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Archive for December, 2019

Happy New Year & welcome to 2020! I made this for the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club January Christmas Challenge. We have a brand new year of Christmas Challenges!  You’ll need to be Fan Club member but that’s easy…just click the blue link to find out how. Bet you’re wondering what the challenge theme is..I’d love to tell you but you’ll have to go see for yourself. 
For my card, I started w/ a die cut piece of tan c/s, then took a wide, flat paintbrush & dry brushed a combo of white, white glimmer & gold glimmer acrylic paints vertically down the panel. When it dried, I put it into my Misti & stamped the wood bg first w/ the desert sand ink then again using Brilliance lightning black.  The ivory circle has the greeting gold embossed on it & edged w/ a gold leaf pen. The dk green circle was stamped w/ the lovely wreath image (& was a little hard to see the black ink on the dk green bg!) & colored w/ Prismacolor Pencils. I love the gold Prisma pencil on the dk green! I cut around a few of the gold berries & lifted them on top of the greeting circle. A couple of die cut holly were added under the circles. I thought the white card front looked a little too bright so I sponged it w/ Distress antique linen before attaching everything.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps:Merry Christmas w/ Holly,Wreath w/ Berries, Wood Fence Bg
Paper:  Staples 110# white, tan, dk green
Ink: Memento tuxedo black & desert sand, Brilliance lightning black, Encore Ultimate metallic gold, Distress ink antique linen
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Circle Stitch, Holly #1dies, acrylic paint, Mirror Gold embossing powder, goldKrylon Metallic Leafing pens, MISTI


Congrats to Susan, the newest Featured Stamper (FS673) on Splitcoast! She has a fab gallery & I chose THIS card as my inspiration. I kept the blues & oval but used different images & dies & turned the layout.

I thought a little winter card would be nice. I put thank you on the inside but it could just as well be a winter birthday card. Had to take the pictures flat because this navy bg is one of those colors that defy picture taking. I have a couple of colors that the camera just goes haywire trying to capture the color & this is one. Flat like this, it comes out fine & hopefully you can see the silver snowflakes & silver embossed greeting, too. The snowflakes were stamped w/ the silver ink, but I didn’t emboss them..just heat set them. For the ice skates,  I stamped them on the lighter blue/gray c/s & used Prismacolor Pencils on them. I have really enjoyed using the pencils on different colors of c/s lately & this color seemed to work out well for the skates. A few silver punched snowflakes were added to finish.

Here’s the inside:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a Happy New Year!


Stamps: DRS Designs –Ice SkatesSnowflakes & Winter CheerInterlocking Snow (inside: Blizzard of Thanks)
Paper: Staples 110# white, lt blue/gray, navy, scrap of silver
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Encore Ultimate Metallic silver (Brilliance platinum planet & Memento Paris dusk used on inside)
Accessories:Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch, Oval Stitchdiessilver embossing powder, snowflake punch, Prismacolor Pencils

Such lovely ribbons on the Inspiration Site, Renaissance Ribbons! I was inspired by THIS ribbon. 

I’ve been on a Prismacolor Pencil streak lately & since the Misti came out, I’ve been rediscovering how lovely the pencils are to use. For quite a while, I avoided them because the fine details sometimes were lost when using pencils. Now I can just stamp again after I’ve finished coloring, to bring them back. I really love how they look on different colors of card. This is a dark charcoal grey looks on the blue side here, but IRL, it looks much more grey to me. After coloring the flowers, I die cut using my out of the box technique. 

The horizontal band was stamped w/ a distressed circles bg using the Distress oxide ink. At first, I thought the spun sugar would be the color to match, but after trying it & several others, I discovered the Victorian velvet was perfect on this color c/s. That’s one of the reasons I always try to save a few scraps of c/s I can do test runs of colors on them. If I don’t have a scrap, then I’ll use the back side of the piece I’m going to use. one will ever see the other side 😉 On the greeting circle, I used the Misti again, to stamp it first w/ the oxide ink then shifted it slightly, & stamped it again in black. It’s subtle, but gives it a nice shadow.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a Happy New Year!


Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Daisy Bouquet #3, Distress Circles Strip, Marvelous
Paper:  Staples 110# white, dk charcoal grey, rose pink
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress oxide Victorian velvet
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Rectangle Stitch, Circle Stitch dies,MISTI,Prismacolor Pencils, Sequins