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Today’s Ways to Use It Challenge on Splitcoast (WT498) is to use any tree. My card has some spooky little trees in the neighborhood. And some cute little ghosts in striped socks all ready to trick or treat. 

My card is pretty quick & easy…I started by doing a brayered background w/ the yellow/orange end of rainbow pad and added a little red/orange toward the bottom. I die cut a black frame with an opening large enough so I could stamp my little scene inside on the bg. I also stamped the moon again on white, cut it out and glued it on top of the base. The greeting was white embossed and a white gel pen was used to fill in the little windows of the houses. The little ghouls were fussy cut and added on top.

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, please head on over and check out the DRS Thursday Challenge…this week, Leaf it to Me (use leaves on your card). DRS images are not required so be sure to link up your creation.

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Stamps: DRS Designs-  Ghouls Wanna Have Fun, Silhouette Spooky Village, Ghost Family Portrait
Paper: white, black
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor melon melody & desert heat rainbow pads, Colorbox frost white (greeting)
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, & long rectangle dies, white gel pen, yellow & orange Copic markers (for ghost socks), brayer, detail white embossing powder

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Well…today’s Color Challenge  (CC497) is certainly challenging! I doubt that in a million years I would have ever put these color together. So they were definitely a challenge. The other challenging part is that I don’t own these colors (other than a vanilla) so I had to sub with what I had. I do have samples of these colors, so mine are pretty close..which is good since I couldn’t even find any dp in my neglected stash that used these colors. The vanilla doily was already die cut (from another project that didn’t get used) so at least I was ahead w/ that. For the blackberry-like bg, I stamped a pattern that reminded me of a quilt pattern w/ the elderberry ink on top. The yarn and basket were stamped w/ combos of the elderberry & plum inks then die cut.
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The greeting is actually a combo of two that I put together then punched w/ a tag punch. A bow w/ just the right color of thread spool button on top was added w/ the tag. The narrow yellow ribbon was colored w/ a Copic to match.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Hand Knit, Pincushion Tag set (retired), Holly Pattern Mini
Paper:  vanilla, blackberry, honey yellow
Ink: Memento plum, elderberry
Accessories: ODBD Doily diesODBD Knitting Basket & Yarn dies,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, yellow Copic marker, tape measure ribbon, thread spool button, tag punch (Marvy)

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Today’s Technique Challenge on Splitcoast (TLC500) is based on Lydia’s tutorial found HERE. And I admit, I’ve been wanting to try it. I love the way the flower looks after Lydia was finished and the hard part was not recreating the exact same thing she did, lol. So I purposely hunted for different images…maybe a bit ambitious to use so many leaves, though. It took me quite a while to “etch” them all. Then I wanted to color them…but I didn’t want to cover up all those etched lines so I masked them, placed a piece of drywall mesh on top to use as a stencil and sponged in some background color. 
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After adding the greeting, I also added a frame by using a ruler and a black pen and a hint of border color with a water brush and the rusty hinge distress ink and some stickles on the oak leaf/acorn for the “sparkle” part of challenge. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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I’m also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Mon Challenge …Stamps & Stencils. 


Stamps: DRS Designs- Med. Silhouette LeafOpen Leaf, Fall Leaf w/ Acorn, Hayrides Greeting
Paper: white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks in warm honey, scattered straw, rusty hinge, crushed olive, ripe persimmon
Accessories:   stickles, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, drywall mesh, .01 black Micron pen