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Today’s Inspiration Challenge (IC629) on Splitcoast is a fabulous site of Chrismtas ornaments! I was inspired by THIS. I adore Christmas ornaments & each year I try to find a new one to add to our tree. Since we were in the middle of moving, I didn’t get it done this year, but I do have a card featuring lots of colorful ornaments.

My card also features a couple of recycled objects…a piece of clear acetate packaging & a large green paint chip. I die cut the large piece of acetate & used an embossing folder on it. It’s backed w/ a very large green paint chip & for the header, I stamped, colored & fussy cut the ornaments & added the rectangle w/ the colored greeting on top. 

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by & have a very Merry Christmas!


StampsDRS Designs – Ornaments Galore, Ornament Pine Branch, Deco Christmas Greeting (inside: Merriest Christmas, Triple Holly)
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, green paint chip, acetate packaging
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Season’s Greetings)

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Welcome to the July Challenge for Serendipity StampsThis month the challenge is Monochrome..pick one color & use it. You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog.  We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Winter Doe. Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps, too. And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
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For my card, the color I chose is a blue/gray. I wanted to use this wonderful rowboat & dock image & was looking thru some backgrounds I’ve made at various times when I came across a stack of Christmas card fronts I had saved. This little river w/ the snowy banks just seemed perfect for my boat. After I stamped it & colored w/ Copics I used the same into the window technique I posted last week HERE. Then I die cut the outer frame and stamped part of the greeting in the lower right. The top loop of the F went into the picture so I took a white gel pen and went over that loop to make it stand out.

The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used:
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Stamps:  IO/Serendipity Stamps –Rowboat & Dock ,Merrily, Merrily
Paper: X-Press It white, recycled greeting card 
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp image after coloring)
Accessories: , Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies,  Copic markers, Misti, white gel pen

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 Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Today’s Technique Challenge (TLC541) asked us to recycle a greeting card. So funny because I just did this last week for a post on this coming Wednesday! Are they spying on me?? Since I can’t show that one just yet, I dug thru some more greeting cards and came across a very pretty white card that had dry embossing of mountains & an ivory shimmer embossing of little flowers at the bottom. And it also opened with another dry embossed layer behind it. So I cut those down and stacked them for the white portion of my card.

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For the rest of my card, I heat embossed the pretty flowers, fussy cut them and attached them on top. I die cut a large metal shimmer layer of dark green card stock to put behind the white & heat embossed the greeting using a white pearl powder. The seam ribbon was colored w/ Copics to match & I sprinkled a few green gems around for interest.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps:  North Coast Creations  Floral Sentiments 8
Paper: Neenah white, recycled card, metallic shimmer evergreen
Ink: Versacolor evergreen, Colorbox frost white
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern dies,  Copic markers, gems, seam ribbon, pearlustre emerald & white pearl embossing powders