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For the Color Challenge on Splitcoast (CC793) today, we have 2 blues & a red. Perfect colors for a Patriotic card! 

I’m using a new soldiers silhouette image. I know these will look great as a dark silhouette, but I wanted to see how they’d look if I used another (inked) image to ink them. It’s an old technique called “stamp kissing“. I used the stars & stripes border to ink the silhouettes (I put them in my Misti so I could do it more than once). I like how they turned out..as if they’re draped in the stars & stripes. I separated the greeting, above & below, & used the same inks to stamp them. The piece down the side is a piece of sticky back paper w/ red, white & blue narrow strips stuck to it. The lower section has stars stamped w/ white. Just to add a little something extra, I also punched some stars & added them to the soldiers & also a couple on the bg.

 

On the inside I stamped the stars & stripe border onto a sort of triangular piece & added it down the left side.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs: Stars & Stripes Border , Silhouette Soldiers,USA Thanks to Our Brave, Starry Bg, Let Freedom Ring
Paper: Staples 110# white, royal blue, red, lt blue, sticker paper
Ink: Memento love letter, Danube blue, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies,   Misti, star punch

 

 

 

A big congrats to Chris, the newest Featured Stamper (FS694) on Splitcoast! She has a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I loved the CAS design & colorful leaves so I kept those. But I used different images, dies & colors.

For my card, I stamped the leaf branches w/ a rainbow ink pad & the greeting w/ black. The birds were stamped & colored separately then die cut. I used a little fun foam to elevate them a bit.

Here are the Copics I used for the birds.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Organic set #2, Bird w Feathers , Fox set (tiny birds)
Paper:  Staples 110# white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor bouquet
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Bird w/ Feathers, Fox die set dies, Copic Sketch Marker

 

For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge this week (IC755), we’re headed to A Cottage in the City (or their Pinterest Board). After much back & forth, I couldn’t decide which I liked more..THIS or THIS..so I combined the two. I used the wood plank wall from the first for my background & the flower in the bottle for my main image.

For the background, I stamped the wood grain fence in gray ink then sponged on the lt blue, antique linen & gray inks to resemble the different wood planks. It looked a little too bright & new, so I took some thinned down white acrylic paint & dry brushed it on top & also spritzed some to get the drops.

On the main image, after stamping the flowers, I masked just the one lower petal & stamped the bottle. I used a Copic multiliner to extend the stems. I also took a couple of quick pics to show the basics of my out of the box die cutting method. You can also see the original tutorial HERE. 

Align your die where you want it to cut. Use a craft knife to cut around any areas that will go outside of the die cut boundaries & lift them over the die. You’ll have to go into area inside the die just a bit, but if you cut right on a thicker black outline, it will be almost invisible. Or in this case, I cut the top petals, then slid the die down under these areas. Now run this thru your die cut machine. Since these petals are on top of the die, they won’t be cut off.

All cut & it turned out perfectly! I wanted it over to the side like this to give me room for the greeting. I ended up putting it on a separate piece & I used the craft knife to cut a slit down the side of the bottle & tucked the left edge of the blue greeting flag into the slit.

Here are the Copics I used:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Woodgrain Fence, Sending Love, Brushed Flower #4
Paper:  Staples 110# white, lt blue
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress ink antique linen,  Rubbernecker Color Fuse ink  set #9, set #7
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Rectangle Stitch dies, Copic Sketch Markers, Sequins, white acrylic paint