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Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread designs December release! Aren’t you over the moon with these beautiful images & fabulous dies? As a special treat, I’m including a little tutorial on how I did the double die cutting. The stitched circle around the horses is part of the white stitched frame. Tricky, huh? It’s actually a combination of out of the box & into the window. I will mention, I do both of these techniques on a regular basis so I don’t have a problem coloring my image first. If you’re trying this for the first time, you may want to color afterwards. That way if you have to try again, you won’t be out a lot of time & effort coloring it.
This is also for IC524 Inspiration Challenge & THIS was the button I was inspired by.

Birthday Paints 08015 After I stamped my image w/ Memento onto a 4.25 x 5.50 piece of X-Press It, I colored it w/ Copics. The horses were colored to resemble Indian Paints. I still had the image in my Misti, so I over stamped it w/ Versafine to really sharpen the details.  Now comes the Double Die Cutting how to…(click any picture to make it bigger.) 

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Birthday Paints cu 08013 To finish, I stamped the mill scene onto textured chocolate using the sepia ink twice then added the highlights w/ a white Prismacolor pencil. The leftover outer stitched circle frame was colored w/ a Copic & put back around the image. A punched fence was attached behind the image & the oval stitched greeting added on top. 

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used. 
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs–Saddle Up, Living Water
Paper: X-Press It white, textured chocolate
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to over stamp after coloring), Versafine sepia (greeting & background)
Accessories: ODBD Double Stitched RectanglesRectangles, Stitched Ovals,Double Stitched CirclesFlourished Star Pattern dies, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies,  Misti, Martha Stewart fence punch, white prismacolor pencil

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Please be sure to stop & visit all of the DT Blogs. You’ll find so much inspiration on ways to use this fabulous release!
Julie * Amy * Cathy * Robin * Sandee *

 Dawn * Lori * America

These are the wonderful images & dies I used.

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Today’s Color Challenge (CC561) on Splitcoast, has some beautiful colors & the first thing that came to mind was a dappled gray horse. 
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For my very dappled gray & her foal, I put them in my Misti, stamped w/ Memento, then colored them w/ Copic markers. It took me longer than I thought it would to color the horses….kind of funny when they are basically “gray”. I had to use the blender quite a bit to achieve the dappled look and this is probably the most I’ve ever used a black Copic, but I really needed it for the shadows. Since the other colors are pretty much shades of each other, I used those Copic colors to color in the grassy area & add a bit of dappling to the lower background. Then I overstamped with Versafine to sharpen the details. The stitched rectangles & stitched ovals along w/ the plain ovals & rectangles were used to die cut the layers & frames. 

Here are the Copics I used. (The only reason N3 is there is because C3 was running low on ink & I didn’t want to stop to fill it up.)
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Thanks so much for looking!
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Stamps: ODBD –Saddle Up
Paper: X-Press It white, sparkle flecked gray, aqua/green
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to over stamp after coloring)
Accessories: ODBD Double Stitched RectanglesRectangles, Stitched Ovals, Ovals, Flourished Star Pattern dies, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies,  Misti

Mustang Sally cu 04287
Welcome to part 2 of the August Challenge for Serendipity StampsThis month the challenge is is Miss You/Thinking of You. You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog. The design team has the added challenge of using the same image from the first challenge, but making it a bit “more”. You only have to make a Miss You/Thinking of You card. The sale at Serendipity Stamps this week is 40% off the highest priced item in your cart when you use code “40fromhigh814” – good through 8/27. And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.

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For my “more” card using the same mustang images, I started out the same…stamped it with Versafine onto water color paper and used water soluble graphite, a couple of water brushes & to add more color, I also added a combination of Distress reinkers in spun sugar & tattered rose.. I die cut with an oval die, edged it w/ black & matted it on a larger oval of a peachy/pink designer paper. The rope corner was stamped, colored the same way and die cut w/ a large square. The black print and larger pink layer were also die cut before being attached to my 4.25 x 5.50 card front. A multi tag punch was used to punch out the tag from a leftover piece of the colored water color paper and the greeting was stamped on top. A section of fussy cut piece of the rope corner and a black mini brad were added w/ the tag.

Here is my “simple” version from 8/6. Mustang Portrait 04276

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to stop by and comment on all the team blogs!

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps  Mustang 344QCLMiss You Small 624B
Paper: water color, dp (Prima – Almanac collection)
Ink:   Versafine onyx, Distress reinkers in spun sugar & tattered rose
Accessories:  Spellbinders petite oval dies,  ArtGraf Water Soluble Carbon Disc & pencil, water brushes, Distress Ink refills in spun sugar & tattered rose, multi tag punch (Punch Bunch), black Permapaque marker, black mini brad