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  • Love is in the Air

    Come see how to make this card full of hearts & a lovely umbrella. Perfect for Valentine, wedding, engagement or anniversary.  Plus another way to use a border die to make a frame.

    For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC949) we are visiting RealFabric & their Pinterest Board where I found THIS piece of fabric to inspire my card. After die cutting the red w/ white hearts paper, I die cut an inside scallop frame out of white to go around it.  For the bidirectional heart frame, I cut a piece of white to 4.25 x 5.50 inches then cut it one side at a time, trying to evenly space the hearts. To make it more aesthetically pleasing, I cut a little extra of the border, trimmed out 4 hearts & placed them in the corners before backing it w/ a strip of turquoise paper.

    The umbrella full of hearts was colored & die cut w/ a large stitched circle & placed in the right corner under the frames. The last half of the greeting was stamped (I used a Misti to rearrange it a bit) & the Love w/ Shadow die was used to replace the Love in the greeting. A few of the little white hearts from the border were colored pink & red before adding them above the umbrella.

    Here are the Copics I used:

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss :  Love is in the Air set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, red, turquoise, Brass & Bliss: Heart Strings paper pad
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps/Brass & Bliss:  Love is in the Air set, Circle, Stitched Circle, Inside Scallop Frame, Heart Borders, Love w/ Shadow dies,  Copic Markers, Misti



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  • Gnome Love


    A sweet & bright Valentine card featuring a pair of sweet on each other gnomes. Quick to make since the XOXO is a cover die & all you have to do is add colored paper behind it.

    A big congrats to Polly, the newest Featured Stamper (FS887)! She has a lovely gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept most of the layout w/ the circle element on top, but I used different images, dies & colors and used a cover die instead of the fun fold.

    The cute gnome couple image was colored & die cut w/ the coordinating dies. I die cut the circle stitch layer (from the cover die) out of turquoise, trimmed it from the rest of the die cut, & attached it on top of a white circle. The gnomes have foam attached to the back to pop them up.  After die cutting the XOXO cover out of white, I added a piece of bright red behind it then put back the centers of the O’s before attaching a turquoise layer behind it. When I was sure I wouldn’t need to touch it, I added dimensional glaze to the heart to make it shiny.

    Here are the Copics I used:

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss:  I Love You Gnomes set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, red, turquoise
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps/Brass & Bliss:  I Love You Gnomes set, XOXO Cover, Circle Stitch Cover, Circle Stitch dies,  Copic Markers, Misti



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  • Hello Panda


    A fun panda in a pocket card backed w/ some pretty monochromatic paper & using some lovely scalloped frames. With the different frames, it looks like you worked really hard, but it’s really easy & not much coloring. 

    It’s my turn to host the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast (IC948) and we’re visiting Doodle & Stitch & their Pinterest Board where I found THIS cute picture.

    After stamping, lightly coloring & die cutting the panda & pocket, I die cut the white frame & the designer paper using two of the outside scallop frame dies. The grey frame was die cut w/ an inside scallop die. I really like how they fit & work together. I used a peach card stock for the pocket, but couldn’t find a larger piece for the narrow border under the monochromatic paper, so I used a Copic marker to color just the border that would show.

    The panda & the pocket were popped up just a bit since the edges go over the gray frame. Two hearts were die cut (but not stamped) out of the same paper & added on the pocket.
    Here are the Copics I used (sorry it’s blurry..the colors are C2, C3, R20 & R22).

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Animals in Pockets set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, grey, peach, dp Brass & Bliss (Floral Monochrome )
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps/Brass & Bliss: Inside Scallop Frames, Outside Scallop Frames, Animals in Pockets dies,  Copic Markers



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