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Give Thanks cu 07625
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A big congrats to Kim, the newest Featured Stamper! She has a lovely gallery & I chose THIS to case. I used the same scripture & a similar woodgrain bg, but I changed the layout & colors. This is also for Lydia’s Finish Line HYCCT1531C Challenge. I used a couple of dk gray Copics to draw the horizontal & vertical crossing lines in the lower left corner. 
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For my card, I stamped the woodgrain bg across the back panel w/ weathered wood then sponged on more of the same ink. It was sprayed w/ a mix I made of watered down white wash acrylic paint. The water can image was stamped w/ Memento, colored w/ Copics, then overstamped with black soot distress ink & the scripture added. I used only 1 line of a 3 grid border die for the little squares then backed it w/ the textured paper I tore off the upper corner. It was sponged & I also used the soot ink pad to drag the black ink across it.

These are the Copics I used.
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Congrats again, Kim! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: DRS Designs- Give Thanks, Woodgrain Bg
Paper: textured white, Neenah white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks black soot (for over stamping after coloring), weathered wood
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, squares dies, Misti, Impression Obsession grid die, white acrylic pain

Origami Christmas Bow cu 07645
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This is for today’s Inspiration Challenge (IC517) & also for Robin’s HYCCT1520 challenge, Candy Stripers. Since I had promised Robin I would make something for her challenge, I purposely chose a red & white picture for the inspiration challenge. THIS is the picture I was inspired by.
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Recently I came across a tutorial on how to create an Origami Bow.I just loved the way it looked so I cut a 5″ square of the striped paper & set out to fold the bow. I’ve done a little origami folding before so it was pretty easy. The bow will work on pretty much any size of paper as long as it is square. I did a couple of test sizes w/ copy paper first & thought the 5″ square was the perfect size for my card. This paper is medium weight, probably about 24#. I wouldn’t use paper that was very much heavier because the folds won’t stay. After I folded it, I did add some thin white strips on the edges of the bow part. The draping folds show white because this paper is striped on one side & white on the other. I also added a small white die cut bow on top. The textured white front was a leftover & had the square already cut out so I backed it w/ more of the stripe paper & liked how it looked like a present so I added a white strip down the center & attached the bow on top.

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: ODBD –Christmas Tunes
Paper: textured white, red/white stripe dp (Cricut)
Ink:  Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternSmall Bow Vintage Flourish Pattern (inside), Beautiful Borders (inside) dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, square dies

Apple Basket cu 07621
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Three wonderful challenges today on Splitcoast & I was able to combine them! The F4A297 (fall colors), the MIX144 (fall colors), and HYCCT1530TEAM (turning you loose). The first 2 are pretty easy to see..for the MIX I have a combo of Distress ink/watercolor in my background, Copics & Versafine ink on the image. Hope that’s enough! For the HYCCT, I used the Wrinkle Free Distress tutorial. I don’t think I’ve ever done it before & I added another wrinkle because the bg is second generation. I had a combo of Distress inks & a little water color on my craft sheet & when I lifted the w/c paper up, it had way too much on it so I pressed another piece of w/c paper to the w/c sheet I just lifted to soak up the excess. 
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After I dried the bg, I used a Sizzix die on opposite corners & attached it to a dk green bg. The image was stamped w/ Memento, colored w/ Copics then over stamped w/ Versafine. I used a pierced square die & also did a little out of the box on the top of the image. The leaf pile was fussy cut & added on top.

Here’s a look at the inside using leftovers & below it are the Copics I used.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! This is also for the DRS Thursday Challenge..That’s Tasty! Have a food item on your project. DRS images are not required & there’s a nice prize up for grabs!
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Stamps: DRS Designs- Bountiful Basket, Changing Leaves Greeting, (1 Line Thanksgiving- inside), Leaf Pile
Paper: X-Press It white, thin water color paper, dk green
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (for over stamping after coloring), Distress inks marigold, straw, marmalade, persimmon
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, squares, pierced squares dies, Misti, water colors, Sizzix #660220 dies