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Archive for October 1st, 2016

A big congrats to Candee, the newest Featured Stamper (FS504) on Splitcoast! She has such a big, beautiful gallery! I kept coming back to THIS card so that’s the one I picked to case. I liked the little triangle trees & sparkle so I kept that, but I used different dies, different papers & a slightly different layout.
I’ve had this cute little die/embossing folder combo for a long time & thought it would be fun to use w/ some different scraps of glitter paper, metallic paper & some purple paper that was misted w/ shimmer spritz. So I die cut all the little trees, circles & rings and put it all together using some scraps of long strips & a piece of of a water color paper bg. The w/c bg was done using Distress inks & a craft sheet a la Wrinkle Free Distress technique. sparkle-joy-xcu-08044
The only thing I had a problem with was finding an ink that would stick to the silver metallic card stock circle for the greeting. After experimenting w/ some different inks, I found that Ancient Page did the best but I also heat set it just to be safe. In the open circles on the trees I also added a little stickles to continue the sparkly theme.

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Stamps: DRS Designs –  Joy to You
Paper: Staples 110# white, purple, aqua textured & white glitter (DCWV), water color, metallic silver
Ink: Distress Inks tumbled glass, shaded lilac, milled lavender, Ancient Page foxglove
Accessories:  Tsukineko shimmer spritz, stickles, Cuttlebug Trees die/embossing folder Combo, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, circles dies


Today’s Inspiration Challenge (IC565) is a site w/ some beautiful dishes & I was inspired by THIS plate. I thought it also went well w/ colors from Tuesday’s Color Challenge (CC602). I don’t have the exact colors, so I came as close as I could using a combination of inks.

I die cut a white background, taped off the edges all around, then sponged on a combination of inks to try to get close to the colors. Then I stamped the Starry Bg first in the plum ink, then again in the white pigment ink across the top. 
The black city skyline & white silhouette behind it were added at the bottom & then I put into my Misti & inked only the BIG w/ a black marker & stamped it 3 times to get good coverage. The Wish was die cut once out of white & once out of black & stacked together to add on top of the BIG. The lt gray layer was die cut & added underneath. Just a little Wink of Stella was added to the stars.

Here’s a look at the inside. I used the negative of the die cut as a mask & sponged the city silhouette across the bottom.
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Stamps: DRS Designs –  Starry Bg Dream Big(inside – Birthday Wishes greeting)
Paper: Staples 110# white, black, lt gray sparkle
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress Inks spun sugar, milled lavender, Victorian velvet, seedless preserves, Printworks plum, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:  Misti, Wink of Stella, Memory Box City Nightline & Cityscape Silhouette dies, MFT diagonal stitched rectangle dies, ODBD Wish die, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle die


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Welcome to the October Challenge for Serendipity Stamps!
This month the challenge is Anything Goes! You can get all the details over on the 
Serendipity Challenge Blog.     October’s  “Stamp of the Month” is 50% off  & this month- it’s the Pumpkin Border 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.
Since the challenge is Anything Goes, I went w/ a Thanksgiving card featuring a wonderful Pumpkins & Sunflowers collage image. After pulling out some autumn colored paper, I put the image in my Misti & stamped it onto ivory w/ the rhubarb ink, colored it w/ Copics, then overstamped w/ the Versafine. I quickly coated it w/ the embossing powder & heat embossed it. I love the richness the embossing added. It was die cut & attached to one of the papers. The larger paper was also die cut…I liked the little harvest element in the corner so I made sure to leave it.

The little Thanksgiving was also heat embossed & the Happy was die cut out of some of the same papers, but it the color wasn’t quite strong enough so I colored over it w/ the E07 Copic & attached it to an ivory version, slightly offset. I also added an embossed maple leaf that was fussy cut.

Here are the Copics I used..I went w/ more subdued colors to match the paper I used.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Maple Leaf set, Pumpkins & Sunflowers, Thanksgiving
Paper:  Staples #110 white, ivory, dp (Authentique- Autumn)
Ink:  Memento rhubarb, Versafine crimson red
Accessories:  Serendipity Happy die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, long rectangles dies, long & skinny  stitched rectangles dies, stitched flags dies, Copic markers, PSX claret tapestry embossing powder