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This was made for my DTGD challenge & we’d love for you to join in so for all the details go to the Dare to Get Dirty Forum ..but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member. It’s sooooo easy!

While I can’t give you the challenge details here I can share how I made this card. These flamingos are so pretty & they begged to come home & live w/ me. I love birds so how could I refuse? I put them into my Misti, stamped them Memento, colored w/ Copics , added a few white highlights w/ a Prismacolor pencil, then over stamped w/ Versafine. After die cutting w/ the matching dies (well…they were a set!), I stamped, colored & fussy cut a bunch of hibiscus to add at their feet. Pink Flamingos 09625
For the window scene, I die cut the octagon in white layer, added a slightly smaller black octagon frame then sponged the scene onto the white octagon I cut out. I used Prismacolor pencils to add the sunlight on the water & the surf at the water’s edge. The stamped, die cut palm tree (part of the flamingo set) was added & the greeting stamped between the flamingos. The little stitched black strip on the card front had to be added because I did what I do when I get in a hurry, & I scored the card front in the wrong place. So..I had to have something to cover the weird score line.  😉 

I’m also adding this card to the Simon Says Wed. Challenge – Anything Goes!

Here are the Copics I used.
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Stamps: The Stamps of Life – Flamingos 2 Stamp, Rubber Stampede – hibiscus
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, black
Ink: Memento tuxedo black Versafine onyx black (to over stamp after coloring), Distress ink antique linen, Kaliedacolor Caribbean sea, desert heat
Accessories:  TSOL flamingo dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, sm & lg octagons, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles, long & skinny stitched rectangles, Copic markers, Misti, stickles, Prismacolor pencils


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Welcome to the August Challenge for Serendipity Stamps!
This month the challenge is Add Fabric! You can get all the details over on the 
Serendipity Challenge Blog.     August’s  “Stamp of the Month” is 50% off  & this month- it’s the Lamb w/ Heart Be sure to check out the Yard Sale items and the great deals on the Clearance Stamps! And as always, we have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
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To make my Baby Lamb card, I put the oh so sweet image into my Misti, stamped it w/ Memento, colored it w/ Copics then over stamped it w/ Versafine. When I was coloring the little lamb w/ the cool grays, I thought she was looking a little too cool so I added a little warm gray to give her a little depth & warmth & added some earth tones to her face. A little Wink of Stella was added to her bow and also the dark pink trim on the heart.

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The little piece of muslin was stamped w/ the button corner image using part of the Kaleidacolor ink & the rhubarb ink, attached to piece of heavy white paper, trimmed w/ pinking shears then attached to stitched square piece (this was a rectangle but after cutting it, I moved one end up to shorten it into a square & cut that end again).  The greeting flag was just a stitched rectangle & I took the corner of the rectangle die, turned 45 degrees to cut the notch for the flag tail.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used. Baby Lamb inside 09641
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I’m also adding this to the Simon Says Wed. Challenge – Celebrate! 


Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Lamb w/ Heart, Cute as a Button, Button Corner
Paper:  Staples #110 white,  X-Press It white, dp (Creativity Inc (DCWV) Essential Prints)
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black, rhubarb, Kaleidacolor baby powder, Versafine onyx (to over stamp image after coloring)
Accessories:  Serendipity Congratulations die Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, squares dies, Copic markers,  MISTI, stitched rectangles, long skinny stitched rectangles dies, small piece of muslin, Wink of Stella, heart embellishments, pinking shears

Please be sure to visit all the DT Blogs! It will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

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Jenny Gropp

Julie Warner (you are here!)

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Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Patti Kehl

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Vickie Zimmer

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