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There’s a new challenge in town on Splitcoast..just started up this summer. It’s the Watercolor Wednesday Challenge & today the challenge (WCW015) is watercolored die cuts. I think the aim to watercolor on die cuts. I went about it in the opposite direction, but I hope that will still count.

This skyline die is brand new & is only pre-order right now, but will start shipping soon. I had it in my mind to make a city scene at Christmas so I rather randomly painted a piece of watercolor paper w/ greens & reds. I used Brushos & mixed the powders in a plastic palette before dropping them, wet into wet, onto the w/c paper. I used a heat gun to quickly dry it & this stopped the color from totally blending out & gave me some hard edges & the splotches I was looking for. After it was dry, I die cut it. I also die cut a piece of scratch paper & used the negative top part as a mask & sponged in the background buildings before popping the die cut version up w/ fun foam & attaching it. Before I put it all on the slimline card front, I splattered it w/ white acrylic paint, then stamped the greeting (new & also soon to be released!). A narrow stitched hill was attached on top to represent snow on the ground. I dotted some of the snow w/ stickles for a little sparkle.

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Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Christmas Phrases Lg/Sm
Paper:  Staples 110# white, lime green, Strathmore 90# watercolor 
Ink: Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #4, set #11, Versafine Clair  nocturne
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Slimline Skyline, Stitched Hills, Slimline Nested Stitch dies, Crossover II, white Acrylic paint, Brushos Water Color Crystals, Stickles

It’s my pleasure & my turn to host the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC713)! And we’re headed off to Wool & Honey..mainly a yarn site but they also have some really cute gifts. I love to knit so this place really spoke to me. For my card, I was inspired by THIS magazine. I really love the white plants on the watercolor bg. 

Originally, I was going to mask the shape of the die cut, then watercolor the bg. But it just didn’t work out like I wanted so I went to Plan B where I watercolored the bg then added the die cuts on top. I misted the w/c paper lightly, sprinkled on 4 green & blue colors of Brushos crystals, then misted heavily. After I dried it, I stacked a white die cut slightly offset onto a matching black version to give it a little depth. The greeting was white embossed onto the black strip.

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Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Organic set #2
Paper:  Staples 110# white, black, watercolor
Ink: Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Flower #7, Rectangle X Stitch dies, Brushos Water Color Crystals, white embossing powder

A big congrats to Angie, the newest Featured Stamper (FS635) on Splitcoast! She has a beautiful gallery & I chose THIS to case, mainly because I have the same image. Since I did use the same image, I changed most everything else..the colors, dies & layout.

My card started with a Brusho background I made ages ago. It’s sort of how I imagine deep space would look & thought it would look good behind this happy little girl, who’s in her own little world, blissfully swinging from a star. Remember that feeling, as if you’re flying? I put her in my Misti, stamped, colored her w/ Copics then overstamped her. I stamped the greeting on a circle die cut & added a narrow frame. The stars were die cut out of white glitter paper.

Below is the inside, using leftovers from the front & next to it are the Copics I used.

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Stamps: Unity – Happiness Is
Paper:  Staples 110# white, watercolor, white glitter
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Rectangle Stitch, Rectangle Stitch Frame  Circle Stitch, Circle Stitch Frames, Poppystamps Stacked Stars   Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B  dies