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A big congrats to Donna, the newest Featured Stamper (FS498) on Splitcoast! I didn’t have to go far to find THIS card to case (copy & share everything). I kept the shaker card & most of the colors & layout, but I used different images, a star shaped shaker instead of a round one, & used a cowboy/southwest theme on mine.
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For my star shaker, I started by stamping the cowboy/cowgirl accessories image, coloring w/ Copics, then I did a little into the window to keep from cutting off the top of the boots when I die cut the stitched star opening. I made a larger star shaped pouch out of a page protector, sealed the edges but leaving one edge open, filled it w/ sequins, stars & little punched cowboy boots, then sealed the remaining edge. After attaching the shaker pouch behind the opening, I added foam tape all behind the panel & attached it to another white back panel. A couple of narrow frames (one brown, one turquoise) were added behind it before attaching to the card. The Howdy was die cut & I used some of the same Copics to color it to match.

Here’s the inside & below it are the Copics I used. Howdy Star Shaker inside 09672
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: DRS Designs –Cowboy Garb,  (Saddle Up Greeting, Starry Bg , Interlocking Stars Bg– inside)
Paper: Staples 110# white, X-Press It white, brown, turquoise
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Distress ink vintage photo & tumbled glass – inside)
Accessories:  Copic markers, Paper Shapers cowboy boot punch, ODBD Double Stitched Stars dies, Lil’Inker stitched rectangles dies, Serendipity Howdy die, page protector, sequins


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A big HOWDY to you & welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs May Mid Month Release! I tell you, this release is exactly what a Texas girl loves! And since that describes me to a T, I LOVE these! Not to mention how much you can do w/ a fabulous silhouette image.

Prize Information: – Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until May 18, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on May 19th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

To start my first card, I knew I wanted a brightly sponged background, so I dug out a few Kaleidacolor ink pads. They have the most vibrant colors and that’s what I wanted.

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 I used a a torn mask for the ground & sponged on the greens, reversed the mask & sponged on some yellow for the sky. Then I added a big circle mask & sponged on more yellow, some orange & a little red. I used the edge of the sponge to add the streaks coming from the sun, then highlighted them a bit w/ a white Prismacolor pencil. I put the bg into my Misti then stamped the silhouette cowboy, lg cactus & the eagle from the Bookmark Trees set. The small cactus & little cloud are punches. I die cut the scene w/ a Double Stitched Rectangle, doing a little out of the box for the eagle. The black background was done w/ a small border punch. I made a corner template out of copy paper & used it to help punch all around the edges and have it be as symmetrical as possible.

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Howdy, Bookmark Trees
Paper: Staples 110# white, black
Ink:  Kaliedacolor inks Desert Heat, Melon Melody, Fresh Greens,  Versafine onyx, (habanero -inside)
Accessories: ODBD  Double Stitched Rectangles diesMisti, cactus punch, SW border punch, cloud punch, white Prismacolor pencil

My second cowboy card started w/ pieces of a leftover watercolor bg. I liked the bright sunset colors w/ flecks of metallic gold & thought it might be fun to use them in a split background configuration.

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Having them separated like this was very challenging to say the least. I placed them on top of the die cut turquoise bg w/ temporary adhesive & stamped the silhouette on top. Leaving the turquoise mat in place, I removed the orange w/c layer & stamped the silhouette again.
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I liked the look the textured turq c/s gave to the ground area, but not so much on the cowboy. So I stamped him again on a separate piece & fussy cut him. Yikes! That was some fancy cutting, let me tell you! Then I had to go over all the cut edges w/ a black marker to keep them from showing. I added the greeting & big star frame to finish. 

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –  Ride ‘Em Cowboy
Paper: Staples 110# white, black, textured turquoise, water color
Ink:   Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD  Pierced Rectangles, Pierced Circles, Circles, Sparkling Stars, Double Stitched Stars diesMisti, Brushos water color crystals, gold acrylic paint

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Weekly-Favorite   Best of 2015 SCS
Welcome to the Serendipity July Blog HopWe are showing off some lovely new images & dies! If you arrived here from Jenny’s Blog  you are in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.
The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs.  So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through July 5th to leave your comments & Mary will announce the winner on her blog on July 6th. Special:  Free shipping on all US orders of $15 or more Contental US only. 
 We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Winter Doe. Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps sale stamps!


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As a native Texan, I really love this sweet little Cowgirl! Seriously, I want to go put my boots on right now…just need to decide which pair, lol! She is a joy to color and to give her a little something special, I did what I call an “into the window” treatment. A little like out of the box, but it goes the other direction. After stamping & coloring her with Copics, I die cut it first using the larger die, then used a craft knife to cut around the top and sides in order to slip the lower left corner of the smaller die under her.
Below,  you can see that the image was cut on the lines just enough to slip the die under.

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Below, after die cutting I put the larger die back in place and embossed them both. 
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And below is how it looks finished…all ready to attach.
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These are the Copics I used to color her.

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I used a leftover frame I colored w/ Copics and a die cut circle w/ the star concho from the Bandana die.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Cowgirl, Sending Smiles (inside)
Paper: X-Press It white, dp (SEI)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp image after coloring)
Accessories:  Serendipity Howdy & Bandana dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circles dies,  Copic markers, MISTI

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My next card has the wonderful Bandana & Poker Chip dies along with the fun new greeting.

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After die cutting all the pieces, I stamped and colored the greeting and attached them to an embossed background. The poker chips took a little patience to paper piece all those little parts. These are the Copics I used for the greeting.

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The inside is just a simple frame I colored to match along with an extra concho from the Bandana die.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – When the Chips are Down Horizontal, Thinking of You (inside)
Paper: Neenah white, black, sparkle fleck red, sparkle fleck gray
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp image after coloring)
Accessories:  Serendipity Poker Chip & Bandana dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, romantic rectangles 2, long rectangle dies,  Copic markers, MISTI, embossing folder (Lifestyle -chevron set)

Now I’ll send you on to Karen’s Blog..I know she’l have something wonderful to share!

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 Thanks so much for stopping by!
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