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Archive for May, 2020

Welcome to June!  And it’s time for the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club June Christmas Challenge! We have a year of new 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 fairly CAS Christmas card, I put the stripe bg image into my Misti, inked it first w/ Versamark, then w/ the crimson dye ink. I knew I wanted to heat emboss it so using the Versamark under the dye ink gives it a little more open time. I used a very sparkly red tinsel powder & IRL this card is soooo sparkly! The stripes are actually horizontal on the image so I turned my panel to have them diagonal, then turned it again to stamp them going the other way.

The big greeting was also embossed in the same manner & layered onto a slightly larger, red scallop circle. The white top section was cut w/ a center angled die & I added a red scallop die cut border under it, but the lg greeting circle covered up most of it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Merry Christmas w/ Holly, Horizontal Stripe
Paper:  Staples 110# white, red
Ink: Rubbernecker Color Fuse Ink set #4, Versamark
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Circle Stitch, Circle Scallop, Borders 1 dies, Ranger red tinsel embossing powder, MISTI


It’s my pleasure to host the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge (FS695) so a big congrats to Chrysi! She has a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the blues & watery looking bg but used different images, dies & swapped out a curved flower for the curved palm tree.

For my card, I made a watercolor bg which originally was going to be the feature of the card, but to my eyes, just wasn’t that impressive. So it’s now a background & I think it works better there. The flower image is a layered, multi part stamp & I used some different blues & greens to stamp it onto the circle. The partial greeting was white embossed onto the cobalt blue.

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Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Summer Bloom, Wishes Your Way
Paper:  Staples 110# white, cobalt blue, watercolor
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment,  Rubbernecker Color Fuse ink set #8, set #9, set #10
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Rectangle Stitch, Rectangle Combo #4, Hugs dies, MISTI, Watercolor pan set,  white embossing powder


Such terrific nail art for the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC756)! WOW! There are really some jaw dropping nails on that Pinterest Board & I kept coming back to THIS picture. Those colors really got me going!

So what to do? I figured the only way I was going to get colors close to those was to bring out the Copic Fluorescent markers. They hardly ever get used & they were just chomping at the bit. After stamping & coloring the daisies (& a few extra), I die cut using my out of the box technique & fussy cut the other 3. On the narrow layer behind the daisies, I used a brayer & a melon rainbow pad to bring in a little more color.

For the split background, I white embossed the dots on the black & stamped the dots in black on the white, then white embossed the greeting on a little word window black strip.

Here are the Copics I used:

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Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Daisy Bouquet #1, Kittie Says Phrases #1, Not So Many Dots
Paper:  Staples 110# white, black
Ink: Memento tuxedo black,  Colorbox frost white, Kaleidacolor melon melody
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Rectangle Stitch, dies, Copic Sketch Markers, white embossing powder, McGill multi word window punch