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For the Inspiration Challenge, we are headed to Retro Stage, a vintage inspired clothing store. I was inspired by THIS dress. Ok..I changed the color from blues to purples & the snowflakes into hydrangea petals, but otherwise, they’re identical!

Since I had already stamped the hydrangeas together & colored them, I used my out of the box technique to die cut them. I took a few extra pics of this, & you can also click the green link to take you to the original tutorial.

First step, pick the die you want to use & determine which parts of your image will go “outside of the box” or circle, in this case. I used my craft knife to cut around those areas & lift them above the die (the stem is also cut out & on top of the die). Only the parts under the die will be cut when I run it thru the machine.

Here it is after I ran it thru the machine.

You can see, only the areas on the right which were under the die, were cut by the machine.
For the lg background, I sponged it using the purple inks, going from darker at the bottom & fading to the white on top. A little water was splattered on it to add the spots. The die cut hydrangea petals were sprinkled around & the greeting added along w/ some gems.

For the lg background, I sponged it using the purple inks, going from darker at the bottom & fading to the white on top. A little water was splattered on it to add the spots. The die cut hydrangea petals were sprinkled around & the greeting added along w/ some gems.
Here are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 


Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Heavenly Hydrangeas, Poetic Peonies  (greeting)
Paper: X-Press It, Staples 110# white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Rubbernecker Color Fuse inks set #6, set #8
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Heavenly HydrangeaRectangle Stitch, Circle Stitch dies, Copic Sketch Markers, Rhinestones


It’s my honor to host the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge (FS733) so a big congrats to Dawn, the newest FS! She has such a fab gallery & after a lot of browsing, I chose THIS card to case. I kept the Easter theme w/ bunnies & eggs, but I used different images & dies, stamped bunnies instead of die cut & changed the layout a bit.

For my little Easter card, after stamping & die cutting the little bunnies, I stamped & colored in some grass for them to sit on, on the top panel. I die cut a lg oval out of it & attached it on top of a sponged bg w/ the Easter eggs stamped on top. Prismacolor pencils were used to add a little extra color, then I thought it looked too bright, so I covered it w/ a piece of vellum before attaching it under the oval. A stitched oval frame was added over the opening after the greeting strip was added but before the bunnies were attached. 

Here are the Copics I used for the bunnies.(the chicks are another set, but I used all the same Copics for both sets, so that’s why they’re in the pic)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 


Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Bunnies set, Easter Egg Bg
Paper: X-Press It, Staples 110# white, vellum
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Rubbernecker Color Fuse inks set #1, set #4, set #11
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:Bunnies dies, Rectangle Stitch, Oval Stitch, Oval Stitch Frame dies, Copic Sketch Markers, Prismacolor Pencils


Have you checked out all the terrific new Spring stamp sets & dies at Rubbernecker yet? They are fabulous! If you want to see the entire release it’s HERE. And don’t forget to join in on our Instagram Hop. There are PRIZES involved! Just click the IG Hop badge below. This is also for the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC794) & THIS was my inspiration.


For my card, after stamping & coloring, I die cut the dahlias, using my out of the box technique on the left side. The matching dies will let you cut out the flower heads separately, but since I already had them arranged, I did this way so I could have them still part of the white panel. For the black dotty panel, I wanted some black & white paper but didn’t have any that was just right. So…I took a piece of black & embossed it w/ folder that has 2 sizes of dots. Then I took out my Japanese screw punch & used 2 sizes of bits to drill out the embossed dots. Having the pattern already embossed, made it really easy & quick. Here’s a pic showing the process.

The greeting was white embossed on a small black strip.

Here are the Copics I used for these beautiful dahlias.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps –Darling Dahlias
Paper:  Staples 110# white, black,
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Darling Dahlias Slimline Nested Stitch dies, MISTIScrew Punch Tool & bitsDarice Dots Bg embossing folder, Copic Sketch Markers, white embossing powder