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Archive for February, 2015

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A big congrats to Sue, the newest Featured Stamper on Splitcoast! Sue has a wonderful gallery and it took me quite a while to chose one, but I kept coming back to THIS card. I kept the colors and most of the layout, but I used different images, reversed the colors and made mine a birthday card.

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For my card, I white embossed the Flower Pops Background on the hot pink paper. I couldn’t find the exact shade of hot pink ink so for the white squares, I tapped the flowers on 2 of the pink inks on the berry blaze pad, then on 2 of the red-orange inks of the desert heat pad. These were all die cut w/ squares then attached to a white layer. The greeting was stamped the same way & I colored some white ribbon to match.

Here’s a look at the stamped inside.
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Congrats again, Sue! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – 1304M Flower PopsFlower Pops Negative Set 1318QCLFlower Pops Background 1316LSending Lots of Love 971DHappy Birthday 1060D 
Paper: Neenah white, hot pink
Ink:  Kaliedacolor desert heat & berry blaze, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:   white embossing powder, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, pierced rectangles, square dies, ribbon

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Today’s Free for All Challenge (F4A261)on Splitcoast has 2 requirements..St. Patrick’s Day theme & use one of the tutorials in the SCS Resources section. I went with THIS tutorial on creating a frame using Spellbinders nestabilities. 
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After using two sizes of Labels 22 to make my frame, I also die cut a fancy lattice, used part of it behind the frame and the rest for the lower part of my card front. The Infinity Shamrock was stamped w/ green ink, then I added a light green shading to it before stamping the greeting on top with black. I attached it on top of the lattice and a green panel behind the lattice before attaching to my card. The shamrock swag was colored & fussy cut. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t yet, please be sure to check out the DRS Thursday Challenge! This week, it’s a color challenge using spring greens. DRS images are not required so head on over and link up!
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Stamps: DRS Designs – Infinity Shamrock, Irish Inventory, Shamrock Swag 
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, cottage ivy
Paper: Neenah white, green
Accessories: a few green Copic markers, Spellbinders Labels 22, rectangle & fancy lattice dies

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Today we are taking another look at the wonderful Our Daily Bread designs February Release! The wildflowers are perfect for so many different cards. For my card today, I went with a shaker card. I love the way they look, but they always end up being more trouble than they’re worth, lol. Or maybe that’s just me. 

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I wanted to keep it semi flat, so I used sequins instead of buttons or something thicker. To begin, I die cut the canning jar in my top layer. Now here, I’ll tell you, the die has two aligning dots so I did a tiny bit of surgery & removed the lower one to keep from cutting a hole below it. I stopped the die cutting machine before I reached the top “dot” & just for insurance, I added a small piece of thick cardstock under it so it wouldn’t cut a hole on top. I stamped the top part of the wildflowers (from Life is a Gift) and colored them. On the bottom white layer, I stamped the canning jar & added some stems so it would appear they continue inside the jar.

I added a piece of acetate under the top layer and two layers of card board, then the bottom layer. Before I glued the bottom layer on, I added the sequins. The twine was glued on top along with the greeting on a die cut tag.I used the largest die from Flourished Star Pattern dies to cut the largest white layer because I love the way it pierces all around the edge.

Since I didn’t use any dp, I did some two color stamping on the inside around the edges. I used the lavender ink with the silhouette wildflowers & the grape with the wildflowers from the Life is a Gift set. 

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These are the Copics I used. I don’t know why I had the 3 gray colors in here…I didn’t use them, lol. 

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Please be sure to stop by and visit all the DT blogs for more inspiration!
Cathy * Lori * Sandee * Dawn * Julie * Wanda
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Life is a GiftMiss YouCanning Jars
Paper:  Neenah white, dk purple, small scrap of  silver mirror board
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, (lulu lavender &  grape jelly on inside)
Accessories:  ODBD Flourished Star pattern, Mini Tags & Canning Jars dies,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A&B, acetate, twine, sequins