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It’s my turn to host the FS Challenge so a big congrats to Virginia, the newest Featured Stamper (FS481) on Splitcoast! Wow! She has one awesome gallery & there are many I wanted to case, but I really liked THIS one in particular. I loved the gold embossing on vellum and the flowers so I kept those, but I used different images, added a die cut for half of the greeting & a gold striped washi tape border.
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For my card, I gold embossed the flowers & half of the greeting on a piece of vellum I die cut using a pierced rectangle die. I colored it first on the backside w/ Copics, but I couldn’t quite get it dark enough, so I carefully added more color to front side, trying to stay away from the gold embossing. I attached to a same size piece of white card stock & added the Wishing word die cut out of gold mirror board.
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On the larger white layer, after die cutting it, I attached strips of gold foil stripe washi tape. When I got the corners, I used scissors to mitre the corners. A few gold embossed, colored & fussy cut  blossoms were added here & there.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
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Congrats again, Virginia! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –Fragrance, Dogwood Mini, Wishing Words (inside – Dreams)
Paper: Staples 110# white, heavy vellum, gold mirror board
Ink:  Encore ultimate metallic gold pigment
Accessories: ODBD Wishing, Pierced Rectangles diesCopic makers, detail gold embossing powder, gold striped washi tape


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The Free for All (F4A322) & Mixability (MIX169) Challenges today on Splitcoast both have Earth Day as the theme. So I thought a world map would fit in. For the MIX I have ink, Copic markers & UTEE. 

I stamped the world map onto parchment colored c/s with the Paris Dusk ink, colored with Copics & fussy cut it. I just happened to have a world map embossing folder (what are the odds?) so I embossed it on the blue background. The greeting was split in two and die cut w/ an arrow die in opposite directions. 
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The glossy heart is a punch that I used on a separate stamped piece of the map & attached to card board to make it thicker. I was going to put some glossy accents on it but it turns out I’m terrible at watching stuff dry. Then I remembered I have mega amounts of UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) so I rubbed the top of the heart w/ Versamark & heat embossed it w/ the UTEE about 3 times. Once is good..3 times is better! The little red dot on the compass rose is a bonus…I had so much heated UTEE that a perfect round dot dripped off. When it cooled, I colored the back side w/ a red Copic and attached it on top w/ a drop of super glue.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, be sure to check out the DRS Thursday Challenge..this week it’s a color challenge. DRS images are not required & there’s a nice prize up for grabs!
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Stamps: DRS Designs- Map, Miles Apart Greeting, (inside – Sitting Thinking greeting)
Paper: Staples white, parchment, lt blue
Ink:  Memento Paris dusk, Versamark
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, UTEE, heart punch (Marvy), arrow die (Momenta), world map embossing folder (Darice), globe die (Cuttlebug), Momenta arrow die


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Today’s Ways to Use It Challenge (WT580) asks us to plant a tree. So here are a couple of trees along w/ some deer & a bird.  If truth be told, this particular tree was planted a while ago & has just been waiting in the wings. 

To make my silhouette card, I started w/ some dp that has a faint green pattern around the edges. I stamped the trees, deer, bird & clouds w/ two shades of green Memento & took a dry blender pen to add shading before the ink completely dried. The littlest deer was stamped twice w/ the darker green to appear more in the shadows. The ground was first stamped w/ the image in the cottage green, then parts of it again in the pine. I used the Belles Vignes image to add some vines all around the panel w/ the pear tart ink.  Parts of the Find Beauty image were stamped along the ground first w/ the ivy ink, then w/ white ink on top of the dark areas.
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A few larger mats were added along w/ the birthday greeting.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps:  North Coast Creations –Deer Silhouette Greetings, Find Beauty, Something Marvelous –  ODBD- Belles Vignes, Bird Borders
Paper:  dp (Kaiserkraft – Chapter One), ivy green
Ink:   Memento cottage ivy, northern pine, pear tart, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, pierced rectangles dies, dry blender pen