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Welcome to November!  And it’s time for the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club Nov 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. AND..it’s also time for the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS717) so I’m combining both challenges for this card plus I have another card for just the FS.

On my first card, I cased THIS card of Mary’s. I kept the sunrise/sunset scene w/ the silhouette image, but I used die cuts instead of a stencil, made mine a slimline Christmas card & used slightly different colors.

After die cutting the deer & tree out of black, I die cut the white slimline ticket shaped panel & a few more bottom sections out of white. I used a stitched hill die to cut those extra bottoms into snowbanks. I used a large circle die to cut a reverse mask out of copy paper & used it to sponge in the sun. For the sky, I used the negative part of the slimline cloud die to add some cloud like shapes to the sky. The deer & tree were popped up slightly using cardboard die cut w/the same dies. White acrylic paint & a paintbrush was used to splatter the falling snow then I used some stickles in areas for a little sparkle.

Supplies for this card:

Stamps:Rubbernecker Stamps: Christmas Phrases Lg/Sm
Paper:  Staples 110# white, black
Ink:  Rubbernecker Color Fuse inks: set #1, set #2 & set #7, Versaclair nocturne
Accessories:Rubbernecker Stamps: Deer Family,Winter TreeSlimline Ticket Stitch,Slimline Clouds,Stitched Hills, Circlesdies, Crossover II, Stickles,white acrylic paint, stickles, MISTI


My second card is a little different & I chose THIS card of Mary’s to case. I kept the Christmas theme & making a poinsettia out of a leaf image, but I also used a real leaf to “print” the larger petals & only made one large poinsettia instead of many smaller ones.

I started w/ my die cut white panel & some real leaves I picked off one our Crape Myrtle trees. The shape reminded me of poinsettia petal, but these are a lot sturdier & easy to print. Here’s a pic of the leaves as they looked when I picked them.

I inked a leaf by rubbing the crimson inked over the leaf, placing it ink side down on the panel, then gently rubbing over the backside w/ a paper towel. If you press or rub too hard, you lose the vein detail, so be gentle if you try this.

This is how it looked after I printed the leaf 5 times. I’m not worried about the ink smudges because I’d already planned on using a splatter stamp to add some interest. With the base layer of petals done, I inked part of another leaf w/ the moss ink, masked the red petal w/ the actual leaf, & printed the green leaves. Then I took a leaf rubber stamp, inked it w/ the crimson & stamped it for the smaller, top layer of petals.

The splatter was stamped once w/ scarlet & again w/ gold ink & heat embossed w/ gold powder.  I used a gold leaf Krylon pen around the edges, added the greeting & some gold gems in the center of my poinsettia.

Supplies for this card:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Leaf set, Winter Bouquet , Splatter Bg
Paper:  Staples 110# white
Ink:  Rubbernecker Color Fuse inks: set #4 & set #10, Versaclair nocturne, Encore Ultimate metallic gold
Accessories:Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch dies, Mirror Gold embossing powderCrossover II, Crape Myrtle leaf, gold rhinestones, Krylon gold leaf pen, MISTI


For the Inspiration Challenge (IC778) on Splitcoast, we have Kia as our Guest Hostess & the site she chose is Beijos. They have many beautiful things & I was inspired by THIS picture. I just love the cute little patterned stockings.

I actually die cut these stockings out of a few different papers, including a plaid..but w/ the background paper & the red frame, the ones in the white print were the only ones that really worked. The circular frame w/ the red stockings was die cut into a red square & I pieced the print & also some white stockings for a little layered contrast. After attaching the white fur top, I coated them w/ stickles. I love glitter glue, I cannot lie, lol. Everything is attached to a white stitched square w/ the center cut out & replaced w/ just a leftover circle frame. For the greeting, I used a tag die, cut to the center point, turned the die around & cut the angled end again to make it symmetrical.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Christmas Phrases Lg/Sm
Paper:  Staples 110# white, red, Carta Bella-Christmas Delivery
Ink:  Versaclair nocturne
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stockings in Circle, Rectangle Stitch, Square Stitch, Circle Stitch, Tag Stitch  dies, Crossover II


We have a fun Get Spooked Challenge on the Ways to Use It (WT816) today. So I think this card will definitely fit right in. For the bg, I used the Wrinkle Free Distress tech on some lightweight watercolor paper using some yellow, orange & purple Distress inks.

When it dried, I used the splatter bg to stamp over it w/ gold ink & used gold embossing powder. Then I put the panel in my Misti & stamped the graveyard & crow.  Leaving the panel in place, I put the white layer w/ the oval cut out on top & stamped the grim reaper, took the white panel off & stamped him again. The tombstone & ghost were stamped on white & fussy cut.

Here’s the inside:

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Supplies:

 

Stamps: DRS Designs: Grim ReaperSilhouette GraveyardRIP TombstoneSplatter Bg,Flying Ghost,  Crow, Spirt of Halloween (inside: Frightful Delightful)
Paper: Staples 110# white, black
Ink:Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, carved pumpkin, ripe persimmon, shaded lilac, wilted violet
Accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies Misti, Mirror Gold embossing powder