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For my 3rd week as a Guest Designer for the Color Challenge (CC775), we have a lavender, purple & mint green color combo w/ the dessert option of making a winter card. Since it’s been below freezing all day here & lows in the mid teens, I think it feels pretty much like this poor bear & his little bird friend look. 

After coloring the bear in the tree, I added the cute little bird (from another winter image) on one of the branches. It was good thing the SU neutrals are allowed, because I made liberal use of the browns, grays & merlot colors! For the bg, I die cut some stitched hills out of scratch paper & used them to sponge in the snow hills & purple/lavender sky. 

After it was sponged, I dry embossed it w/ a snowfall folder & added stickles to the snow. I used the purple inks to sponge the greeting die cut.

Here are the Copics I used, You can see by all the different greens & blue greens, I had to work to get that mint color for the hat & scarf. The purple shades were used just on the bg of the image circle. I didn’t feel like cutting a mask, lol, so I just used the Copics to mimic the sponging I did on the lg background.

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Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Winter Bear in Tree, Owl w/ Bird on Sled
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks shaded lilac, wilted violet 
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, HugsCircle Stitch dies, Copic Sketch Markers, Stickles, Sizzix Snowfall Speckles

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It’s my pleasure to host the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge (FS676)! A big congrats to Maria, the newest Featured Stamper. She has a lovely gallery & there are many I would love to case, but for my card, I chose THIS card to case. I kept the wreath, fence & bird but used different images & dies & made mine a birthday card.

For my card, I die cut the fence, grass, a stitched ring for the wreath & a circle for the greeting, The little birds were colored then die cut & I used a bunch of leftover watercolor scraps for all the flowers & ivy. Sometimes it pays to hang onto the little pieces! I put it all together on a piece of patterned yellow dp w/ a very narrow green layer behind it

Here are the Copics I used for the little birds.

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Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps – Be Yourself , Tweet Birthday 
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It Blending Card, green, dp (Pink Paislee -Hello Sunshine)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Be Yourself , Circle Stitch Frames , Circle Stitch, Grass, Rectangle Stitch , dies,  Copic Sketch Markers,


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It’s my pleasure to host the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge this week & we’re headed to a lovely site that also has an awesome Pinterest Board..Mackenzie-Childs. For my card, I was inspired by THIS wreath.
I really loved the gorgeous wreath so I went for a totally silver & white combo. I wanted a bigger wreath circle than the one in the wreath set, so I used a couple of circle dies for my wreath base. I die cut all the ‘greenery’ & sm. snowflake out of metallic silver &/or silver glitter papers. The poinsettias were die cut out of white glitter paper & the 3 little cardinals out of silver mirror paper. I used some thin silver cord to twine around the wreath & made a loopy bow for the top of the wreath. The greeting is from a large frame greeting, but I didn’t ink the frame part. Since my wreath is good size, the card is also. It measures 6.5 x 5 so it fits in an A7 envelope. The white bg also is larger than the A2 sized rectangle die so I had to use my die resizing/extending technique to make it larger. I thought the sides looked a little bare so I added a couple of strips of silver mirror paper to each side.

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Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Seasons Greetings Frame
Paper:  Staples 110# white, silver & white glitter (DCWV), metallic silver, silver mirror board
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Wreath Set die, Cardinals, Poinsettia #1, Greenery #2, Rectangle Stitch, Circle, Sm. Snowflake  dies, silver metallic cord


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