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BEST OF 2013 – CAS

A big Congrats to Pattie, the Featured Stamper on Splitcoast (FS325)! She has such a lovely gallery and I chose her Hey Chickie to case. I kept the layout and birthday theme, but I made central image an oval instead of a rectangle, offset it a bit and used different images.

The images I used are from DRS Designs.  After die cutting a Spellbinders petite oval in the white panel, I used a polka dot bg w/ white pigment ink & white embossing powder to cover it. I also white embossed the image on a piece of vellum & colored the back side w/ Copic markers before attaching the polka dot frame on top. One wing of the butterfly & one leaf were cut around in order to have them on top of the oval frame.  The sentiment & turquoise layer were die cut w/ circle dies & I used a Copic marker to change the color on the Candi dot from lt blue to turquoise. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Congrats again, Pattie, and enjoy your week!

If you haven’t, please check out the DRS Thursday Challenge this week….PASTELS! DRS Designs images are not required and you could win some fab images just by heading over and linking up your creation using pastel colors.

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Stamps: DRS Designs –  Wordy Birthday Greeting, Leaf Butterfly Spray
Paper: Neenah white, turquoise, vellum
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories: white embossing powder, Spellbinders petite oval & circle dies, Copic markers, Candi dot (Baker St. pkg)
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For today’s Color Challenge on Splitcoast (CC423), the colors to use are River Rock, Baja Breeze & Not Quite Navy. I had 2 close matches for the river rock & baja breeze, but nothing even remotely close for not quite navy other than the dk blue ink I used for the sentiment.

The images are from DRS Designs. So I stamped the chevron on the RR clone using the khaki ink and on the BB clone using the french blue ink. Then I colored inside one chevron using a white Prismacolor pencil. For the sentiment panel, I used copics to scribble some bg color then stamped the sentiment w/ the nautical blue ink. Added some Candi dots on the side and my 4.25 x 5.50 card was finished.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Stamps: DRS Designs – Double Chevron, Creating Yourself Greeting
Paper: Neenah white, river rock clone, baja breeze clone
Ink: Colorbox khaki, Memento nautical blue, Colorbox french blue chalk ink
Accessories: white Prismacolor pencil, Copic markers, Candi dots
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For today’s Technique Challenge (TLC426), the theme is Scrappy & Loopy…use scraps & show some loops that aren’t bows. So my card is made mostly w/ scraps…the deckled vanilla panel I stamped the image on is a leftover and was barely big enough. The layer behind it is a paint chip which I guess counts as a scrap. The other vanilla layer and the dk red layer were both the size  you see so technically, they are not much more than scraps. For the loops, I put a couple of loose loops in this piece of leftover twine. The image was colored w/ Copics. I pierced two of the layers and distressed the edges of the dk red layer. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and the images are all from DRS Designs.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Stamps: DRS Designs – Fishing Rules, Vicki’s Versatile Background
Paper: vanilla, dk red, paint chip
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, desert sand, rhubarb
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders deckled rectangle dies, piercing tool & mat (SU), distressing tool (Tim Holtz), twine, brad, Cuttlebug distressed stripes embossing folder
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