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Spring Dogwoods 08801
Today’s Sketch Challenge (SC586) has sort of a grid layout. I thought this paint chip down the side was a good representation of the divided side panels.
Spring Dogwood cu 08803
This is a very quick card…I already had the white panel that the circle cut out of it so I stamped, colored & fussy cut the dogwoods to add in the opening. It’s backed w/ a chocolate panel that all I had to do was trim the length. The greeting was added in Versafine sepia ink & I used a bracket border die for the paint chip. 

Here are the Copics I used.
Spring Dogwoods copics 08786
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
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Stamps: DRS Designs – Dogwood Branch, Spring is Coming
Paper: Staples white, chocolate, paint chip
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx & sepia
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, circles, bracket borders dies, Misti

Toadstool House cu 03722
Today’s CAS Challenge (CAS370) is Going in Circles. Plenty of circles on these cute toadstools & I added a circle element on top w/ the toadstool house image.

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I just love coloring these toadstools! I stamped them across the front of my panel, colored them then die cut. The greeting was split so it would better fit on the panel & I added the die cut circle element w/ a die cut flowery petal thingy behind it. Basically just coloring…nothing fancy.

Here are the Copics I used.
Toadstool House copics 03716
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: DRS Designs –Toadstools, Toadally Wonderful Greeting, Mushroom House
Paper: white, rust, mossy green
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circles dies, Memory Box Seville Buckle die, Misti

Starry Bday cu 08772
Happy Easter!

And a  big congrats to Jenn, the newest Featured Stamper (FS477) on Splitcoast! She has such a wonderful, colorful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I really liked the color combo so I kept that (though mine ended up more purple than violet, lol), but I changed the snowflakes into stars & made my own background since I couldn’t find the dp she used. 

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To make my background, I sponged the violet ink from the bottom up & the pistachio ink from the top down onto a piece of white card stock.  Water drops from a water brush were splattered across the panel to make pale circles. Then I used a dot stencil and a white marker to add whiter dots & I also used a dry marker I touched to the surface of the 2 ink pads to make darker small dots. For the bigger dots I used a pencil eraser touched to the ink pads & also a white pigment ink pad. I also used the tiny star image stamped here & there w/ the violet & pistachio inks. Starry Bday xcu 08785
The finished bg was die cut twice & I turned the larger, outer layer around & put it back around the main panel. Then I added all the die cut & sponged star frames. The greeting was stamped w/ the Versafine purple ink, die cut & the edges sponged. 

Here’s a look at the inside. I used the panel I cut the star frames from, sponged it as I did the front.  Starry Bday inside 08778
Congrats again, Jenn! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Superstar (retired) , Shine On, (inside – Birthday Doily (retired))
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink: Colorbox frost white pigment, Distress inks wilted violet, cracked pistachio, Versafine imperial purple
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Double Stitched StarsDouble Stitched Rectangles, Sparkling Stars, Rectangles, Circles dies, water brush, pencil (eraser end only), Memory Box Tiny Dots stencil, white Permapaque marker