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Archive for March, 2022

A big congrats to Cindy, the newest Featured Stamper (FS790) on Splitcoast! She has such a lovely gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I used similar colors & kept the flowers, but turned mine vertical, used die cut flowers instead of stamped & made mine a just because instead of a Christmas card.

For my mini slimline card, I die cut the white panel w/ a diamond quilt cover plate & backed it w/ a piece of coral. On the coral square on top, I did a technique I haven’t done in in a long time. I had a thick, square block of fun foam & I heated it w/ my heat tool. If you try this, you have to keep it moving & not get too close to the foam. Heat it for a about 30 seconds or so then immediately press it firmly to the surface you want to impress. In my case, it was the same cover die. Here’s a pic of it after I impressed it & inked it.

On my card, I inked it w/ the 4 Color Fuse inks then stamped it onto plain white card stock. I trimmed it & backed it w/ a square stitched die. The flowers were also die cut & inked w/ the same inks, & I added some glitter to the flower tops.

The greeting was stamped, fussy cut & added to a small label tag. The coral layer was made by cutting two & placing on top & one below.
Thanks so much for stopping by! 



Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Shadow Words set
Paper:  Staples 110# white, coral
Ink: Memento ladybug (for greeting), Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse ink set #4
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Mini Slimline Quilted Cover, Cone Flower, Square Stitch, Small Tags dies, Crossover II, thick fun foam

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This week’s inspiration site (& Pinterest Board)  is called Sugar & Cloth. I was inspired by THIS picture.

For my scene, I die cut the half tree out of kraft & used a couple of brown Copics. The branch w/ the tree swing was colored & die cut & I trimmed off a couple of branches from the tree in order to add the swing branch. Before I attached the tree & swing branch, I stamped the leaves in the bg w/ a couple of green inks. After I attached the tree, I added some tiny green leaves on top of the tree branches, added the grass & the greeting.

Here are the Copics I used on the tree & tree swing branch:

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Tree Swings, Colorful Vines
 Paper: Staples 110# white, X-Press It,  scraps of green & kraft
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Rubbernecker Stamps:  Color Fuse inks  set #10
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Mini Slimline Deckle,  Tree Swings,  Slimline Grass,  Half Tree, Spring Leaves dies, MISTI,  Crossover II

It’s my turn to host the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge (FS789) and a big congrats to Colleen! She has such a fun, colorful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the layout & spring theme, but used different dies & colors & made mine a gardening instead of Mother’s Day.

For my card, I die cut all the pieces..the umbrella, the rain boots, flowers, fence & grass out of a mix of solid & printed papers then assembled them all. The watering can was cut out of a stone colored, textured paint chip & I added a little detail w/ grey & white Prismacolor pencils. I also used a lt grey pencil to shade the fence so it would stand out a bit more. I added a strip of flower print paper down the left then attached all my die cuts.

I have few extra pics showing how I elevated the umbrella. I’ve tried several different ways but this seems to work the best for me.

First, I used a narrow strip of card stock, folded each end in on itself & added a drop of glue & stuck it down to make each end a little sturdier. Then I fan folded the middle section as you see above.

Another drop of glue was added to the backside of the top umbrella piece & I stuck down one end of the zigzag spring & held it w/ tweezers until it set. (The small piece of the flower print was just an extra from when I cut it so I stuck it to the back side of the umbrella to make it sturdier.)

Then I added glue to the edges of the umbrella & the other end of the zigzag spring.

I used a pair of tweezers to hold the ends until they set, then added a dot of glue at the center of the umbrella & held it until it set. So the umbrella top is attached all along the upper edge, but the zigzag spring props up the bottom center of the umbrella. This zigzag spring will allow the umbrella to flatten a bit inside an envelope but is sturdy enough to pop back up when taken out.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Kittie Says Spring
Paper:  Staples 110# white, stone paint chip, textured yellow, dp (Echo Park- Spring Fling)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Umbrella, Mini Slimline Stitch, Rain Boots, Watering Cans, Hanging Flowers, Tulips, Grass #2, Tabbed Grass, Picket Fence dies,  Misti, Crossover II