layout, but I moved the vertical band to the other side, used different dies, different colors & made mine a Christmas card. I also realized when I went to link to Rita’s card, that she had cased a card of Kittie’s, lol. So I guess this is a case of a case!
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For my card, I started w/ a large white die cut panel & narrower dot border die cut white linen panel. On the larger one, I sponged the red & red-orange inks from the bottom left corner up & out for a little ways, letting it kind of trail off at the ends, then I attached the dot border linen panel on top. I die cut the poinsettia ribbon & larger grosgrain ribbons along w/ the wider leaf poinsettia out of the same linen but I sponged the red inks on the big poinsettia & the wider ribbon.   Poinsettia Ribbon xcu09534
The Merry part of the greeting was also die cut & sponged. For the center of the poinsettia, I used a frosted flatback resin’s very sparkly & looks like cut glass. It was clear but I dotted it all over w/ a lipstick orange Copic marker.

I’m adding this to the Simon Says Monday Challenge – Red, White &/or Blue.

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Christmas
Paper: Neenah white linen
Ink:  Kaleidacolor desert heat, Distress ink candied apple, Versafine satin red
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A,  poinsettia & Merry dies, Avery Elle Dotted Elle-ments, Memory Box Poinsettia Ribbon & Grosgrain ribbon dies, frosted resin stone, lipstick orange Copic

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I’m combining 3 Splitcoast challenges for this card…Color (CC589), Sketch (SC599), & Inspiration (IC552). For the IC, I was inspired by THIS lovely picture.
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For my image, I started w/ a small rectangle of linen c/s, sponged the blue inks from the bottom up, added a mask for the horizon & sponged the purple inks from there down. After removing the mask, I sponged the pink inks from the top down until they almost met in the center. I had a little trouble getting the pink inks to go w/ the textured rose c/s I was using for the larger layer, so went over this area w/ some Prismacolor pencils to alter the color a bit. Then I placed this panel into my Misti & stamped the image w/ Versafine, added a little white in areas w/ a gel pen, then stamped it over it again. Then it was just die cutting the other layers & putting it all together.

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Stamps: Deep Red Stamps – Retro Umbrella Girl,  Our Daily Bread designs – You Bless Me So
Paper: Staples 110# white, Neenah linen, Bazzill vintage pink
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Distress Inks salty ocean, mermaid lagoon, shaded lilac, dusty concord, worn lipstick, Memento lilac posies
Accessories: ODBD Piereced RectanglesDouble Stitched rectangles diesSpellbinders matting basics B dies, Lil’ Inker Embossed Dots die, Avery Elle Dotted dies, Misti, crystals, Prismacolor pencils