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Best of 2015 SCS
Today’s Color Challenge (CC541) on Splitcoast is a rosy red, minty green & taupe. I don’t have the exact colors so I used what I had on hand.
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I started by die cutting the kraft layer (sub for taupe), stamped the greeting, highlighted it w/ a white gel pen, then sponged white chalk ink around the edges. The window & shutters were die cut then I attached a piece of acetate behind the window frame & embossed them before adding a small piece of designer paper behind them.  The pinecones & bells were colored w/ Copics & fussy cut & I added a white die cut curved piece at the bottom to represent snow. Stardust stickles was added to the snow & red stickles on the berries & ribbon.

Here’s a look at the inside using leftovers & also the Copics I used.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –  Jingle Bells, Pinecone Singles
Paper: white, kraft, dp (ODBD Christmas 2014 collection)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo blackVersafine onyx (greeting), Colorbox popcorn chalk ink
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternWelcoming WindowWindow Shutter & Awning dies,  Spellbinders curved borders dies, Copic markers, white gel pen, stickles


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Today’s Clean & Simple Challenge (CAS335) is all about the beach! I thought these shells, waves & mermaid would fit right in. The hardest part about this card was finding an ink that would stick to this shimmery lt. teal card stock.
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I wanted to stamp the shells & highlight the seahorse & waves with a blue ink & I only have Stazon in white & black. I tried Distress ink, Memento, Chalk ink..nothing would stick. Until I got out my Ancient Page. Success!  So after stamping & coloring the mermaid, I fussy cut her & the stamped shells. The waves & seahorse were die cut & highlighted w/ ink. The circle burst was also die cut & I used the white Stazon to stamp the wave pattern inside. 
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After it was all attached to the card, I stamped the greeting & added stickles for sparkle. These are the Copics I used on the mermaid.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to check out the DRS Thursday ChallengeA Stitch in Time (faux or real stitching)DRS images are not required & there’s a nice prize up for grabs!
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Stamps: DRS Designs –Mermaid4 in 1 Seashells, Hooked on You, Versatile Bg
Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white, lt. teal shimmer
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Ancient Page cobalt, Stazon white,  Distress Ink mermaid lagoon (greeting)
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics  A & B dies, Memory Box sunburst circle die, Joy Craft dies Seahorse & Wave, stickles


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How fun! The IC Challenge (IC503) is a Pinterest board full of Beachy images & houses. I was really inspired by THIS picture w/ all its bright colors and tall houses. 
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For my bright house card, I had a water color background I made a week or so ago when I was experimenting with Brushos. So I used a strip of it and die cut my buildings out of matching colors then mixed them up. I used one edge of a pierced rectangle die to make the top sections and a curved border die to make the blue bottom section. After stamping the greeting, I addd a Candi dot & done!

Here’s a look at the inside using some leftover pieces.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, please check out the DRS Thursday Challenge. This week, A Stitch in Time (use real or faux stitching or stitched dies). DRS images are not required & a nice prize is up for grabs.
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Stamps: DRS Designs – Our House, Birthday Wishes (inside)
Paper: Neenah white, water color, turquoise, cobalt blue, orange, peach
Ink: Versafine onyx
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, Row Houses, pierced rectangles  & curved border dies, Brushos water color crystals, Candi dot