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It’s my pleasure to host this week’s challenge & a big congrats to Mary Beth, the newest Featured Stamper (FS772) on Splitcoast! She has a lovely gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the Christmas theme & color palette, but used different dies, a stencil & turned mine vertical.

My Christmas card started w/ a Green alcohol ink bg I made I don’t even know how long ago. I used a stained glass stencil, but since I only wanted the lines (the stencil fills in the centers), I tacked it down on a piece of white & sponged the metallic gold ink all over it as you’d normally do. Carefully, I lifted the stencil & turned it inked side down on top of my AI bg & used a brayer to go over it. That left me w/ just the lines & I quickly heat embossed it w/ mirror gold powder. The large brushed gold layer was cut w/ a stitched rect die then I die cut it again w/ the candle circle. The flame parts were cut out of 2 different shades of gold, as well as the stitched frame. These were attached on top of the green bg & the greeting was also gold embossed on a narrow dk green strip. The entire candle layer is popped up on a foam layer to give it a little dimension.

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Stamps:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Snowmen w/ Presents
Paper:  Staples 110# white, glossy white, brushed gold, lt gold
Ink: Ultimate metallic gold
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Winter Candles, Snowman w/ Presents, Rectangle Stitch,  Stitched Circle frames, dies, mirror gold embossing powder, Slimline Stained Glass stencil, Ranger Alcohol Inks


A big congrats to Jen, the newest Featured Stamper (FS731) at Splitcoast! She has a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I liked the 3 little tags w/ images on them, so I kept that. But I used different images, dies & colors, & turned the layout to vertical.

Don’t forget to check out the Rubbernecker Stamps Birthday Giveaway! (Click the pic below to take you there!)

For my card, I came across this leftover bg piece that I had made ages ago. I love how bright & festive it is & thought it would be perfect w/ these 3 candles. The bg was done by inking the inside of the birthday embossing folder w/ a rainbow ink pad, then embossing it. I colored the candles to go w/ this bg, die cut them then added them to the 3 die cut tags. I wanted a little more separation between them & the bg so I die cut a wide-ish frame to go around the bg. It also helps to disguise the fact that this bg doesn’t run the entire length of the card front.

There were a few areas that the color on the bg had run into the white letters but a little touch up w/ a white Posca pen helped disguise it.

Here’s the inside. Just a little trimmed off piece at the bottom & I used the same rainbow ink to stamp the greeting.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Candle set  (Many Happies on inside)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor Spectrum 
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Candle die, Rectangle Stitch, Rounded Corner Rectangle Stitch, Tag Stitch dies, Crossover II, Copic Sketch Markers, white Posca Paint Pen, Happy Birthday embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Sequins

Today’s Free For All Challenge (F4A368) on Splitcoast wants us to use a food or a food related image/theme. So I’m going w/ a tasty cupcake!

The cupcake was stamped & colored, then I used parts of 2 greetings and die cut the word “wish” twice & stacked it. After lining it up on the cupcake, I matched the colors & lines so it would blend in. A single candle was fussy cut & I made a small slit to insert it. A dry embossed dk red panel, some stickles & sequins were added to finish.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
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Stamps: DRS Designs-  CupcakeHey Cupcake, Birthday Candle Burst, (inside- Happy Happy Day, Birthday Candle)
Paper: Staples 110# white, dk red
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (inside Memento rhubarb)
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, Font One lower case dies, Copic markers, Cuttlebug embossing folder (birthday wishes combo 37-1162), stickles, sequins