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Congrats to Jeanne, the newest Featured Stamper (FS651) on Splitcoast! Jeanne does a lot of watercolor, so I dug thru my watercolor backgrounds for my card. I was inspired by THIS card because I like the hot air balloon theme. So I kept that but I used different images, different colors & made mine a birthday card.

I had just enough of a left over watercolor bg in the pinks/purples to stamp & fussy cut my hot air balloons. I added just a little white pencil on the zigzag lines. The green/yellow bg was one of those that didn’t really work when I made it. So I tried a technique (from one of Lydia’s Challenge last year) where you take a fine line pen & outline all of the watercolor sections. She called it Topographic Watercolor. I was surprised how much it improved the look of it & how I liked it behind the balloons. You just never know when a “fail” will work out in the future. 

Here’s the inside.


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Stamps: DRS Designs:4 in 1 In the Sky, Hot Air Balloon, Another Year Flies (inside: Sunny Day Birthday Greeting
Paper: Staples 110# white, watercolor
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, (Kaliedacolor birthstone used on inside)
Accessories: Rubbernecker Square Stitch  dies, white Prismacolor pencil, watercolors

Such an interesting Pinterest Board we have for the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge. After gazing at all of the needle minders, I picked THIS one for my inspiration. I liked the spooky purple atmosphere it has. 

It also doesn’t hurt that this greeting cracks me up. Maybe I’ll send it to my sister, lol. I stamped & colored this big ol’ spooky house then masked it to sponge in the cloudy purple sky. I added a little darker color around the edges then some stickles to the moon, water & ground in front of the house.

Here are the Copics I used.


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Stamps: (inside: Rubbernecker Stamps: Haunted House, House Fell
Paper:  Staples 110# white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks shaded lilac, wilted violet, seedless grapes, black soot
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:Rectangle Stitch, Nested Banner Stitch dies, Copic Sketch Markers, Stickles

For the Splitcoast Color Challenge (CC749), I made this card using the sweet Over the Moon set from Rubbernecker Stamps. Since the colors are peacock, Bermuda bay & silver w/ a dessert option of sparkle. I thought those colors would work well w/ this cute bunny sitting in the crescent moon. 

After the bunny & moon were colored & die cut w/ matching dies. I silver embossed some stars here & there & also the greeting. The bg behind the bunny is an acrylic shimmer paint bg where I just swiped the paint across w/ an old credit card & sprinkled glitter onto it before it dried. I added a few more silver embossed stars to it. I used a new Stars Stencil for the solid silver stars & embossed them, as well.

Here are the Copics I used.

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Stamps: (inside: Rubbernecker Stamps: Over the Moon set
Paper:  Staples 110# white, silver
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Encore ultimate metallic silver pigment
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:Rectangle Stitch, Over the Moon set, Circle Stitch, Circle Stitch Frames dies, Silver Dollar embossing powder,  Stars Stencil, acrylic paint, glitter