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Archive for April 6th, 2015

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Today’s Technique Challenge (TLC528) on Splitcoast is Cluster Stamping and involves die cutting or punching a large mask then stamping inside with smaller images. I die cut an oval out of a card sized piece of copy paper where I wanted it to be on the actual card. After placing this reverse mask on top of the actual piece of card, I sponged pink ink inside and a little gray around the edges.
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Leaving the mask in place, I stamped the different flower images, then using a tiny acrylic paintbrush, I painted bleach on the flowers to remove most of the color. I also went over it a bit with a white Prismacolor pencil to smooth out the white areas. After removing the mask, I used a pierced oval around it. The greeting was stamped (using a stamp positioner to move the lines closer together) in the lower right and a fussy cut little bird was added on the left along w/ a few clear sequins. These are the Copics I used for the bird.
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I started w/ the RV colors then thought the pink was a little too much on the cool side to go w/ the sponged pink so I added just a touch of the cherry white to warm it up. Here’s a look at the inside.
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Stamps: DRS Designs –Dandelion Puff, Dogwood Branch, 4 Flower Background, Bird on Branch, May Memories Sympathy, Deepest Sympathy (inside)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black,  Distress inks spun sugar, weathered wood
Paper: Neenah white, sparkle dk gray heather
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, oval & pierced oval dies, bleach, small acrylic paintbrush, white Prismacolor pencil, clear sequins

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Today we are taking another look at the North Coast Creations  March release!  These coffee images are wonderful & so trendy! On my first card, I used the fabulous Warm My Heart set for the pair of coffees and the What’s Brewin’? for the greeting.

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For the pair of to go cups, I stamped them several times on a piece of dp that had bands of patterns, fussy cut them and paper pieced them together. The little check ribbon is part of the paper, as well. I wanted a coffee stained look for the background so inked an embossing folder (it looks like ink splats) w/ the tea dye ink and pressed it to the white paper. It didn’t quite fill in the splats so I took a water brush and filled them in. I also took a small plastic top, inked it w/ the same ink, stamped it, then blurred the edges a bit w/ the water brush. The top & bottom edges were die cut using the largest of the ODBD Lacey Layered Squares dies. I used the ODBD Pennant die to cut the greeting flag.

I’m also adding these cards to Virginia’s View Challenge #14!


Stamps:  North Coast Creations –Warm My HeartWhat’s Brewin’?
Paper:  Neenah white, dp (Paper Studio)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress Ink tea dye, Colorbox dark brown fluid chalk ink
Accessories: ODBD Lacey Layered Squares, Pennant dies, Spellbinders squares dies, Sizzix embossing folder (ink splats), water brush

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I used the same two sets for my second card but I used a more colorful approach. The coffee cup was stamped, masking as I went, 3 times using 3 different inks. The 3 colors of twine were wound around the brads to make it look as if the cups are hanging from the twine. The black cup was stamped, color added w/ Copics and fussy cut to add on top.  NCC Coffee Pleasures 06047
After die cutting the panel, I edged it in green using a Copic marker. I added a narrow black layer then die cut the largest layer using the ODBD Flourished Star pattern die. The edge was also colored w/ a Copic to match. The image at the very top was also colored to match and fussy cut. 


Stamps:  North Coast Creations – What’s Brewing?Warm My Heart 
Paper:  Neenah white, black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, rosebud, danube blue, cottage ivy
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A &B, brads, baker’s twine, Copic markers

Please be sure to visit all of the DT blogs for a lot more caffeinated inspiration!
Lori * Julie * Sandee * Dawn * Patty *

 Angie * Wanda
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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