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It’s my pleasure to host the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC800) this week & the site I chose is Design Stack & their Pinterest Boards. I found THIS cute pic & used it for my inspiration.

For my card, I also have a fun & useful tutorial. It’s really simple & I’m a little surprised it took me this long to figure it out. This revelation actually came about because of a little accident & I had an “aha” moment when it happened.  My tutorial involves the mirror image little cat on the far left. But the best part is, not only is he a stamped mirror image of the cat on the right, he was also die cut using the same die. So after I colored & die cut the cat on the right & the 3 in the center, I really wanted a mirror image cat. I’ve done the mirror image stamping quite a bit so that part was easy. Since these are clear stamps, I reasoned that the back of a larger clear stamp would be the best choice for my mirror image. I will mention, right off the bat, a Misti is essential to this technique. So here’s what I did: (click on any pic to enlarge)



Up to this point is the normal process for mirror image stamping. The difference is since it’s in the Misti & I didn’t clean off the ink on the original image (that was the accident part), it stamped the image on both sides of the card stock.



This where the “aha” moment kicked in. Since it was stamped using the Misti, the stamped image is exactly in the same spot on both sides. I taped the die to the right (normal) side..the side the die actually fits.


Finished! I did 2 of these to show you the right side & the mirror side. With this little trick it’s now possible to die cut a mirror image. Yay! No fussy cutting! I will mention that I made sure to have a smooth surface (I used the metal shim under mine) for the mirror image (cutting side). Otherwise you’ll have ridges if your cutting plate is well used.

The background was stamped w/ the Color Fuse inks & another coffee set. Here are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 


Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Cats in Coffee Cups, Splatter Stains, Watercolor Bg set 
 Paper: Staples 110# white, chocolate brown, turquoise,X-Press It Blending Card
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse ink set #3, set #9
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch dies, MISTI, Copic Sketch Markers, Crossover II





A big congrats to Kim, the newest Featured Stamper on Splitcoast! She has a fun little gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept most of the layout, but used different images, dies & colors & left off the designer paper.

For my card, I stamped & colored the calico cat, added the greeting then used a stitched circle die & a little out of the box to keep from chopping off his tail. I’ve never had a cat, but I don’t imagine they like it if you mess w/ their tails. On the turquoise layer, I stamped the coffee bean all over using the 2 darkest browns of the Color Fuse set #3 & used a water brush to drag the color into the bean just a bit. The brown layer was cut w/ the stitched hills & Calico cat was popped up a little using some fun foam.

Here are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 


Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Coffee Cats set, Coffee Blanket
Paper:  Staples 110# white, chocolate brown, turquoise
Ink: Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #3
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Circle Stitch  dies, Crossover II, MISTI, Copic Sketch Markerswater brush


A big congrats to Tanya, the newest Featured Stamper (FS716) on Splitcoast! She has a wonderfully fun gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I liked the layout so I kept that & I started to use a floral, but then changed my mine & made it a coffee theme. I used different images, dies & moved the greeting to below the rectangle.

After coloring & die cutting the coffee lover, I used part of a slimline sized bg image to stamp the black rectangle w/ Distress picket fence ink. It was colored in using Prismacolor pencils..I was going for that look you see in coffee shops where they color in & write w/ colored chalk on the blackboard. I framed it in white then added the greeting.

Here are the Copics I used on her:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 


Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Coffee Girls set, Slimline Tea
Paper:  Staples 110# white, black, X-Press It blending card
Ink: Distress ink picket fence, Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Coffee Girls set, Rectangle Stitch, Rectangle Stitch Frame  dies, Crossover IIPrismacolor Pencils,Copic Sketch