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A big congrats to Aimeslee, the newest Featured Stamper (FS746) on Splitcoast. She has a lovely gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the layout (for the most part) & the embossed bg, but I used different dies, colors & a different embossing folder. 

For my Father’s Day card, I started by die cutting all the tool in red & mirror silver then putting them together. The jeans pocket & bg are some really old dp I had & it was a little too gray, so I sponged on some blue ink. For the pocket, I cut it first w/ a stitched square then took an angled border die across the bottom. I used a gold gel pen to create the “thread” stitching & added a piece of cardboard under the pocket & tucked the tools inside. The measuring tape is a piece of twill ribbon that I used a red Copic to color. The silver bg was embossed w/ a metal plate folder & I used a dk gray Copic to add some antiquing to it.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 



Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Toy Blocks & Letters Combo
Paper:  Staples 110# white, Kraft, denim dp (unknown), mirror silver, red scraps
Ink: Distress oxide brushed corduroy
Accessories:  Rubbernecker StampsRectangle Stitch,  Borders #1, Tools,  Stitched Square dies, Sizzix Diamond Plate/Riveted embossing folder set , Crossover II

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Welcome to the June Challenge for Serendipity StampsThis month the challenge is My Guy (masculine card)! The Design Team has the added challenge of using texture (embossing, fabric, etc.). You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog.  We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Grill. Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps, too. And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player. 

My first thought at this time of year for a guy card, was of course, Father’s Day. I had the idea to use the train image, but then I realized I had forgotten to get a Father’s Day greeting. So I guess necessity IS the mother of invention, lol. I searched the word dies & made the DAD out of the Day die.
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For the background frame & mountain part of the scene, I used Brusho water color crystals by sprinkling them onto damp water color paper, then blending them out with a wet paintbrush. I added a bit of shimmer by washing over it with some pearlescent water colors.

Here’s the picture of the background, showing how I die cut the large piece & made a frame out of it. From the center, I found the area I wanted for the mountains and die cut a circle around it. By masking, I stamped the background part of the scene & filled in with more of the trees.  I added a woodgrain embossed white front & the cut out train. The envelope ties were also fussy cut and added behind the die cut oval w/ the greeting. The upper left corner element is just a leftover piece of the water color background and a Candi dot.

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The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used on the train image.

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StampsSerendipity Stamps – Train on Track, Envelope Tie, Love You (small)
Paper: Neenah white, water color
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (scene on w/c paper)
Accessories:  Serendipity Day die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circles & petite ovals dies, Copic markers, Brusho water color crystals, water color shimmer paints, woodgrain embossing folder (Paper Studio), Candi dot

Please be sure to stop by and comment on all the DT blogs to increase your chances of winning! And we have a special guest this month… Tracey McNeely 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Julie Warner - justwritedesigns Congrats to Tami, today’s Featured Stamper (FS228) at Splitcoast! Super gallery! I chose Thank You to case. I liked the stark color contrast and thought it would work well for my Father’s Day card. Then I changed most everything. I was also inspired by this card I saw a long time ago. I got my stuff out yesterday to make it but then we had storms and the power went out for a really long time. So I had to quick make it this morning.

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All images are Our Daily Bread designs. I pretty much followed the same suit layout on my 6″ square card. I used the crochet bg w/ the silver ink on the ivory shimmer paper and made the shirt and pocket handkerchief. The watch was stamped w/ stazon onto white shrink plastic and since it was a large image to start with, it shrank to the perfect size. I found this little watch crystal looking doodad and glued it on top w/ super glue then attached it to a silver die cut round tag. I used a scallop die on both sides of a scrap to get the watch chain then used the silver pen to draw in the links.

The suit was all faux stitched w/ the silver pen and a silver button was added. I added the little verse (it’s for DH) to the side on the pocket.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




Stamps: ODBD- Time, Blessings Collection, Crochet Bg
Paper: ivory shimmer, silver pinstripe (DCWV), silver metallic
Ink: Brilliance starlight silver, Stazon black
Accessories: white shrink plastic, silver gel pen, silver rimmed acrylic piece, Cuttlebug tag die, silver button, Quickutz scallop border die, Scor-It