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A big congrats to Becky, the newest Featured Stamper on Splitcoast (FS421)! She has a fun, colorful gallery and it was hard to pick, but I kept coming back to THIS card. I even started out to use a horse silhouette, but mine was a bit too small so I changed it to a baby giraffe & then changed the stars to buttons. I also changed it to a baby card & added some die cut lace & piercing.

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My card is pretty simple…mostly die cuts. The baby giraffe was stamped on kraft & I added just a bit of shading with a white Prismacolor pencil. The inside edge of the circle die was traced w/ a black Sharpie then I used the same die to cut it, added some piercing & added a white scallop circle  die cut behind it. The large kraft panel was die cut across the bottom w/ a scallop die then more piercing all around. The white crochet lace was also die cut & added beneath it. I used a border piercing die to just emboss the front of the white card. Some kraft & white buttons were die cut, twine tied through them & added in the scallops.

Congrats again, Becky! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: DRS Designs – Jenny GiraffeCute as a Button Greeting
Paper: Neenah white, kraft
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  white Prismacolor pencil, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, circle & scallop circle dies, ODBD Flourished Star Pattern (embossed card front), Matting circles (buttons)& Beautiful Borders (crochet lace) dies,  fishtail banner dies (MFT), baker’s twine, piercing tool & mat, Lifestyle/Quickutz scallop border dies

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Today’s Inspiration Challenge (IC482) is a Pinterest Board full of Tea images. I didn’t have to go far to pick my inspiration…I chose THIS set. Tea sets usually make me think of lavenders & purples so it really appealed to me.
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The tea set was stamped & colored very sparingly with Copics, then die cut & I used a pale lavender Copic around the edge. I used a scallop die twice to cut the lower edge of the larger white panel & also edge the top scallop w/ the same marker. On the top of this panel, I lined up the alphabet dies, die cut them, then trimmed the top down. I used the actual die cut letters, cut in half, for the top part & added a little aqua Copic to them. The tea border was stamped across the bottom of the die cut lavender panel & I added a die cut bow & tea rose on the side. The edge of the large lavender panel was also shaded a bit w/ the lavender marker.The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.
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This card is also on the Serendipity Blog today because Serendipity is one of the sponsors of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop organized by Amy Tsuruta from Tsuruta Designs. You might want to click the link to the Serendipity Blog and check it out. They’re giving away some really fabulous prizes!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Tea Service, Tea Border
Paper: X-Press It, Neenah white, pale lavender
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, grape jelly
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders  pierced rectangles, resplendent rectangles, Font One upper & lowercase alphabets, curved borders 1 dies, Cheery Lynn pretty bows & small tea rose dies


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Today’s Ways to Use It Challenge (WT520), is all about the color green (but you can also add earth tones). So my mostly green card w/ earth tone yellow/gold I think will fit the bill.
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I started by stamping the Infinity Shamrock, masking it, then stamping the shamrock top from the Hatfull of Shamrocks then coloring them in. I die cut white & a gold panels w/ circles cut out toward the top to frame my bouquet. the greeting was stamped underneath. I stamped, colored and fussy cut a few shamrocks to add on either side of the greeting. These weren’t originally in the plan, but became necessary when a couple of mysterious spots appeared. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t yet, please check out the DRS Thursday Challenge..this week All Ears (use an image, punch or die of something that has ears..people, bunnies, dogs, cats, etc). The wonderful Hatfull of Shamrocks image I used is one of 3 stamps you can win just for entering & DRS images are not required!

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Stamps: DRS Designs – Infinity Shamrock,  Hatfull of ShamrocksLucky to Have You Greeting,Shamrockin’ Day (shamrocks beside the greeting)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black,
Paper: Neenah white, gold
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circles dies, Cheery Lynn pretty bows die