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It’s my turn to host the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge (FS789) and a big congrats to Colleen! She has such a fun, colorful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the layout & spring theme, but used different dies & colors & made mine a gardening instead of Mother’s Day.

For my card, I die cut all the pieces..the umbrella, the rain boots, flowers, fence & grass out of a mix of solid & printed papers then assembled them all. The watering can was cut out of a stone colored, textured paint chip & I added a little detail w/ grey & white Prismacolor pencils. I also used a lt grey pencil to shade the fence so it would stand out a bit more. I added a strip of flower print paper down the left then attached all my die cuts.

I have few extra pics showing how I elevated the umbrella. I’ve tried several different ways but this seems to work the best for me.

First, I used a narrow strip of card stock, folded each end in on itself & added a drop of glue & stuck it down to make each end a little sturdier. Then I fan folded the middle section as you see above.

Another drop of glue was added to the backside of the top umbrella piece & I stuck down one end of the zigzag spring & held it w/ tweezers until it set. (The small piece of the flower print was just an extra from when I cut it so I stuck it to the back side of the umbrella to make it sturdier.)

Then I added glue to the edges of the umbrella & the other end of the zigzag spring.

I used a pair of tweezers to hold the ends until they set, then added a dot of glue at the center of the umbrella & held it until it set. So the umbrella top is attached all along the upper edge, but the zigzag spring props up the bottom center of the umbrella. This zigzag spring will allow the umbrella to flatten a bit inside an envelope but is sturdy enough to pop back up when taken out.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Supplies:

 

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Kittie Says Spring
Paper:  Staples 110# white, stone paint chip, textured yellow, dp (Echo Park- Spring Fling)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Umbrella, Mini Slimline Stitch, Rain Boots, Watering Cans, Hanging Flowers, Tulips, Grass #2, Tabbed Grass, Picket Fence dies,  Misti, Crossover II



For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC850), we’re visiting Fine Art America & their Pinterest Boards where I found THIS cute picture.


For my card, I used a piece of watercolor paper I made ages ago. I thought the pastel colors would be perfect for my Easter/Spring card featuring these 2 cute bunnies. The leaf cover plate was die cut a few times & stacked for dimension before adding it on top of the w/c background. The bunnies & flowers were stamped, colored & die cut w/ their matching dies. I also elevated them just a bit. The centermost die of the Outside Scallop set was used for the greeting. Stickles was added to the flower centers for some sparkle.

Here are the Copics I used:

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

 

 

Supplies:

Stamps: Bunnies & Flowers set
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It, watercolor
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Bunnies & Flowers Leaf Cover Plate,  Outside Scallop Frame  dies, Crossover II,  stickles, watercolor pan set



For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC849), we’re visiting a company called Babasouk & their Pinterest Board where I found THIS lovely picture.


For my spring slimline, I stamped, colored & fussy cut the bike, then sponged the background sky, grass & sun. I used some little flower images from the Woodlands set to ad the row of flowers. The picket fence was die cut & since it’s an A2 size, I didn’t cut all the way to the end, moved the die down, matching up the pickets, & cut the rest of the way, effectively adding almost another length of fence. A lt gray Copic was used to add some dimension to the fence. A couple of sections of grass were added; 1 behind the fence & 1 in front. The cloud edges were lightly sponged & added across the top.

Here are the Copics I used:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Woodland Animals #1, Spring Bike set
Paper:  Staples 110# white,  X-Press It Blending Card
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Rubbernecker Stamps; Color Fuse sets #1, #2, #4, #7 & #11
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Slimline Nested Stitch,Woodland Animals #1, Picket Fence, Nested Banner Stitch, Slimline Clouds, Slimline Grass dies, Crossover II, Copic Sketch Markers