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Super TLC challenge (TLC348) on Splitcoast today! I like using images to make a border or background. For this, I used a little Santa hat all around the border on the 5.5 x 4.25 card front.

All images are DRS Designs. For the main image, I stamped the Christmoose circle twice, die cut one w/ a circle, colored the other and cut it out. I added a little cardboard under it b4 attaching it over the base image.

On all the Santa hats, I added some Puffy paint (like Liquid Applique). Just dot or spread it on, wait a few minutes then carefully heat it w/ the heat gun and poof!

The turquoise layer was embossed and and I rubbed a little white chalk ink over the top. The black grid layer was done using an old TLC tech, TLC235 . Fun and fast! One of my fave techniques.

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Stamps: DRS Designs – Merry Christmoose, Santa hat
Paper: white, black, turquoise
Ink: Ancient Page coal, neptune
Accessories: Tombow markers, water brush, velveteen ribbon, Spellbinders circles, Sizzix ef (Thank You set #5), brayer, drywall mesh, acrylic white paint, white Puffy paint

Julie Warner - justwritedesigns

Congrats to Deb Saaranen, the Featured Stamper (FS246) on Splitcoast today! I first met Deb in June/July 2009, her last month on the SCS Dirty Dozen and my first month there. We were also together on the Our Daily Bread designs DT in 2010. She has such a wonderful gallery and I chose her Memorial Day Poppy  to case. I kept similar colors and layout, but made mine a Christmas card, used different images and used punched bands instead of the flourishy dp Deb used. I also added a bow instead of a flower.

All images are Our Daily Bread designs.  For my version, I used 2 polka dot papers and one solid dp. On the center, dk bg polka dot dp, I added 3 punched bands across the center. The sentiment was die cut using a Spellbinders rectangle and a  Nestie resizing techinique I developed to make it smaller to fit the sentiment. It’s attached to a ribbon tag die cut. The star was stamped w/ white pigment ink and die cut using the new compatible Holiday Tags dies. The center panel has narrow bands on top and bottom before it  was attached to the larger polka dot dp. the finished card is 5.5 x 4.25.

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Stamps: ODBD – Christmas Door, Holiday Ornaments
Paper: white, wine red & white w/ red polka dot dp (DCWV Christmas Collection), dk red w/ white dot dp (unknwn)
Ink: Ancient Page bordeaux, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories: ribbon, Spellbinders ribbon tags 2, holiday ornaments & rectangle dies, Martha Stewart modern garland border punch, EK Success Chinese knot punch, rhinestones

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Happy Friday!
Thanks so much for stopping by and  I’d love for you to drop in and check out my card on the DRS Designs Blog today.

Julie Warner-
Ever have one of those days where you know exactly what card you want to make? Clear picture of it in your head and you sit down and make it. Happens to me all the time… NOT!! I still have the picture of that card in my head but it really isn’t thiscard. The scenic bg oval is close to what I pictured but it didn’t have the cardinal in front. But the Cardinal on Branch wanted to be there and he was downright insistent! So there you have it!

So maybe the cardinal worked out to be a good choice and in the end, I’m pretty happy w/ it. For the oval snow scene, I picked a couple of oval dies for the pine green and top white layer and after cutting them, I penciled in the oval on the front of my 5.50 x 4.25 white card. I placed a reverse mask (the same oval cut out of a piece of scratch paper placed over the surrounding card front). Using torn edge strips for masks for the ground, I sponged in the sky and added a little blue for the snow.

I used pine green and dk brown markers to ink the Pine Bough and stamped it on top of the scene. For the top layer, I used the same markers to ink the pine cones from the cardinal image and used a stamp positioner to place them. The cardinal and one pine cone were stamped on a separate piece, colored w/ markers and cut out. The sentiment only from the Three Wisemen Peace image was stamped in the lower left. I added stickles on the branches for a little sparkle.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: Cardinal on Branch, Three Wisemen Peace, Pine Bough
paper: white, pine green
ink: VersaFine onyx, Memories sky blue, Distress ink dried marigold
accessories: Tombow markers, Spellbinders oval dies, stickles