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  • Floral Smile

    A flowery, all occasion card for a friend or relative featuring beautiful dies & paper w/ a short tutorial showing how I did the partial die cut edge. 

    A big congrats to Diane, the newest Featured Stamper (FS856)! She has a really lovely gallery & after much browsing, I chose THIS card to case. I loved the fancy lower edge & layout, so I kept those, but I used different dies, colors & papers.

    For my card, I did something I don’t usually do..I picked the floral paper first & die cut it. I wanted to make sure it would stand out enough behind the top panel. Then I cut a smaller white panel & used an oval die to do a partial die cut edge.
    Here’s how I did that:

    I placed the large stitched oval where I wanted the edge to be (shown above).

    Then I placed the top plate over just the area I wanted to cut. (I’m using the Big Shot here so you can see it, above). The machine will only cut what the top plate covers.

    All cut & turned out perfectly! Now I have the curved edge I wanted.

    I then die cut the fancy oval & the envelope of flowers out of white & trimmed off what I wasn’t going to use. I placed the section of the fancy oval under the curved edge & the flowers/leave of the flower envelope I trimmed to fit on top. I cut some pieces of 2 different dusty pinks to place behind the 2 big flowers & 2 small buds. The greeting was stamped in black & heat embossed. I didn’t have the right color of gems, so I used a Copic marker (RV34) to color the clear stones. The greeting circles were popped up just a bit.

    so much for stopping by!


    Stamps:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Petunia Blooms set (greeting)
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, lt pink, dusty pink, Rubbernecker Stamps: Welcome Spring paper pad
    Ink: Versaclair nocturne
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps :  Nested Stitched Rectangles, Letter Full of Flowers,  Petunia Blooms, Decorative Floral Circle, Stitched Circles, Stitched Ovals dies ,  Crossover II, embossing powder ,rhinestones

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  • Beach Friends

    A silhouette beach card for a best friend. Easy to make w/ this new palm tree die, a couple of stencils and some colorful ink.

    For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC916) we are visiting McGaw Graphics & their Pinterest Board. I used THIS picture for my inspiration.

    My beachy card was made w/ some new die cuts, a couple of stencils and some ink. I die cut the beach scene w/ the boat, cloud, fence & chairs once out of black and twice out of white. I used a sunburst stencil for the sky part, by first sponging the yellows. Then I rotated the stencil to cover the yellow rays & sponged on the blue. When I removed the stencil, I added the yellows for the sun. I used a hill stencil to add the sand then reversed it, added a straight piece of paper to mask off the sky & sponged in the water. I added some puffy paint along the shore. The black die cuts were attached on top of the 2 white versions, w/ the white ones being offset on either side to add contrast.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! 




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Beach Girls set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, black
    Ink:   Versaclair onyx, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks: sets #1, set #2, set #7, set #8, set #9
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Palm Tree Frame, Beach Girls dies, Hills/Grass, Sunburst stencils, white gel pen, puffy paint

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  • Daisy Friend

    A bright, hot pink daisies card w/ a white stenciled front & a greeting for that best friend. Sure to make her/him feel very special.

    It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge so a big congrats to Tammy! She has an amazing gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the 3 window cover & flowers, but used different images, dies, colors & turned mine horizontal.

    My bright pink card started w/ the die cut cover w/ the 3 scallop square openings. I used a tree branch stencil & white pigment ink to add the pattern on the hot pink. The 2 sizes of daisies were stamped & since they’re a layered set, I used some pinks & an orange ink to stamp the inside colors then die cut them. I also used a mini slimline die to cut the white panel w/ the scallop w/ holes, then I used a stitched rectangle die (resized-made it longer) to cut it out. I added it on top of the pink windows then popped up the daisies inside.

    The greeting was stamped directly on top of the stenciled panel. Stickles was added to the flower centers for a little sparkle.

    so much for stopping by! 




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Layered Daisy Bouquet set, BFF Phrase Set #3
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, hot pink
    Ink:   Versaclair onyx, HA Unicorn white,  Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks: sets #4, set #5
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Triple Window cover, Layered Daisy Bouquet, MSLI Square Scallop Hole dies, Tree Branch Stencil,  Crossover II, Misti, stickles


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