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  • Bear Hugs


    A cute, fun card with 4 fancy windows for adding different images. Perfect for a Valentine card, especially for a best friend or your favorite kids, grandkids or neighbor kids.

    A big congrats to Sherri, the newest Favorite Stamper (FS884)! She has a beautiful scrapbook gallery & I chose THIS page to case. I kept the Beary theme and divided layout, but used stamps instead of photos & made mine a Valentine card.

    My little Valentine uses some new, soon to be released images. I die cut the 4 window once out of red & once in white. The little white insets were stamped w/ the images & colored. The little heart candy box, envelope & open card were done separately & cut out. The greeting was stamped on a narrow strip & attached across the middle of the red frame.

    I added another layer behind the red frame to elevate it just a bit from the inset images.
    Here are the Copics I used:

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

     


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Bear Hugs Enclosed set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, red
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps/Brass & Bliss:  Bear Hugs set, Windows w/ Reverse Scallop dies,  MISTI, Copic markers



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  • Christmas Coffee Cats


    A super cute Christmas kitty & coffee card using some bright colors & cheerful paper. Perfect card for a friend w/ cats or who loves their coffee.

    A big congrats to Dawn, the newest Featured Stamper (FS879)! She has a wonderful little gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the angled layout & coffee theme, but used different images & dies, different colors & made mine a Christmas card.

    After coloring & die cutting the kitty, coffee cups & Christmas tree cupcake, I die cut a lg white panel then used a scallop frame die to cut the bottom off at an angle. I added a piece of colorful Christmas paper on the bottom section. I wanted a little more of the red scallop frame (the same die I used for the angled edge) to show a bit more, so I used a small corner rounder on all the corners. In case you didn’t know about this, here’s a little tip for coloring in small dots like on my cupcake & the coffee cups. When those dots are little & in a sea of the opposite color, it can be hard to keep that color from bleeding into those little dots. I figured out that if I color in the little dots first, then go over them w/ a clear Glaze pen (Sakura), it helps keep the larger colored area from seeping into those dots.

    The kitty & cups were popped up a bit for a little dimension. Here are the Copics I used:

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

     


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Christmas Cats set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, red, Rubbernecker Stamps: Ho Ho Ho  paper pad
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Nested Rectangles, Outside Scallop Frame, Christmas Cats,  dies,  MISTI, Copic markers, sm. corner rounder punch



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  • All is Calm


    A monochromatic winter scene Christmas card, all stamped on one layer and parts of the scene were cut into the window and a piece of hand marbled paper inserted inside, with the greeting & a Christmas star stamped on top.

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC936), we are visiting the Christmas Shop & their Pinterest Board where I chose THIS picture for my inspiration.

    For my little winter scene, I stamped the trees onto a white panel, using denim ink. On the lighter trees, I stamped the image off once before stamping it onto the card stock. The darker trees were stamped twice (using the Misti) w/ the same ink, full strength. I wanted the deer a little darker so I used Versaclair medieval blue. I used my into the window die cutting technique to cut the opening in the scene. The framed scene part was spritzed w/ some white shimmer spray & I added a little more “snow” w/ a white Posca pen. The outside frame was popped up then I inserted a piece of hand marbled paper w/ the greeting & Christmas star stamped on top of it.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


     

     

    Supplies:

    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: All is Calm set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white
    Ink: Adirondack denim, Versaclair medieval blue
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Nested Deckle Rectangles dies, Crossover II, MISTI, white Posca paint pen, Heidi Swapp white shine spray

     


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