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Archive for November, 2021

A big congrats to Sue, the newest Featured Stamper (FS773) on Splitcoast! She has a lovely gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I loved the bright poinsettias & gold embossing so I kept those, but I used different images, dies & turned mine horizontal.

My cheerful Christmas card was done by stamping the holly berries all around the white bg then coloring them in w/ Copics. I used a pale green strip for the band across it & I had to do this in two steps: first I put it into my Misti, stamped w/ black, then colored in the leaves & holly. Since it was still in my Misti, I stamped it again using the gold ink, then coated w/ gold powder & heat embossed it. The greeting was also gold embossed. I used the smallest poinsettia die to cut my flowers, using a darker red for the bottom & slightly lighter for the top.

Here are the Copics I used:

so much for stopping by!




Stamps:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Winter Bouquet, Winter Wonderland set
Paper:  Staples 110# white, lt red, dk red,  pale green, dk green
Ink: Ultimate metallic gold, Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch,Winter Bouquet,  Winter Wonderland, Poinsettia #2, Greenery #2 dies, mirror gold embossing powder, gold beads,Copic Sketch Markers,MISTI

For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC834), we’re visiting the Jolly Christmas Shop & Pinterest Board where I found THIS lovely picture.

I started w/ an alcohol ink bg I made. I thought the colors would be pretty for a winter’s night scene. Instead of stamping the trees w/ black, I gold embossed them. The greeting was added using black ink & was black embossed before masking it to stamp & gold emboss the falling snow & Christmas star. A fancy mirror gold frame was added


Thanks so much for stopping by!




Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Winter Night
Paper: Staples 110# white, glossy white, mirror gold
Ink: Ultimate metallic gold, Versaclair nocturne
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Rectangle Combo #4,  dies,  CrossoverII, mirror gold embossing powder, black embossing powder, Ranger Alcohol Inks

It’s my pleasure to host this week’s challenge & a big congrats to Mary Beth, the newest Featured Stamper (FS772) on Splitcoast! She has a lovely gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the Christmas theme & color palette, but used different dies, a stencil & turned mine vertical.

My Christmas card started w/ a Green alcohol ink bg I made I don’t even know how long ago. I used a stained glass stencil, but since I only wanted the lines (the stencil fills in the centers), I tacked it down on a piece of white & sponged the metallic gold ink all over it as you’d normally do. Carefully, I lifted the stencil & turned it inked side down on top of my AI bg & used a brayer to go over it. That left me w/ just the lines & I quickly heat embossed it w/ mirror gold powder. The large brushed gold layer was cut w/ a stitched rect die then I die cut it again w/ the candle circle. The flame parts were cut out of 2 different shades of gold, as well as the stitched frame. These were attached on top of the green bg & the greeting was also gold embossed on a narrow dk green strip. The entire candle layer is popped up on a foam layer to give it a little dimension.

so much for stopping by!




Stamps:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Snowmen w/ Presents
Paper:  Staples 110# white, glossy white, brushed gold, lt gold
Ink: Ultimate metallic gold
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Winter Candles, Snowman w/ Presents, Rectangle Stitch,  Stitched Circle frames, dies, mirror gold embossing powder, Slimline Stained Glass stencil, Ranger Alcohol Inks