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For the Inspiration Challenge (IC802), we’re headed to a Paper Mache Pinterest Board, where I saw a fox sculpture but for the life of me, I can’t find it now. So I’ll use THIS for my inspiration.

For my cute pair of foxes, I stamped them & the tiny mouse onto watercolor paper, stamped w/ the Versaclair then used watercolors to color them in & die cut w/ their matching dies. The ground was sponged w/ a couple of the green Color Fuse inks then the stems & flowers stamps on top. The half tree & tiny spring leaves were die cut & added along w/ the greeting.

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Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Be Wild
 Paper: Staples 110# white, 90# watercolor, scraps of green & brown
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versaclair nocturne, Color Fuse inks set #4, set #11
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Be Wild dies, MISTI, Watercolor pan setCrossover II



It’s my pleasure to host the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC800) this week & the site I chose is Design Stack & their Pinterest Boards. I found THIS cute pic & used it for my inspiration.

For my card, I also have a fun & useful tutorial. It’s really simple & I’m a little surprised it took me this long to figure it out. This revelation actually came about because of a little accident & I had an “aha” moment when it happened.  My tutorial involves the mirror image little cat on the far left. But the best part is, not only is he a stamped mirror image of the cat on the right, he was also die cut using the same die. So after I colored & die cut the cat on the right & the 3 in the center, I really wanted a mirror image cat. I’ve done the mirror image stamping quite a bit so that part was easy. Since these are clear stamps, I reasoned that the back of a larger clear stamp would be the best choice for my mirror image. I will mention, right off the bat, a Misti is essential to this technique. So here’s what I did: (click on any pic to enlarge)



Up to this point is the normal process for mirror image stamping. The difference is since it’s in the Misti & I didn’t clean off the ink on the original image (that was the accident part), it stamped the image on both sides of the card stock.



This where the “aha” moment kicked in. Since it was stamped using the Misti, the stamped image is exactly in the same spot on both sides. I taped the die to the right (normal) side..the side the die actually fits.


Finished! I did 2 of these to show you the right side & the mirror side. With this little trick it’s now possible to die cut a mirror image. Yay! No fussy cutting! I will mention that I made sure to have a smooth surface (I used the metal shim under mine) for the mirror image (cutting side). Otherwise you’ll have ridges if your cutting plate is well used.

The background was stamped w/ the Color Fuse inks & another coffee set. Here are the Copics I used.

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Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Cats in Coffee Cups, Splatter Stains, Watercolor Bg set 
 Paper: Staples 110# white, chocolate brown, turquoise,X-Press It Blending Card
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse ink set #3, set #9
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch dies, MISTI, Copic Sketch Markers, Crossover II

Just wanted to let y’all know, Rubbernecker has a brand new, beautiful release out today! So many beautiful florals & cute little critters & all w/ matching dies! AND..tomorrow we’re having an Instagram Hop where you can follow, comment & Win Prizes! Very cool! Please be sure to check back tomorrow morning for the IG Hop, but here’s a link to all the new Rubbernecker Stamps Feb Springtime Fun Release. Better hop on over!

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you tomorrow!