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  • Christmas Bicycle Postcard

    A Christmas card reminiscent of vintage postcards, using understated grey & white w/ splash of red, here & there. Easy to make & easy to mail since it’s one layer.

    A big congrats to DonnaJeanne, the newest Featured Stamper (FS877)! She has a marvelous gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the muted grey & white w/ a splash of red colors & the 2 wheeler, but I used different images & dies, a bicycle instead of a motorcycle & made mine a Christmas card.

    After stamping & die cutting the bicycle, poinsettia, holly & bow, I stamped the snowflakes & postcard border using light grey ink. The paper came w/ this distressed look & I thought it worked well for my vintage postcard look. I also inked the edges just a bit w/ the same grey ink. For the greeting & other postcard writing, I stamped it first w/ black ink then over stamped w/ red to give it the burgundy color. I added a die cut little cardinal on the bicycle seat. I added another die cut bicycle under the original to give it a little dimension & sturdiness.

    Here are the Copics I used:

    so much for stopping by!



    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Vintage Postcard set, Happy Birthday set (bicycle), Peekaboo Snowman set (poinsettia & holly), Christmas Cheer Gnomes set (greeting & snowflakes)
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, red, distressed white/grey
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versaclair glamorous, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse ink set #12
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Stitched Rectangles, Happy Birthday set, Peekaboo Snowman set, Christmas Cheer Gnomes set dies,  MISTI, Copic markers


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  • Thanksgiving Turkey

    A Thanksgiving card featuring a new crazy turkey die. This turkey is so fun to make & I love being able to choose what colors I want for the individual feathers, Add a few or a bunch, like I die. Also a great way to use of scraps of different paper.

    A big congrats to Anita, the newest Featured Stamper (FS873)! She has a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS card to case.  I kept the layout & big circle element, but I used different dies, some designer paper, a turkey in place of the flowers, & made mine a Thanksgiving card.

    After die cutting all the turkey parts, I put them together, using die cut pieces of card board to elevate the turkey body, heat & feet & also to give them some stability. I cut a bunch of colors of the feathers & ended up using all of them. I like a turkey w/ a full tail. For the background, I die cut the designer paper, then die cut a circle into it & placed a harvest gold circle behind it, before attaching them to a piece of olive green. The partial greeting was stamped onto the gold circle & I used 2 circle stitch dies to cut the rust colored circle frame (see pic below).

    so much for stopping  by! 




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Give Thanks Sayings
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, scraps of rust, gold, tan, dk brown, ivory, lt brown, dk orange, olive green, pine green, maroon, dp (Rubbernecker Stamps: Harvest Time paper pad)
    Ink:  Versaclair nocturne
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Circles, Crazy Turkey,  dies, Crossover II, Misti


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  • Espresso Owl

    An easy, coffee themed card w/ a cute little owl & some pretty coffee paper. Perfect for a coffee loving friend or family member.

    A big congrats to Annette, the newest Featured Stamper (FS865)! She has a sweet gallery & I chose THIS card for my inspiration. I kept most of the layout but flipped it, changed the images, dies & colors.

    My card has a coffee theme & a cute little coffee loving owl. After coloring & die cutting him, I die cut the ivory circle, stamped the greeting on it then die cut a larger circle of designer paper to go behind it. I die cut the lighter paper then lined up where the darker circle would go & used the same die on the left edge of this circle. I trimmed off the edge of the ivory circle to fit. The open leaf greenery was die cut out of a dk metallic bronze and placed around the the edges of the circles.

    The greeting circle & owl were popped up.

    These are the Copics I used (minus the greens):

    so much for stopping  by! 




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Words Can’t Espresso set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, ivory,  dk metallic bronze,  dp (Rubbernecker Stamps: Java Good Time paper pad)
    Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versaclair pine cone
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Nested Rectangle w/ Square Holes, Circle Stitch, Open Greenery #1, Words Can’t Espresso dies, Crossover II, Misti, Copic Markers

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