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Merry Christmas Eve! For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC838), we’re visiting BlueBellGray & their Pinterest Board where I found THIS lovely pillow. I liked the watercolor look of it on the ends w/ the flowers toward the center. Mine turned out a little more purple than magenta, but I like it.

For my slimline card, I used Brushos but mixed the powder in a palette w/ water then floated in the purple/violets & pinkish reds in from each end of the 140# w/c paper. While it was drying, I stamped the flower on another piece of w/c paper  w/ fade out ink. I haven’t used it much & in my opinion, it really didn’t fade out in this instance..it just looks gray to me. I used the same color of mixed Brushos to paint the flowers, then die cut them & fussy cut the leaves. Some of the flowers were popped up & I used the Misti to split the stamped part of the greeting a bit in order to add the Wishes die cut below. A few gems finished it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 


Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Poetic Peonies  
Paper:  Staples 110# white, 140# Canson watercolor
Ink: Versaclair nocturne, Ink on 3 fade out ink
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Poetic Peonies,Wishes, Slimline Nested Stitch dies, Brushos Water Color Crystals, Crossover II, rhinestones



It’s my pleasure to host the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge (FS776) this week, so a big congrats to Jo Ann! She has a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the umbrella & watercolor bg, but used different dies, colors, layout & made mine a get well card.

My card started w/ a small piece of a leftover watercolor bg. It reminded me of a rainy day & I thought it would go well w/ my umbrella die & get well theme. I popped it up a bit & backed it w/ a lg pink layer. The white frame was made by die cutting it first w/ the stitched layer, then using a smaller die to cut out the center. It’s also popped up. I die cut the umbrella using a piece of white (for the narrow layer) & a lg paint chip that had several shades of pink. Only the center of the top part is elevated.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Kittie Says Phrases #1
Paper:  Staples 110# white, pink, watercolor, paint chip
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Rectangle Combo #3, Umbrella dies, white Posca Paint pen, Brushos Water Color Crystals



For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC837), we’re visiting Emerlyn Closet & their Pinterest Board, where I found THIS lovely image.

For my slimline card, I started w/ a panel of turquoise which I spritzed w/ bleach, then die cut. The pine boughs were stamped all down the left side & colored in w/ Copics. The pinecones, leaves & berries were stamped on white, colored & die cut w/ their matching dies. When I started to arrange them on top of the pine boughs, the narrow white outline around them seemed too bright. Instead of trimming them all, I took a Copic close to the bg color & went around the edges to make them blend in a little better. A fine line black marker was used to draw the branches to the berries. The cones, leaves & some of the berries were popped up a bit for dimension. I used a white Posca paint pen to add “snow” to the images. For the greeting, I used the same die as the turquoise panel to get the width, but moved the top & bottom in to make it much narrower, height-wise.

These are the Copics I used:

Thanks 
so much for stopping by!

 

 

Supplies:

Stamps:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Winter Wonderland set, Christmas Phrases Lg & Sm
Paper:  Staples 110# white, turquoise, X-Press It
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Winter Wonderland, Slimline Nested Stitch dies, Copic Sketch Markers, MISTI, white Posca paint pen