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Today’s Ways to Use It Challenge (WT494) is Chalkboard..either make one, use one or use a chalkboard technique. I chose the latter. A chalkboard seems perfect for a graduation card. I white embossed the the greeting, mortarboard & long tassel on a die cut piece of black c/s then lightly sponged on a bit of the white ink to create the chalkboard look. The Grad letters were die cut out of black & white and spliced together. The white bg was embossed w/ a wood grain folder.

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, please click on over to the DRS Thursday Challenge..this week show us a Creepy or Crawly or Scary card! DRS images are not required!

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Stamps: DRS Designs- Dream Big, Brush Mortarboard, Tassel
Paper: white, black
Ink: Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A  & Font One upper & lower case dies, white embossing powder, wood grain embossing folder (Paper Studio)


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This is a CAS (clean & simple) card for the Color Challenge (CC493) today on Splitcoast. I don’t have the exact colors, but I came pretty close using Distress inks. I masked the edges of a white panel and sponged on the inks. Then I used a stencil, sponged thru it to add a bit more interest. The image & greeting were stamped on top along with some dots across the bottom using an ink spot image.I added a few highlights on the colored part of the image w/ a white gel pen and white Prismacolor pencil. It was die cut w/ matting die and the leftover piece was sponged and added back around the main panel.

I even went for the dessert option of the challenge…recycle something 🙂 My little leaf was stamped w/ Stazon onto a piece of plastic packaging and colored on the back side w/ Copics, cut out then heated a little in order to curl it a bit. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps  Acorns 1141F, Autumn Second Spring 1142E, Maple Cling Set 806QCL, Ink Spots 321D
Paper: white
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks dried marigold, ripe persimmon, tumbled glass, crushed olive, Stazon black
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, TCW stencil (mini tile), white gel pen, white Prismacolor pencil, plastic packaging, Copic markers


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Congrats to Christyne, the newest Featured Stamper (FS394) on Splitcoast! She has a super gallery with lots of beautiful creations! I chose THIS card to case. I used a similar layout & colors, but I used different images, left off the ribbons & distressing and used fewer layers.

The anchor image was stamped with the chipped sapphire, die cut, edged w/ navy marker and attached to a white layer. The lighthouse was stamped with white onto a navy panel (it’s really navy IRL, don’t know why it looks royal blue in the pic), edged w/ a white marker and attached to a larger navy panel. I stamped the little anchor on a red ticking stripe dp and die cut it along w/ the greeting using a pennant die. I added a couple of red Candi dots in the lower right to balance it a bit. 

Congrats again, Christyne! Thanks so much for looking! 

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Anchor the Soul, Lighthouse Collage
Paper: X-Press It white, navy, dp (ODBD Christmas Collection 2013)
Ink: Distress ink chipped sapphire, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories: ODBD Pennant dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, rectangle dies, Permapaque white marker, red Candi dots