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Archive for May, 2016

Howdy Cowgirl cu 09264
Today, we’re taking another look at the fabulous Our Daily Bread designs Mid May release! LOVE these cowboy silhouettes! Growing up I used to hear stories of the real cowboys on my dad’s side of the family…we even had 2 or 3 who were Texas Rangers back in the day. For my card today, I’m honoring the cowgirls, as well.

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The ivory image panel was first die cut, placed in my Misti,  then I masked the very edges of it & sponged the pink inks from the bottom up, leaving the ivory at the very top. The silhouette was then stamped on top (a couple of times for full coverage) w/ Versafine. I used a Micron pen to give the cowboy a more “feminine” silhouette & add a ponytail. 

The roses on the side are part of the designer paper & I used a craft knife to cut around them & lift them above the panel. I used a gold Wink of Stella pen to add the gold highlights. The ribbon was die cut using the Small Bow and glued into shape w/ an old gold button added on top. The little belt loop strips were made by die cutting a piece of ivory w/ the smallest Double Stitched Rectangle, then moving the end down in 1″ increments.

Here’s a look at the inside. I used the left over frame from the belt loops to frame the greeting & deckle scissors were used around the outside edges.

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Howdy, Ride ‘Em Cowboy
Paper: Neenah ivory, black, dp (Basic Grey -Spice Market)
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Distress ink spun sugar, worn lipstick
Accessories: ODBD  Double Stitched Rectangles , Pierced Rectangles, Small Bow dies, Misti, pink Aztec ribbon, gold button, gold Wink of Stella pen, deckle edge scissors

Please stop by and visit all of the DT blogs. I know they’ll have some fabulous inspiration for you!

Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Lori * 

Robin * Melissa * Angie

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great Memorial Day!
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Rainbow stripes cu 09128
A big congrats to Melanie, the newest Featured Stamper (FS486) on Splitcoast! She has a fun little gallery & I chose THIS to case. I kept the rainbow of colors but changed most everything else..different images, different layout & fewer layers.

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I had the textured paper strip left over from something, so I sponged a bunch of colors of Distress inks across it then stamped the plaid/stripe all the way down. I love rainbows of color and I really like how it turned out. 

After I attached it to a large white panel, I die cut it & added it to a slightly larger black panel. I also love the way this greeting looks so I’m using it on a birthday card (instead of graduation).  A little color was added inside the loops & big butterfly finishes it. 

Here’s a look at the inside. I had the white corner L leftover from cutting the front, so I made it into another rainbow strip

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Stamps: DRS Designs-  Lg. Original Plaid, Dream Big,  (inside – Sunny Day Birthday Wish)
Paper: white, white linen, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Distress inks squeezed lemonade, carved pumpkin, ripe persimmon, worn lipstick, candy apple, shaded lilac, wilted violet, salty ocean, mermaid lagoon, twisted citron, mowed lawn
Accessories:  multi butterfly punch, ODBD butterfly die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, labels 2 (inside) dies, Tombow markers (to color loops in greeting)

Congrats again, Melanie! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Cowboy on Red cu 09301
Today’s Technique Challenge (TLC587) on Splitcoast is a Collar Fold. I admit, I’ve seen a few of these & really liked the look, so this is my attempt.
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I had an idea to use the fold w/ this wonderful cowboy image & have the collar fold peel back to reveal a little more of the scene. The paper I used is double sided, a bright red distressed on one side, a paler peach on the other. The image was stamped (a couple of times, using the Misti) w/ Versafine then die cut. I did the collar fold on the left & peeled the edges back & added brads. I stamped part of the silhouette scene again on the larger red layer & attached the top layer on top along w/ a very narrow black frame. The moon/eagle image was stamped on white, fussy cut & added along w/ the greeting.

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Ride ‘Em Cowboy, Bookmark Trees (retired) (inside- Howdy)
Paper: Staples 110# white, black, dp (TPC Studio- Bright Red D-Stress)
Ink:   Versafine onyx, (Memento Morocco -inside)
Accessories: ODBD  Double Stitched Rectangles diesMisti, brads